Students reflect on MLK Day

Students spent their Martin Luther King Day (MLK Day) commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by reflecting on both past and more recent social and political events. 

Ray Acevedo (10) spent part of his day listening to SoundCloud’s special readings of King’s famous “Letters from Birmingham Jail.” The readings demonstrated King’s struggles while he was in ... Continue Reading

Global Lives founder encourages global empathy

David Harris, Founder and Executive Director of Global Lives, encouraged Upper Division students to practice global empathy during an assembly this past Tuesday.

Harris was invited by the school to ask students to try and step in someone else’s shoes who may be living on the opposite side of the world. This fits in with the ... Continue Reading

Middle Division

Diversity assembly addresses a wider range of issues

This past Wednesday, seven Upper Division students with different backgrounds shared their stories and experiences to middle school students in an effort to teach them about diversity and how they came to accept their differences.

One goal of the assembly was to have students understand that everyone is diverse and different in his or her own ... Continue Reading

Annual Read-In focuses on issues of contagion

The Middle Division held its annual Read-In this past Thursday, during which students participated in workshops and attended an assembly based off of the theme of “contagion,” a topic discussed in the seven books chosen by the Read-In Committee. 

The Read-In Committee, which is composed of several faculty members,  chooses the theme of each Read-In and ... Continue Reading

Opinions & Editorials

A call to replace Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement courses are becoming increasingly popular among high school student across the United States. When the program first began, only 1,299 students took the courses that were then offered in fewer than 500 schools. Last year, however, over 30 million students took an AP exam, with over 50 million exams given in total. Never before has a ... Continue Reading

Learning to accept our mistakes

I love what I do. I love teaching. I love working with students and I relish the place that I get to do all of this. Horace Mann is a tremendous school with tremendous students. However, every so often I get sad about things that happen within the school’s walls. 

Now, the incident I’m referring to ... Continue Reading

Lion's Den

Boys Basketball continues the struggle, falls to Fieldston and Hackley

On Wednesday, the Boys’ Varsity Basketball team lost their eighth consecutive game, falling to the Hackley Hornets, 47-30.

Leading up to the game the team worked on their 2-3 zone defense, as well as offensive sets for the zone and man-to-man defensive tactics that they were prepared to see, Michael Farinelli (10) said.

The Lions were ... Continue Reading

Girls’ Basketball beats Hackley for the first time in five years

With wins against Fieldston last Friday and Hackley on Wednesday, the Girls Basketball team brought its in league record to 4-2.

The Lions’ 54-47 victory over Hackley came as revenge for last season, when Hackley blew out Horace Mann twice, by differentials of 36 and 33 points, respectively. “We haven’t beat Hackley in recent memory, so ... Continue Reading

Arts & Entertainment

From HMTC to HBO: Akhavan ‘03 in the spotlight

With a movie released in theaters this week and a gig on the new season of HBO’s “Girls,” Desiree Akhavan ‘03 is sharing her work with worldwide audiences.

Her film “Appropriate Behavior” was featured at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and is now showing in theaters nationwide. The film—which Akhavan directed, wrote andv starred in— follows ... Continue Reading


Model UN program thrives at a Bronx School

Michael Scherr (12) gives students at a local high school new academic opportunities through Model UN. Every week, Scherr goes to the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics (BCSM) to lead a Model UN club.  

The initiative was originally started by Max Bernstein ‘13 and has been carried on by Scherr over the last two ... Continue Reading

Chase Kauder (10) brings birthday celebrations to children

Chase Kauder (10) and her friend Talia Eskenazi who attends Heschel have recently started a charity called Celebrate U Foundation that throws birthday parties for children in shelters who would otherwise be unable to celebrate. 

The idea came to Kauder when she and her friend were babysitting and were asked by parents to throw a birthday party for ... Continue Reading