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Students take advantage of study abroad opportunities in high school

Abigail Goldberg and Katie Goldenberg

May 24, 2018


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In her last four days studying abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel at Alexander Muss High School, Anabel Henick (12) embarked on a four-day hike across the country, carrying a small bottle of ocean water from the Mediterranean and then dumping it into the opposite coast. “The idea that we bring something from the...

Alumni bridge interests from high school to college

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


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Maddie Bender '16 Maddie Bender ‘16 was co-President of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) in high school and is now part of four different musical groups at Yale University. Bender started participating in the school band in fourth grade, she said. She was first clarinet in the SWE for all four years of ...

The Power of Student Government

The Power of Student Government

Lynne Sipprelle and Sam Keimweiss

April 27, 2018


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Less than a decade ago, the Governing Council (GC), the school’s student government oversaw the allocation of funds to clubs and publications and  drafted a new honor code for the school. Today, the Community Council (CC), which replaced the GC after it was abolished, proposes and oversees events and initiati...

From the NYC streets to Tillinghast Hall

From the NYC streets to Tillinghast Hall

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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As a young police officer, Director of Security Mike McCaw was patrolling the 96th Street Lexington Avenue station when he saw a pregnant woman at the edge of the subway platform, a place where many people looking to commit suicide situate themselves. McCaw walked to the edge of the platform and e...

Exploring Body Image

Katie Goldenberg

January 30, 2018


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Social Event Stress From parties to pictures on vacation, many students face the pressure to change their eating or exercise habits to fit an appearance ideal at social gatherings. “Everyone wants to fit in and be liked,” Upper Division Director of Counseling and Guidance Dr. Daniel Rothstein...

Aspects of identity: the impact of non-Western names

Nishtha Sharma

January 30, 2018


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In fourth grade, JJ Ryu (10) made the personal choice to go by “JJ” rather than her legal name, Jih Su, after she noticed that her peers and teachers failed to make an effort to pronounce her legal name. “My teachers would always call me totally skewed names that sounded like Jih Su, but weren’t....

BIGGER, faster, better, stronger: the truth about living up to male body image expectations

Becca Siegel and Simon Yang

January 30, 2018


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At the school and within society, men are often expected to look like the celebrities that grace magazine covers. The social pressure that accompagnies these expectatations has caused many male students to work out and diet, Stephen Angelakos (12) said. Although not all of the pressure can be attributed...

Modern family: Challenging the idea of a nuclear home

Leonora Gogos

January 30, 2018


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According to Director of Institutional Research and Enrollment Management Lisa Moreira, of the 649 Upper Division families at Horace Mann, 86% of them self-reported themselves as stereotypical nuclear families. A nuclear family is the familial set-up of having two parents and their biological children....

Like me: the effects of social media on mental health

Amelia Feiner

January 30, 2018


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The lives of most 21st century students revolve around technology in school, at home, and everywhere in between. Technology is helpful in many situations, but it also presents a potentially harmful pressures. As many aspects of students’ lives now live on social media, students who use popular apps...

When I Realized I Was White/Not White

January 30, 2018


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TAUSSIA BOADI (10) While I had known all my life that I had dark skin and was therefore different, an experience in middle school made me first think about my skin color and what it meant. At my old school, in my seventh grade history class, we had just learned about slavery in America. In order to deep...

Living in a Liberal Bubble: Students Hesitate to Express Unpopular Beliefs

Sadie Schwartz and Jude Herwitz

January 30, 2018


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“It’s a bigger deal to come out as a Republican than it is to come out as gay, and both of these things are simply aspects of a person’s identity,” Isabel Mignone (10) said about expressing her political beliefs at the school. “To be honest, the thought of having to say, ‘Yeah, I’m a Republican’...

$aturday night spending

Megha Nelivigi

January 30, 2018


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The members of the school community spend their Saturday nights very differently. Some prefer to stay in and get work done, while others go out to clubs and restaurants. In an anonymous poll completed by 316 students, the money spent on Saturday nights ranged from $0 to $1,000+. Because he tends to...

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