Friends School of Baltimore's Student News * Founded 1938

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Friends School of Baltimore's Student News * Founded 1938

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Friends School of Baltimore's Student News * Founded 1938

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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.

Sweet Soccer Success [Brief]

On the eve of their semifinal game on Thursday, Nov. 2, Friends mens varsity soccer is ranked #1 and feeling hopeful.
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This season, the men’s varsity soccer team at Friends School of Baltimore is undefeated, going into their semifinals game on Thursday, November 2nd, on Deering Field.

The team has already played, and won against, both of the possible teams they could face in the semifinal: Mt. Carmel and St. John’s Catholic Prep. The Quakes beat Mt. Carmel 6-1, and they beat St. Johns 2-0.

Junior and striker Ejaz Ibrahim says he is feeling confident going into this semifinal game.

“We are looking to be champs this year,” he says.

His confidence is grounded in the fact that the team has already defeated stronger teams than their two possible semifinal rivals. This season, Friends varsity soccer is ranked #1 in the conference, with a record of 7-0-1, and their only tie against Beth Tfiloh, a team they won’t face again unless they make it to the finals. 

Midfielder Colin Moon, ’23, says he is feeling optimistic about the next game.

“I hope so,” he says. “We just got to win!”

Midfielder Evan Lawner, ’23, expressed even more confidence.

“I’d say semifinals are pretty locked,” he says. “I’d say so we pretty much have a free ride to the final – probably against Beth Tfiloh where it will be a tough game at home.”

Evan says he believes that the game is already all but won, and that the team will be making a championship appearance this year.

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Nick McGowan
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Nick, class of '24, is a multi-sport athlete playing on the varsity lacrosse and varsity wrestling teams. He is a diligent student athlete who strives for greatness.
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