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HM alumni admitted to exclusive Mount Sinai program

HM alumni admitted to exclusive Mount Sinai program

Oliver Steinman and Steven Borodkin

December 14, 2018


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Out of 1000 applicants Eden David ‘16, Lily McCarthy ‘16, and Justin Tang ’16 were among the 40 recently accepted to the Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program at Mount Sinai Hospital. The FlexMed program allows college sophomores to apply for early acceptance to The Icahn School of Medicine...

A long ride home: school community shocked after snowstorm causes excruciating Thursday commute

A long ride home: school community shocked after snowstorm causes excruciating Thursday commute

Samuel Singer and Nishtha Sharma

November 30, 2018


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Students experienced nightmarishly long commutes home from school last Thursday as a snowstorm caused heavy delays in the face of unpredicted high levels of snow,  and accidents across major highways. The longest time students spent on buses was about 12 hours, leaving some students to arrive home well a...

Climate Change

Ben Wang, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, governments all over the world must work to drastically cut emissions within the next 12 years. The report stated that by 2030, humans will be incapable of reducing and reversing the effects of climate change. According to The Guardian, “new taxes on ...

No thanks to Thanksgiving

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018


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On Thanksgiving, Gabrielle Fischberg (10) will sit down at a large table surrounded by friends, but there will be no turkey in sight. Instead, there will be lechon, a traditional Filipino roasted pig, lumpia, fried spring rolls, and pancit, a cooked noodle dish, on her plate. She is one of many at the scho...

Global Thanksgivings

Abigail Salzhauer, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018


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Rather than eating turkey, at Evan Wu’s (12) Thanksgiving, his family and friends come together for a potluck party with a Peking duck. Wu’s family throws a party with many Chinese families, one of whom always makes a Peking duck, which is a  very difficult dish, Wu said. “It requires days...

A History of Thanksgiving

Josh Underberg, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018


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We typically translate “Thanksgiving” to a holiday of giving thanks, but many people forget why we have a day for giving thanks and where the tradition began. History teacher Dr. Elisa Milkes explains that “the whole idea of Thanksgiving is rooted in the idea of gratitude to God, often times...

New Yorkers reflect on election results

Henry Owens and Vivian Sweet

November 9, 2018


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Faculty members and a handful of seniors headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the midterm election, to determine New York’s (NY) Governor, Senators, and House Representatives. “I’m really hoping that the people who stayed home during the 2016 election are realizing that this is not the time to...

Seniors step into the voting booth for the first time

Nelson Gaillard, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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At 6:15 a.m. last Tuesday, Tatiana Pavletich (12) threw on sweatpants, walked a block to the Greek church, waited in long lines, and voted for the first time. Her and many other seniors experienced their first time voting as legal adults during this week’s midterm election. As voting rookies, many seni...

Hernandez ‘16 continues family military tradition

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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Christian Hernandez ’16 comes from a family of veterans, which served as part of his inspiration to join the armed forces: his great grandfather served in the Korean War and his grandfather served for 20 years as a combat engineer in the Army. “I had the military heritage, and that motivated me to do b...

Meltzer ‘13 reflects on Navy experience

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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Matthew Meltzer ‘13 chose to attend the United States Naval Academy in part because of his time playing varsity football at Horace Mann. Football required teamwork, physical fitness, and mental strength, three qualities he knew he would find in the military. Time Meltzer spent working for the school Ma...

Duty, honor, country: Jenny Wang’s journey through West Point

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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When Jenny Wang ’16 visited the United States Military Academy (USMA) in elementary school, little did she know that just a decade later, she would be well into her third year at one of the nation’s most prestigious military institutions. Wang first looked into the Academy after a family friend sugg...

Family relations during the college process

Family relations during the college process

Simon Yang and Marina Kazarian

October 26, 2018


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As the deadline for early applications rapidly approaches, members of the school community reflect on how students handle stress and on family dynamics throughout the college process. Student-Parent Relationships Applying to college is a stressful process for many, and parents can potentially contribute t...

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