Editorial: Volume 119’s Promise To You

Volume 119

As students who lead an institution intended to cover news in our community, we strive to remain unbiased in our work. Volume 119’s objective for the year is total transparency — within our interviews, articles, and decisions. We will investigate trends and decisions of every community within the school: the administration, faculty and staff, and student body will all be subjects of our reporting. We plan to pursue articles that lead to holistic and impartial findings; our main priority is to seek truth. As we work to provide our readers with honest depictions of the school, we hope to remain ethical in our editing. 

In order to achieve this goal, we need to be held accountable by our readers. To ensure that we remain as accessible and fair as possible, we ask you to do the following:

  • Challenge us. If you find yourself disagreeing with anything that we publish, please let us know. Whether you feel strongly about an opinion from a member of our community, a features article with a biased angle, or anything in between, we would like to hear your thoughts. If you wish for your opinion to be published in the paper, you can send a letter to the editor to record@horacemann.org. If you would like to privately share your thoughts with us, we can issue a correction or simply take your advice into account. Get in touch with an editor — your voice should and will be heard.
  • We want to hear directly from you. If you have an opinion that relates to the school — either directly or indirectly — and you want the community to hear it, let us know. We will be happy to connect you with members of the Board that will help you write a clear and convincing argument. 
  • Keep us in the loop. Overheard your classmates debating a school-related policy before the start of class? Notice a phenomenon not usually discussed in a formal matter? Bring it up to an editor or send us an email. We want to be thorough — there is no such thing as an insignificant idea.

With these guiding principles, we hope to make Volume 119 of The Record the best it can be. We can’t wait to see what the year brings.

Best always,

The Record’s Volume 119