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The Student News Site of Friends Seminary

The Insight

The Insight

Cooper: MLB Postseason Preview

Cooper: MLB Postseason Preview

Noah Cooper, Staff Writer May 7, 2022

Before leaving for spring break, I told Editor-in-Chief Kellen Fenrich that if the Major League Baseball lockout did not end within two weeks, I would write my article on the negotiations between the players...

Thrift 2 Fight co-founders Masha Zabara and Jillian Reed present during assembly

Assembly Speaker Series Replaces Day of Concern

Juliette Propp, Features Editor April 24, 2022

Friends Seminary’s Day of Concern is just the latest in a series of COVID-19 casualties. Day of Concern is when classes are canceled and students dedicate their time to service learning. Due to the surge...

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School ID Policy Explained

Abby Hahn, Staff Writer April 24, 2022

It has been over five years since Friends Seminary first required faculty to wear their IDs, and for Upper school students to scan their IDs when entering or exiting the building. Throughout this school...

Vaccine Policy Reflects Ever-Changing COVID-19 Environment

Andy Judlowe, News Editor April 24, 2022

In the waning weeks of summer 2021, Friends Seminary mandated that all students eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine had to do so in order to attend school during the 2021-2022 school year. With the...

School Goes Mask-Optional

Andy Judlowe, News Editor April 14, 2022

On March 3, school principal Bo Lauder announced that as of Tuesday, March 8, students and faculty would no longer be required to wear masks on campus. The school made this change along with government...

Gunnas DS4EVER debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 100 album rankings

Student Reviews Gunna’s “DS4EVER”

Ahden Islam, Photo Editor April 11, 2022

As we welcomed a new year, Gunna welcomed his 7th studio album, “DS4EVER” (the DS stands for  Drip Season ) on January 7. The album in its entirety is 20 songs, and just under an hour listen. Gunna...

Opinion: Vaccine Mandates are Moral

Alexandra Levy, Lead Opinions Editor April 5, 2022

The pandemic has been ongoing for almost two years, and we’ve had the vaccine for only 14 months. However, just 76% of the United States population has gotten at least one dose, leaving almost a quarter...

Lower school students eat lunch socially-distanced on the first day back from Winter Break.

Community Looks Back on Omicron Peak

Elinor Hershkowitz, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

After winter break, Upper School students and faculty returned to school in-person despite the rising reports of Delta and Omicron cases inside and outside of the Friends Seminary community. Despite the...

UEFA Champions League Knockouts: Teams To Watch

UEFA Champions League Knockouts: Teams To Watch

Ammad Zuberi, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

With the UEFA Champions League knockout stages set to begin next month, it’s time to look at some of the most noticeable contenders to make it to Portugal in May.   Chelsea The reigning...

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JV Boys’ Basketball Team Enjoys In-Person Season

Sebastian Tirschwell, Staff Writer February 9, 2022

The Friends Seminary JV Boys’ Basketball Team resumed practices in November of 2021, a long-anticipated return from their last season in 2020.  The team, coached by Michael Schirick, Barrington Giles-Kirven,...

School Community Says Goodbye to Mr. Wilson

School Community Says Goodbye to Mr. Wilson

Zach Halverstam, Staff Writer February 8, 2022

On December 7th, 2021, Head of School Bo Lauder announced that Hassan Wilson, the longtime teacher and Assistant Head of the Friends Seminary Upper School, would be stepping down from his position. Wilson...

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Community Reacts to Texas Heartbeat Act

Alexandra Levy and Ada Sensoy February 6, 2022

On May 19, 2021, the Texas State Legislature passed the Heartbeat Act, which went into effect on September 1, 2021. The law permits anyone in Texas to sue a person who performs an abortion in the state...

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