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Behind the scenes: The Disciplinary Council

Behind the scenes: The Disciplinary Council

Betsey Bennett, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


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Each year in May, Dean of Student Life Dr. Susan Delanty invites all rising juniors and seniors to apply to serve on the Disciplinary Council for the following school year. The Disciplinary Council is a committee that addresses student violations of school rules as outlined in the Family Handbook....

Girl Scouts take philanthropic action in their communities

Girl Scouts take philanthropic action in their communities

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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As orders from friends and family for Samoas and Thin Mints pile in, Joanne Wang (12) takes time out of her schedule to organize, sell, and pack cookies. Wang has been dedicated to her town’s Girl Scout troop in Englewood Cliffs, NJ for the past 11 years. She initially joined because she was captivated...

Students conduct science research

Sandhya Shyam, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


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Instead of going away to sleepaway camp or visiting another country, Aurora Grutman (12) spent her summer researching cocaine addiction and its possible treatments. Grutman, like several other Upper Division students, chose to participate in summer research. She conducted research through a seven...

Summer spotlight: camp & camp counselors

Summer spotlight: camp & camp counselors

Leonora Gogos, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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While some students spend their summers studying on college campuses or traveling the world, many students make time to return to places that they consider a second home – their summer sleep-away camp. Though everyone has a different reason for wanting to return to camp, most share one: reuniting...

Summer spotlight: voluntourism

Summer spotlight: voluntourism

Solomon Katz, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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Grace Hill (12) woke up early in the morning, drove to an underprivileged city near where she was staying in Nicaragua, and helped families sell goods in the outdoor market, then she finished the day off by teaching the family English for two hours. Hill spent her summer volunteering in a foreign...

New Faculty: Melissa Doellman

New Faculty: Melissa Doellman

Surya Gowda, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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Melissa Doellman will be joining the science department this fall. Doellman is teaching teaching two sections of ninth grade biology and two sections of Advanced Placement (AP) Biology. Doellman spent six years teaching in Illinois at the University High School. She is coming to the school because...

New Faculty: Camilla Nivison

New Faculty: Camilla Nivison

Surya Gowda, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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Camilla Nivison will be joining the science faculty beginning this fall. After the departure of two biology teachers, the department needed to hire replacements, Upper Division Dean of Faculty and science teacher Dr. Matthew Wallenfang said. Nivison is teaching three sections of ninth grade biology...

New Faculty: Laura Weinstein

New Faculty: Laura Weinstein

Tenzin Sherpa, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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Dr. Laura Weinstein joins the History Department this year. Weinstein began teaching in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while she earned her PHD. She primarily teaches US History, but has also taught courses in World history. She previously taught at Dwight-Englewood, where she was...

New Faculty: Chidi Asoluka

New Faculty: Chidi Asoluka

Tenzin Sherpa, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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Mr. Chidi Asoluka joins the English department this fall. He is returning to his home state of New Jersey in order to teach at the school after working at the Germantown Acaedmy in Pennsylvania for seven years.   “When I visited Horace Mann, I felt that energy that I wanted to be a part of. I saw a school ...

New Faculty: Hillary Matlin

New Faculty: Hillary Matlin

Becca Siegel, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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New archivist/library aide Hillary Matlin joined the Katz Library staff in July. She has already been working in the new archival room located in the basement of Tillinghast Hall throughout this past summer. Matlin hopes to make the new archive room a more active part of students’ and teachers’ ...

New Faculty: Timothy Behan

New Faculty: Timothy Behan

Charlie Silberstein, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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“I enjoy getting students to think deeply about mathematics and to actively participate in the material they are learning,” new math teacher Timothy Behan said. Behan studied math at Vassar College, where he discovered his love of teaching, he said. Behan volunteered at a local school and worked...

New Faculty: Jordan Rathus

New Faculty: Jordan Rathus

Charlie Silberstein, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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Film/Video and Photography teacher Jordan Rathus will join the Visual Arts Department this year. Rathus is a practicing artist and filmmaker, who has previously taught at Rutgers College and the College of New Jersey. She has also worked as a production manager for television shows such as Nickelode...

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