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Law and Order: Q&A – Emily Feinstein ‘92

John Mauro, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The Record: How did you get involved with the Center on Addiction? Emily Feinstein: I was inspired by a woman named Lynn Paltrow who said “Addiction is the only disease where we put people in prison instead of giving them health care.” After I heard her speak, I started working in this field by inter...

Law and Order: Q&A – Lee Gelernt ‘80

Jack Crovitz, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The Record: What is the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project’s goal? How did you get involved in the project in the first place? Lee Gelernt: Our goal is to defend and expand the constitutional and civil rights of non-citizens. Although non-citizens do not have all the rights of citizens, they are pro...

Law and Order: Q&A – Jeremy F. Korzenik ‘70

Andie Goldmacher, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The Record: What kinds of cases do you work with? What are some examples of cases you’ve worked on in the past? Jeremy Korzenik:  In the BP spill in the Gulf Coast, millions of gallons of petroleum, or crude oil, was spilled into the Gulf Coast, which created millions of dollars of liability for the ...

In Loving Memory of Madame: A Tribute to Sonya Rotman from Members of the Class of 2017

In Loving Memory of  Madame: A Tribute to Sonya Rotman from Members of the Class of 2017

March 1, 2019

Mme. Rotman was a unique and wonderful person. She would go out of her way to check in with her students, teaching with both compassion and love. One sweet thing that reminds me of her essence is how she brought in chocolate because, as she always said, speaking French is like eating chocolate. While most of the tim...

PROJECT X

PROJECT X

Lauren Kim and Hanna Hornfeld

February 15, 2019

From disguising themselves in all black to hiding inside trash cans, 379 Upper Division students went to extremes last week to compete in the school’s annual game of spoon tag: Project X.  Each player is assigned a target - another player they have to tag during the week. Once a player tags thei...

PROJECT X: GIBBY THOMAS: 13.5 Kills

PROJECT X: GIBBY THOMAS: 13.5 Kills

Gibby Thomas

February 15, 2019

As I was sprinting from Fisher to Tillinghast with my spoon in hand, I felt a stronger sense of relief with each step I took. I had just faced-off with my assassin, Sean Koons, outside of Concert Glee as everyone (including Mr. Ho and Dr. Amir) watched and tried to help me get away. I leapt towards S...

A different education

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

Whether coming from a school 7,000 miles away or from just across the Hudson River, students have found different ways of adjusting to Horace Mann’s academic, cultural, and social lifestyle. “Academically, [the transition] wasn’t bad, but socially, it was hard because Horace Mann was where I ...

13 years and counting

13 years and counting

Samuel Keimweiss, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

When Destiny Wright-Butler (12) leads prospective families around campus as a Student Ambassador, she has an interesting fact to share with them. “I tell people ‘oh, I’ve been here for 15 years,’” she said. “I literally am a product of the school.” Wright-Butler is a “Lifer,” someone who ...

No longer a boy’s club: First class of women to attend HM

No longer a boy’s club: First class of women to attend HM

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

When Liz Baum ’78 entered the school as a junior, she was humiliated and intimidated when a foreign language teacher looked right at her and said “this is Horace Mann School For Boys.” Baum was one of  the first 47 girls admitted as incoming sophomores and juniors to the school in 1975, following the school...

The Immigrant Experience: Students of immigrant families reflect on the transition to life in America

The Immigrant Experience: Students of immigrant families reflect on the transition to life in America

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

For many immigrant families, changing location does not mean abandoning their heritage; these students often have unique perspectives about education and culture. In an anonymous Record poll answered by 212 Upper Division students, 6% reported that they were born in a country other than the US, and 49% ...

Nisha Sahgal: Engineering & social justice

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

Nisha Sahgal (12) received inspiration for her Independent Study on engineering through a humanitarian lens through her participation on the robotics team. Sahgal was questioning the implications of engineers and their lab work on society, and decided to research this for her project. Over the summer, Sah...

Surya Gowda: Incarceration & rehabilitation through art

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

Surya Gowda (12) combined her interest in art and the knowledge she acquired from the school’s history elective Voices of Protest (VOP) to design her independent study on incarceration and rehabilitation through the arts. In VOP, Gowda wrote an essay about the incarceration of African American me...

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