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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...

The apple doesn’t fall far from the teacher’s desk: teacher-student families

The apple doesn’t fall far from the teacher’s desk:  teacher-student families

Isabella Zhang, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


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While most students think of school as a time away from home, students whose parents work at the school share a different experience. “Although there might be a whole taboo about my mom teaching at school, I find the situation bettering my relationship with her,” said Sadie Hill (10), youngest daug...

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

Jiyon Chatterjee

October 5, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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