Greene elected valedictorian

Last Tuesday, Ben Greene (12) was announced as valedictorian of the Class of 2014. 

Greene is known by many students in his grade for his academic, athletic, and social involvement in the school community. He is a member of the football and baseball teams, a middle school mentor leader, a writer for the Review, and competes in Model ... Continue Reading

Book Day preserves Lacks’ legacy

Just as her cells live on, speakers at the 20th annual Book Day said they wanted to ensure that Henrietta Lacks’s story lives on as well. 

Speeches and workshops yesterday addressed medical, ethical, and racial issues brought to surface by Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

An opening assembly showcased conversations with ... Continue Reading

WIC Dinner promotes women in science

Teachers, students and alumni celebrated women who have pursued careers in science fields at this year’s Women’s Issues Dinner.

Dr. Christina Mesropian P’15, an experimental physicist who specializes in high-energy physics, spoke about her experience working as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated field.  

The theme of women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) ... Continue Reading

Middle Division

From the page to the stage: Students tackle Shakespeare

Sixth graders, who have been studying Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in English class, experienced Shakespeare in an entirely different light when they watched a rendition of the play performed by eight membersof the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. 

Analyzing Shakespeare’s works in class is only part of the experience because “Shakespeare is meant to be performed,” Middle Division English ... Continue Reading

Opinions & Editorials

Self-discovery: Finding your personality through music

Ever since the seventh grade, I’ve walked the halls with one earbud in. It’s not something I’m proud of, but I’ve come to the conclusion that if I can’t listen to music, I risk losing my sanity.

My friends sometimes tell me I look like an anti-social zombie sporting headphones. But, I think I’d rather be an anti-social ... Continue Reading

Minority opinions stifled in a caring community

Don’t bring up religion or politics. I always assumed this adage only applied to meeting new company, but I’ve noticed whenever even the hint of politics comes up in conversation with my friends, we shift to making light jokes about politicians and the government, losing any real discussion along the way.

Students, even in middle school, aren’t comfortable being honest ... Continue Reading

Lion's Den

Volleyball’s comeback falls short

Despite a late rally, the Boys’ Volleyball squad fell to the Evangel Christian Eagles three sets to two on Monday. The match went deep into the fifth set before it was decided, but the Lions were eventually defeated, giving them a 1-2 start to the season. 

Evangel Christian came into the matchup 7-1, riding a seven-game ... Continue Reading

Ultimate spotlight: Coach Alexander Palmer

Alexander Palmer, a former member of the Columbia University Club Frisbee Team, is the new Varsity Ultimate Frisbee coach. 

Palmer took up the sport his freshman year at Columbia. In fact, it was Greg Somerville ‘09, who took Palmer to his first practice. Palmer eventually went on to become the team’s captain.

“I had ... Continue Reading

Arts & Entertainment

Parody reflects on student life

Three seniors have brought, what was formerly just an idea, to life in a musical that spoofs a Horace Mann student’s life.

“Upper West Side Story,” the musical, begins when fictional Katie Birkin is asked in a college interview to reflect on her years at the school, from the nursery division to the stage of college ... Continue Reading


Seniors think outside the box

What do superheroes, religion and the physics behind tennis have in common?  All are subjects of this year’s Senior Initiative Projects.  Twelve students have decided to conduct their own Senior Initiative Projects, third trimester programs for seniors interested in studying a certain subject matter independently.

Most of the seniors who elect to pursue their own projects drop a current course ... Continue Reading

Debunking the senior slump

When seniors talked about how they imagined the third trimester, some thought that they would be done. No work, no class, no cares, and days spent out on the field following extra-long lunch trips to Tierney’s. 

This image is not necessarily the reality, said Dean of the Class of 2014 Dr. Glenn Wallach. “The seniors’ perception of the ... Continue Reading