Evan’s Top Eight Movies of 2017

By: Evan Paszamant ’18 For those who do not know me, I am very critical when it comes to art. In my opinion, some things in art work well and some things simply fail. This assessment of art might sound harsh, but as a film critic who writes for sources […]

Book Reviews Early 2018

By: Sydney Kaplan ’18, Ms. Katie Dickerson, Gia Matika ’18, and Ms. Vicki Schwoebel Sydney’s Book Reviews: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda By Becky Albertalli Genre: YA Fiction/LGBTQIA+ Fiction Written in 2015, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a coming-of-age novel written by Becky Albertalli that centers around closeted […]

Movie Review: The Greatest Showman

By: Lisa Green ’20 When a friend invited me along to see The Greatest Showman, the latest Pasek and Paul musical which has been panned by many critics, I was hopeful, but I wasn’t expecting much. However, after watching the first three minutes, which were entertaining, clever and intriguing, I […]

Our Conversation with Jim Rutenberg

Josh Weinstein ’18 Friends’ Central hosted a career day this year on Friday, May 5th, during which many alumni came back to discuss their current careers with students in the Upper School. One of the Friends’ Central graduates who came during this day was Jim Rutenberg, class of 1987. Jim […]

Controversy Arises About 13 Reasons Why

Lisa Green ’20 A few weeks ago, I wrote a review about the Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why, and why I enjoyed it so much. However, recently the series has risen in popularity and also acquired significant controversy. The main criticism is that the show — which centers on a character […]

Mind If I Bud In?

Julian Brenman ’20 “Sorry, could you repeat that? I had my earbuds in.” Chances are, as a student at Friends’ Central, you’ve heard this phrase recited by fellow community members many times. While some love tuning out to their own beats while roaming campus, others feel it’s a distracting, isolating, and […]

13 Reasons To Watch 13 Reasons Why

Guest Writer Lisa Green ’20 Thirteen Reasons Why, based on the 2007 novel by Jay Asher, is a new television show which was released on Netflix last Friday. The basic premise follows Hannah Baker, a junior in high school who commits suicide, and leaves cassette tapes behind explaining each reason, […]

To See Or Not To See: The New Beauty & The Beast

Guest Writer Lisa Green ’20  By now, you’ve all heard about Disney’s remake of the classic 1991 movie-musical, Beauty & The Beast. The original film’s enticing characters, whistle-worthy music, and heartwarming storyline captured fans from around the globe, which is why many people are concerned that it was tinkered with in […]

The Bachelor Timeline

Zoe Ginsberg ’17 Tis’ the season of The Bachelor! Here’s a timeline from Season 1 to Season 32. Season 1: The Couple Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh Post Season The first couple in Bachelor history DID NOT last! They split after nearly a year together! Season 2: The Couple Aaron […]