Assembly features talent

From Independent Study presentations to a faculty dance routine, Tuesday’s assembly showcased the community’s talents and achievements. 

The event, which was planned by Dean of Student Life Dr. Susan Delanty, the Student Body Presidents (SBPs), students and faculty, was meant to be a fun and relaxing time before final assignments and exams, she said. 

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Soaring to new heights, Fortunato (12) gains piloting license

After over five years of training, reading, and researching, Tommy Fortunato’s (12) preparation in aviation finally culminated in his earning his piloting license last Sunday.

“Flying an airplane is a feeling unlike any other, and it gives me a freedom that cannot be found anywhere else,” Fortunato said. “I get to see the world from a ... Continue Reading

A Loss In Our Community: Ruth Lopez

Flik staff member Ruth Lopez, called Ruthie by co-workers and friends, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Monday at the age of 60. Lopez had worked in the cafeteria at the school for nearly 15 years. 

Throughout her time at the school, Ruthie served as a beloved mentor and friend to her colleagues ... Continue Reading

Middle Division

Debate team takes cues from UD mentors

The Middle Division debate team placed first in a tournament at KIPP AMP Academy in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; 18 seventh and eighth grade students from the school attended the May 2nd tournament.

This marked the third time the team won best overall. The award is a calculation of individual speaker points, as well as wins and ... Continue Reading

Opinions & Editorials

An understated problem: bullying at Horace Mann

It was a Thursday night when I read it; a friend showed me the messages of a Facebook group-chat of a group of boys in my grade. A whole string of the chat was dedicated to discussing me: to my weight, to my buckteeth and to my “slutty” clothing. According to them, my body was gross, as was ... Continue Reading

Lion's Den

Girls’ Lacrosse wins one and loses one going into NYSAIS playoffs

The Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team closed out its regular season with a win over Riverdale and a loss to Trinity. The Lions concluded with a regular season record of 6-7.

The Lions ousted Riverdale on Friday 12-7. Co-Captain Nicole Sheldon (12) led the attack for the Lions, tallying four goals. Alex Ginsberg (11) and Isabel Kraus ... Continue Reading

Golfers dominate competition, vie for league title

A 9-0 dismantling of Hackley on Wednesday capped off a dominant week for the Varsity Golf team, which also saw them cruise to 7.5-1.5 and 7-2 victories on Monday against Trinity and Tuesday against Dalton, respectively.

Thus far, the 2015 season has been a roaring success for the Lions. The team has played its way to ... Continue Reading

Arts & Entertainment

Art show targets artists’ uniqueness

Individuality is at the forefront of this year’s end-of-the-year student art show in the Fisher gallery and rotunda. The pieces are arranged such that works created by an individual student are hung together in a cluster. 

While the format of the show remains the same from year to year, each show is different than the one ... Continue Reading

Annual concert combines choirs with steel pans

As Steel Band member Errol Spencer (11) danced across the stage, tambourine in hand, the infectious energy of last Saturday’s choral and steel band concert was palpable. 

The annual spring concert featured performances by each of the school’s singing ensembles and by three steel drums classes. 


Initially, the concert was supposed to ... Continue Reading


Behind the scenes of the Fashion Design Club’s annual showcase, inspired by technological innovation

Clad in a chrome and white dress, the model stepped onto the runway, strutting perfectly in rhythm with the fast-paced music pulsing in the background. With two gold stripes on her face and pixelated designs adorning the sides of her skirt, the model’s ensemble embodied the theme of this year’s FAD fashion show: technology.

For the ... Continue Reading