GFS Earthquake

GFS Earthquake Behold, I have set before thee an open newspaper. The Earthquake is the student newspaper of Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, PA.

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New on gfsearthquake.com: "En Español: Mexican Exchange Celebrates 30th Anniversary" by Lila Sternberg-Sher '17 and Tara...
06/08/2016

New on gfsearthquake.com: "En Español: Mexican Exchange Celebrates 30th Anniversary" by Lila Sternberg-Sher '17 and Tara Kohli '17.

Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/hdbr4m5

05/21/2016

ICYMI: Check out Cassie Coale '18's new column: "The Planets Act Obnoxious" at gfsearthquake.com

This week: "Mercury and Mars in Retrograde"

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05/14/2016

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Elias Rappaport '16 and Charlie Dolgenos '16 recap the Boys Soccer team's landmark season.
12/15/2015
GFS boys soccer reaches first-ever state quarterfinal | GFS Earthquake

Elias Rappaport '16 and Charlie Dolgenos '16 recap the Boys Soccer team's landmark season.

2015 was not supposed to be a record-breaking season for Varsity Boys’ Soccer. As tarting midfielder Andrea Berghella ‘16 says, “This year we weren’t expecting much; we didn’t even aim at making the playoffs at the beginning.” A few months prior to the start of preseason, GFS graduated six varsity p…

Lucy Curtis '17 on the dawn of a new SAT era.
12/15/2015
SAT takes new shape for 2016 | GFS Earthquake

Lucy Curtis '17 on the dawn of a new SAT era.

The College Board recently redesigned the SAT, and the redesigned test will first be proctored in March of 2016. The new test will align with the Common Core Standards — the controversial, nation-wide public school math and reading curriculum which David Coleman, the new President of the College Boa…

Final Score: Malvern Prep 2 - GFS 0GFS Boys Soccer falls in first-ever trip to PAISAA Quarterfinals.
11/17/2015

Final Score: Malvern Prep 2 - GFS 0
GFS Boys Soccer falls in first-ever trip to PAISAA Quarterfinals.

11/17/2015

Halfway through the second half, and the score remains 2-0.

Second half beginning now.
11/17/2015

Second half beginning now.

11/17/2015

We've reached halftime here at Malvern; score remains 2-0, but play was more even as the half progressed.

11/17/2015

Malvern gets another quick one off a cross.
2-0 Malvern

11/17/2015

3 minutes gone and Villanova-bound midfielder David Bettenhauser puts Malvern Prep on the board.
1-0 Malvern

11/17/2015

Earthquake will be posting live updates and images of the Boys Soccer PAISAA Quarterfinal at Malvern Prep this afternoon, starting at 2:30. Stay tuned on our page!

GFS Earthquake's cover photo
11/09/2015

GFS Earthquake's cover photo

Sports columnists Charlie Dolgenos '16 and Elias Rappaport '16 weigh in on NFL suspension policies.
10/27/2015
The NFL: Do Suspensions Fit the Crime? | GFS Earthquake

Sports columnists Charlie Dolgenos '16 and Elias Rappaport '16 weigh in on NFL suspension policies.

Since the turn of the century, 805 players have been arrested in the National Football League. But in September, for the first time since July of 2009, the NFL went one full month without any players getting arrested. This is not indicative of some upward trend; rather, it is a testament to how poor…

Athletics department begins new leadership training program.Byline: Jad Blaik '16
10/26/2015
Athletics Department Kicks Off Leadership Training Series | GFS Earthquake

Athletics department begins new leadership training program.

Byline: Jad Blaik '16

GFS sports captains gathered at the Germantown Cricket Club for a leadership luncheon with Dr. Mario Moussa, for the first of 10 scheduled leadership meetings throughout the school year. The initiative was headed by Katie Bergstrom Mark, Director of Athletics. During this first session on September…

Beginning the fall coverage for Earthquake is the scoop on GFS' conversion to Gmail.Byline: Will McQuillan '19
10/21/2015
GFS Enters Gmail Era | GFS Earthquake

Beginning the fall coverage for Earthquake is the scoop on GFS' conversion to Gmail.

Byline: Will McQuillan '19

Ellen Rothman, Data Systems Manager, and John King, Director of Information Technology. This fall, GFS students have noticed something different about their school emails: everything has changed. The idea to move on from the old FirstClass system was officially decided upon at the beginning of last…

Click here for opinion and analysis of the new gun control laws in Kansas and America's relationship with guns in genera...
06/11/2015
Opinion: Gun Control in America | GFS Earthquake

Click here for opinion and analysis of the new gun control laws in Kansas and America's relationship with guns in general.

Byline: Elias Rappaport '16

ALSO: The June newsmagazine will be available tomorrow! It will be mailed out as well, but please pick up a copy at school if you can! We promise you won't be disappointed.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signs new gun control laws in Topeka. Photo credit: John Hanna/AP 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) …

Check out film reviewer Sam Mauro's take on "Ex Machina"!
05/15/2015
She’s Just Not That Into You: “Ex Machina” and Feminism in Sci-Fi | GFS Earthquake

Check out film reviewer Sam Mauro's take on "Ex Machina"!

