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Friar Life

March, 2015

February, 2015

  • 27 February

    Student centered or student directed? Flaws in student centered learning and how to avoid them

    The Editorial Board takes a look at student centered learning at Malvern so far, what issues it has caused, and what it will take to improve the experience.

  • 27 February

    Campus Hero of the Issue: Ms. Sarah Trently

    Ms. Trently talks social media, boxing, beagles, and what she would tweet if the world was ending. Colin Price ‘18, Desmond Papariello ‘18 This month we interviewed Ms. Sarah Trently. She runs Malvern’s social media sites, and is part of the Communications team. What is an average day like for …

  • 27 February

    Mock Trial season’s success sets the bar higher

    For the first time, the mock trial team has managed to reach the district-level of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s mock trial division. Both the prosecution team and the defense team advanced to the district-level of the competition.

  • 27 February

    Resistance… to DC traffic

    An engaging game provided entertainment on the Right to Life bus ride As the battery on the phones slowly began to die, students needed some way to keep themselves occupied during the ride. Mr. Haynie had the solution to their problem and proposed to play a game that seemed childish …

  • 27 February

    Technology policy will not include BYAD in 2015-2016

    Discussions about a future “Bring Your Own Approved Device” program have slowed down as the technology department focuses on other goals.

  • 27 February

    A candid look at ISIS

    Blood, barbary, and the moral role of our nation   In recorded history, there has always been a dominant force on the international stage. The Roman Empire, Persia, Great Britain, and now, us, the United States of America. Many say that the US is no different, but those people are …

  • 27 February

    NCAA Core Requirements limit recognized classes for students

    NCAA regulations prohibit Malvern classes like Literature and Film to count as credit for students looking to play sports in college. Malvern Prep prides itself on their elite athletic teams and the athletes who play on them. However, there are certain classes Friar-athletes and all student-athletes nationwide must take in …

  • 27 February

    Malvern marches, struggles to come home

    As exhausted Malvern students slowly trudged through the freezing weather on Thursday morning to the O'Neill Center, they showed little enthusiasm. However, many dreary faces turned into an energetic cluster of young men rushing to get a seat for a life-changing adventure.

  • 27 February

    Student of the Issue: John I. is “your guy”

    We had the chance to sit down with a true renaissance man of Malvern, senior John Ianuzzi. This month, the Blackfriar Chronicle caught up with one of Malvern’s finest, John Ianuzzi. A senior, John’s accomplishments are recognized by all. A student council secretary, a college commit, a storyteller, an actor, …

  • 27 February

    Sixth Grade Academy introduces new learning philosophy

    Spanish teachers in history classes? Science teachers in english classes? The radically different approach to learning that is the Sixth Grade Academy.