The Record

Editorial: Individual steps to make our community stronger

Editorial: Individual steps to make our community stronger

Editorial Board

April 2, 2020

Finding ways to create community is more important now than it has been in a long time. In this editorial, we are not asking for anything new to be required of students, coaches and faculty. We are asking for community members to make an active choice to connect with others and create concrete platforms...

A call to climate action for publication leaders

December 13, 2019

Greta Thunberg just won Time’s Person of the Year. It wasn’t Trump that won, it wasn’t Robert Mueller or Nancy Pelosi or anyone else that has power put into their hands in some official sense. It was a 16 year old kid from Sweden who has brought climate change to the forefront of our global conversation....

Lockdowns: looking beyond the drill

Editorial Board

September 20, 2019

At precisely 9:35 on Tuesday morning the PA system blared and a resounding voice alerted the community that, once again, we were having a lockdown drill. The very need for the practice horrifies us. A school is a place for students to comfortably learn and expand their knowledge in a safe environment....

Editorial: Considering 9/11, 18 years later

Volume 117 Editorial Board

September 13, 2019

On Wednesday, some members of our community gathered on Alumni Field to commemorate the lives lost and impacted by the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. As New Yorkers, the legacy of 9/11 remains present in our lives and confronting the violence and loss endured by our city is always painful. ...

Friend Request IRL

Volume 117 Editorial Board

September 3, 2019

This summer, in an email to the high school, Upper Division Head Dr. Jessica Levenstein strongly discouraged students and faculty from using their cell phones on campus, outlining the new cell phone policy that takes effect this year. While some might see it as an unnecessary and imposing measure, we t...

Editorial – Senioritis

Editorial Board

March 1, 2019

Beware the crippling plague that bites every senior like a blood-thirsty vampire at the start of the spring: senioritis. Experiencing symptoms of faltering academic motivation, repeated absences and tardiness, a strange persistent rash, and a diminished incentive to tend to extracurricular responsibil...

Editorial: Embracing Black History Month

Editorial Board

February 1, 2019

The start of February today signals a variety of different things for members of the community. It may mean bracing ourselves for increasingly frigid weather or thinking about Valentine’s Day. For seniors, perhaps it means easing up on work ever so slightly. For all of us, however, February should signif...

Editorial – Reflection on the First Semester

Editorial Board

January 18, 2019

As all of you know, the first semester is coming to an end. As the Editorial Board, we feel an obligation as Horace Mann students to continue in our pursuit of knowledge inside and outside the classroom no matter how “draining” the year has been so far. As the first year of students under the seme...

Editorial – Alumni Speaker Series

Editorial Board

November 30, 2018

Over the past couple weeks, we as a board have enjoyed the opportunities we have had to interact with Horace Mann’s alumni. Whether it was engaging in a conversation about journalism with Marc Fisher during his I period visit to the school, bonding with members of the Classes of 2017 and 2018 over ...

Editorial – Tree of Life

Editorial Board

November 9, 2018

It is surprising to see how many news networks are so quick to move on from the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that occurred just a week and a half ago. To many, the Pittsburgh tragedy has become “just another one” in a litany of mass shootings in the last several years. Man...

Editorial – Early Applications

Editorial Board

October 26, 2018

At the eve of early application deadlines, seniors cram to finish college essays, study for exams, and complete homework assignments. As we struggle to balance our academic responsibilities with familial ones, we often lose sight of the matters that are truly important to us, for it is our friendshi...

Editorial – Dr. Snyder

Editorial Board

October 12, 2018

Our community was very fortunate to be able to invite Dr. Timothy Snyder, an esteemed professor of European History from Yale University, to our school to discuss his thoughts on the current political scene. The board would like to highlight one of his points in particular: the role of social media ...

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