10/17 Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

I’d like, on the behalf of the Katz Library faculty and staff, to respond to your editorial “Let’s get lenient in the library” (Vol. 112, Issue 5). The editorial mentions the lack of student social places on campus, and we totally agree that the school desperately needs places where students can socialize with ... Continue Reading

Levine recites poems, shares life experiences

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Levine read a collection of his works, shared personal anecdotes, and made a series of wisecracks at Tuesday’s assembly.

Levine described how his experience growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Detroit and his time working in an auto factory influenced his poetry. He also discussed the various backstories behind different ... Continue Reading

$15,000 to benefit Summer on the Hill

Summer on the Hill (SOH), an academic enrichment program for low-income students, recently received a $15,000 grant from the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund. 

SOH takes place on the school’s campus every Saturday and gives students access to academic programs, art classes, and sports instruction. 

Not only do 95% of the high school ... Continue Reading

Middle Division

MD’s new passion for pickles

“I love pickles” Hannah Lipskar (6) co-founder of the Middle Division Pickle Club said. Lipskar along with Pascale Zissu (6) were inspired by their love of pickles to start the club. “I thought it would be cool to make my own with my friends” Zissu said. 

The girls approached Middle Division history teacher Emily Dutton with ... Continue Reading

Opinions & Editorials

Lions all over the place

Two years ago, I wrote a piece featured in the HM Homecoming Record. It captured what I appreciated most about Horace Mann, and I hoped that it would encourage others not to take our school for granted. I am writing, now, to share a thought that has just recently crystallized: there are Lions everywhere, including South Africa. 

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Lion's Den

Athletes build, fulfill service requirement

For the past month and a half, every fall team has traveled to a house-building site co-sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and the Athletic Department. The primary goals of the partnership have been to boost production of a house built for lower-income Westchester residents, while also helping the common problem of athletes not fulfilling their community service hour ... Continue Reading

Girls’ Soccer wins in OT thriller

The Horace Mann Girls’ Varsity Soccer team walked away from their matchup against Trinity on Wednesday with a narrow victory, defeating them 2-1 in a penalty shootout. 

Neither team managed to score in the first half.  Late in the half, a Trinity player broke through the Horace Mann’s defense; however, goalie Jane Frankel (9) dove acrobatically for the ... Continue Reading

Arts & Entertainment

Prawat Laucharoen: The evolution of an artist

“It makes sense to do something more than what everybody knows,” said Prawat Laucharoen, an internationally acclaimed printmaker and art teacher at the school. Throughout his career and time as a teacher and mentor, Laucharoen has used a variety of artistic approaches and has formed connections throughout the world.

As a painting student in college, Laucharoen was drawn ... Continue Reading

Music initiative expands the horizons of learning

When Wendy Jo (12) watched one of her Saturday Morning Tutoring students gravitate towards the piano in Rose Hall and play it, she was instantly inspired to begin a tutoring program based solely on music, she said. 

As of this year, the Saturday Music Initiative will now be open to students of all ages and skill ... Continue Reading


It’s all Greek (and Latin and Italian) to me

Walking under the multicolored flags decorating the ceilings of the hall, one can hear the sharp tones of discourse in six different languages coming through the doors of the classrooms on the third floor of Tillinghast. 

The majority of Upper Division students take courses in Spanish or French, and only 10% of UD students combined take ... Continue Reading