The Record

Looking into Laucharoen: An artist in our midst

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

“It’s absurd how so many students still don’t know about Mr. Laucharoen’s prolific career as an amazing artist, despite the fact that he’s been at the school for so long,” Amrita Acharya ‘18 said. Unbeknownst to many students, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and drawing and painting tea...

Talent show raises funds for music education charity

Andie Goldmacher and Katya Tolunsky

May 3, 2019

The Show, taking place after school next Friday, will feature student talent in music, comedy, slam poetry, beatboxing, and more. Bernie Williams, a Grammy-nominated artist, former Yankee, and school alumnus, will also perform in the Show. “We are hoping older Yankees fans and music fans will s...

Student Art Showcased at Met

Emma Colacino, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2019

Exhibiting the works of Gold Key Awardees for the scholastic art competition for fifth consecutive year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will features over 600 original works of art at Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education from March 22nd to May. The Alliance of Young Artists and Writers holds the scholasti...

Students and Alumni Music Producers explore music-sharing platforms

Adam Fromer and Abby Beckler

May 3, 2019

In the surge of rappers engaging in music-sharing platforms, Student and alumni music producers have entered the scene singing, writing, and inspiring as they pursue their love of music. “Right now, [SoundCloud] is where popular music is. I might have more enjoyment writing jazz; it is all a compromi...

Sophisticated Ladies review: energy and passion take the stage

Jack Crovitz, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Over the course of its one-and-a-half hour run time, Sophisticated Ladies creates an energetic, effervescent, and highly entertaining celebration of both Duke Ellington’s superb work and the diverse talents of the production’s cast and crew. The jazz’s discordance produces a harmony of its own...

Sets and lights: a look backstage

Marina Kazarian and Adrian Arnaboldi

April 29, 2019

Behind the scenes of the school’s production of Sophisticated Ladies, members of the crew and set design team have been setting the stage for an exhilarating show with their work on set and lighting design. Their designs will be front and center during the performances of Sophisticated Ladies. Typi...

Sophisticated Ladies: Origins and inspiration

Natalie Sweet and Yotam Hahn

April 29, 2019

The Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC) and Horace Mann Dance Company (HMDC) approached the production of Sophisticated Ladies eager to celebrate the music and talent of Duke Ellington. The original 1981 production featured a predominantly African American cast, and though the school’s production is...

Sophisticated Ladies: Featured faculty shine in production

Julia Goldberg and Nshera Tutu

April 29, 2019

Not only are the school’s faculty devoted to our academic community, they can also get down to the rhythm of the Duke. Since February, ten faculty members have dedicated hours of their out-of-school time to the Upper Division production of Sophisticated Ladies. The faculty include science, foreig...

Following the arts: student artist share their creative works on social media

Following the arts: student artist share their creative works on social media

Victor Dimitrov and Abigail Beckler

April 12, 2019

Serving as an online gallery and creative platform, social media allows student artists to share their artwork, ranging from photography, sculpture, ceramics, and illustration. One such artist, Rachel Zhu (10) began to post her illustrations to Instagram as a means to share her work beyond her close...

Surya Gowda’s (12) Independent Study sheds light on mass incarceration through prison gallery

Surya Gowda’s (12) Independent Study sheds light on mass incarceration through prison gallery

Eliza Poster and Katya Toluynsky

April 12, 2019

Peering through the grey bars which enclose the model jail cell pitched within Fisher Gallery, one gets a glimpse into the realities of prison life. On one side of the room, a timeline reveals the history of mass incarceration in America, detailing the legislation that permits the current imprisonme...

From HMTC to playwriting: Halley Feiffer’s (‘03) journey in theatre

Liliana Greyf, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2019

From acting in productions in Gross to writing plays for the Geffen Playhouse, Playwrite Halley Feiffer ’03 possesses a love for the performing arts that extends beyond the Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC). Having dedicated hours of rehearsals to HMTC, Feiffer believes that the school’s theatr...

Naomi Mishkin ‘07 makes her mark on the fashion industry

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

Naomi Mishkin (’07) first started working in fashion in the Middle Division, when she sold her homemade hand bags to her friends. Her journey to holding a trunk show for her own fashion label, Naomi Nomi, has not been a straight shot, but nonetheless, last Saturday she debuted five new silk scarves ...

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