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Mr. Jason Sammartino ’04 walks 500 miles over summer break

Matt Hess, Managing Editor

October 2, 2020

“I could walk down Chestnut Street that was completely ransacked. You could see the boarded windows, you could see the glass in the street. You could see a city in pain,” Sammartino said. Sammartino, 11th Grade Academy leader and English tea...

New Technology Implemented at Malvern

Matt Hess, Managing Editor

October 2, 2020

“I think the most challenging part was the unknown,” Associate Director of Technology Mr. John Street said. As the COVID-19 pandemic made its way into the U.S. in March of last year, the technology department realized cha...

As teachers begin first full year in CSI, they reflect on time in St. Rita’s

Joe Lister and Ian Lebano

October 2, 2020

St. Rita’s history doesn’t even begin with it’s time as a teacher space, according to Mr. John Ostick. “The house [was] being used as a rectory for the priests.” Ostick said. “There were bedrooms, there was a k...

Summer Reading Survey

Summer Reading Survey

October 2, 2020

Malvern Prep: Back from the pause

Joe Lister, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2020

“Dear Malvern Community, after much thoughtful discussion, the Leadership Team and I have made the decision to close our school campus and implement remote learning for the faculty and students. We have been preparing for t...

As seniors apply to college, the process continues evolving

Joe Lister

September 29, 2020

First SAT/ACT centers started closing. Then colleges. Now, Malvern seniors have to navigate the waters of finding a college, and colleges have to navigate the waters of finding students. For College Counselor, Mr. Ian Harkness, the realizat...

Courageous Conversations look to inspire discussion, open-mindedness

Joe Lister, Managing Editor, Print

March 10, 2020

The Courageous Conversations, held by staff, came about when a group of faculty was involved in a task force focused on social injustices. That task force “was a group of people who wanted to have conversations that dealt...

Teacher of the Issue: Ms. Teresa Lohse

Matt Hess, Friar Life Editor

March 10, 2020

“The essence of Malvern has always been the people. The community is made up of everyone: students, faculty, staff, administration. I feel that it’s a very supportive community and I’m happy to be here. I feel very gratefu...

SpeakUp! adds new topic, considers possible changes in the future

Jack Guardiola, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

SpeakUp! is comprised of students and parents from Malvern Prep, Villa Maria Academy, Academy of Notre Dame, and Devon Preparatory School, and seeks to encourage dialogue between students and their parents, according to SpeakUp! ...

Impact of the Saint Augustine Center

Ryan Kennedy, Friar Life Editor

March 10, 2020

Ms. Pamela Engle, the Director of Annual and Leadership Giving, says she is leveraging all the excitement around the new building. “We’ve seen a lot of opportunities to leverage the new building and piggyback off the ex...

Malvern announces new college courses with Villa Maria, Immaculata

Jack Guardiola and Joe Lister

March 10, 2020

For Assistant Head of School for Academics Mr. Patrick Sillup, the new offerings are long past due for Malvern students.  “I would love guys to be learning with girls, I would love girls to be learning with guys,” Sillup sai...

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