Author: Sydney Kaplan

Thoughts on Caring for Something Semi-Tangible

By: Sydney Kaplan ’18 It is difficult to care for something semi-tangible. By “semi-tangible,” I mean something that there may or may not be physical representations of in our world that can never truly be “touched.” One example of something that is semi-tangible is J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. There […]

Different Voices, Same Vision

By Sydney Kaplan ’18 On November 11, I attended the 3rd annual Different Voices, Same Vision Conference. Different Voices, Same Vision is a diversity conference held here at Friends’ Central that was started by Simone Gibson, a Friends’ Central alumni who graduated last year. The conference was an all-day event, […]

Famous Author Kate DiCamillo Visits FCS

Sydney Kaplan ‘18 Kate DiCamillo is an award-winning author of children’s and adult novels. Her popular children’s book titles include: Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tales of Despereaux, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. (For a full list of DiCamillo’s publications, click here.) On Sunday, October 15th, 2017, DiCamillo spoke […]

Big Welcome to New Teacher Sonia Chin

Sydney Kaplan ‘18 Sonia Chin is Friends’ Central School’s new Biology I Advanced and Biology II Advanced: Genetics SuperLab teacher, as well as a 12th Grade Homeroom Advisor. Sonia (or Dr. C) came to Friends’ Central after attending Johns Hopkins last October, where she received her PhD in Neuroscience. Working […]

Book Reviews

Sydney Kaplan ’18 & Gia Matika ’18 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Benjamin Alire Sáenz has written a masterpiece with this brilliant story of two Latino-American boys. Narrator, Aristotle ‘Ari’ Mendoza, tells in clear and raw words how a boy named Dante […]

A Message To Stage Crew

Sydney Kaplan ’18 To outsiders it may just look like Stage Crew builds things, but to many, it’s much more. Sense & Sensibility, Midsummer, Infinite Black Suitcase, Pippin… Through these productions, Stage Crew has given me a voice. These shows have led me towards some of the most incredible people, and […]

In Solidarity We Stand

Sydney Kaplan ‘18 What is the Women’s March? The Women’s March took place on January 21, 2017 in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and in some 300 other cities across America, as well as all across the world. Simply put, the march was for women’s rights in America. The description on eventbrite.com […]