The Record

Editorial – Senioritis

Editorial Board

March 1, 2019

Beware the crippling plague that bites every senior like a blood-thirsty vampire at the start of the spring: senioritis. Experiencing symptoms of faltering academic motivation, repeated absences and tardiness, a strange persistent rash, and a diminished incentive to tend to extracurricular responsibil...

Editorial: Embracing Black History Month

Editorial Board

February 1, 2019

The start of February today signals a variety of different things for members of the community. It may mean bracing ourselves for increasingly frigid weather or thinking about Valentine’s Day. For seniors, perhaps it means easing up on work ever so slightly. For all of us, however, February should signif...

Editorial – Reflection on the First Semester

Editorial Board

January 18, 2019

As all of you know, the first semester is coming to an end. As the Editorial Board, we feel an obligation as Horace Mann students to continue in our pursuit of knowledge inside and outside the classroom no matter how “draining” the year has been so far. As the first year of students under the seme...

Editorial – Alumni Speaker Series

Editorial Board

November 30, 2018

Over the past couple weeks, we as a board have enjoyed the opportunities we have had to interact with Horace Mann’s alumni. Whether it was engaging in a conversation about journalism with Marc Fisher during his I period visit to the school, bonding with members of the Classes of 2017 and 2018 over ...

Editorial – Tree of Life

Editorial Board

November 9, 2018

It is surprising to see how many news networks are so quick to move on from the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that occurred just a week and a half ago. To many, the Pittsburgh tragedy has become “just another one” in a litany of mass shootings in the last several years. Man...

Editorial – Early Applications

Editorial Board

October 26, 2018

At the eve of early application deadlines, seniors cram to finish college essays, study for exams, and complete homework assignments. As we struggle to balance our academic responsibilities with familial ones, we often lose sight of the matters that are truly important to us, for it is our friendshi...

Editorial – Dr. Snyder

Editorial Board

October 12, 2018

Our community was very fortunate to be able to invite Dr. Timothy Snyder, an esteemed professor of European History from Yale University, to our school to discuss his thoughts on the current political scene. The board would like to highlight one of his points in particular: the role of social media ...

Editoral – Trust and Justice

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018

“Great is the truth and it prevails,” reads our school’s motto. Even though we sing this is only mumbled at the end of our assemblies, the message of the lyrics still stands: valuing the truth is at the core of our institution. Over the past week, it has become clear that Supreme Court Justic...

Editorial – Prison University Project

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018

This week, our community had the privilege of hosting Jody Lewen ‘82, founder of the Prison University Project. The organization’s goal is to provide an education to incarcerated people in San Quentin Prison and set a standard for educational equality and criminal justice in California and around the w...

Editorial – Kavanaugh

Editorial Board

September 26, 2018

This week’s wave of political headlines includes one particularly relevant to our community - the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Recently Professor Christine Blasey Ford stepped forward alleging Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were ...

Editorial – Homecoming 2018

Editorial Board

September 24, 2018

There are many pressing issues in the world, and Homecoming traditions at school are undoubtedly not among them. This is why we, as a Record board, were somewhat bewildered by the outrage provoked by our opinions section this week. Over the years, there has been a fair amount of debate and controvers...

Editorial – Welcome to Volume 116!

Editorial Board

September 5, 2018

Welcome back from The Horace Mann Record Volume 116 Editorial Board! The past few weeks we’ve seen the campus slowly begin to come alive as everyone prepares for the coming school year. We would like to particularly welcome new students, as well as the many talented faculty who will be joining us for...

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