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Coalition and Union host Black History Month movie screening

Madison Li, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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The Hilltop Diversity Coalition (HDC) and the Union will join forces to host a screening of the film Fresh Dressed and a panel discussion with prominent Black figures in the fashion industry today in honor of Black History Month. The night will begin with the featured documentary, Fresh Dressed, which “...

Poly Prep video sparks conversations and outrage

Poly Prep video sparks conversations and outrage

Mayanka Dhingra, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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News of a blackface video recently circulating on social media at the Poly Preparatory School in Brooklyn has caused discussions within the school community about racism. The video, filmed three years ago, features two former Poly Prep students in blackface making animal-like noises and gestures. After...

Community expresses mixed reactions towards semesters

Marina Kazarian and Adam Frommer

January 18, 2019


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As the first semester comes to a close, students and faculty have express mixed reactions, many critical, as to how effectively the new semester system has fulfilled its goals of reforming workload, scheduling, and stress levels at the school. Out of 171 students The Record polled, the majority of studen...

Students engage in Senior Initiative Projects

Students engage in Senior Initiative Projects

Samuel Singer, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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In advance of Friday’s application deadline, seniors have begun to plan their Senior Initiative Projects (SIPs) where they can independently explore their interests in hopes of making a lasting impact on the school. The program offers seniors the opportunity to delve into the fields of their passion...

Emily Shi (10) spearheads book drive for hospital

Adam Frommer and Marina Kazarian

January 18, 2019


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Emily Shi (10) will host a book drive outside of the library next Tuesday through Friday to collect texts for patients at the White Plains Hospital. Shi’s project’s goal is to provide patients with more access to literature during their hopstial stays and increase the quality of the hospital vis...

Sustainability Committee discusses future plans

Griffin Smith, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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The Sustainability Committee met yesterday to continue planning this year’s school wide Green Action Week, which will be held in April.  Green Action Week will feature speakers and activities to get students thinking about sustainability.  The committee’s current focus is to help students better understand how they can con...

Hickerson creates a zen space for faculty and staff

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


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This year, history teacher Caitlin Hickerson created the Faculty and Staff Meditation and Relaxation Program, an initiative intended to bring a yoga and relaxation practice to the community’s staff. The meditation sessions are available biweekly after school, beginning with gentle stretching and mo...

HMTC and HMDC host Sophisticated Ladies Open House

Eddie Jin, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


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For the first time, the Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC) and Horace Mann Dance Companies (HMDC) held an Open House to introduce their spring production Sophisticated Ladies, a musical revue of Duke Ellington’s music. The Open House ran from 3:20 to 5:00 p.m. yesterday, featuring sing-alongs and di...

PA hosts all-school dinner for parents

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


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At the Parent Association (PA) dinner this Wednesday, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly discussed changes and achievements in each of the divisions, urged parents to contribute to the Annual Fund and HM in Motion, and warned about potential risks posed to students by a constant overload of information from social m...

Poetry in motion, poetry in Olshan

Poetry in motion, poetry in Olshan

Darius McCullough and Peter Arvanitis

December 21, 2018


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Manuscript and the Poetry Out Loud clubs (POL) collaborated to host the third annual Poetry Cafe yesterday I period, which gave students and faculty a chance to share their favorite poetry and music with an audience. The event was run and organized by the president of POL Claire Yoo (12), Events Ed...

Ensemble groups perform at annual Holiday Concert

Ensemble groups perform at annual Holiday Concert

Nathan Zelizer and Sarah Taub

December 21, 2018


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The school’s two orchestral and three choral groups performed for the school community in the annual Winter Concert on Tuesday night during Gross Theatre. The performing choral groups included Glee Club, Concert Glee Club, and Treble Choir and the instrumental groups included Sinfonietta and the la...

Guardian of the liberal arts, Joseph Saeed retires after 10 years of service

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Coworkers, friends, and family alike honored the retirement of Overnight Security Guard Joseph Saeed yesterday in the Cohen Faculty Dining Hall. Saeed has been working at the school for the past ten years and was previously an overnight security guard at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Before w...

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