Seniors react to prom venue change

Rumors have circulated since late January that prom’s location had been moved from The Pierre to Pier Sixty. The venue change has not been formally announced to students but was confirmed by administrators in interviews with The Record earlier this week. The move to Pier Sixty marks the first change in venue for the event since 1991.

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A tribute to Philip Levine

The English department held a memorial poetry reading to commemorate the recent passing of Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet who visited the school a few months ago. 

English teachers and students alike attended the event and shared their feelings about the loss. Many read their favorite poem by Levine, including “Burial Rites,” which is ... Continue Reading

Middle Division

Black team wins Name That Tune

This year, the Middle Division held its eighth annual Middle Mania Name That Tune competition, where the Black team took first place.

In the preliminary rounds, which took place on Tuesday, eight students from each team and any grade signed up. Students can only listen to 15 seconds of each song. The students with the most correct songs ... Continue Reading

MD hosts first model UN conference

Last Saturday, HM’s Middle Division Model UN club hosted its first conference (HoMMUNC Jr.). The conference was an extension of the Upper Division team’s efforts to provide middle school students with opportunities to develop their speaking and debate skills before entering high school. 

Nearly 60 students, including those from Collegiate and Trinity, gathered in Rose Hall ... Continue Reading

Opinions & Editorials

Great is the truth; does it prevail?

Fortunately, we are an independent high school newspaper. There are no administrators who censor us, and for that we are very grateful. Therefore, we try to uphold our journalistic integrity and act in a professional manner. 

At the end of the day, however, we are also students here at Horace Mann. It’s easy to say that ... Continue Reading

Over the hump: It’s okay to slump

Last Friday, my classmates and I gathered in the blistering cold for no reason other than to scream at the top of our lungs. To the rest of the school, this may have seemed like an excessive way to celebrate the start of the third trimester, or maybe just an excuse to buy ridiculous amounts of vuvuzelas. But ... Continue Reading

Lion's Den

Girls’ Basketball has eyes on the ‘ship, on to the semifinals

The Girls Basketball team bounced back from an overtime loss in the Buzzell games with two victories in the NYSAIS Tournament, advancing to the State semifinals.

The Lions lost to Riverdale on Friday night, falling in overtime by a score of 42-39. This came as a shock to the Lions, as Horace Mann had already beaten ... Continue Reading

Fencing wins big at ISFL Championships

The Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Fencing teams closed out their season with a bang this past Saturday at the Independent Schools Fencing League (ISFL) team championships at Hackley. Girls’ Foil performed especially well, garnering a first place finish with a record of 7-0 on the day. 

This victory was especially important to Girls’ Foil, as they ... Continue Reading

Arts & Entertainment

Feiffer ‘03 makes a splash off-Broadway

With a sold-out extended run off-Broadway, Halley Feiffer ‘03’s I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard, is a bold exploration of what happens when fame is intertwined with the dynamics of a father-daughter relationship.  

“Fame is this shiny thing that so many people think they want and then once you get it, it clearly is ... Continue Reading


Vaccinations Situation

In the media and at Horace Mann, the discussion of vaccinations and the allowance of personal exemption due to religion has become one of high contention recently.

The discussion began as a result of the outbreak of measles in heavily populated areas throughout the United States, including DisneyLand. 

This event, as well as others ... Continue Reading