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Tackling religion and race in the classroom: Eighth grade history gets religious

Benjamin Wang, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


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“Out of all the history classes at HM, eighth grade history was my favorite because I was able to study different religions, not just the Abrahamic faiths, like Asian religions,” Brian Wu (11) said. The history curriculum in eighth grade is broken down into four units, each of which explores the ...

Students serve at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Samuel Chiang and David Maydan

January 18, 2019


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A group of eighth graders traveled down to Chelsea to the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen to serve around 1,000 New Yorkers on Monday.  In a  program that is offered two to three times throughout the school year and fulfills their out-of-school service learning credit, eighth graders have a chance to volunteer ...

Eighth Grade Trips This Week: Students see To Kill a Mockingbird live

Eighth Grade Trips This Week: Students see To Kill a Mockingbird live

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Middle Division, Showcase

The entire eighth grade had the opportunity to travel to Shubert Theater in midtown Manhattan to see a matinee performance of the Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird on Wednesday. In addition to the 153 eighth grade students, 20 faculty members, including eighth grade advisors and teachers, a...

Students explore social justice issues in new club

Stephen Chien and Hanna Hornfeld

January 11, 2019


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In order to bring awareness to and enact change in the Middle Division (MD), MD students Louise Kim (8) and Emily Sun (8) founded the MD Social Justice Club, which explores topics from racism to body image. The main goal of the club, which meets on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, is to make the MD...

UD team imparts wisdom to prospective debaters

UD team imparts wisdom to prospective debaters

Lauren Conner and Patrick Stinebaugh

January 11, 2019


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The Middle Division Debate club is well under way in preparing aspiring young debaters who will potentially join the Upper Division team. The club, which is run by the UD Debate team, aims to help kids develop the right habits and make sure that they understand how the activity works, Nader Granmay...

Science Olympiad fosters interest in STEM topics

Walker McCarthy, Contributing Writer

January 11, 2019


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The Middle Division (MD) Science Olympiad team provides students with an opportunity to pursue their interests in science and explore topics outside of the classroom. “Students join the team for a pure love of science, and members really enjoy what they are studying because it is new, different, and ex...

Middle schooler’s thoughts on the show

Emma Colacino, Contributing Writer

December 14, 2018


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The Middle Division theater cast performed “Almost, Maine,” last week, eliciting a range of opinions from the audience. “Almost, Maine” features stories of love told in unique ways. The plots, such as a man shrinking in size after losing his love or a woman carrying her heart in a bag are re...

A look into the Middle Division’s production of “Almost, Maine”: Interview with the Director

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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The Record: Why did you choose the play “Almost Maine?” Haila VanHentenryck: I read it on a plane after Mr. Isaac Brooks recommended it to me. I really loved it; the stories, the themes, the spaces between the dialogues, the way the characters were listening and not listening to each other reall...

A look into the Middle Division’s production of “Almost, Maine”: Student Review

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Wintery nights in Maine can be chilly, but the Middle Division’s (MD) emotional performance of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” brought warmth to the hearts of every person in the theater. The series of vignettes, each taking place in the same ten minute time span around a small town in norther...

Sixth grade buys holiday gifts for Mercy Center families

Lucas Glickman and Patrick Stinebaugh

November 30, 2018


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This past week, in their annual partnership with Mercy Center, the sixth grade traveled to Target to buy holiday gifts for Mercy Center families, as well as hosted a bake sale to raise funds for the trip. The Mercy Center is a community center located in the Bronx that promotes a higher quality of ...

ICIE leads assemblies addressing microagressions

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Over the past two months, each grade in the Middle Division (MD) has had an assembly about microaggressions titled “Having Good Intentions Isn’t Enough.” These three assemblies were led by Candice Powell-Caldwell, an associate of the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity (ICIE...

New LGBTQ+ group highlights school-wide inclusion events

Samuel Singer, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Rainbow and Friends, the Middle Division (MD) alliance group for sexual orientation and gender identity Rainbows and Friends aims to foster a culture of tolerance and acceptance during  2018-19 school year, as a part of a school-wide effort to increase knowledge and respect for all identities, MD psycholog...

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