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HM Online around the world

HM Online around the world

Emma Colacino and Lucas Glickman

May 14, 2020

At 9:25 p.m., most students in New York have finished their classes hours ago and are preparing to sleep. In Japan, Tomoka Hida’s (10) day has just begun as she prepares for online classes, which run from 9:25 p.m. to 4:15 a.m. Japanese Standard Time.  Amidst HM Online, many members of the commun...

COVID dreams

COVID dreams

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Determined to make it to her destination, theater teacher Haila VanHentenryck climbed up the steepest side of a mountain. Except the mountain was a sand dune. Made of ice. She made her way up the jagged cliffs, her feet falling through the ground. She was slipping, unable to gain traction. The ice broke...

Faculty balance classwork and childcare

Faculty balance classwork and childcare

Arushi Talwar and Helen Fajemirokun

May 8, 2020

During one of the English Department practice Zoom meetings for HM Online, English teacher Jennifer Little’s five-year-old son ran into the bathroom, forgot to close the door, and began peeing. “I had to say ‘Henry close the door!’” Little said. “It was good training because I know now, d...

HM Families Battle Covid-19

HM Families Battle Covid-19

Arushi Talwar and Lauren Ho

May 1, 2020

Although 1.92 percent of people in the New York City area have contracted COVID-19, according to the New York Times, the self-reported rate at the school has been been over two-fold of the city’s: in an anonymous poll sent out by The Record earlier this week to the Upper Division students and faculty,...

Q-tips: Quarantine tips from seniors

Q-tips: Quarantine tips from seniors

April 24, 2020

“Personally, video games have kept me talking to and close to my friends. I also play card/board games with my family every night. I’m a person who kind of needs to be doing something while hanging out with friends to bond with them and of course that’s not as easy in quarantine but we still have...

Remote romance: how couples handle COVID-19

Remote romance: how couples handle COVID-19

Hanna Hornfeld and Clio Rao

April 24, 2020

Two weeks ago, Grace Wilson (10) bought a set of Bond Touch bracelets—a pair of bracelets that both vibrate whenever one person touches theirs. The bracelets are a way for Wilson to stay connected with her boyfriend Raff Brown, a junior at Fordham Prep, from separate locations, she said. During quaranti...

Zoom is not the same: Students face loss of physical interaction during HM Online

Zoom is not the same: Students face loss of physical interaction during HM Online

Emma Colacino and Mia Calzolaio

April 17, 2020

  “I philosophically believe that human contact is important for the vast majority of people in the world,” school psychologist Dr. Ian Pervil said regarding the importance of physical interaction. “There are probably biological and evolutionary reasons for that reality.”    ...

High school sweethearts: David and Jamie Chesner

High school sweethearts: David and Jamie Chesner

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

When Jamie Chesner ‘05 arrived at Harvard University and told her classmates that she was dating her high school sweetheart who attended a different college, some were puzzled. “People asked me, ‘Why do you want to stay together?’” Jamie said. “I knew then and my answer always was, of course,...

High school sweethearts: Jon and Lauren Roberts

High school sweethearts: Jon and Lauren Roberts

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

A history course might be the last place one would expect to find their future spouse, but for Lauren Roberts ‘86 and Jon Roberts ‘85, former teacher Pasquale DeVito’s religion class sparked a relationship spanning nearly 35 years and counting. “It was a really, really fun class that we took,”...

HM Online alters students’ sleep schedules

HM Online alters students’ sleep schedules

Marina Kazarian and Lucas Glickman

April 17, 2020

On Tuesday night, Devin Hirsch (11) lay in bed, unable to fall asleep after spending hours on a precalculus test that he could only take on his computer due to his lack of a functioning printer. He said the blue light from the screen may have affected his ability to sleep well during the night. HM Online...

Coronavirus creates challenges for students with divorced parents

Coronavirus creates challenges for students with divorced parents

Yesh Nikam, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

During the school year, Alexander Cox (11) normally alternates his weeks between his mother’s home in New Jersey and his father’s in New York City. However, school closure since early March and the imminent threat of COVID-19 has disrupted that routine. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

Fewer people, more challenges: Children without siblings face obstacles in face of pandemic

Fewer people, more challenges: Children without siblings face obstacles in face of pandemic

Natalie Sweet and Tuhin Ghosh

April 17, 2020

“I think technology has helped alleviate the dearth of a sibling since I can Facetime my friends when I would usually be going to the library during a normal school day,” Justin Burrell (10) said. “Things like Facetime or Houseparty have allowed me to regain a sense of normalcy in seeing my friends’...

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