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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...

The Truth Behind Club Collapse at AFS

The Truth Behind Club Collapse at AFS

Orla Maxcy '25 and Miranda Shandell '25 December 22, 2023

December has arrived faster than expected and the student body is anxiously awaiting winter break. The air is getting colder and classes are preparing for midterms and end of semester projects due only...

Changes and Transitions

Changes and Transitions

Orla Maxcy '25 and Miranda Shandell '25 November 15, 2023

  Throughout our time in the Upper School, we have witnessed the current student body and faculty undergo unexpected changes and come together to find solutions in order to maintain a strong community...

The Paper Plate Dilemma

The Paper Plate Dilemma

Priyal Sanathara ‘25 November 13, 2023

  “Costco is selling what?”  “Paper plates! Diwali themed!”  A company diversifying its holiday decor was not what I was expecting to talk about with my mom in the car on a Friday...

The Impact of the Earthquake in Morocco: How to support

The Impact of the Earthquake in Morocco: How to support

Helene Mogul '27 October 18, 2023

  The country of Morocco suffered a devastating earthquake last month. There was a burst of media coverage bringing awareness to this tragedy, and then, in a pattern all too familiar, the world's...

Why A Newspaper At AFS?

Why A Newspaper At AFS?

Orla Maxcy '25 and Miranda Shandell '25 October 18, 2023

Abington Friends School stands on the shoulders of a diverse and innovative student body. We build community through our creative voices, making us a collaborative force that will keep asking questions...

Elemental: The Importance of Highlighting First Gen Stories

Elemental: The Importance of Highlighting First Gen Stories

Priyal Sanathara '25 October 18, 2023

I wasn’t expecting to sit down and watch a sappy Pixar movie with my sister on that transformative Friday night.  Now of course I had seen the trailers for Elemental. While I was incredibly excited...

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