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End of the AP World: school discontinues course

Abby Salzhauer, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

Due to drastic curriculum changes made by the College Board, Advanced Placement (AP) World History will no longer be taught at the school beginning next year after being offered for nearly 20 years. The change, announced by the College Board in July of 2018, will move the starting date of the curric...

Speaker discusses social infrastructure

Speaker discusses social infrastructure

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University Eric Klinenberg visited the school this Wednesday to discuss his work in the field of social science and infrastructure. Director of the Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) Dr. Jeremy Leeds in...

School celebrates Japan Day

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Today, students will present plays with their Japanese classes and enjoy a schoolwide celebration of Japanese culture as part of the school’s annual Japan Day. Japanese teacher Mami Fujisaki started Japan Day about 25 years ago when she first came to the school, she said. “I wanted [the studen...

Interfaith Group hosts Al-Noor students

Interfaith Group hosts Al-Noor students

Kiara Royer, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

The Interfaith Group invited high school students from the Al-Noor School in Brooklyn to visit the school for a day of friendship and cultural discussion last Wednesday. The Al-Noor School is the largest Islamic school in New York, according to its website. Founded in 1995, the school emphasizes academi...

Coalition and Union host Black History Month movie screening

Madison Li, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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