Opinion

When Kardashians Feel Better, We Feel Worse

January 23, 2017

From scandalous sex tapes to complex divorces, Americans are united in recognizing the “KarJenners” by their dramatic lifestyle.  Kim Kardashian, the first celebrity in the family, has an immense social media presence and therefore affects millions of lives. In this technologically advanced generation, it can only be hoped that those who influence the world around them, especially […]

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Opinion: Gun Control in America

June 10, 2015

Kansans aged 21 or older will be permitted to carry concealed guns starting July 1 when the law takes effect, even if they’re not trained or don’t have a permit. April 2, 2015, TIME.COM (Senate Bill 45)  ——– In the midst of turmoil and violence dividing the United States over issues of police brutality and […]

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Opinion: “Famous Jameis” Winston, Rape, and the NFL Draft

May 13, 2015

Jameis Winston, from a casual sports fan’s perspective, is the guy who is about to be a top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. He played quarterback at Florida State, won the Heisman Trophy (the award for best player in college football), lead the Seminoles to the College Football Playoff this year, and is seemingly […]

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The Brits’ journey across the pond

November 19, 2014

Winchester College student Alex Cheung visited GFS in October along with three others. This article was published in the Winchester College publication.  The average American man consumes 2640 calories per day. Within twenty-four hours of arriving, the four Wykehamists who travelled to Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia managed to put this statistic to shame with the assistance […]

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Opinion: Washington needs to go

May 18, 2014

So there’s an election coming up. May 20, to be precise. If you live in Pennsylvania’s 4th Senatorial District, encompassing most of Northwest Philadelphia and Southeast Montgomery County, then you should probably pay attention. Leanna Washington, your State Senator since 2005, is running for re-election and trust me, you do not want her representing you. […]

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Community Day comes with a side of controversy

June 12, 2013

This year marked the second ever all-Upper School Community Day. Classes were canceled on a slightly rainy Friday; 9th through 12th graders were sorted into groups, and were sent out for a morning of volunteering in the Germantown Community. Many students had positive experiences. Caryn Miller ’13 said, “I worked at the Boys and Girls […]

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