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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.
Gender Imbalance in STEAM Classes

Gender Imbalance in STEAM Classes

Krisna Kumar, Staff Writer March 20, 2021

Imagine meeting four scientists leading a big project. Although this project will affect everyone in the world, there is only one woman leader. And in their team of 40, there are a mere 10 women. In many...

Iva Tokushevas 4,000-Mile Journey to Friends

Iva Tokusheva’s 4,000-Mile Journey to Friends

Erin Nicolson, Staff Writer March 2, 2021
"The pandemic was cruel to me," says the Bulgarian junior, who waited out COVID travel restrictions to come. But "America has always been my dream."
Freshmen played get-to-know-you games on Deering Field

COVID’s Impact on 9th Graders

December 19, 2020
Entering high school in a pandemic is anything but normal.
Students Amina West, Kayla Kurtz, and Bryce Carlin attend a vigil on the Friends campus for police shooting victim Breonna Taylor: a peaceful commemoration in a summer when many protests were met with violence.

From Black Lives Matter to Belarus: 2020 in Protests

Brayden Mathias, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

Protests have sparked across the world this year. Since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25th, the United States has seen protests all across the country against police brutality...

Friends alum Sarah Meteyer has returned as the schools new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A New Mission for Ms. Meteyer

Julia Mammen, Contributor December 14, 2020
Friends alum Sarah Meteyer becomes Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, charged with helping the school live its ideals more fully.
Interim Physics teacher Danny Duckworth, with her two dogs.

Meet Ms. Duckworth

??, Contributor December 14, 2020
The interim Physics teacher is leading the way on student mental health and self-care in quarantine.
Biology teacher Kendra Marchant

Welcoming Biology Teacher Kendra Marchant

Kaya Banerjee, Staff Writer December 14, 2020
Even though class is online and we can't do full scientific experiments at home, Marchant does demonstrations that are like magic.
The 2020 MathCounts team, shortly before COVID shut them down

Quakers Finish Fourth at MathCounts Chapter

jjww1223456789, Contributor June 1, 2020
Powerful 8th grade team was hitting the peak of its powers when COVID-19 shut down the state competition.
Friends Schools class of 2020 gathers in front of Forbush Hall in September, 2019.

COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on the Class of 2020

Charlotte Martin, Staff Writer June 1, 2020
Quarantine robbed seniors of long-anticipated milestones like prom, graduation, and more.
The novel coronavirus.

Sharing Facts in a Time of Fear

Sophie Soltanian, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2020
With so many rumors flying around about COVID, here's what doctors know so far about the disease, and public health measures that can slow its spread.
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