Hi! I’m Mia, a rising senior at Friends, and I was recently elected the Editor-in-Chief of the Quill. Previously, I was the Layout Editor/Assistant Editor-in-Chief, as well as the Arts & Culture Editor. It’s been a long journey through the Quill for me, and I really do love working on this paper. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact me at email@example.com – we really do want your feedback!
In addition to the Quill, I am also one of the grade editors for the Mock Turtle, our upper school literary and art magazine. I also participate in a variety of drama opportunities at and outside of Friends, and am, admittedly, a theatre geek. For me, writing for the Quill is about exploring the topics I may not get to write about for class, and going in-depth on the things that interest me. I hope you enjoy the articles on our site and in our paper!
My name is Hannah Noyes, and I am sixteen years old. I recently joined the Friends School community as a sophomore, and love my new school. I joined the Quill mid-year, as I was tentative about writing articles for the entire school to read. However, with the encouragement of current staff members, and our faculty advisor, I published my first article in the sports section. From there, I began to attend more meetings, and branched out from sports into new articles such as world news, opinion, and reviews. As the year began to come to a close, I realized that I wanted to do more for the Quill, and applied to work as the Opinions Editor alongside Clarissa Martin.
I have many other interests inside, and outside of school. I am an active member of the Model United Nations club, Habitat for Humanity, and the yearbook. I play field hockey for Friends, as well as polo for West Shore Polo Club. I participate in chorus, and am a part of the Spring Musical, West Side Story. For the past two summers I have spent time at Concordia Language Villages, where I studied Spanish. Additionally, I plan to partake in two programs this summer in Washington DC to help me with my writing, and public speaking skills.
In addition to being a member of the Quill’s writing and editorial staff, I am co-head of the sophomore branch of the ambassador club, as well as a co-club head of the debate team. I have a personal interest in history and writing as well as in science. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, ping-pong, reading, and watching TV. My favorite TV show is Law and Order and 24. My favorite book is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
Hi! I’m Clarissa, I’m 16, and I came to Friends in 9th grade. Friends has provided me with many opportunities; one of them being the Quill. Before the paper, I always liked writing, but had never really received any opportunities to write about things that I had an interest in. After joining the Quill, I began to develop a voice as a writer as I discovered the different things I enjoyed writing about the most. At the Quill, I always write for the opinion column and it has become a favorite of mine. I love expressing my thoughts, feelings, and outlooks towards various things like world news, culture, and politics. The Quill has really helped me find my voice as a writer and I definitely encourage students to come to a meeting or two!
I have many other interests besides writing, all ranging from various academic classes, volunteering, music, and sports. On the weekends, I go skiing and play tennis, two of my favorite sports. In addition to tennis and skiing, I am an avid runner and try and run 4 times a week. It’s a great stress reliever! Also, I love volunteering at Friends and I am a member of the Hunger Committee. I usually make about 2 trips a month to the Baltimore Station where I help serve dinner. At school, I would say that Math and Science are my favorite classes. I love learning about science and math because I one day hope to become a doctor . Music wise, I do not play any instruments, but I do like a wide range of music. My favorite artists are Fleet Foxes, Coldplay, Bon Iver, Foster the People, Kid Cudi, Drake, and Death Cab for Cutie.
Hi, I’m Sarah! I’m currently a sophomore, and this is my eleventh year at Friends. I’ve been writing for the Quaker Quill since the beginning of freshman year. While I’ll write anything for the Quill, I especially like to research and report major World News. Other than writing for the Quill, I like to learn folkdance (and will be a counselor at camp for it in a couple of years), read novels, draw, and I’m still the only girl in the Robotics Club. During my free time I’m probably in bed, sipping tea, while listening to foreign music, or watching anime on my laptop.
Hi, I’m Katrina, currently the only sophmore editor on the Quill. I’ve been writing for the Quill all year, and recently became a Community section editor, essentially covering all the stuff that goes on at Friends. Please email me any suggestions for the section; we want everyone’s voice to be heard in a part of the Quill devoted to your lives. Have a club that you want covered? The community section is free advertising. Interesting personal experience? Random/spontaneous occurances? Sports or events at Friends? Commentary on a class, building, program? Lunchroom conversation? Really, if it’s anything having to do with Friends or the people here, shoot me an email and we’ll make sure you get an article.
I’ve loved to write ever since my Angelina Ballerina stories when I was three years old. In addition to the Quill, I also am an editor for Mock Turtle, a club head in Mock Trial, a member of Cooking club and Book club, an actor in the musical and the fall play, and a proud lover of brussel sprouts. I enjoy romantic comedies and the occasional action movie (extra points for dystopian and pyscological thrillers) and my book taste is much the same. I love Russian, and cannot throw and catch a ball to save my life. I hate bananas and yogurt, although I enjoy some frozen yogurts, and I also hate visiting the Air and Space museum and any and all train museums, because I’ve been there too many times ever since my brother became vehical-obsessed when he was two. I like art and poetry best when I don’t understand it. I have a baby half-brother and two step siblings, and thus can be found either in Rogers Forge or in White Marsh on alternate days. I enjoy weeding my garden a little too much. I think I just like ripping the little things out of the ground.
Email me with ideas or questions!