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Rhyme and Reason.

Rhyme and Reason.

Serafina Kubersky ‘26 February 29, 2024

Unlike the more modern Blitz and Cascade styles, Rimas Dissolutas poems have enchanted hundreds of generations of poets. Its name, which translates to “dissolved rhyme”, provides a clue into the mysteries...

National Writing Month.

National Writing Month.

Anjali Tremblay ‘26 February 28, 2024

In 2022, 51,670 people each wrote tens of thousands of words for a novel in exactly a month. How? National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short, which started in 1999 as a challenge for writers to...

Does AFS have “Enough” School Spirit?

Does AFS have “Enough” School Spirit?

Orla Maxcy '25 and Miranda Shandell '25 February 28, 2024

Throughout these 330 years, community has always been a cornerstone of the academics and interests of Abington Friends School. During and after the pandemic, what defines a community has been gray, but...

Why Do We Call each other Friends?

Why Do We Call each other Friends?

Solomon Fishman '26 February 28, 2024

It has become an instinct to many students and faculty at AFS to address one another using the title of Friends. But often in our everyday lives, we do not get much time to ponder why we have fallen into...

Cappie Review of Penn Wood High School’s Little Shop Of Horrors

Hannah Elkin ‘26 February 28, 2024

Where else can you find struggling street urchins, a blooming romance, and a strange and unusual plant that costs $1.95 but Penn Wood High School’s production of Little Shop of Horrors! With the ’60s...

The Most Anticipated 2024 Movies

The Most Anticipated 2024 Movies

Dahlia Abboushi ‘25 January 28, 2024

As 2023 comes to an end, excitement for the upcoming year of film begins. For 2024, we’re looking at an abundance of highly anticipated movies coming to theaters. Despite the movie industry having to...

Interview with Audrey Cobbs

Interview with Audrey Cobbs

Kathereen Jean ‘24 January 28, 2024

 This past fall, the AFS community was transported into a world where scarecrows could talk and lions could show fear in the magically weird world of The Wiz. The Wiz was a large success, especially amongst...

Romance, Drama, and Jazz at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter’s Romeo and Juliet.

Casey Smothers '25 January 28, 2024

Abounding with joy, passion, and despair, The Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School’s (PALCS) jazzed-up take on Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet was absolutely captivating. One of English...

Our Nearest Solar System Neighbor, Captured Through a Telescope Viewfinder

Exploring our Solar Neighborhood with OSIRIS-REx

Priyal Sanathara ‘25 December 28, 2023

On September 8th, 2016, NASA sent a spacecraft only about 20 feet long to bear the elements of our solar system outside of the safety of our atmosphere. OSIRIS-REx, or Origins, Spectral Interpretation,...

Drawing Out Philosophy

Drawing Out Philosophy

Kaitlyn Podulka '25 December 5, 2023

Lauren Scavo-Fulk’s exceedingly realistic landscape drawings were displayed at the Abington Art Center from September 13 to October 23, 2023.   Her paintings were small monochromatic landscape...

Advice of the Month: Friendship, and Workload

Advice of the Month: Friendship, and Workload

RebelRoo November 16, 2023

I have this old group of friends from my old school, pre AFS, and specifically from middle school. Now since they all go to school together they are always hanging out, and it isn’t that I feel left...

One on One with Ava Cole

One on One with Ava Cole

Rainy Korein '27 November 10, 2023

Ava Cole '25 donned silver slippers and followed the yellow brick road to center stage this fall in a performance that stunned audiences. Currently a junior, this is Cole’s second consecutive year taking...

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