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Decoding the school’s language program from past to present tense

Decoding the school’s language program from past to present tense

Zachary Kurtz, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

When former World Language teacher Nathaniel Glidden taught seventh graders between 1963 and 1976, he invented his own vocabulary words and taught their definitions to students. Years later, Glidden's...

“Death of a Suburban Dream:” Straus’ research on Compton public schools

“Death of a Suburban Dream:” Straus’ research on Compton public schools

Hannah Katzke and Neeva Patel November 14, 2021

When history teacher Dr. Emily Straus ‘91 was a teenager, she would constantly read long biographies and books by famous historians, which, in addition to her “stellar” history education at the...

Helicopters, Snowplows, and Hot Potatoes: Parent Involvement in student academics

Helicopters, Snowplows, and Hot Potatoes: Parent Involvement in student academics

Zack Kurtz, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

“While we feel that we are more accommodating parents, there is, unfortunately, a certain level of expectation that things need to get done,” Fernando Romero P ‘22 ‘25 said. Fernando and his wife...

Independent Study Presentations Kickoff!

Independent Study Presentations Kickoff!

Simon Schackner, Staff Writer October 16, 2021

Functions and syntax trees: Acharjee unites math and linguistics Dylan Acharjee (12) conducted their first Independent Study Project (ISP) presentation this Thursday on the intersections between math...

Students with dietary restrictions adapt to changing cafeteria options

Sean Lee, Staff Writer October 9, 2021

“It’s hard to stop and make one specialty sandwich for one student when we’re concentrating on feeding 1,500 people, but we do it,” Head of FLIK Dining and Service Brenda Cohn said. “We do our...

HMPA connects families with events and alliance groups

HMPA connects families with events and alliance groups

Hannah Katzke, Staff Writer October 9, 2021

“The HMPA always embraces people who want to roll up their sleeves and pitch in,” Executive Committee Chair of the “Friends of the Arts” Committee Sara Zion P‘22 ‘24 wrote. The Horace Mann...

Cooking, Legos, and, Physics: Meet facilities supervisor Dan DeCecco

Emily Sun, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

Dan DeCecco is the school’s facilities supervisor and, as of last Sunday, champion of the BrickFair LEGO Fan Expo’s Bridge Build competition with a record-breaking bridge that held 188 pounds. At the...

From tee-ball to Lutnick: Joel Colon’s story

Vidhatrie Keetha, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

“I've always been a pretty calm person, even as a kid, I was always quiet,” maintenance staff member Joel Colon said. “I try not to let anything get to me. Even though I think everyone has some level...

Nancy Rosoff ‘78 helps return native artifacts to Costa Rica

Nancy Rosoff ‘78 helps return native artifacts to Costa Rica

Audrey Carbonell, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

Nancy Rosoff ‘78, the Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of the Arts of the Americas at the Brooklyn Museum, has spent the last 12 years working on a project that involves reviewing, deaccessioning, and...

Krutkovich studies Jewish identity at Davidson and Oxford

Krutkovich studies Jewish identity at Davidson and Oxford

Hannah Katzke and Audrey Carbonell September 24, 2021

“Horace Mann really taught me to be excited by new things, but also to scrutinize them, and at Davidson, I was given the opportunity to be exposed to a lot,” Dahlia Krutkovich ‘17 said. At both the...

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“I got my drivers license last week”: Seniors drive to school

Emily Salzhauer and Nia Huff September 24, 2021

Sydney Pruzan (12) looks forward to driving her friends home most afternoons after school, she said. “It’s lots of fun to drive everyone around and hopefully in the spring we can leave school during...

“Pressure cooker” summer

“Pressure cooker” summer

Emily Sun, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

“Every time you relax, you feel bad about it because you know that you’re wasting time that can be useful,” Avi Kumar (11) said. Summer is a time to unwind, but for Kumar and other students, a culture...

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