What Makes a Class Good?

Zoe Reck, Artistic Director

September 30, 2015

You could actually feel the nerves,  the butterflies not only in our stomachs but overflowing into the stuffy heat. By the end of advisory everyone has been reacquainted with their peers and were holding a green piece of pape...

Pizza Budget

Natalie McGowan

June 10, 2015

Pizza and club meetings seem to have become intertwined at Friends. I investigated how much money we actually spend on pizza by asking almost every faculty member how much they have spent this past year on pizza with money from...

Ask Amy

June 10, 2015

I am in the 11th grade and I often find my friends to be demeaning. How do I handle it without sounding uncool? Should I tell them upfront how they make me feel? Should I ignore them? Or should I give them a taste of their...

End the Proma

Anna Dorsey

May 21, 2015

For the past week, prom has dictated a majority of the gossip around campus. Who is she taking? He asked HER to prom?!? This last-second rush to get a date has created a buzz among the grades as some promposals surprise us and...

Extra-curriculars Are for Fun, Not Resumes

Julia Pascale

May 21, 2015

When applying to colleges, so many factors are taken into consideration. This includes SAT/ ACT scores, grades, volunteer hours, and the big one: extracurriculars. People are so anxious to participate in activities out of school...

Athletes Should Be P.E. Exempt

H.D. Gantt

May 21, 2015

Most all of us know the feeling of waking up at 6:30, feeling sleep-deprived and sore from an exhausting practice or game the previous day, only to get to school and having to participate in P.E. During my experience at Friends,...

2016: New President, New Senator

Madalynn Williams, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2015

As most of you all have hopefully picked up, the 2016 Presidential Race is underway. Finally CNN can stop projecting candidates and start debating off of facts and not hypotheticals.  Students can stop binge watching West Wing...

Coffee or Tea?

Mia Gogel

April 26, 2015

While coffee may seem like the essential caffeinated drug in every American household, tea is actually the most consumed beverage in the world. Both have their own unique tastes and health pros and con’s, but which should you...

Lack of Competition a Good Thing

Anna Fedder

April 26, 2015

Part of what makes Friends School unique is its lack of competition in the classroom, which is the result of the Quaker values of simplicity and equality. Unlike other independent schools in the area, students are not ranked by...

Using Weekends Effectively

Connor Hardy, Community Editor

April 26, 2015

I am a very busy person, as many high school students are. I am happy being busy, building my free time around all of the things that I am required to do, and then filling in whatever space I have left with the many things that...