“Ex Machina” is a successful science fiction film currently in wide release about feminism. And that is really, really, really important. The basic premise of the film is that reclusive genius Nathan (played by the brilliant Oscar Isaac) invites Caleb to his mountaintop house/lab, where Nathan convi…

With only 8 days until Philadelphia goes to the polls, read here to get the rundown on all 6 major candidates!Byline: Ol...
05/11/2015
Mayoral Primary Preview: Candidate by Candidate | GFS Earthquake

With only 8 days until Philadelphia goes to the polls, read here to get the rundown on all 6 major candidates!

Byline: Oliver Mitchell-Boyask

After 2007’s dramatic mayoral race that saw a young city councilman overtake two experienced congressmen and a billionaire to receive the nomination, 2015’s race is shaping up to be, well, less dramatic. Candidates at the May 4th debate at Temple UniversityPhoto Credit: Stephanie Aaronson, philly.co…

Check out EQ's latest editorial!
02/15/2015
Editorial: 5 Things We Want to See in the New Upper School Principal | GFS Earthquake

Check out EQ's latest editorial!

The search committee has completed their interviews of candidates for the position of the Head of Upper School Principal, and a decision will be announced soon. The Earthquake Editorial Board wants to weigh in. Here are five things we would like to see in our new Upper School Principal: 1. Increase…

02/11/2015

GFS boys basketball shocks FCS on the road in the FSL semifinals!! Ray Leon '15 leads with 28 points and the Tigers hold on to win 61-52.

Be sure to pick up the first issue of the Earthquake news magazine in the front hall! Inside you can find articles about...
12/08/2014
GFS Earthquake | Behold, I have set before thee an open newspaper

Be sure to pick up the first issue of the Earthquake news magazine in the front hall! Inside you can find articles about GFS spring rips, recruiting, an editorial on homework, and more! When you're finished admiring the brand-new news magazine, be sure to check out our website: www.gfsearthquake.com

Wi******er College student Alex Cheung visited GFS in October along with three others. This article was published in the Wi******er College publication. The average American man…

Check out the newly redesigned Earthquake Online at gfsearthquake.com!And check out our exclusive article on next year's...
05/30/2014
Intersession will allow students to elect classes next January | GFS Earthquake

Check out the newly redesigned Earthquake Online at gfsearthquake.com!

And check out our exclusive article on next year's intersession: http://gfsearthquake.com/intersession-will-allow-students-to-elect-classes-next-january/

Dana Weeks’ fresh perspective on the school can first be seen through an exciting new idea that will be put into action in the coming year. A faculty committee revealed the strong and thrilling possibility for an intersession during the ’14-’15 year.This intersession would take place during January…

Designed by Ned Weiss ’16
05/28/2014

Designed by Ned Weiss ’16

Come see former EQ editors Emma Schmidt ’11 and Elias Bartholomew ’13 when they perform with the Yale Glee Club. Concert...
01/08/2014

Come see former EQ editors Emma Schmidt ’11 and Elias Bartholomew ’13 when they perform with the Yale Glee Club. Concert is this Saturday, January 11 at 8 p.m in the GFS Meetinghouse!

Join Germantown Friends to welcome back three alumni-- Emma Schmidt ’11, Alex Turner ’12 and Elias Bartholomew ’13--performing with the Yale Glee Club on Saturday, January 11 at 8 p.m. in the Meetinghouse. The concert is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Ever wondered how to talk to seniors about college? EQ online's got your back. Issie Ivins ’14 reports on how to talk to...
12/11/2013
How to talk to seniors about college: A guide

Ever wondered how to talk to seniors about college? EQ online's got your back. Issie Ivins ’14 reports on how to talk to students about the dreaded topic.

Issie Ivins ’14 | executive editor (editorial) Last week a casual dinner with my father turned nuclear. I hadn’t even finished my chicken when I was forced to slam my plate in the sink and stomp out of the kitc...

Fourth and Twenty Six is back, with a new author and a new perspective on Philadelphia sports. In this edition, Isaac Bu...
11/24/2013
Fourth and Twenty Six: Operation Tank

Fourth and Twenty Six is back, with a new author and a new perspective on Philadelphia sports. In this edition, Isaac Bushnell ’15 delves into the Sixers' plan to tank their season:

Isaac Bushnell ’15 | columnist After a summer of cleaning house and stockpiling assets, the goal of the Philadelphia 76ers’ new front office group for the upcoming season was abundantly clear: lose as ma...

11/11/2013
English teacher recounts her brush with Turkish protests

In case you haven't noticed, GFS Earthquake online is back! Head on over to see the latest articles—from Ben Steinlauf's thoughts on the Eagles season and English teacher Sara Gordon's experience in Turkey to Emily Beiser's recipe for the world's best chocolate cake. Check it out!

http://gfsearthquake.com/

Sophie Bartholomew ’15 and Lucy Corlett ’16 | staff editor and staff writer Last spring, when Chris Singler warned Sara Gordon about her upcoming vacation to Istanbul and the demonstrations that were happening there, Gordon thought...

06/20/2013

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Tori Clarke checks in with Bob Rhoades, who finished his final year of full-time teaching this spring.
06/19/2013
Rhoades begins road to retirement

Tori Clarke checks in with Bob Rhoades, who finished his final year of full-time teaching this spring.

Tori Clarke ’15 | assistant web editor After thirty-two years of teaching, Bob Rhoades is preparing for his retirement by semi-retiring starting next year. Rhoades will only teach part time and be relieved of homeroom, study hall, clean-up...

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