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Opinion: We Need a Different Schedule Shift!

Claire Pupa, Contributor January 21, 2022

Throughout my 12 years here at Friends, the school has had a variety of schedule shifts. But none has been as drastic as the shifts over the past two years. When the COVID-19 pandemic pushed us into virtual...

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.

Be Yourself (Plague Doctors Welcome) at the Anime Club Costume Contest

Philipp Janke and Thi Cost November 28, 2021

Success. Without question, the Anime Club’s 2021 Halloween costume contest impossibly exceeded all expectations.  Though, “contest” doesn’t exactly paint the right picture. It’s quiet outside...

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.

Returning to Campus After A Year of Zoom

Krisna Kumar, News Editor November 20, 2021
Students who remained fully virtual in 2020-2021 recall the experience, as they return to Friends in person
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 17, 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...

Junior and journalism student Ben Keller models the nose-over-mask look.

Pull Your Masks Up, Boys

Ben Graff, Contributor November 16, 2021
Until now, I have been silent about my burning hatred of the exposed noses of 'masked' kids at this school.
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