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A letter from Montesino

October 2, 2017


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As I embark on my next adventure, I wanted to thank the Horace Mann community for opening its arms to me 16 years ago. As a kid from the South Bronx, I never knew Horace Mann even existed until I came up for a job interview that my friend Richie set up for me. Thanks Richie! I will miss everyone who suppo...

After 15 years, Pedro Montesino says goodbye

After 15 years, Pedro Montesino says goodbye

William Han, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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After 15 years working at the school as a security guard and as part of the technology department, Pedro (Peter) Montesino will be leaving to work for the University of Pennsylvania as a Audio Visual Coordinator. Montesino’s experience at the school has profoundly changed his mindset and ability, he ...

New clubs for 2017-2018 school year

New clubs for 2017-2018 school year

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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Innovation and Entrepreneurship   Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a publication in its inaugural year, will offer students the chance to write about entrepreneurs, especially those who are not well known, Cohen said. Jonny Cohen (12), Joey Peracchia (12), James Baumann (12), and Sam Stein (12) co-...

Dorr implements new changes to deal with increasing tick population

Dorr implements new changes to deal with increasing tick population

Megha Nelivigi and Charlie Silberstein

October 2, 2017


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Over the summer the John Dorr Nature Lab, the school’s off-campus property in Connecticut, introduced new policies to deal with the increase in tick populations and new tick-based viruses, having students shower every day and drying  their used clothing to prevent any tick bites. “These policie...

Students see increased number of pests at school

Students see increased number of pests at school

Becca Siegel, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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Ranging from water bugs to skunks, pests have been reported across the campus from the girls’ locker room to outside Spence Cottage. Since the beginning of the school year, many students have noticed an uptick in the number of pests around the school.  Eliza Bender (10) began to notice the bugs...

Community Council creates subgroups to increase efficiency; plans initiatives

Community Council creates subgroups to increase efficiency; plans initiatives

Lynne Sipprelle, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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This year, the Community Council (CC) will be divided into three committees, which will focus on making the school campus more sustainable, working with clubs on diversity in the student body, and planning schoolwide games and activities, Chair of the CC Amir Moazami (12) said. The CC is sectioning...

Lower Division hosts workshop for girls in STEM

Lower Division hosts workshop for girls in STEM

Abigail Salzhauer, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


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This past Saturday the Lower School held a girls in STEM workshop for students in second and third grades. This Saturday’s theme was marine sciences. This program, called the WISE Program exists mainly in Lower, but has held events in the middle school in the past. The program, led by LD science...

School plans switch from trimester to semesters for ’18-’19 school year

School plans switch from trimester to semesters for ’18-’19 school year

Betsey Bennett, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


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Next year, there will be no more end-of-trimester testing, mid-trimester reports, or third trimester seniors. According to Head of Upper Division Dr. Jessica Levenstein, the school will be switching to a semester system for the 2018-2019 school year. “To me, the decision is of a piece with eliminating...

Anti-semitic vandalism in Riverdale

Anti-semitic vandalism in Riverdale

Sadie Schwartz, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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Just a block away from school, one to three criminals spray-painted the word “Jew” on the door of a house on 246th and Waldo Ave between 10 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday.  With the help of the school, the NYPD apprehended one of the criminals, but the incident has aroused concern from members...

McCarthy (12), Tripathi (12) win second at debate nationals

McCarthy (12), Tripathi (12) win second at debate nationals

Katie Goldenberg, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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As many students packed away their studies for the summer, Honor McCarthy (12) and Siddharth Tripathi (12) faced the final round of the National Speech and Debate Tournament, receiving second place at the tournament. From June 18 – 23, McCarthy, Tripathi, Ethan Kim (11) and Sajan Mehrotra (11) traveled...

Zeng ’17 wins Caro prize for second year; C-Span broadcasts

Zeng ’17 wins Caro prize for second year; C-Span broadcasts

Sadie Schwartz, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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While many students across the grades submitted their best research papers in attempts to win the Robert Caro Prize for Literary Excellence in the Writing of History, Sarah Zeng ‘17’s essay stood out as the finest for the second year in a row. She was honored at the award ceremony at Head of School...

Counseling and Guidance hires new learning specialist, increases student outreach

Counseling and Guidance hires new learning specialist, increases student outreach

Lynne Sipprelle, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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This year, Dr. Ian Pervil will take over psychologist Dr. Liz Westphal’s position as learning issues specialist in the Office of Counseling and Guidance, continuing the school’s focus on awareness of learning differences. The Office of Counseling and Guidance is excited for Dr. Pervil to join...

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