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Editorial – Welcome to Volume 116!

Editorial Board

September 5, 2018


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Welcome back from The Horace Mann Record Volume 116 Editorial Board! The past few weeks we’ve seen the campus slowly begin to come alive as everyone prepares for the coming school year. We would like to particularly welcome new students, as well as the many talented faculty who will be joining us for...

Editorial Goodbyes

Editorial Goodbyes

June 5, 2018


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Gustie Owens  Editor in Chief  Volume 115 Board: I have no doubt that I just spent endless hours brainstorming, trello-ing, crosswording, over-caffeinating, and reporting with future Nobel Prize winners, devoted senators, incredible doctors, and reigning hot dog eating contest champions. And a...

Editorial — Going Places: The College Map

Editorial Board

June 5, 2018


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In Volume 114’s Class Day Issue, Rachel Lee ‘17 wrote an opinions piece about the harmful implications of printing the college map, urging the members of our current editorial board to abstain from running the map.  We deliberated over whether to include the feature in our final issue. We are awa...

Appreciating Transparency with Security

Editorial Board

January 18, 2018


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On Tuesday, we lined up against the walls of our classrooms during a lockdown drill. Later that day, many of us left campus to head over to Tierney’s or Dunkin, passing security guards and patrol cars on the way. We are privileged that our administration trusts us enough to maintain an open campus,...

The importance of a framework for discussion

Editorial Board

January 12, 2018


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The racist joke told at this past Tuesday’s SBP assembly has dominated conversation among students and faculty alike. When the Editorial Board gathered in the Student Publications Room yesterday morning to discuss a new editorial topic, given the impact these events have had on the school communit...

How to take action after inspiration: Ian Manuel’s visit

Editorial Board

December 10, 2017


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On Monday, by reciting poetry and answering dozens of our questions, both in an I period assembly and in three classes, Ian Manuel personalized the injustices within the prison system. He put a face and a story behind the 73 13 and 14-year-olds in the United States who have been sentenced to life in...

Assessing testing weeks

Editorial Board

December 3, 2017


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As the Editorial Board sat down to reflect on the previous testing week, we could not reach a consensus: some of us had a blissful week without tedious homework assignments, others crammed for two tests they had in one day. While we appreciate the school’s efforts to reduce stress, our mixed reactions...

Balancing informing the public and the safety of individuals

Editorial Board

November 18, 2017


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Last week, columnist for The New York Times David Leonhardt ‘90 wrote an article called “The Conspiracy of Inaction on Sexual Abuse and Harassment” about how The Record editorial board did not cover rumors about sexual abuse, uncomfortable comments, and harassment when he was Editor-in-Chief. Despite...

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