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“Cheating is so normalized” How students regard and disregard the Honor Code

“Cheating is so normalized” How students regard and disregard the Honor Code
November 20, 2020

The 54th page of the Family Handbook begins: “As a student at the Horace Mann School, I will not lie, cheat, plagiarize, or steal.” The page is titled “The Honor Code,” and students are required...

Zoomsgiving: Traditions apart

Zoomsgiving: Traditions apart
November 20, 2020

Many HM families have decided to trade in their Thanksgiving traditions for new plans to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and prevent the further spread of the virus.  Sammi Strasser (10) said her family...

Exploring the importance of a diverse faculty

Exploring the importance of a diverse faculty
November 14, 2020

“Are you hiring me just because I’m Black and male, or are you hiring me because I’m an asset to the institution?” Associate Director of the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity...

Politics gets personal

Politics gets personal
November 8, 2020

Last spring, Clementine Bondor (10) woke up one morning and immediately came across a news article with an image of cheering people burning American flags. As the daughter of a former law enforcement officer,...

Students’ furry friends

Students' furry friends
October 15, 2020

“A pet is like a friend that you get to see every day — except this friend, you don't have to social distance around,” Ethan Waggoner (11) said. Due to COVID-19 and the resulting need for social...

The HM Promise: Do students actually care?

The HM Promise: Do students actually care?
October 8, 2020

Amidst the recent transition to HM Online 2.0, Jiyon Chatterjee (10) compared making decisions about socializing outside of school to standing in the rain under an umbrella. The person assumes they no...

What happened to @hmspeaksout?

What happened to @hmspeaksout?
October 2, 2020

Nearly two hundred pictures of white text against maroon backgrounds flooded Instagram feeds this summer. In these posts by @hmspeaksout, past and present students spoke about their experience with racism,...

Ivy preparatory schools adapt to COVID-19

Ivy preparatory schools adapt to COVID-19
October 1, 2020

Riverdale Riverdale Country School began their school year online two weeks earlier than usual, allowing students to visit the campus, attend meetings, and learn new health protocols. After Labor Day,...

Informative or performative: Black Lives Matter on social media

Informative or performative: Black Lives Matter on social media
September 25, 2020

Immediately after the murder of George Floyd, Cecilia Coughlin (10) started seeing photos and videos of him everywhere on her phone. Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and most news outlets were flooded with...

Distinguished or Disgrace? Considering Barr ’67

September 18, 2020

In 2011, Peter Benjamin ‘67 wrote to the Alumni Council, encouraging them to name his former classmate, U.S. Attorney General William Barr ‘67, a distinguished alumnus of the school. Now, nearly a...

Salsberg (12) devotes summer to fantasy football and research

Salsberg (12) devotes summer to fantasy football and research
September 15, 2020

“The late nights with a tall glass of seltzer and a bowl of pretzel M&Ms spent toying with our pricing models and website, the three-hour Zoom calls devoted to brainstorming ideas for new features,...

Hong (10) and Yang (10) serve Societas

Hong (10) and Yang (10) serve Societas
September 15, 2020

This summer, JoJo Hong (10) and Steve Yang (10) distributed over 150 kits filled with essential items for combatting the pandemic to New York Common Pantry. Together, they started The Societas Project,...

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