Technology

The Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

Josh Weinstein ’18 Many of the people working on cars that can drive themselves aren’t just engineers and software developers.  In fact, many teams developing self-driving cars include philosophers. Why would philosophers be required to develop autonomous cars? Well, there are many ethical debates that have formed around the subject […]

Let’s Hit The (Chrome) Books!

Julian Brenman ’20 The use of computers has seeped into almost every aspect of our lives, including work, leisure, and school. Since 2014, when the 1-to-1 iPad program launched here at Friends’ Central, everybody on campus has been even more immersed in cyber-world. While lots of students use their iPads, […]

Does the Lack of Wifi Make You Cry?

Julian Brenman ’20 Throughout these past couple of weeks, we have all tried connecting to different networks, reloading pages, etc. Yet, we have had little to no success. As you know, this is because the servers haven’t been cooperating. As a writer for FOCUS, I was lucky enough to speak […]

Our Day at WHYY

Eliza Caisse ’18 On Friday, April 8th, teacher Monty and five Friends’ Central students had the honor of attending an all day “youth press day” conference at the WHYY headquarters. WHYY, the flagship National Public Radio station in Pennsylvania, was originally the first station in Philadelphia devoted solely to educational […]

The Flag Controversy

Talia Rosenberg ‘17 Due to recent attacks in Paris, Facebook has started a new setting where users can change their profile pictures to appear behind a faded version of the French flag. This shows support for France as they go through a very difficult time in their country’s history. Over […]