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Sophomore Sora Klinefelter snaps a selfie with Director of Facilities Carl Grant and the Upper School boiler room.
One Week, Two Boilers!
Asuman Smith, Maya Williams, and Sora Klinefelter
Friends had its second building evacuation for a boiler problem in a single week, as outdoor temperatures drop into the 40s.
I compared busy FSB study spots, like the Upper School Library (left), and quieter ones, like Senior Hall in the early morning (right).
Reviewing Friends School's Best Study Spots
Carson Freeman, Editor-in-Chief
Are you studying in the on-campus spot that's best for you?
Students Christina Black and Moxie Doctor take advantage of the Makerspace - and a chance to connect outside of class.
Community Days: More Than a Pandemic Placeholder
Quill Staff Writers
On this year's first two Community Days, Quill reporters fanned out across campus to preview student club offerings.
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This fall, accusations of cheating at the highest levels of competition have torn the chess world apart.
Scandal Rocks the Chess World
Jonah Rubenstein, Contributor
Accusations of cheating, and a looming court battle between chess champions, have sent shockwaves through the sport.
In this screen-grab from a video by storm chaser Max Olson, a Fort Meyers, FL, house is in the process of being swept away by a 15-foot wall of water.
Brief: Inside Deadly Hurricane Ian
Ryan Bloom, Staff Writer
Friends School's amateur meteorologist considers the terrible storm and its implications
Queen Elizabeth rides in her carriage in May of 2019; she died this week.
Brief: Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96
Kayla Hanks and Sammi Nelson-Saunders
We were all in our lunch period at Friends. The news traveled like wildfire. The Queen was dead.
Iranian women protest, in panels from Marjane Satrapis graphic novel Persepolis, published by Pantheon Books.
Iran Protests Recall 'Persepolis,' Black Lives Matter
Krisna Kumar, Editor-in-Chief
Across Iran, crowds - especially of young people - are protesting the suspicious death of a young woman in police custody.
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‘Black Adam’ Review: Why Does He Need his Own Movie?
‘Black Adam’ Review: Why Does He Need his Own Movie?
Jack Branson, Digital Editor

“The Hierarchy of Power in the DC Universe” did not change at all, as the supporting cast of characters somehow manage to steal the show from the titular anti hero. Black...

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This fall, accusations of cheating at the highest levels of competition have torn the chess world apart.
Scandal Rocks the Chess World
Jonah Rubenstein, Contributor
Accusations of cheating, and a looming court battle between chess champions, have sent shockwaves through the sport.
The movie poster for Hustle
Review: Real Bball Stars Make 'Hustle' a Win
Ben Smith, Digital Editor
A cast of NBA players, and a star turn by basketball-obsessed Adam Sandler, make this a movie sports fans shouldn't miss.
A powerful serve from the Friends side, in the JV volleyball game against Chapelgate on September 20th
Volleyball Loss, But Team Spirit Win
Krisna Kumar, Lucy Murphy, Noa Sachs-Kohen, and Thomas Cerny
“We’re excited for the rest of the year as the team keeps improving,” said Coach Liz. “We’re going to keep working hard.” 
Girls Varsity Soccer celebrated a shutout against City on Scarlet & Gray Day 2022.
Brief: Scarlet & Gray Day Returns Full-Force
Chandler Grace Abernathy, Contributor
With lemon peppermint sticks and toddlers wandering the campus, it felt, if just for a moment, like no time had been lost to the pandemic. 
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In this screen-grab from a video by storm chaser Max Olson, a Fort Meyers, FL, house is in the process of being swept away by a 15-foot wall of water.
Brief: Inside Deadly Hurricane Ian
Ryan Bloom, Staff Writer
Friends School's amateur meteorologist considers the terrible storm and its implications
Brief: Has BeReal Made Friends Realer?
Brief: Has BeReal Made Friends Realer?
Emily DeFilippis, Charlotte Hassler, and Noa Sachs-Kohen
The BeReal app has taken Friends by storm. Has it made us any more authentic on social media?
Robotics Club members Sophie von Coelln and Ryan Ellis make their pitch at the Spring 2022 STEAM fair.
Incoming 9th Graders Get Hands-On at STEAM Fair
Krisna Kumar, Managing Editor (print)
A fair designed to empower women and non-binary people in STEAM got a new mission this year.
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Movie Character You Love
Movie Character You Love
Peter Zejmis, Staff Videographer
Person-on-the-street interviews with Upper School teachers and students about characters who moved them on the silver screen.
Senate co-president Owen Burns snaps a selfie with the Friends student body on his last day of collection, May 3, 2022.
22 from '22
Owen Burns, Contributor
On the class of 2022's final day at Friends, a listen back to their younger selves.
Teen Love
Teen Love
Rain Ruan, Contributor
Podcaster Rain Ruan explores the question of falling in love, with her best friend Fiona.
NFL Honors Ceremony & School Wi-Fi
NFL Honors Ceremony & School Wi-Fi
Carson Freeman, Arturo Guallar-Blasco, and Henry Geller
In Weekly Wrap #4: News headlines, school internet, Biden and COVID, film review, NFL Honors Ceremony, Yearbook ad, global protests
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