The Record

Editorial Policy

The Record is published weekly during the academic year by students of Horace Mann School. Founded in 1903, the newspaper serves as a public forum to provide the community with information, entertainment, and an outlet for various viewpoints in the form of editorial and opinion columns.

Editorials: All editorial decisions regarding content, grammar and layout are made by the senior editorial board. The unsigned editorial represents the opinion of the majority of the board.

Opinions: Opinion columns are the expressed opinion of the author and not of The Record or the editorial board.

Letters: The Record encourages letters from its readers as part of its commitment to open discourse within the school community. To be considered for publication in the next issue, letters should be submitted by mail (The Record, 231 West 246th Street, Bronx, NY 10471) or e-mail ( before 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening. All submissions must be signed.

Obituaries: In the case of the death or deaths of current or recently graduated students or current staff, The Record will cover the death with an obituary. This article will be journalistically written with an emphasis on the person’s life and, if timely, give details about the funeral service and/or possible contribution.

Distribution: The Record normally prints 1000 copies of each issue. Copies are provided free of charge at various distribution sites on campus. Subscriptions to a weekly mailed paper copy of The Record cost $40. To subscribe, a check should be mailed to The Record at Horace Mann School along with a note containing the sender’s preferred address for receiving The Record. For a free weekly emailed digital copy of The Record, subscribe under the “Newsletter” tab of the website or email .

Membership: The Record is critiqued by national scholastic journalism organizations, participates in workshops on writing, editing, and leadership, and consults regularly with its faculty adviser to ensure that it meets the highest standards for reporting and ethics. The Record maintains membership in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the National Scholastic Press Association.

Contact Us: For all comments, queries, story suggestions, complaints and corrections, or for information about joining or subscribing, please contact us by email at

Note: As a student publication, the contents of The Record are the views and work of the students and do not necessarily represent those of the faculty or administration of the Horace Mann School. Horace Mann School is not responsible for the accuracy and contents of The Record, and is not liable for any claims based on the contents or views expressed therein.

Horace Mann's Weekly Newspaper Since 1903
Editorial Policy