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From Counselee to Counselor: The Nick Dillman Story

December 13, 2021

Nicolas Dillman, the associate director of college counseling at Germantown Friends School, was once in the shoes of the kids he works with now. I chatted with Nick about cranberry sauce, the University of Toronto, and going through the college process in 2001. Tell me about where you grew up. I grew up just outside […]

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The Perfect Murder

December 13, 2021

As a student, starting a school club all by yourself can be a frightening idea. But Daya Allon ’24 did it anyway, creating a True Crime club that was an instant success, gaining a whopping 47 student names and emails from all Upper School grades on its sign-up sheet. I met up with this true […]

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Sadie Hammarhead: School is Now a Runway

December 13, 2021

Sadie Hammarhead, a senior at Germantown Friends School, is notorious for her fashion. On any given day, one can find her strolling through campus donning bright colors and patterns, different textures, and a variety of fun accessories. She prides herself on her outfits, experimenting to find combinations that make her, and others, happy. When the […]

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The Student-Athlete Life of Daniel Mateffy

December 13, 2021

Daniel Mateffy is a 16-year-old Right Hand Pitcher and third Baseman(only for school) studying in Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA. Currently playing for school and the Philly Bandits, Mateffy has gotten a good amount of attention from college scouts all over the country. Though COVID did cause trouble for his student-athlete career, his pursuit of […]

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Week 33: Asian American Hate Crimes

March 23, 2021

Up until the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, the predominant stereotype surrounding Asian Americans was that of the model minority. This narrative emerged after World War II as the economic success of many Asian Americans led them to be viewed as the “ideal immigrant of color”. This being said, there is a long history in the United States of exclusionary white-only immigration policies as racist stereotypes of Asians as unclean and uncivilized were promulgated. These xenophobic ideas have had both legislative and cultural consequences throughout history and have been exacerbated in the past year due to Coronavirus.

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Week 32: Voting Rights in the Wake of the 2020 Election

March 8, 2021

The issue of voting rights was easily one of the most important and publicized aspects of the 2020 election, with politicians arguing ardently in support of or against provisions expanding mail-in voting and laws that add additional barriers (voter ID laws, signature check, etc).

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