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Friends juniors prepare for the 2023 Homecoming dance.
'Back to the Future' at Friends School [Brief]
Homecoming 2023 threw students from the '80s to the future, as DJ Ok got everyone on their feet, and even faculty busted a move.
Fans line up for snowballs from a Kona Ice truck during a break in the rain on Scarlet and Grey day.
Scarlet & Grey Day Hits the Quarter Century Mark [Brief]
On a recent rainy Saturday, Park and Friends School sports teams faced off in a series of contests, cheered on by hundreds of soggy fans.
On the final day of Spirit Week, seniors dressed in Friends School colors - scarlet and grey - for the annual Pep Rally.
A Silly, Spirited Week [Brief]
Leading up to Rivalry Day, students dressed up to show their school spirit - and sense of humor.
A senior accesses the Common App landing page for the University of Delaware. As college deadlines approach, the class of 24 is sleepy and stresses.
Seniors Feel College Pressure as Early Deadlines Approach [Brief]
The mood in senior hall is tense, as sleep-starved teens scramble to finish their essays - along with a heavy load of mid-semester schoolwork.
The Morgan State University Marching Band processes down the Friends School driveway, lined with cheering crowds of students, from preschoolers to 12th graders.
In a Year of Tragedy, Morgan Band Concert a Particular Gift [Brief]
Friends students expressed gratitude for the marching band's energetic performance - especially so soon after a shooting on the Morgan State University campus injured five students.
In Orioles fan and 12th grade dean Josh Carlins office, Friends memorabilia and a recent Baltimore Sun front page celebrating the teams winning season have pride of place.
Fans Dress for MLB Success on Friends' 'Orange Thursday' [Brief]
Led this season by an exciting core of young, up-and-coming stars, the Orioles have won back the hearts of many Friends School fans.
Award-winning novelist Jenny Offill visits the 10th grade English class of Rob Traviesso - her own former student.
Upper School Author Visit Brings Reunion [Brief]
Novelist Jenny Offill spent a day on campus meeting with students at the invitation of her own former student - English teacher Rob Travieso.
Senior Maeve Reichert, head of the literary magazine Mock Turtle, talks to potential 9th grade recruits during the 2023 clubs fair.
Highlights From Upper School Clubs Fair [Brief]
Dozens of clubs showed their stuff and courted new members at the high-energy, candy-fueled gathering on the quad.
Seniors line up in the heat to have their final yearbook photos taken.
Seniors Say (Melted) Cheese? [Brief]
This year's senior yearbook portraits fell during a record heat wave.
Lunch & M? Try Lunch & Melting [Brief]
Lunch & M? Try Lunch & Melting [Brief]
Heat broke records this month at Friends School of Baltimore.

The Ultimate First Game [Brief]

Friends School’s new frisbee team had wide support and a narrow win at their first game of the season.
Photo by Jiang Yu on Unsplash

Friends School’s new Ultimate Frisbee team had their first game on the 8th of March, and it was well attended by students and parents, even though it was on a Wednesday. The bleachers on Lawndale field were much fuller of Friends fans than the other team that was playing. The students were showing out, and you could tell how supportive they were of the whole team.

The coaching staff, Victor Polyak and Ryan Anderson, were walking up and down the field the whole game, shouting out the next play. In between points, the team would huddle in the end zone to determine the lineup for the next point.

The players seemingly had a great dynamic, clapping while the lineup was called, and doing a team cheer. Even when the players weren’t on the field they were cheering their teammates on, and the sense of community seemed wide-reaching.

The whole team played great, and the game ended with a triumphant 8-7 win for the Quakes. Afterward, player Tess Porter expressed her love for the game – and the community.

“I would like to thank the Friends School community for finding a way to make Ultimate Frisbee a spring sport,” she said.

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Eva D'Addario, Briefs Editor
Eva, class of '24, came to Friends School in the 9th grade. She is involved in many activities here, including Green Club, William Penn Fellows, Fiddle Club, Aquaponics, and Orchestra.
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