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Wellerstein speaks to history classes about North Korea Nuclear Crisis

Wellerstein speaks to history classes about North Korea Nuclear Crisis

Jude Herwitz

November 10, 2017


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This Tuesday, Dr. Alex Wellerstein, an expert on the history of nuclear weaponry from the Stevens Institute of Technology, visited East Asian and AP World History classes to facilitate discussions and answer questions about North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, all while urging students to ...

School hosts three debate-based events in October

School hosts three debate-based events in October

Lynne Sipprelle, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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Last month, Model UN (MUN), Debate, and Parliamentary Debate all held events at school, beginning a new year of debate, politics, and teamwork. At the 32nd Horace Mann MUN Conference many sophomores won Outstanding Delegate and Honorable Mention, while at Debate’s third Horace Mann Public...

Students place at Siemens Competition

Students place at Siemens Competition

Tenzin Sherpa, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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Brian Wu (10), Ella Feiner (12), and Brian Song (12) and Lisa Shi (12) all were semifinalists in this year’s Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology, contributing to exoplanet discovery, analyzing the relationship between the spread of cancer and the cell cycle, and worki...

Community responds to Manhattan terrorist attack

Megha Nelivigi, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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Following the deadliest terrorist attack on New York City since 9/11, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly met with the Security Department and sent an email to parents and teachers addressing the attack. is Tuesday a ernoon, a 29-year-old plowed a rented pickup truck through a bike path in Lower Manh...

Dr. Schiller plans return

Dr. Schiller plans return

Tenzin Sherpa, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Later this year, former Head of the Upper Division Dr. David Schiller will return to the school in order to teach two senior English electives. Although Schiller is unsure what electives he will be teaching, the official courses will be announced later in the year by Head of English Department Vernon W...

Football players kneel during national anthem

Football players kneel during national anthem

Katie Goldenberg, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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As the first notes of the national anthem pierced the air, nearly 20 members of the Varsity Football team, varying in age and race, knelt in front of the crowd that had gathered for the 34-12 victorious Homecoming game against Dwight-Englewood school. Over the past year, players at various professional levels ha...

Read-a-thon celebrates Hispanic culture, community

Lynne Siprelle, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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This past Thursday, the English Department held a Hispanic Heritage/HM Community Read-a-thon in Olshan Lobby. The read-a-thon focused on the theme “e pluribus unified,” which translates to “out of many, unified.” The theme is a play on the United States motto “e pluribus unum,” or “out of...

UPenn Service Learning Director visits school

UPenn Service Learning Director visits school

Samuel Keimweiss, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Dr. Ira Harkavy, the Founding Director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, came to school last Friday, October 13th to speak about reflecting on service learning. He spoke three times, once during B period, once during C period, as well as on a panel du...

Climate change specialist speaks at asssembly

Climate change specialist speaks at asssembly

Megha Nelivigi, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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This Tuesday, Dr. Ben Strauss ‘90 spoke to the school about the growing concern surrounding climate change through a presentation that many students found shocking and upsetting. Strauss presented the basic facts of climate change, which include the dangers of greenhouse gases, the increase of carbon di...

Independent Studies: Educational Reform & Learning Differences- Zoe Mavrides

Independent Studies: Educational Reform & Learning Differences- Zoe Mavrides

Sadie Schwartz

October 13, 2017


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For her Independent Study Project, Zoe Mavrides (12) is researching education Policy Reform Surrounding Special Education. She presented to her class on Tuesday. Ever since Mavrides was diagnosed with a learning disability in 11th grade, she has been interested in the federal policy surrounding these disab...

Independent Studies: Photojournalism- Ben Parker

Independent Studies: Photojournalism- Ben Parker

Sadie Schwartz

October 13, 2017


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For Ben Parker’s (12) Independent Study Project, he is focusing on photojournalism. On Thursday, he presented photographs to his class and initiated a discussion regarding the ethics of photojournalism. Parker introduced photos to the class and asked students to consider whether or not they were eth...

Independent Studies: Car Culture- Naren Beepat

Independent Studies: Car Culture- Naren Beepat

Sadie Schwartz

October 13, 2017


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For his independent study, Naren Beepat (12) is studying car culture. Last Friday, Beepat presented his research to his class, where he compared muscle cars from 1964-1967 to present day muscle cars. Through a lecture with a Powerpoint and interactive activities, Beepat discussed the physical characteris...

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