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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.

Quakes Beat Panthers 6-1 [Brief]

The varsity women’s field hockey team started its season with an exhilarating win.
In their first game of the season, the varsity women’s field hockey team scored a decisive win against Pikesville High School.

On Thursday, August 29th, the Friends School varsity women’s field hockey team started off its season with a huge win against Pikesville High School! In a last-minute scrimmage, the Quakes scored six goals against the Panthers, while only giving up one. 

The team’s grit and aggression in the offensive circle led them to two goals in the first quarter, scored by Kennedy Stokes ‘24 and Samantha Wilkins ‘24. Going after the ball again and again, the team never gave up.

After a brief break between quarters, players maintained their high energy and cheered their teammates on. They scored another two goals in the second quarter, one by Laya Bubshait ‘25 and the other by Samantha. The team ran together and celebrated after every goal, before quickly resetting. 

At halftime, coach Schoen Oakes encouraged the team to maintain their vigor and drive in the second half. The team wanted to win badly, and you could tell. Despite players’ fatigue, they kept the ball on their offensive side for the majority of the third quarter, where Kennedy scored another goal.

After a few more shots, the team ended the game with their sixth and final goal, by Katherine Monk ‘24. When the buzzer went off, the hyped team ran to get their goalie, Hadynn Sund ‘27.

Although the team had a great win, players say they are still hungry, and determined to win many more games throughout the season.

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Laya Bubshait, Contributor
Laya Bubshait ‘25 is a writer for The Quaker Quill. She has been at Friends School for 13 years, and is involved in field hockey, softball, Quaker Nation, and the Asian Students Union. 
Alexandra Dineen, Contributor
Alexandra, class of ‘25, loves to play field hockey. She enjoys writing in her journal and spending time with friends and family.
Alana Finn, Contributor
Alana, class of ‘25, is a journalism student who plays field hockey and badminton.
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