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The One Acts: The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes

The One Acts: The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes

Peri Brooks

February 9, 2018


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During her sophomore year, Amrita Acharya (12) began to work on her play “The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes,” which has developed into a play that combines themes of love, class-divisions, and political views during the 1960s Vietnam War era. The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes is about a friendship...

Music Week Preview

Becca Siegel

February 9, 2018


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From being serenaded by a violin before a test to the ingenious Strokes covers of the 12th-grade band, “I’m lactose intolerant but I still enjoy ice cream,” music plays an integral part of life at the school. In the upcoming week, music teachers Doug Epstein and Dr. Amir Khosrowpour plan to demonstrate...

Student-Written One-Act Festival preview

Katie Goldenberg

February 6, 2018


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From February 8 -10, the Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC) will debut four scripts envisioned by the school’s young playwrights at the Student-Written One-Act Festival, directed by Theatre Arts teacher Alexis Dahl. The festival celebrates creations written by the school’s playwriting and production...

Annual Asia night celebrates culture

Katie Goldenberg

February 6, 2018


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Tonight from 5:30 to 9, students will take to Cohen Dining Commons to feast on Asian cuisine as well as the Sanders Recital Hall stage to showcase talent from the Asian community at the school’s annual student-led Asia Night, run by East Wind West Wind (EWWW). The night’s acts will involve singing...

SPOTLIGHT: Sheila Ferri, Lower Division Art Teacher

SPOTLIGHT: Sheila Ferri, Lower Division Art Teacher

Eliza Poster

February 6, 2018


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Lower Division (LD) Art teacher Sheila Ferri spends weekdays in her art classroom, where students’ ceramic pieces glisten under the sunlight that bursts through the windows. However, during her free time she creates her own works of art, one of which is being displayed at the “Me, Myself and I”...

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Interview with Dance Co-Presidents Lauren Smith (12) and Juli Moreira (11)

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Interview with Dance Co-Presidents Lauren Smith (12) and Juli Moreira (11)

January 30, 2018


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Dance Co-Presidents Lauren Smith (12) and Juli Moreira (11) organized this year’s student choreographed show, “Emotion in Motion.” Abigail Goldberg (11) and Amiya Mehrota (10) sat down with Smith and Moreira to discuss the show.. The Record: What responsibilities did you have as co-President?...

Horace Mann Dance Company presents… Emotion in Motion

Horace Mann Dance Company presents… Emotion in Motion

Abigail Goldberg and Amiya Mehrota

January 30, 2018


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The audience quiets down in suspense of the beginning of the show. As the song “Incomplete” by James Bay plays in the background, five dancers perform a contemporary piece embodying the feeling of imperfection. The Horace Mann Dance Company (HMDC) has been choreographing, learning, and rehearsing...

SPOTLIGHT: ALEXIA GILIOLI (11)

SPOTLIGHT: ALEXIA GILIOLI (11)

Becca Siegel and Mayanka Dhingra

January 30, 2018


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On November 8, 2017, a legend was born in math teacher Meghan Fergusson’s C period Precalculus BC Honors (PCBCH) when Alexia Gilioli (11) began the beloved 138T cartoon series. Gilioli muses during tea time every morning in preparation for her creations, taking the occasional suggestion from her peers,...

UD students inspire through MD Mentoring Program

Edwin Jin

January 18, 2018


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“It was nearing the end of the trimester, and a few kids were struggling with school. We sat them down one-on-one and made sure they were doing okay,” Sajan Mehrotra (11) said. Mehrotra is one of the Upper Division mentors for the Middle Division Mentoring program. For the past nearly 20 years,...

Poetry Showcase: Red Telephone

Beatrix Bondor

December 10, 2017


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I think the green bananas are a kind of street sign, and that the wind behind the lens is misleading. Polka dots are classy, in a way only salt crystals could understand, and this striped world could learn by not hanging up the phone - the world could learn a lot by pronouncing the ‘tele’-...

Spotlight: Spencer Kahn

Spotlight: Spencer Kahn

Lynne Sipprelle

December 10, 2017


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To Spencer Kahn (10), comedy is no laughing matter. “Ever since I was young, I always liked watching comedy movies with my parents,” Kahn said. When Kahn was 11, he started taking classes with the organization Kids ‘N Comedy. A year later, he began performing with Kids N’ Comedy at the Gotham...

Goldenberg (10) performs in professional musical

Goldenberg (10) performs in professional musical

Nelson Gaillard and Isabella Zhang

December 3, 2017


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As Caroline Goldenberg (10) makes her way to the stage, she instantly transforms into 14-year old Carolyn, a character in James Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical “Bridges of Madison County.” Carolyn is the daughter of the musical’s protagonist, the Italian woman Francesca, whose life changes...

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