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Daydreaming when there’s nothing else to do- Talia Winiarsky reflects on her new experience with unproductiveness over spring break

Daydreaming when there’s nothing else to do- Talia Winiarsky reflects on her new experience with unproductiveness over spring break

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

I am bad at relaxing. Luckily, Horace Mann provides plenty of ways to take up my time. Between plans with friends and homework, I rarely have free time on a typical weekend, but I love my busy schedule because it gives me a sense of purpose. After I finished my last test before spring break, however,...

Letter to the Editor: Inner workings of Extra Time

Devin Hirsch

April 2, 2020

When I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in 2018, I was really scared about what would come next. The journey to get help was long and incredibly difficult, but I know I am finally getting the support I need, which includes accommodations on tests and quizzes. Reflecting on my own...

No substitute for service

No substitute for service

Jack Crovitz

April 2, 2020

Eleventh Grade “Service Learning Day” occurred several weeks ago, fulfilling the juniors’ service-learning requirements. However, this day presented a stark shift from previous Service Learning Days. While past Days required personal participation in volunteer work, this year had no such obligation....

My experience at The Mountain School

My experience at The Mountain School

Izzy Abbott

March 6, 2020

After having spent the last 13 years of my life in the same city, the same house, and the same school, I decided that it was time for a change. I ended my freshman year here utterly unhappy. I could not understand why I never felt like I was being myself and never got grades that reflected my effort—I...

Taking things into your own hands

Julia Robbins, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

Don’t wait for others to do things that you can do. Too often I see students waiting for people in student government to get something done that would be completed much faster if they took the matter into their own hands–and I’m saying this as someone in student government. Things get done faster...

Don’t stigmatize the coronavirus

Don’t stigmatize the coronavirus

Mayanka Dhingra, Managing Editor

March 6, 2020

What if I told you I have coronavirus. Will you look at me differently? Will my name travel via whispers through the halls? Will I return after my recovery to pointing fingers and stares. Will I go down in school history as HM’s patient zero? As much as we pride ourselves on being a caring...

The importance of exposing ourselves to diversity

Scarlett Goldberg

February 28, 2020

In the Horace Mann community, friend groups are often made up of individuals of the same gender, race, and socioeconomic class. Despite how diverse the school is, not many of us capitalize on the multitude of different perspectives available to us. The majority of people are confined to friend groups...

Participating in class

Participating in class

Alison Isko

February 28, 2020

When teachers grade for participation, it makes it more difficult for the class to cover material and to learn. Everyone wants to get 100% for participation, understandably, which leads to half the class raising their hand for every question.Since teachers try to call on as many people as possible, ...

Reflections on College Behind Bars assembly: Marina Kazarian

Reflections on College Behind Bars assembly: Marina Kazarian

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Sitting in advisory, watching the first 15 minutes of Lynn Novick’s documentary “College Behind Bars,” I was shocked by the conversations the prisoners were having in their college classes. Their discussions seemed just as in-depth as the ones I have in my classes, if not more. One student brought...

Reflections on College Behind Bars assembly: Vivien Sweet

Reflections on College Behind Bars assembly: Vivien Sweet

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

I left the assembly two Tuesdays ago featuring accomplished filmmaker Lynne Novick ‘79 and Wesley Caines, the Bronx Defenders Chief of Staff, with a heightened understanding of what education behind bars looks like: the competitive nature of the application process, the dedication of the inmates to...

Put service back in service learning

Put service back in service learning

Katya Tolunsky

February 7, 2020

The school’s mission of service learning (Slearn) is defined on the school website as “a pedagogy and movement which combines community service and action with education, often through curricular connections.” In my five years as a student at the school, I have had many meaningful and rewarding...

Learning to give animals the treatment they deserve

Learning to give animals the treatment they deserve

Ayesha Sen

February 7, 2020

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” When analyzing humanity on the basis of this quote, it is apparent that society has made little to no moral progress and that it would not be considered “great.” For...

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