Friends School of Baltimore's Student News * Founded 1938

The Quaker Quill

Friends School of Baltimore's Student News * Founded 1938

The Quaker Quill

Friends School of Baltimore's Student News * Founded 1938

The Quaker Quill

Landscaping, cancer data analytics, coding, DEI work, and tree conservation are among the fields in which Friends seniors are volunteering this May.
"Kinda Goated": Seniors Take on Meaningful Work Projects [Podcast]
Alex Richard, Contributor • May 18, 2024
A senior podcaster talks with classmates who'll be working in a variety of fields in May about why they chose them.
At the end of their final Collection, the class of 2024 streamed onstage for a final dance, and shouts of SEN-IORS!
Class of 2024's Last Collection [Brief & Video]
Kohena Basu, Contributor • May 5, 2024
With heartfelt speeches and whole-class choreography, seniors said farewell to their teachers and underclassmen.
Members of Friends Schools class of 2025 pose for a photo before their first prom.
Photos, Dancing, Memories - and Don't Forget the Food [Brief]
Kohena Basu, Contributor • May 2, 2024
Missed prom? A Quill correspondent and first-time attendee recaps everything you need to know.
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Narjis Benjelloun stands outside the Friends Middle School, where she teaches French to all three grades.
'Aha Moment' Led Mom to Teach
Laya Bubshait, Contributor • April 15, 2024
Middle School French teacher Narjis Benjelloun draws on positive experiences with her own kids, and negative ones in the rigid French school system, to inform her teaching.
Rasha El-Haggan, Friends Schools new Assistant Head of School for Academics, sits in her office, surrounded by sparkles.
Friends Says "Ya Habibi" to the Queen of Bling
Ulysses Brockman, Contributor • March 5, 2024
Rasha El-Haggan, our new Assistant Head of School for Academics, has a serious mandate. But she tackles it with a sense of fun - and style.
History teacher and 12th grade dean Josh Carlin mugs for the camera in his office on Senior Hall.
From Park Student to Half of Friends Power Couple: Josh Carlin
Alexandra Dineen, Contributor • February 25, 2024
The History teacher and 12th grade dean is now an institution at Friends. But he, and Athletic Director Kara Carlin, met as teens while attending our rival school.
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Ultimate co-captains Ben Lopez, Noah Sheasby, and Tess Porter pose before a match.
The Ultimate Spring Challenge
Braeden Daniels, Contributor • March 7, 2024
Frisbee captains discuss the keys to the team's surprise success last spring, and their hopes for this season.
The Friends School baseball team prepares for Opening Day 2024.
Baseball is Back! [Podcast]
Sam Butz, Contributor • March 6, 2024
The Friends team is gearing up for its season opener on Thursday, March 21, which will be a home game against Jemicy.
Alexandra Dineen 25 (center) is one of three field hockey players who hone their skills on a club team during the winter season, so they can be leaders and mentors on the Friends team come fall.
Our Off-Season Play Brings Friends Team Closer [Opinion]
Alana Finn, Contributor • March 5, 2024
Each winter, two teammates and I trade our Friends uniforms for club ones - and learn new skills and ways to mentor our FSB teammates in the fall.
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Middle School
Whats Your Favorite Movie? [Podcast]
What's Your Favorite Movie? [Podcast]
Ethan Lun, Contributor • May 17, 2024
In person-on-the-street interviews, Friends students discuss their top films of all time.
At the end of their senior collection, the class of 2024 did a choreographed dance number to Aint No Mountain High Enough.
Class of '24 Time Capsule [Podcast]
Gabby Burns, Contributor • May 1, 2024
Last Spring, classmates and I made an audio time capsule about our "covid class" and the wild ride our first three years of high school had been. Today, on our Senior Day, a look back.
What friendships and lessons will the class of 2023 take with them from Friends? At the 100 Nights dinner, some seniors started considering the question.
Food for Thought At Milestone Senior Dinner [Podcast]
Laya Bubshait, Contributor • March 28, 2024
Following the "100 Nights" Dinner, senior Kylie Ingerman reflects on 12th grade drawing to a close, and which friendships she may carry with her.
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Sophomores Trevor Atkinson, Qadar Al-Uqdah, Sachin Rao, Ryan Xu, and Noah Pangaribuan, in Leechs first- and last-ever performance.
Leech Unleashed: Debut Performance Rocks the Coffee House [Podcast]
Asuman Smith, Contributor • April 13, 2024
At the annual Friends School Coffee House, new student-formed band Leech took the stage and rocked the show in their debut performance.
A still from the 2023 film They Cloned Tyrone.
'They Cloned Tyrone' Makes You Laugh - And Think [Review]
Mitchell Jackson, Contributor • March 27, 2024
Harking back to real moments in US history when the government has experimented on Black communities, the sci-fi film is a great romp - and one I'm still thinking about months later.
Forbush Auditorium and the program for the Friends Middle School production of Moana Jr., as seen from the spot booth.
9th Grade Stage Manager Wrangles Record-Breaking Cast [Podcast]
Mai Bolster, Contributor • March 8, 2024
A spot booth's-eye view of the ambitious Moana Jr. production - which included 60 student actors, the largest Middle School cast in memory - from the perspective of its first-time stage manager.
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