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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...

Lunar New Year Potluck

Lunar New Year Potluck

Alana Son '26 February 27, 2024

Lunar New Year has always been buried in the grounds. Hidden, silenced, and forgotten. Still, it is one of the largest holidays, celebrated by 1.5 billion people worldwide.  2024 is the year of the...

No Romance Without Respect

No Romance Without Respect

Rainy Korein '27 February 27, 2024

  In addition to boasting the holiday which serves as the nation’s biggest annual celebration of romance, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. But why would the Office of Family...

Super Bowl LVIII Preview

Super Bowl LVIII Preview

The stage is set for Super Bowl LVIII (58). The San Francisco 49ers will face off against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas on February 11, 2024. The game will include a highly anticipated...

Rhyme and Reason: Cascade Poem

Rhyme and Reason: Cascade Poem

Serafina Kubersky '26 December 23, 2023

Cascade Poems exist in a very niche space, having only been created in 2007 by Udit Bhatia. Like its namesake, Cascade poems fall down the page in a waterfall . They are sensational for writers wanting...

Hoopsgiving: A Fun and Essential Time of Year

Hoopsgiving: A Fun and Essential Time of Year

Angela Stevens '25 December 23, 2023

The Black Student Union (BSU) kicked off its first school wide event with its two-year annual 2023 Hoopsgiving Basketball Tournament!  The standards for Hoopsgiving this year were set...

Out of the Box Thinking in Math Club

Out of the Box Thinking in Math Club

Hannah Rozenbaum '24 December 22, 2023

On Friday, December 1, eight AFS Math Club members participated in the Philly Math League Championship at George School.  Thus far, Math Club members have participated in eight Philly Math League competitions...

Jenkintown’s Addams Family: A Haunted Delight

Anjali Tremblay ‘26 December 22, 2023

A heartwarming, hilarious, spooky musical- and Fester in love with the moon- what more could one ask for? Ghoulish faces, creative costuming choices, and intriguing performances  transformed Jenkintown...

PA Leadership Charter School’s Romeo and Juliet: A Tale between Star Crossed Lovers

Gabriela Puntel '25 December 22, 2023

An intimate setting and sweet sounds of jazz beautifully set the scene; a raw tale of love and death, this time with a 1950s New Orleans twist. PA Leadership Charter School impressively embodied the story...

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...

A New Era

A New Era

Mason Fullerton '25 November 15, 2023

  The 2023 AFS fall athletics season comes to a close with many positive highlights. AFS Varsity Boys Soccer has seen many changes since the 2022 season, including the introduction of a new head...

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