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Editorial – Reflection on the First Semester

Editorial Board

January 18, 2019


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As all of you know, the first semester is coming to an end. As the Editorial Board, we feel an obligation as Horace Mann students to continue in our pursuit of knowledge inside and outside the classroom no matter how “draining” the year has been so far. As the first year of students under the seme...

Not just another day off: appreciating MLK Day

Victor Dimitrov

January 18, 2019


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day has always given me a good break from school. In previous years, I unfailingly knew exactly what I would be doing on my day off. I’d be sleeping in, doing some work, and, if my schedule allowed it, even having time to relax. Unfortunately, this apathetic attitude infects man...

Think before you rally: discussing the Women’s March

Sofia Del Gatto

January 18, 2019


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Every year a spirit of change and unity drives people from around the world to participate in an internationally-simultaneous Women’s March. In the city, New Yorkers wearing bright pink hats and carrying posters attend a rally with speakers and then walk downtown for several miles, celebrating the...

Reconstructing our notion of immigration

Ericka Familia

January 11, 2019


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As a first generation Latina American, immigration issues tend to strike me more than most other topics in the news. Although both of my parents were fortunate enough to attain American citizenship fairly quickly, I often think about how drastically different my life would be if my parents had not been ...

A letter to the editors-Women in Art

Sofia Del Gatto

December 21, 2018


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To the Horace Mann Record Editors, As we move through an age of progress for women everywhere, seen through the recent record-breaking elections and the height of the MeToo movement, it is important to be conscious of all that our community still faces. The Record recently released an article titled “A...

Recognizing toxic masculinity

Priyanka Voruganti

December 21, 2018


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Sometimes, it helps to look at an extreme: in this case, incels. Involuntary celibates, or “incels,” are mostly heterosexual male members of an online subculture who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one. Looking at incels, while it may seem odd, giv...

Diversity is not the same as open dialogue

Charles Simmons

December 18, 2018


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For the last sixteen years, I never understood how central my race is to who I am. This past weekend it took center stage as I attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s theme was “Finding Harmony Amid Cacophony.” After listening to stories from stude...

Power to the people: the CC’s voice should matter

Jude Herwitz

December 14, 2018


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I know you’ve thought it before. “The Community Council (CC) doesn’t do anything.”  And, while that claim is false (as per the recent Thanksgiving video, Letters to our Heroes, Career Lecture Series), the CC could, and should, accomplish more. When I first ran for CC two years ago, I wanted to...

Inflating grades, deflating self-esteem

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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How do you stand out? What makes you special? Who do you want to be? These are questions I am beginning to hear over and over again. It’s my junior year, and I can feel the college process looming in my not-so-distant future, but I have no idea sometimes I wonder what makes me different than the o...

Using white privilege to combat racial injustice

Using white privilege to combat racial injustice

Adam Frommer

December 14, 2018


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As a white male, I have never really known my place in discussing race and identity. Not knowing my role has lead to my inaction against racial injustices. But, the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), taught me that I have to speak up in the conversation about race. At SDLC, we spent th...

The long journey home

The long journey home

Claire Yoo

November 30, 2018


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Eight people in a school bus. Seven hours for a 40-minute drive. Three intact tires. One journey I’ll never forget. 8:01am: I receive an email from Dr. Kelly saying all after school events are canceled, and there are no late buses. I will get home early tonight. 4:00pm: It’s snowing a little h...

Editorial – Alumni Speaker Series

Editorial Board

November 30, 2018


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Over the past couple weeks, we as a board have enjoyed the opportunities we have had to interact with Horace Mann’s alumni. Whether it was engaging in a conversation about journalism with Marc Fisher during his I period visit to the school, bonding with members of the Classes of 2017 and 2018 over ...

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