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Jaden Kirshner’s personal exploration of cinematography

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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Jaden Kirshner (10) found his passion for film four years ago, but has been immersed in the arts world for much longer. Both his parents work in artistic fields, and have helped him find his passion for movies. Randy Kirshner P’21 produces live television and corporate events, such as the Super Bowl Ha...

Sean Koons’ artistic education

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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“He taught us to never appreciate his art as much as we appreciate others,” Sean Koons (12) said about his father, renowned artist Jeff Koons P’19 P’24. “So that when it comes to the time someone asks us who is our favorite artist, I wouldn’t be like, ‘obviously my dad.’” His art appreci...

Wilder Harwood’s glimpse into a director’s world

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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“Especially as I got older I just couldn’t stand action/adventure movies,” Wilder Harwood (11) said. I guess I’m sort of snobby in that sense, but I just find them dreadfully boring.” For Courtney Hunt P’20, Harwood’s mother and a writer and director of independent films, that sentiment me...

Everett Kagan’s backstage experience

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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Everett Kagan (12) grew up in a family involved with theater; both his parents work as producers for plays and musicals, and his brother acted in high school. While he initially acted because it was what was expected of him, he said, he has now found his own motivation and passion for the theatrical ar...

Elizabeth Chung learns the business of art

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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As the daughter of a New York gallery owner, Elizabeth Chung (12) has been immersed in the world of the arts ever since she was born. Her mother, Tina Kim P’19, deals contemporary art, both in the first hand and second hand markets; she works directly with artists creating new pieces to sell, or...

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...

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