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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...

The Fine Line Between Appreciation and Appropriation

Rish Sinha

September 12, 2018


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Growing up in the melting pot of New York City, it’s easy to interact with foreign values, cuisines, arts, and religions. You can pass by an Indian spice shop and an Irish pub on the same block. However, this by no means indicates that our constant interaction with other cultures is necessarily respec...

Editorial – Welcome to Volume 116!

Editorial Board

September 5, 2018


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Welcome back from The Horace Mann Record Volume 116 Editorial Board! The past few weeks we’ve seen the campus slowly begin to come alive as everyone prepares for the coming school year. We would like to particularly welcome new students, as well as the many talented faculty who will be joining us for...

Editorial Goodbyes

Editorial Goodbyes

June 5, 2018


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Gustie Owens  Editor in Chief  Volume 115 Board: I have no doubt that I just spent endless hours brainstorming, trello-ing, crosswording, over-caffeinating, and reporting with future Nobel Prize winners, devoted senators, incredible doctors, and reigning hot dog eating contest champions. And a...

Significance Over Inconvenience

Eric Ohakam

June 5, 2018


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As September rolled around, I was not looking forward to my classes. The incoming school year indicated that our summer break was coming to a close. I dreaded the increase in work and the beginning of the college process that accompany junior year. I had two block frees, D & H, and I would use these...

Editorial — Going Places: The College Map

Editorial Board

June 5, 2018


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In Volume 114’s Class Day Issue, Rachel Lee ‘17 wrote an opinions piece about the harmful implications of printing the college map, urging the members of our current editorial board to abstain from running the map.  We deliberated over whether to include the feature in our final issue. We are awa...

Reconsidering our biases: a critique on criticism

Reconsidering our biases: a critique on criticism

Ruthie Yankwitt

June 5, 2018


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The day after President Trump’s first State of the Union address this year, my Global Cold War class had a discussion about his speech. My classmates spoke about their concern for President Trump’s immigration policies, and we moved throughout the class criticizing the various proposals mentione...

Dismantling the stigma: Creating the necessary toolkit to deal with catcalling

Dismantling the stigma: Creating the necessary toolkit to deal with catcalling

Annabelle Chan

June 5, 2018


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A feeling of sheer terror washed over my body, an almost debilitating and numbing feeling impossible to erase from my memory.  There is a stigma around the term “catcalling,” a modern term that describes verbal sexual harassment. It’s a problem that the majority of women face at least once i...

Acknowledging ignorance: education is not a free pass

Acknowledging ignorance: education is not a free pass

Yasmin McLamb

June 5, 2018


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It’s finally Spring at Horace Mann - flowers are blooming, ice cream is melting, seniors are graduating - and rap music blasts on the field. Last Thursday, one of those songs drifted through the window of my Comparative Race & Ethnicity classroom while I was presenting “This Is America” by ...

Paying it forward: a thank you from Zhao (9)

Paying it forward: a thank you from Zhao (9)

Erin Zhao

January 18, 2018


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Along with many teens, this summer I got my first job. I was beyond ecstatic, I truly believed that I was on the road to the rich and famous life. However, I was soon brought back into reality when I realized that my increased income also meant increased responsibilities. By the end of the summer, though...

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