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May, 2014

  • 2 May

    New Schedule? What’s the Point?

    When faculty come directly to the students regarding schedule anxiety, worried minds ease. Earlier this year, Malvern Prep’s administration threw a curveball to their student body. Next year, Malvern will be deviating from its typical 6 day-8 period school day, to a modified block schedule which consists of an 8-day …

April, 2014

  • 30 April

    Out Upon the Campus Brown

    A plea for students to care for campus landscaping There I am, an anxious young sixth-grader ready to start a new school year at a new school. I step off the bus and remember that, as a middle schooler, most of my classes will take place in Good Counsel Hall. …

  • 30 April

    Dinner, Conversation, and Journalism 101

    Noted journalist reminds our EIC how important it is to ask the right questions Adam Bryant, a renowned writer and editor for the New York Times, is known for the questions he asks some of the most powerful men and women in the world. His weekly columns in The Corner …

  • 30 April

    Student Council and Civic Responsibility

    Student council should have a voice in the administration of our school.

  • 29 April

    Pope in Philly: What Should Malvern Do About it?

    If you haven’t heard, Pope Francis will probably be visiting Philadelphia next year. Last month, Mayor Nutter, Archbishop Chaput and other Philadelphian officials traveled to Rome and invited him. “I have great confidence that he’ll come” says Chaput to NBCPhiladelphia. “We will meet privately with the holy father, and share …

  • 7 April

    What would you do? Diversity in action

    Here are the remarks made by Anthony Abron ’14 at the April 7 Diversity Assembly. So you all just saw what happened. An example of racism that happens everyday was highlighted by one TV show. The people who spoke against the hateful words being said by the hairdresser didn’t need …

  • 3 April

    BFC Reviews AP Econ Videos

    2014 marks the third year that Malvern Prep will enter into the AP Economics Music Video Competition. The competition is sponsored by ACDC leadership headed by the legendary Mr. Jacob Clifford, a colleague of Mr. Ostick. The competition is fierce this year, with over 70 video submissions (12 of which …

March, 2014

  • 27 March

    Why we need the March

    Jake Sorensen wonders if recent weather-related cancellations equate to declining interest in the March for Life It was the 21st of January. Everyone was thrilled with their snow days. It was just awesome to have a five day, and later, six day weekend. However, the weather had particularly unfavorable consequences. …

  • 27 March

    Lessons learned from a stolen life

    Ignorance left a life cut too short in Florida. Our challenge is to learn empathy from a tough lesson. Trayvon Martin 2.0. That’s what many pundits called the Michael Dunn Murder Trial. Once again, Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws came into the limelight. Another black teenager was killed because some …

  • 27 March

    Trying something new

    David Bowie knew what he was talking about when he sang, “Ch-Ch-Changes.” Change is in the air at Malvern this year.  It’s important for individuals to step outside their comfort zones, too. Trying something new can open up new horizons that would have otherwise seemed impossible.  If it ends with …

  • 27 March

    Making room for educational opportunity

    Some of the most overt discrimination in our country happens in education.  We have a responsibility to understand – and to act.   I have an obsession with The George Washington University. I talk about it every second of every day and it’s something that I’m proud of. However, not …

February, 2014

  • 28 February

    Academic Leadership Team Reveals Year-End Plan

    When the Editorial Board met in early January, the topic discussed centered around the whirlwind that happens at the end of the quarter. From five “assessments” in a day, two papers due the next, it seemed students are buried under piles of work at the end of every quarter. We …

  • 28 February

    Is it racist?

    On the Comedy Central television show Tosh.O,  there was once a segment called “Is it Racist?” in which comedian Daniel Tosh would show videos with questionably racist overtones and he would decide whether or not the video was racist. This game seems to have carried over into everyday life now, …

December, 2013

  • 20 December

    Holy Ghost Prep stirs controversy with decision to fire homosexual teacher

    Holy Ghost Prep administration’s recent decision to fire a gay teacher raises questions Holy Ghost Preparatory School, in Bensalem, PA , has recently terminated the contract of a teacher because he applied for a marriage license in the State of New Jersey. The former teacher and alumnus of the school …

  • 19 December

    Christian Service beyond the mandatory

    Editorial Board provides some holiday perspectives on how service should go beyond Christian Service weekends The service weekends have come and gone. Friars have traveled to Olde City to paint bowls alongside our brothers at the Bethesda Project, to Camden to better understand the life of the poor, and to …

  • 19 December

    Coming home from Camden

    Some perspectives on Urban Challenge 2013 Though it was only a few weeks ago, I am more than confident in saying that I’ll remember what happened in Urban Challenge for the rest of my life. And I can honestly say that I had no previous hopes of expecting me to …

  • 19 December

    Google Drive less than delightful

    How many times have you heard this “clever” line so far this year? “No I don’t have a hard copy of the paper due today, but I shared it with you.” John Maynard Keynes once said, “The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from …

November, 2013

  • 21 November

    Filthy Friars or Friar Nation?

    There is a difference between appropriate and inappropriate. the Editorial Board considers where to draw the line.  We have all been there, the awkward echo of a failed chant that may or may not have gone too far. Whether the subject was the referee’s domestic activity, an insult to the …

  • 21 November

    Too late to talk about being late?

    One sophomore believes that discussion around the new schedule is distracting from the problems we already face.   Discussion around the new schedule is distracting from the problems we already face. Students consistently late but not to their own fault. Scheduling in the classroom is something that the Malvern community needs to discuss. No, not …

  • 21 November

    A Lesson from Midnight Run Sign Ups

    Is individualism hurting the impoverished? Consider our approach to service opportunities. You wake up at 5:00 in the morning. You’re out the house by 6:00. You realize that your mother is not going the way to school, but to your grandmother’s house. You begin to freak out. Sign ups start …