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Editorial Board January 8, 2021

In The New Yorker, historian Jill Lepore wrote, “It’s a paradox of democracy that the best way to defend it is to attack it, to ask more of it, by way of criticism, protest, and dissent. ” We...

Editorial: student government needs real power

Editorial Board October 3, 2020

Although the abolishment of Student Body President and Class President positions will change the nature of student government at the school, neither will fix the primary problem of the Community Council...

Editorial: Individual steps to make our community stronger

Editorial: Individual steps to make our community stronger

Editorial Board April 2, 2020

Finding ways to create community is more important now than it has been in a long time. In this editorial, we are not asking for anything new to be required of students, coaches and faculty. We are asking...

A call to climate action for publication leaders

December 13, 2019

Greta Thunberg just won Time’s Person of the Year. It wasn’t Trump that won, it wasn’t Robert Mueller or Nancy Pelosi or anyone else that has power put into their hands in some official sense. It...

Lockdowns: Looking beyond the drill

Editorial Board September 20, 2019

At precisely 9:35 on Tuesday morning the PA system blared and a resounding voice alerted the community that, once again, we were having a lockdown drill. The very need for the practice horrifies us....

Editorial: Considering 9/11, 18 years later

Volume 117 Editorial Board September 13, 2019

On Wednesday, some members of our community gathered on Alumni Field to commemorate the lives lost and impacted by the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. As New Yorkers, the legacy of 9/11 remains...

Friend request IRL

Volume 117 Editorial Board September 3, 2019

This summer, in an email to the high school, Upper Division Head Dr. Jessica Levenstein strongly discouraged students and faculty from using their cell phones on campus, outlining the new cell phone policy...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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