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Editorial: The GFS Bubble

On the other side of Germantown Avenue, just thirty feet from the end of Germantown Friend School’s campus, lies NHS Parkside Recovery, a methadone clinic.  Even if they have noticed, not many students think about it.

As a rule, GFS is very liberal. The student body is fairly affluent. Almost every family owns one, if not two cars and most live in relatively good-sized houses.  Full tuition for the Middle School costs $28,000 to $30,000 per year.  The neighborhood of Germantown, on the other hand, has somewhat less.  Average household income* is around $37,000, just 23% more than GFS tuition and only 13.1% of the population attends one or more years of college (100% of GFS graduates attend 4-year colleges).  With all this, it’s no wonder the idea of a GFS Bubble is so often brought up. Continue reading Editorial: The GFS Bubble

Ferguson: A GFS Response

By Chloe Smith-Frank and Jessyca D’Oliveira

When talking about current events (From Emma Watson to school shootings), most Middle Schoolers get their facts jumbled. We get our facts wrong because by the time we hear it, the information has probably been passed between people at least twice. Continue reading Ferguson: A GFS Response