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PROJECT X

PROJECT X

Lauren Kim and Hanna Hornfeld

February 15, 2019


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From disguising themselves in all black to hiding inside trash cans, 379 Upper Division students went to extremes last week to compete in the school’s annual game of spoon tag: Project X.  Each player is assigned a target - another player they have to tag during the week. Once a player tags thei...

PROJECT X: GIBBY THOMAS: 13.5 Kills

PROJECT X: GIBBY THOMAS: 13.5 Kills

Gibby Thomas

February 15, 2019


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As I was sprinting from Fisher to Tillinghast with my spoon in hand, I felt a stronger sense of relief with each step I took. I had just faced-off with my assassin, Sean Koons, outside of Concert Glee as everyone (including Mr. Ho and Dr. Amir) watched and tried to help me get away. I leapt towards S...

A different education

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Whether coming from a school 7,000 miles away or from just across the Hudson River, students have found different ways of adjusting to Horace Mann’s academic, cultural, and social lifestyle. “Academically, [the transition] wasn’t bad, but socially, it was hard because Horace Mann was where I ...

13 years and counting

13 years and counting

Samuel Keimweiss, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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When Destiny Wright-Butler (12) leads prospective families around campus as a Student Ambassador, she has an interesting fact to share with them. “I tell people ‘oh, I’ve been here for 15 years,’” she said. “I literally am a product of the school.” Wright-Butler is a “Lifer,” someone who ...

No longer a boy’s club: First class of women to attend HM

No longer a boy’s club: First class of women to attend HM

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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When Liz Baum ’78 entered the school as a junior, she was humiliated and intimidated when a foreign language teacher looked right at her and said “this is Horace Mann School For Boys.” Baum was one of  the first 47 girls admitted as incoming sophomores and juniors to the school in 1975, following the school...

The Immigrant Experience: Students of immigrant families reflect on the transition to life in America

The Immigrant Experience: Students of immigrant families reflect on the transition to life in America

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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For many immigrant families, changing location does not mean abandoning their heritage; these students often have unique perspectives about education and culture. In an anonymous Record poll answered by 212 Upper Division students, 6% reported that they were born in a country other than the US, and 49% ...

Nisha Sahgal: Engineering & social justice

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


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Nisha Sahgal (12) received inspiration for her Independent Study on engineering through a humanitarian lens through her participation on the robotics team. Sahgal was questioning the implications of engineers and their lab work on society, and decided to research this for her project. Over the summer, Sah...

Surya Gowda: Incarceration & rehabilitation through art

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


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Surya Gowda (12) combined her interest in art and the knowledge she acquired from the school’s history elective Voices of Protest (VOP) to design her independent study on incarceration and rehabilitation through the arts. In VOP, Gowda wrote an essay about the incarceration of African American me...

Solomon Katz: Democracy

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


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Solomon Katz (12) gained inspiration for his Independent Study Project, regarding democracy, at a youth movement summer camp. Ever since then, Katz has been looking for ways to effectively enact noticeable change. Katz organized a group of his friends to attend his first protest: the People’s Clima...

MISUNDERSTOOD: names & accents: Jihsu Rhyu ‘20

Jihsu Ryu

January 25, 2019


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My first name in all its Korean glory is Jih Su, and is pronounced like the phrase “Gee Sue.” According to my mother, the translation of my name is outstanding wisdom. I remember the warm feeling of pride spreading throughout my chest when she explained the meaning of the name that was all too f...

MISUNDERSTOOD: names & accents: Sophie Coste

Sophie Coste

January 25, 2019


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I was born and raised in Garches, a small suburb of Paris, and I spent the entirety of my childhood in the French schooling system with French friends and family only speaking French. My family decided to move to New York when I was thirteen, and the sudden transition to an American school in a new co...

MISUNDERSTOOD: names & accents: Michael Sun-Huang ‘19

Michael Sun-Huang

January 25, 2019


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When I was in elementary school, all of my friends called me Mike or Mikey. There were a few Michaels in the class, so I went by Mike. We were just a bunch of kids growing up in the suburbs, and we didn’t care about how our last names all sounded different. When I came to Horace Mann, everyone questi...

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