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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...

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...

Squash Grows in New York City

Squash Grows in New York City

Ammad Zuberi, Staff Writer April 10, 2023

What comes to your mind when you hear the word squash? Maybe a vegetable or the verb – both are common meanings of the word and will come up when you search it, but there is also a sport called squash....

Season Wrap-Up: Boys Varsity Soccer

Season Wrap-Up: Boys Varsity Soccer

Harry Robbins, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

The Friends Seminary Boys Varsity soccer team had a season to remember. The Owls soared in the ACIS division, losing only one game and claiming the league championship. Their strong performance was enough...

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...

Winter Track Teams Competes in First In-Person Season in Two Years

Winter Track Teams Competes in First In-Person Season in Two Years

Simon Friedman, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

The Friends Seminary Winter Track Team is competing in their first in-person season since 2020. The team captains, Connor Zenker ‘22 and Plum Luard ‘22, are excited to practice and compete in track...

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...

The team huddles in a timeout during their game against Grace Church

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,...

Senior Captains Reflect on Boys Varsity Soccer Season

Senior Captains Reflect on Boys’ Varsity Soccer Season

Juliette Propp, Features Editor January 13, 2022

The Friends Seminary Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team completed their season with eleven wins and three losses, making it all the way to the semi-finals. This was the first soccer season since the pandemic,...

Boys’ Varsity players huddle during game against Loyola

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team Prepares for New Season

Benjamin Isay, Lead Sports Editor December 1, 2021

Friends Seminary upperclassmen know what it's like to walk into the gym – nicknamed "The Nest" by students – when it is packed for a basketball game. Before the pandemic, it was tradition for students...

JV Boys team after winning the championship game.

JV Boys Soccer Team Wins ACIS Championship

Andy Judlowe, News Editor November 20, 2021

On Thursday Oct. 28, the Junior Varsity Boys Soccer team finished off a great season with a win against Packer to claim the ACIS championship. After two scoreless halves, the team won in penalty kicks,...

Cooper: NBA Season Predictions

Noah Cooper, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Last year’s NBA offseason was the shortest in recent memory, which made this year’s break feel like the longest in history. Thankfully, on October 19th, the NBA will return for its 75th season. With...

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