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The Rappaccini Variations: separating intent from impact

Allison Li

November 18, 2017


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Starting off my senior year, one of the things I most looked forward to throughout the week was rehearsal for the Rappaccini Variations. I was eager to improve my acting skills and participate in a play at school for the first time. I was particularly excited by the concept of this production, a retelling...

Casual use of offensive jokes: it’s not funny

Surya Gowdy

November 18, 2017


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As a school, we pride ourselves in our diversity and acceptance of all cultures and identities. It is written in our core values and put in practice in our classrooms. Though it sounds good on paper, is that really what happens behind the doors of the library classrooms and casual conversations with...

Defining beauty: my senior year without makeup

Defining beauty: my senior year without makeup

Emma Jones

November 6, 2017


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What does your face really look like? This might seem like an obvious question, but many women have two faces they wear, one of which is completely artificial. For most of high school, I really liked to wear makeup. I thought eyeliner was fun, and I’m grateful for the way that colorful makeup allowed...

CTRL, ALT, DLT Sexism from Robotics

Emily Yu

October 2, 2017


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I had enjoyed building Lego structures, learning basic computer science principles from my best friend’s mother, and making programs on Scratch for fun, but I never thought I’d ever be good enough to do it outside of just messing around on rainy days, let alone in school.

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Unite and Conquer: Women in STEM

Unite and Conquer: Women in STEM

Joanne Wang, Ella Feiner, and Stephanie Li

October 2, 2017


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We’ve witnessed girls drop out of honors math and science classes after earning a mediocre grade on one quiz, while boys in the same class earn worse grades and remain unfazed. It’s important for girls to know that everyone struggles sometimes and that pushing through a challenge can actually be one of the most beneficial educational experiences.

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Fake News Alert!

Fake News Alert!

Aaron Snyder, Not a Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Last week a small group of teachers and administrators secretly met to reschedule “hell weeks” in response to the school’s switch from trimesters to semesters. The meeting was called after an administrator overheard multiple juniors bragging that the new policy would allow them to start their senior...

AFreyd of getting reported

AFreyd of getting reported

Freya Lindvall

September 29, 2017


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I’ve known what my senior facebook name was going to be since freshman year. I, as well as many others in my grade, spent a ton of time brainstorming ideas, sending screenshots of cover photos, and cracking up over creative names. Some contenders included “The Frey” after the band, and “Freytos...

The importance of striking a balance

Lutie Brown, Columnist

September 29, 2017


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"I learned lessons the hard way, followed my heart, and buried myself in activities while drowning out academics, rarely listening to sound advice from adults and peers I admired."

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Doing good gone bad: assessing the problems with voluntourism

Alexis Bolner

September 11, 2017


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Service projects abroad are not always well-intentioned. They are sold to teenagers on the glossy covers of student travel magazines, claiming that voluntourism will be an incredible way to aid “developing countries.” However, voluntourism is harmful to the people and communities involved. Voluntouri...

Summer Chemistry: a mixed reaction

Summer Chemistry: a mixed reaction

Ben Wang

September 11, 2017


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This summer, instead of getting a relaxing break from school, I took Summer Chemistry, the typical tenth grade science course condensed into a six-week class that entails a vast amount of work and dedication. The course was an amazing experience. Although there were periods of immense stress, the resources...

Welcome back from your SBPs

Welcome back from your SBPs

September 8, 2017


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  Welcome Back Horace Mann! Whether you are a freshman at the starting line of high school or a senior rounding the home stretch, we are all part of the same community. We hope you had a restful and fulfilling summer and are excited for the year ahead. To those returning, welcome back....

Abiding by our school & community values in light of Charlottesville

Volume 115 Editorial Board

September 8, 2017


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On August 12, a group of white nationalists and neo-Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, VA to protest the removal of Confederate statues. Following the rally, which resulted in many injuries and three fatalities, Pres. Donald Trump failed to outwardly condemn the actions of the protesters, many of whom...

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