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Editorial – Tree of Life

Editorial Board

November 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


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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


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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


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“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


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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


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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


Filed under Editorials, News

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


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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...

Editorial Goodbyes

Editorial Goodbyes

June 5, 2018


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Gustie Owens  Editor in Chief  Volume 115 Board: I have no doubt that I just spent endless hours brainstorming, trello-ing, crosswording, over-caffeinating, and reporting with future Nobel Prize winners, devoted senators, incredible doctors, and reigning hot dog eating contest champions. And a...

Editorial — Going Places: The College Map

Editorial Board

June 5, 2018


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In Volume 114’s Class Day Issue, Rachel Lee ‘17 wrote an opinions piece about the harmful implications of printing the college map, urging the members of our current editorial board to abstain from running the map.  We deliberated over whether to include the feature in our final issue. We are awa...

Appreciating Transparency with Security

Editorial Board

January 18, 2018


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On Tuesday, we lined up against the walls of our classrooms during a lockdown drill. Later that day, many of us left campus to head over to Tierney’s or Dunkin, passing security guards and patrol cars on the way. We are privileged that our administration trusts us enough to maintain an open campus,...

The importance of a framework for discussion

Editorial Board

January 12, 2018


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The racist joke told at this past Tuesday’s SBP assembly has dominated conversation among students and faculty alike. When the Editorial Board gathered in the Student Publications Room yesterday morning to discuss a new editorial topic, given the impact these events have had on the school communit...

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