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Agarwal and Nornberg elected SBPs

Agarwal and Nornberg elected SBPs

Mayanka Dhingra, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Isha Agarwal (11) and Roey Nornberg (11) were elected Upper Division (UD) Student Body Presidents (SBPs) for the 2019-2020 school year. The race was between six pairs of candidates and kicked off on Monday afternoon with an I period forum, where each of the pairs presented their platform in a Q&A sty...

Alumni Benefit hopes to raise money

Nelson Gaillard and Rowan Malley

April 12, 2019

Generations of alumni, from the 1940s to 2010s, will come together at Tao Downtown for the 16th annual Alumni Benefit with the goal of raising $160,000 on Wednesday April 17th. The event features a silent auction that will offer prizes including concert tickets and a private dinner with Dr. Kelly, as...

FSA Dinner

FSA Dinner

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The Feminist Students Association (FSA) hosted its annual dinner in the Cohen Dining Commons this Wednesday, featuring the theme “Women Activists in the Performing Arts.” Students, faculty and other members of the community showed up for this engaging and intimate event that included a dinner, pan...

Students plant trees in Bronx community

Eddie Jin and Ryan Reiss

April 12, 2019

About 20 students will help remove debris from the littered shores of the Bronx River and plant new trees to revitalize the dying ecosystem on April 20th. The initiative, Seize the Seas, was started by Madison Li (11) and Kiara Royer (11) earlier this year, with the guidance of Upper Division scienc...

Gibby Thomas elected Valedictorian

Gibby Thomas elected Valedictorian

Simon Yang and Steven Borodkin

April 12, 2019

The Class of 2019 elected Gibby Thomas (12) last Friday as the valedictorian who will deliver a commencement speech at this year’s Upper Division Graduation. “I was very grateful to see that people thought highly enough of me to vote for me,” Thomas said. “I find it interesting that our vale...

Book Day: Born a Crime, Mark Mathabane

Book Day: Born a Crime, Mark Mathabane

Nishtha Sharma and Lauren Ho

April 12, 2019

Dr. Mark Mathambe, author of his autobiography Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa, shared his experiences of growing up under Apartheid with the school during yesterday’s 25th annual Book Day. Similar to the Book Day selection, Born a Crime by Trevor Noa...

Varsity Couch Potatoes dominate the Ivy League

Sam Keimweiss, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Spencer ‘channel-surfer’ Kahn’t (11) won this year’s award for Most Valuable Couch Potato, given annually to the school’s best athlete on the prestigious team. Kahn’t and his teammates on the Varsity Layabout Team, the Horace Mann Lay-ons, won the Ivy League Championships for the third ye...

Knitting addiction deemed community crisis

Isabella Zhang, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Knitting, initially introduced as a means of relaxation during Wellness Week, has become a dangerous addiction for the student body. The activity has taken over every corner of the school and become commonplace for students yearning to destress and let go of their responsibilities. The school first ordered kni...

Gym class heroes: behind the scenes

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

ALEXA MARK (11) - THE DESTROYER When she’s not delivering fire rebuttals at debate tournaments or writing powerful articles for a publication that shall not be named (The Review), one can find Alexa Mark (11) eviscerating her classmates in floor hockey, ultimate frisbee, touch football, and countless...

Student protest after Keg Party is removed from health class

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

All that could be heard echoing through the halls of the school this past week have been cries of “#RipLangston.” As the health class curriculum stops showing the iconic film “Keg Party” as part of its course, students can’t help but reflect on the film’s impact and cinematic value. For tho...

Wind Ensemble toots their way to Super Bowl

Nistha Sharma and Eddie Jin

April 8, 2019

The National Football League (NFL) announced that they will invite the nation’s top independent school bands – including the school’s Wind Ensemble, Riversdale’s Orchestra, and Fieldston’s Choir – to perform in the Super Bowl halftime show on March 17. The decision came following the hilltop scho...

Freshman Bullying Seniors

Darius McCullough, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

A spitball flies across the hallway and hits the Student Body President in the face as she leaves her Advanced Placement Calculus classroom. She turns around and sees a group of freshmen snickering near the water fountain on the third floor of Tillinghast hall. A senior gets pelted with a snowball as...

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