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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.
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.
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
Christian Donovan will take over as Friends Head of School in July 2022

Friends Announces New Head of School

Ben Keller, Contributor October 23, 2021

Today, Friends School has its first new and permanent head in 16 years. After a national search, the Head of School Search Committee and the Board of Trustees announced in an email that Christian Donovan...

In November, students joined Christine Saudeks ninth grade English class both in-person and over Zoom.

After Months of Virtual Learning, Friends Creates Hybrid Option

Daniel Porteous, Staff Writer December 14, 2020
Despite the strangeness, masks, and outdoor tents, it has been a more social experience for students who have grown tired of distance learning.
Students present their Covid-19 safety questionnaires to Upper School Dean Bill Ball, while standing 6 feet apart

From Technology to Tents, Students Return to Campus

Erin Nicolson, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

In October, around 300 Friends School of Baltimore Upper School students returned to campus, attentively making their way through the one-way hallways marked with directing arrows. They found once open...

Votes are In: Friends Students on the 2020 Election

Votes are In: Friends Students on the 2020 Election

Charlotte Martin, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

In April 2020, I wrote an article about the race between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to become the Democratic presidential nominee in a state of naivete about the coming months, believing the COVID-19...

A Quill poll measured Upper School students politics and thoughts about the 2020 elections.

Election 2020 By the Numbers: Quill Edition

Henry Geller, Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2020
What do Friends students think about the 2020 presidential candidates? A Quill poll breaks it down.
Friends STRIDEs Toward Remote Learning for 2020-21 School Year

Friends STRIDEs Toward Remote Learning for 2020-21 School Year

Henry Geller, Editor in Chief June 1, 2020

While many of us are hopeful that we will be back on campus come late August, school will probably look different than it has in past years.  A possible outcome for fall 2020 is that we will be continuing...

Sam and Augie, before quarantine

Friends Students Make a Difference With “Rona Relief”

Johan Shattuck, Staff Writer June 1, 2020
Juniors Augie Wiggin and Sam Burgunder spent quarantine fundraising for a local food bank.
Students Weigh in on Presidential Primaries

Students Weigh in on Presidential Primaries

Charlotte Martin, Staff Writer May 28, 2020

The 2020 election season began with 20 democratic candidates, but as we near June 6th, the end of the democratic primary elections, only one candidate remains: Joe Biden. Until recently, Bernie Sanders...

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