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Podcast: 22 from ’22

Owen Burns, Contributor May 3, 2022
On the class of 2022's final day at Friends, a look back at their younger selves.
Upper School Unmasks

Upper School Unmasks

Sam Wu, Photo Editor April 1, 2022
On the day of our first full, in-person Collection since March 2020, a Q&A with Mr. McManus about the school's current, & possible future, COVID plans
Christian talks with Quill reporters about making mistakes, finding meaning in Meeting, and why he learned so late to love The Beatles.

Q&A With New Head Christian Donovan

This month, Friends School's incoming leader sat down with a panel of Quill reporters to discuss everything from his high school soccer career and childhood love of country music, to his Quaker roots and plans for the school.
Your Valentines, 2022!

Your Valentines, 2022!

Quill contributors February 13, 2022
As the Quaketones serenade lucky beloveds, the GSA delivers gummy grams, Happy Period brings home-baked goods to hungry recipients, and people guzzle orange Crush from their crushes, love is in the air at Friends, according to these anonymous letters-writers.
Illustration of vapor from a vape pen.

Awkward Bathroom Encounters: Vaping at School

Sabina Cooper, Contributor December 15, 2021
This spring, Friends will pioneer a new approach to student substance use and addiction.
Friends Old HVAC Causes Floods, Leaks, and Distractions

Friends’ Old HVAC Causes Floods, Leaks, and Distractions

Jason Cohen, Contributor November 21, 2021
At Orientation, not only was the physics room a sauna, but a ceiling tile was missing. Below it sat a puddle of yellow liquid, that we can only hope was cooling fluid. 
Live Grades are a Live Debate at Friends

Live Grades are a Live Debate at Friends

Carlie Koch, Contributor November 21, 2021
Many in the community are eager to make the switch. Others have reservations.
Watch-fobbed dandies and bareknuckle fighters packed Tent 3 for a Great Gatsby-themed Homecoming night to remember.

Friends Fall News-in-Brief

The Clubs Fair, 10th grade retreat, Pep Rally, Morgan State concert, Rivalry Day, Homecoming Dance, & X-Country Championship Win
Quakes dominate Carver in first-ever Friday Night Lights game

Friday Night Lights

Zoe Baumgartner, Contributor November 18, 2021
Tonight is the night. The first Friends Friday night lights soccer game to ever take place.
A retired Friends girls jersey, size Small.

Girls’ Sports Uniforms Aren’t Size & Gender-Expression Inclusive

Em Flavin and Simone Kessler November 17, 2021
At school, students don't have to wear uncomfortable uniforms or follow a restrictive dress code. But the same can’t be said for girls’ sports.
Center midfielder Henry Sellinger holds a card from his teammates.

Passion, Pain, and Perseverance on the Pitch

Peter Zejmis, Contributor November 17, 2021

In the blink of an eye, Senior Henry Sellinger crashes into the opposing St. Mary's midfielder. After a terrifying 30 minutes, Henry is rushed to the hospital. His leg bone is completely shattered. Out...

More info on “The Game’s Afoot”

November 17, 2021

A message from the directors of the upcoming student-run play: Good morning, For those who don't know me, I am Jonathan Ellwanger, and I am this year's director for the student-run play. If you weren't...

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