As someone who is prone to overthinking and stress, it’s no surprise that quarantine gives me an adequate amount of anxiety. At first, I spent my quarantine lying in bed and enjoying the fact that I had nothing to do. But for me, like for most people, not having anything to do got old pretty quickly. So, I decided to...
My mother stormed up to her room one night, almost in tears. My brother and I don’t help enough with the dishes, with the laundry, with anything, really. It’s totally our fault. No, honestly. I’m not trying to come off as sarcastic. We don’t do enough. But we do try.
This piece was originally written as a personal essay for a Junior English class assignment. I fell off of a balance beam once. I was at my friend’s birthday party at a gymnastics gym.
With social distancing guidelines extended indefinitely, we could all use some outlets to stay in touch. Here are three great social distancing apps that will make you feel closer to one another during isolation.
If you’re anything like me, you have watched every movie and TV show imaginable, often feel too restless to read, and yearn to do something with your hands. It’s time to turn to crafts.
When shopping at Urban Outfitters, Uniqlo, or Pacsun, it’s rare to consider the meaning of the art on a piece of clothing. Art and Social Change, a J-Term course I took taught by Megan Culp and Robin Friedman, made me actually think about the designs on a T-shirt and the artists behind them.
Wandering through a French cathedral on your way to get a hot chocolate at an outdoor café with your best friends is the solution to all of life’s problems. I’m not religious, but I’ll admit there’s something special about Cathedrale St. Gatien in Tours, France.
People either love or hate pickles; there’s no in between. No matter your feelings toward them, pickles seem to have always been around and we don’t often think about the process that it takes to make them.
I first started mountain biking over two years ago when my dad’s friend, Mahesh, took me on my first ride on Thanksgiving day. And boy, am I thankful for that ride, because mountain biking has become an integral part of me.
What makes the sophomore perspective on college unique is our lack of knowledge. Most of our knowledge of college is what seeps down from older siblings and upperclassmen, little of it based in fact. This deficiency adds a level of stress and panic to many minds in the 10th grade.
All my life, I’ve been told by my friends, “you’re so lucky to have no siblings” and “I wish I was an only child like you.” Although I understand where they are coming from, I truly believe that being an only child is over-glorified.
With so much information in so many subjects being pushed my way in school, it is rare that I am curious about something. However, over this spring break, I felt the curiosity to learn more about something on my own for the first time in many years.
Wonderful Town, a collection of essays from The New Yorker magazine, assembled by the current editor David Remnick, was nothing short of wonderful.
A day after Christmas 2019, the GFS varsity basketball team set out on a five day trip to Orlando. In the days to come, the team would play three games in the KSA Invitational, and see if they could bring home the coveted trophy.
After weeks of guessing whether school would be canceled or not, I was pleasantly surprised when it was announced that we would get three days off, a reaction that I’m sure was shared by many of my classmates. As days turned into weeks of quarantine, my attitude changed dramatically.
Art and writing by Sadie Hammarhead on her life while social distancing.
I was able to team up with an organization I love called Philly Young Playwrights (PYP) to mount the “PYP Quarantine Challenge,” which solicited submissions from Philadelphia students, and culminated in a livestream of three winning plays performed by professional actors.
It’s jarring to learn while isolated from all of GFS’ loveable yet otherwise unnoticed details that we all have grown so familiar with. Try these quick and easy tips to transport yourself back to campus during a day of Colloquia.
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Howard talked about how his childhood experiences led him to the big leagues.
The Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) has been a national historic landmark since 1965, but in recent years, the institution has been making a concerted effort to include issues in contemporary prisons as a part of their tours and guided programming. Their updated mission reflects this, stating, “Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site interprets the legacy of...
The clock strikes ten. At the front of the room Biology teacher Gen Nelson is answering a question from the thermochemistry review packet. Behind her, students exchange furtive glances, waiting for someone to stand up, to leave class. Someone stands up and is quickly followed by a shuffling stream of students. It’s March 14, and...