Colacino to succeed Friedman as Chair of the Board of Trustees

After nine years as the longest serving Chair of the Board of Trustees, Steve Friedman  ’72 P’03, P’04, P’08 will be stepping down from his position when his term ends on June 30 and will be succeeded by Vice-Chair Michael Colacino ’75 P’22.

During his tenure as Chair, Friedman led the Board throughout the 2008 financial ... Continue Reading

Middle Division

Petition started to keep UD students out of reading room

After the Middle Division Reading Room became available to Upper Division students last Monday, Euwan Kim (7), started a petition to revert back to the old rules, banning high-schoolers from the room. The new rules allow Upper Division students to access the room at all times, except after school and during Middle Division lunch, D and E periods.

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6th graders go back to colonial times during annual Williamsburg trip

Students walked in the shoes of historical figures and experienced colonial life firsthand on the annual sixth grade trip to Colonial Williamsburg last week.

After learning about the events leading up to the American Revolution in History class, the entire sixth grade went on a four-night exploration of the historic town. 

“The purpose of ... Continue Reading

Opinions & Editorials

A sense of mindfulness

Two weekends ago, I was among the thirty other wide-eyed future Horace Mann Orientation (HMO) peer leaders, ventured into the great depths of Glenn’s Mystical Kingdom - also known as the John Dorr Nature Lab. Guiding us were our experienced and resourceful leaders: Dr. West, Dr. Westphal, and Dr. Rothstein. For all of you upperclassmen reading this – ... Continue Reading

Individualism in a team sport

Although the cross country and track teams at Horace Mann are known to be team sports, the overall ranking of the team is based only on the individual performances of each athlete. In contrast, team sports such as volleyball and basketball rely heavily on the performance of the team as a whole rather than the individuals. A volleyball ... Continue Reading

Lion's Den

Girls Basketball falls in the semis, does not affect season outlook

The Girls Varsity Basketball team’s season ended on Sunday with a loss in the NYSAIS state semifinal game. Horace Mann was defeated by a score of 59-38 to Poly Prep, who went on to fall in the championship game against Rye Country Day.

The Lions started the game with very strong defense but mediocre offense. They jumped out ... Continue Reading

Wrestlers compete at Nationals

Owen Elrifi (12), Cavan Klinsky (12) and Mathew Bock (11) competed in the National Prep Wrestling Championships at Lehigh University from February 26th to February 28th.

The tournament was formatted in double elimination. None of the wrestlers were pleased with their performances, Elrifi said. “We did not do as well as we could have done,” Klinsky ... Continue Reading

Arts & Entertainment

Urban Aid raises funds for Joyful Heart

A range of heartfelt music, ranging from rock to folk, from cheery to somber, filled the cafeteria during last Friday’s Urban Aid concert, which benefited the Joyful Heart Foundation.

Founded by actress Mariska Hargitay, the Joyful Heart Foundation strives to “heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed ... Continue Reading

Dr. Amir lends piano talents to the Music Department

“When some people sit down and play, they just play the notes on the page, and the audience doesn’t get taken anywhere, pianist and composer Dr. Amir Khosrowpour said. Khosrowpour makes it his mission to  communicate what’s behind the music and take the audience on a journey.

Since December, Khosrowpour has been teaching private piano lessons ... Continue Reading


Lost and found in translation: being bilingual

Students immerse themselves in their family’s culture through speaking a language other than English at home and with relatives. These bilingual and multicultural students face a range of challenges but are also able to reap the benefits of a second culture. 

Knowing another language “opens your eyes and gets you to experience the culture because it ... Continue Reading