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Spotlights on MD sports stars: James Ho

Yin Fei, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2019

The Middle Division (MD) Swim team left the pool with a great season, with many of the athletes either beating their previous times or setting personal goals that they accomplished. One swimmer in particular, James Ho (7), shined in an especially memorable way throughout the entire winter sports season...

Spanish students learn how to flamenco

Spanish students learn how to flamenco

Claire Goldberg and Katya Tolunsky

March 1, 2019

The sixth grade Spanish students had a hands-on experience with Spanish culture in a flamenco workshop last Monday that enhanced what they are learning about in the classroom. Valerie Maté-Hunt, the Head of Middle School (MD) Language Department, organized the event. “The event took place becaus...

Mock Newberry club awards Poet X as winner

Mock Newberry club awards Poet X as winner

Dallas Dent, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019

The Middle Division (MD) Mock Newbery Committee spent D and E periods last Tuesday reviewing several books that qualified as finalists for the Newberry Award, with the 36 students from grades six to eight engaged in spirited discussion over which finalist they thought should win the award. “Each eager...

Students make organization fun in new club

Kate Feiner, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019

Middle Division (MD) psychologist Dr. Christina Nichols shares her love of washi tape, cute planners, and organization with students during the Planners for Days club meetings every Monday.  The club was created after co-founders Jiwan Kim (6) and Catherine Mong (6) designed their own planners with Dr....

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

Benjamin Wang, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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