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Getting political: thinking ahead to the 2020 election

Julia Hornstein

May 3, 2019

On the heels of a historic midterm election and looking ahead to what will probably be one of the most divisive presidential races in American history, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed. With twenty-one Democratic candidates vying for the nomination, it feels difficult for even the most politically i...

Pura Vida: how a cross cultural exchange changed my point of view

Hannah Long

May 3, 2019

Today, seniors swarm the halls wearing celebratory shirts with “college” written on them. At a prestigious, high-pressure college preparatory school like Horace Mann, going to college is an expected next step after graduating high school. For many students here, attending one of the country’s m...

The black hole of sexism and misattribution

Wilder Harwood

April 29, 2019

Have you ever heard of Dr. Katie Bouman? Well, even if you haven’t, chances are you have come across the first ever image of a black hole which has been circulating the internet for the past week. We have Dr. Bouman to thank for it. Her story, one that should be a celebration of scientific discovery and ne...

Notre Dame sets media ablaze. Why?

Ava Merker

April 29, 2019

Notre-Dame de Paris is undoubtedly a significant historical, religious, and cultural monument that holds a lot of importance to a lot of people, and the fire that devastated the cathedral last week has rendered an outpouring of emotional support from the global community. However, in the wake of the fi...

Mark Mathabane on the power of the mind

Madison Li

April 12, 2019

Mathabane’s autobiography, “Kaffir Boy,” which we studied for months under an intense academic lens, materialized into raw emotions that poured out from the author himself during Book Day, a rare experience that I and other members of the Comparative Race and Ethnicity class were able to share. We s...

Studying the school’s history

Amelia Feiner

April 12, 2019

While discussing the anti-Apartheid movement in America during a Book Day workshop, I was confronted with old Record articles documenting protests for our school to divest, or defund companies that traded with South Africa. The contextualization of our own community’s role within the historical mo...

Thinking about separating art from their artists

Sam Keimweiss

April 12, 2019

Schuyler Rabbin-Birnbaum (12) and Dean of the Class of 2019 Nick Perry’s workshop allowed me to explore my beliefs about separating art from artists. Their workshop dug into the issues that Schuyler addressed in his opinion piece published in the Record last month, where he discussed Trevor Noah...

The ultimate sport: Robbins reflects on what frisbee teaches players

Julia Robbins

April 12, 2019

Ultimate frisbee is a sport of core values and beliefs. And, although I’ve only played on the team for one season and am in no way an authority on the sport, I have come to really appreciate the honesty, good sportsmanship, and acceptance to that ultimate stands for and relies on. Ultimate is played w...

Money over merit: recruited athlete’s perspective on college admission scandal

Chidimma Okpara

March 16, 2019

Shocked, disappointed, and upset. These words only begin to describe my reaction when I heard the news on Tuesday about the college admissions scandal, in which parents helped their children cheat on college entrance exams or posed them as athletic recruits. As a recruited athlete for the Dartmouth Col...

A response from three Book Day Committee members: Trevor Noah

March 16, 2019

Last spring, the Book Day Committee, consisting of a diverse group of more than two dozen students and faculty, overwhelmingly approved “Born a Crime.” As the three faculty members who proposed Trevor Noah’s memoir, we feel compelled to address Schuyler Rabbin-Birnbaum’s opinion piece is this week’s...

Thinking critically about Trevor Noah

Schuyler Rabbin-Birnbaum

March 16, 2019

Like everyone else, at the beginning of this year I received my copy of the Book Day selection, “Born A Crime”, by current Comedy Central Daily Show host Trevor Noah. As is my custom before I read a book, I did some background research on the author. In the past when researching Book Day authors I ...

Ceramics: “throwing” my stress away

Kyra Kwok

March 8, 2019

When I was in ninth grade, I began taking ceramics as a way to fulfill my arts requirement. Back then, new to the school and scared by the intense environment,  I was more focused on not getting my clothes dirty than making art that I even brought a change of clothes. Looking back, it’s funny to th...

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