The Record

Editorial – Dr. Snyder

Editorial Board

October 12, 2018


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Our community was very fortunate to be able to invite Dr. Timothy Snyder, an esteemed professor of European History from Yale University, to our school to discuss his thoughts on the current political scene. The board would like to highlight one of his points in particular: the role of social media ...

The American Dream as the daughter of immigrants

The American Dream as the daughter of immigrants

Yana Gitelman

October 12, 2018


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On September 13th, 1991, a family of four from Lviv, Ukraine stood huddled in the Minneapolis airport. Their only remnants of their old country were seven hundred dollars and a suitcase full of books. One year later, another newly-escaped family from Moscow arrived in that same airport with six pieces o...

Editoral – Trust and Justice

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018


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“Great is the truth and it prevails,” reads our school’s motto. Even though we sing this is only mumbled at the end of our assemblies, the message of the lyrics still stands: valuing the truth is at the core of our institution. Over the past week, it has become clear that Supreme Court Justic...

Processing the Kavanuagh hearings

Processing the Kavanuagh hearings

Eliza Bender

October 5, 2018


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It didn’t hit me until last Thursday. I’d avoided it by quickly skimming the headlines, darting my eyes away from my iPhone news alerts, and rapidly swiping away my social media feeds. Sure, I knew the gist of the events, but I was cautious to fully acknowledge the news surrounding the Kavanaugh...

Editorial – Prison University Project

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018


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This week, our community had the privilege of hosting Jody Lewen ‘82, founder of the Prison University Project. The organization’s goal is to provide an education to incarcerated people in San Quentin Prison and set a standard for educational equality and criminal justice in California and around the w...

Eco versus ego

Margot Rosenblatt

October 5, 2018


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Almost every day in my F period class last year, one of my classmates attempted to throw his plastic bottle like a basketball across the room into the trash can. I’m sure everyone has seen this. Naturally, my classmate’s actions annoyed me; each bottle not recycled contributes to the death of plan...

Hiding my privilege in the house of G-d

Hiding my privilege in the house of G-d

Vivian Sweet

September 26, 2018


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Ironically, I am a pathological liar because of church - I hide my wealth in order to fit in with my religious community. Every Sunday, I dutifully walk to the fifth pew just to the right of the pastor’s pulpit (furthest away from the chatty regular attendees, you know, the ones with the crinkly-e...

“Wanna wear my jersey?”: Con

Abigail Salzhauer

September 24, 2018


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For an institution that prides itself on being extremely inclusive, I have always found the football team’s jersey-giving an out of character tradition for our school. In a place where intellectualism is the main scale of rank, it is interesting to see how every fall the suburban school tradition ...

“Wanna wear my jersey?”: Pro

Iliana Dezelic

September 24, 2018


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On the day before Homecoming, a rainbow of students litter the school in costume. This ranges from the Tennis girls in Corn Cobs to the football players in their jerseys. Everyone looks so happy, a type of school pride shines in their eyes in a way that is absent for most of the rest of the year. Unfor...

A tribute to John McCain 1936-2018

Matthew Melter, Guest Writer, HM '13

September 12, 2018


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When I was a fifth grade student at Horace Mann’s Lower Division, my class went on a three-day trip to Washington D  C. The purpose of the trip was to study the Greek architecture present throughout our nation’s capital as well as to learn about how our federal government functions.  The highli...

Lost Students Disrupt First Day Back

Aaron Snyder, Comedy Columnist

September 12, 2018


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Every year, the first day of school is filled with excitement, nerves and dread as students return to school to see their friends and meet their new teachers. The defining element of the first day of school, however, is lost kids. Each Tuesday after Labor Day, the halls of Horace Mann are filled with n...

Letter From Your SBPs

Janvi Kukreja and Nader Granmayeh

September 12, 2018


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Hi everyone! We hope you had a fulfilling and restful summer. Welcome back! Whether you are returning to the school campus this fall or joining the community for the first time, we want you to know that we are here for you. Ours is an amazing campus replete with faculty and students with diverse hob...

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