Friar's Lantern

Remembering Jim Klinges ’13: Living life to the fullest

Tom Verdi

September 26, 2016

Even while going through difficult times, Jim Klinges epitomized what it means to be a Friar. It was my first day at Malvern Preparatory School, and I had to ask my father to pull the SUV to the side of the road so I could throw up whatever was in my mostly em...

Classy and Inspirational

Tom Verdi

May 22, 2013

According to some old dude named Chaucer, all good things must come to an end. He was obviously talking about my reign as Editor-in-chief of the now notoriously awesome Black Friar Chronicle and Friar’s Lantern. What started...


Tom Verdi

April 22, 2013

Twelve bucks for a cheeseburger. Twelve bucks. Now, that’s reasonable if it’s from a decent restaurant, or you’re at a resort, or it’s the last cheeseburger on Earth. But for cheap, greasy, “ doesn't pass the McDonald...

Blitzkrieg Ramones Film In the Works

Tom Verdi

April 21, 2013

Image courtesy of The punk band that started it all (well, one of them!) is finally coming to the big screen. According to Johnny Ramone’s wife Linda (Joey Ramone’s former girlfriend), a Ramones “biopic” (pronounced “by-oh-pic...

Alex “Iggy” Igidbashian (’09) on His Upcoming Film- Haenyeo: A Documentary

Tom Verdi

February 14, 2013

The Friar’s Lantern had the opportunity to interview Alex Igidbashian, Malvern alumnus of the Class of 2009 and film student at Drexel University, about his upcoming senior film thesis Haenyeo: A Documentary. Igidbashian has laun...

What’s the cure for senioritis?

Tom Verdi

February 6, 2013

Seniors have been waiting for this moment our entire lives. Okay, maybe not our entire lives, but I guess you could say the last few years have been spent in biting anticipation. Wait for it. Seriously, wait for it. It’s called “Se...

The D is Silent, but the Applause is Not

Tom Verdi

December 30, 2012

What do you get when you combine comedy, classic spaghetti Western, cringing terror, a heart-wrenching love story, eclectic Southern and German dialogue, and a horrifyingly poignant portrayal of slavery? The answer: Quentin Tarantino’s...

Fall Open Mic Night rocks the Duffy Center

Tom Verdi

November 2, 2012

What started as an “acoustic only” show, this year’s fall Open Mic Night, on Saturday, October 20, transformed into an event that electrically tore everyone’s socks off. All performers brought their best to the stage,...

MACPAR vs. MULLEN: Senior Perspectives

Tom Verdi

November 1, 2012

Friar's Lantern had the opportunity to sit down with two seniors, Dylan McParland and PJ Mullen, to ask them a few questions about the year so far. DYLAN MCPARLAND FL: How are you doing, Dylan? MACPAR: I’m doing pr...

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