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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...

Tutoring: Students and teachers discuss pros and cons of tutoring at the school

Surya Gowda and Lynne Sipprelle

December 9, 2017


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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a physics student must be in want of a tutor. Out of 185 upperclassmen who are currently taking physics or have taken physics and responded to an anonymous poll by the Record, 30 percent used a tutor. Many students expect physics, whether taken over the...

Speech & Debate program expands to include new formats

Noah Phillips

December 3, 2017


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In her fifth round at the Vassar Invitational, having been given the topic for the round only 15 minutes prior, Julia Robbins (10) carefully listened to her opponents speak about mandatory minimum sentencing while simultaneously outlining a passionate and convincing opposing case to defeat her competition. In...

Why some students and teachers are putting the “no” in technology

Why some students and teachers are putting the “no” in technology

Jude Herwitz and Amelia Feiner

December 3, 2017


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Science teacher Dr. Megan Reesbeck developed her no-technology policy for note-taking long before she got her first high school teaching job. As a teaching assistant at a university, she sat in on lecture classes and stared at the backs of 300 students glued to their screens. Most of the students were...

Sleep Experiment

Elizabeth Raab and Joshua Benson

December 3, 2017


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Elizabeth Raab When The Record asked me to participate in this sleep study, I was unsure I would be the right subject. Although I do not get eight hours of sleep every night, I definitely prioritize sleep and go to bed early, usually before 11 p.m. How much difference could sleeping an extra half ho...

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