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Changes to HM246

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

HM246, one of the Center for Community Values and Action’s service learning projects, offers numerous of exciting new programs to students from local public schools who participate every Wednesday. “It’s called HM246 because we’re on 246th street in the Bronx and we want to make it clear that w...

History faculty implement new research curricula for underclassmen

Mayanka Dhingra, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

As the school transitions to a semester system, the Upper Division history department is looking to take advantage of the switch from trimesters and revise research and writing curricula in the upcoming school year. History faculty are hoping that alterations to the curriculum will be a decisive step to...

Parent Association kicks off the new year

Parent Association kicks off the new year

Sam Keimweiss and Nistha Sharma

September 26, 2018

The Upper Division Parents Association (UDPA) kicked off the year yesterday, when chairs Cecile Caer P’19 ’21 ’24 and Benay Taub P’13 ‘17 ’19 ’22 led a meeting outlining their plans for the future. The meeting covered the year’s calendar, protocol, and general advice for planning eve...

Take Back the Tap initiative targets plastic bottle usage

Jack Crovitz, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018

Take Back the Tap, a waste-conscious initiative led by Natalie Sweet (10), will be implemented at the school for the second year in a row to decrease the student body’s plastic usage and spread environmentally friendly practices. The initiative aims to reduce the use of disposable plastic bottles in the c...

Student Ambassador program revamps tours and applications

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

The Student Ambassador program has undergone changes in its membership applicability, application process, and tours since former Middle Division Head Robin Ingram and Director of Admissions Jason Caldwell have taken over leadership of the program,. One of the largest changes to the program has been the elimin...

Editorial – Homecoming 2018

Editorial Board

September 24, 2018

There are many pressing issues in the world, and Homecoming traditions at school are undoubtedly not among them. This is why we, as a Record board, were somewhat bewildered by the outrage provoked by our opinions section this week. Over the years, there has been a fair amount of debate and controvers...

Music Ensembles Learn About Hawaiian Culture

Kiara Royer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

A day after graduation, N-12 Music Program Coordinator Timothy Ho took 24 chaperones along with Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Steel Drums, Glee Club, Treble Choir and Concert Glee Club to Hawaii for a week of music, performance, and culture. “We did a music trip to Hawaii about six years ago and that...

Global Glimpse experiences the Caribbean

Sam Kiemwiess, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

Students traveled to Ecuador and the Dominican Republic (DR) this summer to participate in two-week culture, service, and leadership programs through the organization Global Glimpse. The trips were coordinated through the diversity office, which sent out an email last year that encouraged people to go, ...

¡Hola, Salamanca!

¡Hola, Salamanca!

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

Two teachers and eight students travelled to Salamanca, Segovia, Madrid, and Avila this summer to study Spanish at the University of Salamanca and explore the culture of Spain. “We chose Salamanca because their Spanish program was highly recommended for high school students, and while it’s grea...

Swimming Pool and Aquatics Center

Swimming Pool and Aquatics Center

Mayanka Dhingra, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

The new swimming pool and aquatics center will expand aquatics opportunities for all branches of the community and heighten the preparation of the school’s aquatic teams’ in the upcoming year. According to Director of Facilities Management Gordon Jensen, the aquatics center will feature a USA Swimm...

Simon Family Fitness Center

Simon Family Fitness Center

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

After two years of construction, the Simon Family Fitness Center is set to open on September 4th as part of the school’s HM in Motion renovation. The fitness center boasts 3,364 square feet of gym space and dozens of pieces of new exercise equipment and is unlike anything the school has ever had before,...

Student Center and Cafe

Student Center and Cafe

Caroline Goldenberg, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

A new student center and cafe are set to open on campus for the 2018-2019 school year as the HM in Motion construction project concludes with summer’s end. The goal of the new center is to provide a location on campus where students, in the midst of busy academic lives, can “relax, get some food, wo...

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