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New construction faces hurdles

New construction faces hurdles

Kiara Royer, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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Although the HM in Motion project was slated to be completed by September of 2018, the ongoing construction not only requires additional work after the school day but affects some aspects of student learning. The construction crew is currently working daily from four p.m. to midnight in order not t...

Flash Flood Alert

Flash Flood Alert

Aaron Snyder, Satirist

October 5, 2018


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After torrential downpours hit the New York area on Tuesday, Horace Mann students weren’t just drowning just in work or emails about clubs, but actual water. In addition to creating larger than normal puddles across campus, the excessive rain caused those stairs whose location nobody can actually ...

Blackout Days to reduce stress, relieve maintenance schedules

Blackout Days to reduce stress, relieve maintenance schedules

Eddie Jin, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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Administrators have decided to reimplement an initiative called Blackout Days, two to three nights per month where the school will designate certain calendar days to be free of non-essential events after 6 p.m. “Over the past several years we’ve fallen into a practice of keeping students after s...

Assembly explains new safety protocols

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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The school’s annual Safety Assembly this past Wednesday centered on reiterating lockdown protocol, explaining changes in fire drill procedure, and introducing the Department of Public Safety staff to the student body. “It’s a grand time to share information with all the students, faculty, and st...

Jody Lewen ‘82 advocates prison education

Jody Lewen ‘82 advocates prison education

Madison Li, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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This past Wednesday, the Center for Community Values and Actions (CCVA) held a Service Learning reflection panel led by Executive Director of Prison University Project Jody Lewen ’82, who spoke extensively about the project’s impacts. According to its website, the Prison University Project’s m...

Spanish from the start

Spanish from the start

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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The World’s Language department has introduced a new textbook to Spanish classes to increase focus on discussion and presentation and reduce the stress of the courses. Each chapter of the new textbook, “Gente,” focuses on student projects such as reviewing short films or creating their own pro...

Changes to HM246

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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