The Insight

The Student News Site of Friends Seminary

The Insight

The Insight

Potential Schedule Change

William Kramer and Finn Sethi February 12, 2024

 On November 6, during a Meeting for Announcements, Hassan Wilson, Friends Seminary’s Dean of Faculty, announced that Friends’ schedule committee would start the process of deeply analyzing the current...

Mauro Luis Penzo (left) and Bruno Carrasquilla

Exchange Students Visit Friends

Theo Maniatis, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

This November, Friends buzzed with excitement as the community welcomed its first-ever exchange students from Barcelona. For three weeks, six tenth graders from Colegio Sant Ignasi—a prestigious Jesuit...

Introducing Trupti Patel: New Dean of Faculty

Introducing Trupti Patel: New Dean of Faculty

Ruby Fefferman, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

The new Dean of Faculty of Friends Seminary, Trupti Patel, has been making many changes to the school. This is Patel’s 30th year teaching, and she has taught as a third, fourth, and sixth grade homeroom...

New Teachers Join Upperschool

Lucy Steiner and Lorelei Lui January 28, 2024

This year we are welcoming four new teachers into the Friends High School: Alycia Thompson, Jared Fortunato, Patrick Cahill, and Kevin Donnelly. Many of you have likely passed these new teachers in the...

Lieber speaking at his celebration in February

Head Coach David Lieber Steps Down After 33 Years

Leia Haider, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

David Lieber, Co-Athletic Director at Friends, has decided to step down as Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach after thirty-three years. Lieber started coaching at Friends when he was 28 years old. He...

ChatGPT Raises Questions in the Classroom

Simon Friedman, Junior Editor October 30, 2023

As most people know by now, ChatGPT is an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) writing assistant which quickly gained millions of users after its launch in November 2022. ChatGPT can help users with anything...

The Boys Varsity Basketball arriving at their Arizona hotel in December, 2019. The team went on to win the NYSAIS State Championship.

What Happened to Friends Athletics Trips?

Spencer Buten, Senior Editor October 30, 2023

Athletics is a major part of Friends Seminary spirit, and around 57 percent of students in the Upper School have played on sports teams this year. Before the pandemic, most teams had their own trips during...

Earthquakes Don’t Kill, Buildings Do

Ada Sensoy, Senior Editor July 5, 2023

On the morning of February 6, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep, home to thousands of Syrian refugees, with strength so great that another magnitude 7.5 earthquake...

SEED Club Responds to Biden-Approved Alaskan Drilling Project

SEED Club Responds to Biden-Approved Alaskan Drilling Project

Elinor Hershkowitz, Junior Editor July 5, 2023

ConocoPhillips, the only energy company with oil drilling operations in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve, has been drilling for oil in Alaska for years. Significantly larger than its two current projects...

Community Enjoys Lunar New Year Celebration

Abby Hahn, Senior Editor April 2, 2023

On January 22, many Asian cultures celebrated the Lunar New Year. Unlike on the Western calendar, Lunar New Year falls on the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon. In Chinese...

The newly elected118th US Congress

Recap of the 2022 Midterm Elections

Livia Shrednick, Staff Writer April 2, 2023

This midterms cycle, Democrats defied historical precedent and expectations, outperforming across the country. Typically, the opposite party of the incumbent president will take back at least one of the...

Exploding E-Scooters Cause Concern Across City

Exploding E-Scooters Cause Concern Across City

Sebastian Tirschwell, Sophomore Editor January 19, 2023

According to NPR, four times a week on average in New York City, an electric scooter or bicycle explodes while charging, sometimes causing major fires. Recently, there have been major explosions in apartment...

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