What is the Healthy Relationships Task Force?

Dora Hilker, Writer

January 8, 2018

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A group of students, parents and faculty set out to examine how Friends teaches sexuality and healthy relationships. Convened in the spring of 2017 at the invitation of Matt Micciche, the Healthy Relationships Task Force has be...

Student Survey on Sleep Deprivation

Amee Rothman, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2017

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Sleep deprivation: eighty percent of our students are dealing with it, yet no one talks about it. In the beginning of October, I conducted a Google survey to poll the Upper School on how much sleep they are getting each night. Th...

Five Types of People You See During Meeting for Worship

Carrie Zaremba, Writer

November 29, 2017

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  The group of people who rush to the meeting house several minutes beforehand so that they can get the coveted shorter benches in the corner that allow them to rest their heads against the wall in the most comfortable...

Ask Away!

I. M. Anonymous, Super Secret

November 27, 2017

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Why the new dress code so great? Why does everyone like it? ~Anonymous   If you spotted Shania on November 7, 2017, then you know why. But, if you didn’t, let me paint a picture for you: a jean cardigan and regular...

The Dining Hall Crisis

Caroline Kevin

November 27, 2017

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Here we are again, folks, talking about the dining hall. Surprisingly, since the last article, there, in fact, have been some changes to the dining hall menu. On October 16th, Flik (the company that caters the dining hall) se...

Debate Club

Amee Rothman, Opinion Editor

November 27, 2017

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For November’s topic, our debate team took on a very controversial and relevant topic. Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership. This was a really ha...

The Fighting Quakers: An Oxymoron

Jane Sartwell, Editor in Chief

November 27, 2017

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As an American high school, there are things Friends must provide students to give us a traditional experience—without homecoming, yearbooks, and pep rallies, one would feel cheated. But aside from being a high school, Frien...

Coffeehouse: Talent Abounds

Elizabeth Makris, Writer

November 27, 2017

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Friday the 13th was a lucky day for many Friends School students. It saw a number of freshmen and new voices displaying talents never before seen, and many upperclassmen showing their well-known skills at the high school coffe...

Stewardship Program: Failure to Launch

Atlas Pyke, News and Features Editor

November 27, 2017

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Friends has always been a community that prides itself on honest conversation and civil engagement, whether it be political or administrative. I first remember the heavy emphasis placed on Quaker decision making during my brief...

Q & A with Seniors Who Have Committed to College

Grace Hall-Ramsey, Writer

October 29, 2017

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Grace Hall-Ramsey As September has fallen upon us, seniors find themselves in the hustle and bustle of the college process. Many are scrambling to complete applications and essays but there are four seniors who can breathe a s...

How Will We Digest the SPICES

Brenna Firlie, Writer

October 29, 2017

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Although some may feel that the Quaker values are constantly imposed upon us due to their incredible importance as the foundation of our school, we have been exposed to them less and less within the past year. With the transit...

The Apocalypse Can Wait

Steve McManus, Upper School Principal

October 29, 2017

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The U.S. Congress, the British House of Commons, the LPGA, and Friends School.  What do these institutions have in common?  They all are navigating the shifting lines of “appropriateness” in their respective dress codes...

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