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Labwork

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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This past summer, students with a love for science chose to further explore their interests outside of the school by conducting labwork and hands-on scientific research. Sophie Coste (12) explored scientific research as a part of the Rockefeller University Summer Science Research Program while stud...

Summer Jobs

Abigail Salhauer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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A number of students spent the summer as members of the workforce, earning spending money and applying old skills while learning new ones. After coming home from the school’s trip to Spain, Andrew Cassino (11) had a month to spare. He wanted to do something productive with his time while making m...

Internships

Internships

Andrew Cassino, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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This summer, students participated in internships ranging from working for politicians in Israel to learning about legal nonprofits in New York City. Julia Hornstein (12) worked for Representative Josh Gottheimer, the Democratic congressmen from New Jersey’s 5th District, in his Washington DC office. D...

Voting: Can we fix it? Yes we can!

Solomon Katz, Columnist

September 12, 2018


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Following the 2016 election, the discrepancy between the victors of the electoral vote and popular vote raised questions regarding the ethics of our voting system. Within 24 hours, one petition calling for the dissolution of the electoral college had amassed a quarter of a million signatures. Many of ...

What Ocasio-Cortez’s Win Means to Me

What Ocasio-Cortez’s Win Means to Me

Tenzin Sherpa, Columnist

September 12, 2018


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On June 26, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district. When I heard the news, I was ecstatic - a 28-year-old Latina woman had just made American political history. For months, I had followed Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign via social media and her signs...

Trump Family Separation Policy

Trump Family Separation Policy

Benjamin Wang, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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Last April, President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions enacted a zero-tolerance illegal immigration policy, which included separating children from their parents. According to the Washington Post, two-thirds of the American public reacted negatively towards the new Trump policy. ...

Midterm Elections

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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One of the midterm-primary races that received the most attention from students this summer was the Democratic Primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District, where Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat incumbent Joe Crowley. If 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez wins the general election in No...

Trump-Putin Summit

Trump-Putin Summit

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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“Babying [Trump] is not going to work anymore, because he’s blatantly distrusting our own intelligence agencies,” Jordan Ferdman (10) said, regarding President Trump’s comments during his July 16th Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to USA Today, Trump’s statements...

Midterm Elections

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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One of the midterm-primary races that received the most attention from students this summer was the Democratic Primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District, where Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat incumbent Joe Crowley. If 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez wins the general election in No...

Deborah Stanford: 28 years and many annotated Toni Morrison novels later, English teacher, friend, and mentor looks to her next chapter

Deborah Stanford: 28 years and many annotated Toni Morrison novels later, English teacher, friend, and mentor looks to her next chapter

Gustie Owens, Editor-in-chief

June 5, 2018


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Years later, Director of Admissions Jason Caldwell ‘97 still recalls English teacher Deborah Stanford’s thought-provoking comments when he was a student in her class. Once, he was so moved by a point that she made that he said, “That was amazing. Ms. Stanford, you’re the s---!”  Stanford, taken aback by the comment, approached Cal...

LGBTQ+ History at Horace Mann

LGBTQ+ History at Horace Mann

Sadie Schwartz, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018


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With the arrival of pride month, it is important to recognize how far the community has come with accepting LGBTQ+ individuals while also keeping in mind how there is still work left to do. The Record chose to examine the climate of the school as a space for LGBTQ+ students and faculty by weaving to...

Investigating the phenomenon of students applying Early Decision

Investigating the phenomenon of students applying Early Decision

June 5, 2018


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The number of students applying to early action and early decision schools has increased significantly over the years, according to Executive Director of College Counseling Canh Oxelson.  Around 90 percent of seniors apply to a college before December 1st each year, Oxelson said. And additionally,...

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