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Navigating how clubs function virtually

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

A bouncy castle is simply not the same over Zoom. A virtual hot dog just does not taste as good. While trivial, these details had a great impact on this year’s virtual Relay For Life event. Many of the school’s extracurricular groups, like the Cancer Awareness Club (CAC), have had to find ways to...

Community finds faith amid global pandemic

Community finds faith amid global pandemic

Yesh Nikam, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Recently, Daanyal Agboatwalla (11), a practicing Muslim, has been praying five times a day and listening to renowned Islamic scholar Dr. Mufti Menk’s daily podcast, “Muslim Central”, to help him get through the quarantine. “[Dr. Menk] has been calling on us to be grateful for what we have and...

Strict quarantines: Some students not leaving house at all

Devin Allard-Neptune, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Even though most Americans are currently cooped up inside their houses, there are some families that maintain stricter quarantine rules than others. Halley Robbins (12) has not left her apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan since March 16, the first Monday after school was cancelled. Upon her...

Asian Americans confront racism during COVID

Asian Americans confront racism during COVID

Sam Chiang, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

The week after school closed due to COVID-19, Masa Shiiki (12) was confronted while walking down the street. A man with a microphone appeared and began screaming ‘corona’ into Shiiki’s face, he said. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Shiiki and other Asian American members of the school’s community...

Simon Schackner’s (10) “student-teacher” program lends a helping hand

Simon Schackner's (10)

Lauren Ho and Jillian Lee

May 14, 2020

Over Zoom, three-year-old Kiera McNally, history teacher John McNally’s daughter, took Vivien Sweet (11) on a virtual tour of her house, after they read books together. It was the first of many meetings between Upper Division (UD) student volunteers and teachers’ children as a part of the new Student-Teacher...

Dorr and summer school canceled

Dorr and summer school canceled

Claire Goldberg and Oliver Lewis

May 14, 2020

“The lessons taught at Dorr are all about taking care of the collective, and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly in reference to his decision to cancel all overnight events at the John Dorr Nature Laboratory for the 2020-2021 school year. Dorr has been canceled to...

How to confront climate change in a post COVID-19 world

How to confront climate change in a post COVID-19 world

Ava Merker

May 14, 2020

Over the past two months, many of us have encountered news articles, Snapchat videos, and Twitter posts about COVID-19’s effects on global climate change⁠. Even during the first few weeks of the pandemic, I took note of media headlines about the decline of carbon emissions and videos of goats running...

Harmonizing from home: Choirs perform virtually

Purvi Jonnalagadda and Ayesha Sen

May 8, 2020

Most of the school’s concerts look the same: dozens of parents, teachers, and students come together to showcase the hard work of the school’s talented musicians. However, the upcoming choir performance will be running differently: with the help of members of Music teacher Timothy Ho and Accompan...

The knead to relax: Cooking in quarantine

The knead to relax: Cooking in quarantine

Hanna Hornfeld and Jillian Lee

May 8, 2020

Matthew Brand (6) has used his free time in quarantine to discover a new passion: cooking tagliatelles in sausage ragus and pistachio crusted rack of lambs with carrot ginger purées, lamb tallow onions, and chicken bouillon sauces. “It’s a mouthful to say, but it was really good,” he said. In q...

Faculty balance classwork and childcare

Faculty balance classwork and childcare

Arushi Talwar and Helen Fajemirokun

May 8, 2020

During one of the English Department practice Zoom meetings for HM Online, English teacher Jennifer Little’s five-year-old son ran into the bathroom, forgot to close the door, and began peeing. “I had to say ‘Henry close the door!’” Little said. “It was good training because I know now, d...

Wei supports local businesses amid COVID-19

Wei supports local businesses amid COVID-19

Emma Colacino and Maya Nornberg

May 8, 2020

As Jeren Wei ‘19 watched his home town of New Rochelle suffer from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, he decided he needed to help. Upon his return home from Emory University in Atlanta, Wei has raised over $15,000 through a fundraiser devoted to supporting communities in New York and Atlanta by de...

Hatred stemmed from fear: The coronavirus unveils American xenophobia

Hatred stemmed from fear: The coronavirus unveils American xenophobia

Eric Cadena

May 1, 2020

“You know, I feel a lot safer here than I do at any other grocery store.” The realization came to me as my wife and I stood in line waiting to get into the H Mart, a Korean brand supermarket, in Hartsdale, New York. “I know what you mean. No one’s staring at us here,” my wife added. In the...

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