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Making America Think Again: Jiyon Chatterjee (8) interviews Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Jiyon Chatterjee

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Middle Division

JC: Alexandria, how did you get involved in politics from a young age? Who influenced you as a student to take the political position that you now take and why? AO-C: I worked for the late Senator Ted Kennedy years ago in his immigration office. I found it all to be incredibly fulfilling and satisfyi...

Student entrepreneurs conquer the business world – Wonderboy

Student entrepreneurs conquer the business world – Wonderboy

Spencer Kahn, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Kyle Gaillard (12) makes himself known among young entrepreneurs due to the flashy apparel from his own clothing brand, Wonderboy, Inc. Wonderboy specializes in designer and graphic t-shirts and has been a passion project for about two years, Gaillard said. “I like to create whatever pops into my he...

Student entrepreneurs conquer the business world – Brownies to Dai For

Bradley Bennet, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features

What started out as a delicious treat for the swim team became Ashley Dai’s (11) self-sustaining business, Brownies to Dai For, that donated $1,664 to charities during the spring of 2016. The business began when some of Dai’s teammates on the Middle Division (MD) swim team bought whole batches of ...

Student entrepreneurs conquer the business world – TaskMe

Student entrepreneurs conquer the business world – TaskMe

Nelson Gaillard, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Many dream of becoming entrepreneurs, but for Caroline Kaplan (12), that dream has already come true. More than 300 collage orders later, she is on her way to success with her organizational graphic design company, Task Me. In sixth grade, Kaplan, Olivia Klein (12), Ellie Klein (12), and a friend f...

Student entrepreneurs conquer the business world – House of Haft

Student entrepreneurs conquer the business world – House of Haft

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Little did Harrison Haft (12) know, a family safari trip would turn into a dreamy photography business. At the end of sixth grade, Haft became interested in photography when his grandparents bought him his first camera. As he was not as confident as a photographer then, it was only in the eighth grade...

Student entrepreneurs – PopCycle

Student entrepreneurs – PopCycle

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

For many students, summer vacation consists of traveling abroad, taking courses, or relaxing, but for Noah Goldberg (12), it involves running an ice cream delivery business based in Martha’s Vineyard. During her sophomore year, Noah founded Popcycle, a company that delivers ice cream sourced from...

Humans of HM – David Orloff (10)

Humans of HM – David Orloff (10)

Ben Wang, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

For many musicians, playing at Carnegie Hall is a goal to strive toward, but for David Orloff (10), it’s a feat he has already accomplished. Orloff has played the piano since he was eight years old, he said. Like many musicians, his career began with his parents forcing piano on him, but he eventually...

Humans of HM – Irati Egorho Diez (11)

Humans of HM – Irati Egorho Diez (11)

Simon Yang, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Irati Egorho Diez (11) moved to Lebanon with her mother last September, learning Arabic and volunteering for nine months before returning to the school. Egorho Diez was fascinated by the idea of learning Arabic after following her mother to a conference in Canada, she said. There, she witnessed Sah...

Humans of HM – Brian Wu (11)

Humans of HM – Brian Wu (11)

Andie Goldmacher, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

When Earth is no longer habitable and the entire human race is saved by relocation to a habitable planet, it will be Brian Wu (11) you’ll be thanking. Wu first became interested in astronomy and astrophysics at the age of two, and in 2011, he saw his first rocket launch of the Curiosity Rover being...

Humans of HM – Dr. Jillian Davidson

Humans of HM – Dr. Jillian Davidson

Ben Wang, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Most students know Middle School Latin Teacher Dr. Jillian Davidson for her entertaining classes, but few know she is also a renowned World War I scholar. Over the past summer, she attended two conferences in Australia to provide new details of the Jewish experience during World War I. During her unde...

Humans of HM – Mr. Lionel Garrison

Humans of HM – Mr. Lionel Garrison

Simon Yang, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Some may be surprised to learn that Director of the Upper Division Tutoring Office Lionel Garrison Jr. started his teaching career on Saint Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Garrison moved to Saint Croix immediately after graduating from college, following his father, who also worked on the island, ...

Other New Clubs

Allison Isko and Izzy Abbot

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features

This year, there are a number of new clubs for students to join, including the New York City Interfaith Network, the Hospital Outreach Program, and the Puppy Club.     The New York City Interfaith Network, led by Diana Shaari (11), Nader Granmayeh (12), and Richard Hausman (12), was created in order...

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