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Friends School of Baltimore's Student News * Founded 1938

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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]
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]
Missed prom? A Quill correspondent and first-time attendee recaps everything you need to know.
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.

‘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.
Courtesy of Mason Cost
Friends juniors prepare for the 2023 Homecoming dance.

Excitement for this year’s Homecoming dance started long before Saturday, October 14, finally came! Students said the “Back to the Future” theme was a hit.

The night started off with some of students’ favorite songs, like the Cupid Shuffle and The Wobble. DJ OK really got the crowd in the Dining Hall going, and the excitement on the dance floor showed he was a fan favorite.

“He played the right music to match the vibe,” said junior Laya Bubshait, one of many enthusiastic dancers on the floor throughout the night.

DJ OK gave freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and of course seniors, their own shout outs. Students even spotted faculty chaperones busting a move to DJ OK, dancing to the Cupid Shuffle and Bruno Mars.

Snacks included a large selection of food and drinks, from top-of-the-line Cheez-Its to CapriSuns. The snacks were gone in minutes. 

Meanwhile, the Old Gym was open for students who wanted a break from the dance.  The gym was packed!  There were students in every corner, playing games or sitting and talking with friends. Throughout the night, people played basketball, bean bag toss, and even volleyball. Things definitely got competitive! 

Overall, the 2023 Upper School Homecoming was a success.  

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Kohena Basu
Kohena Basu, Contributor
Kohena, class of ‘25, is in Friends School’s Journalism class.  She is also involved in numerous activities, including chorus, jazz ensemble, and Pleadies, the school's female a cappella group.
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