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Sibling influence in clubs: Model UN

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

            Similar to the UD Debate team, Model United Nations (MUN) is home to many generations of siblings. 10 out of the 24 MUN upperclassmen who participated in Horace Mann Model United Nations Conference (HoMMUNC) XXXIV had an older or younger sibling on MUN.           ...

Sibling influence in clubs: The Record

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

With a staff totaling over 70 editors, writers, artists, and photographers, The Record is no stranger to sibling pairs.  By the time Record Staff Writer Bradley Bennett (11) had signed up for The Record at the clubs fair as a freshman, he had already seen his sister, former Managing Editor Betse...

Gap years, gap fears

Gap years, gap fears

Arushi Talwar, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Last summer, when Andrew Wang ‘19 first started his gap year visiting his family in Taiwan, he had not planned to spend the next few months studying there, nor traveling the world. Wang had originally planned to stay abroad for a few weeks, but his visit turned into a much longer trip when he decided...

Diversity events

Diversity events

Julia Goldberg and Talia Winiarsky

June 3, 2020

“The people who need to hear the conversations are never the ones participating in it,” Taussia Boadi (12) said. “People of color are always the ones that are always fighting for justice, fighting for equity—because we're directly affected by it.” The school has a variety of clubs that promote...

Coping with body image during quarantine

Coping with body image during quarantine

Julia Goldberg, Hanna Hornfeld, and Liliana Greyf

June 3, 2020

“Are you sure you want to eat that?” “Your jeans won’t fit by the time this is over.” “You don’t want to gain the quarantine-15!” These questions and comments are only some of those which have risen during discussions of body image during the pandemic. Explicit and implicit messages,...

Time away: How teachers spend their summers

Time away: How teachers spend their summers

Zachary Kurtz, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

“Summer is a time to explore things that I want to do—that I enjoy doing purely for me—and for recharging my battery, as well as getting inspired by other things,” English teacher Rebecca Bahr said. Unbeknownst to many students at the school, teachers are involved in a variety of unique activities...

Climate change and sustainability at HM

Climate change and sustainability at HM

Sam Chiang, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Horace Mann and many New York City public schools have been making efforts to become more sustainable and adapt their curriculum to raise awareness of climate change. Global warming leads to the loss of land and livelihoods, as increased natural disasters wreak havoc on society, which is why it was...

Birthdays in quarantine

Birthdays in quarantine

Devin Allard-Neptune and Purvi Jonnalagadda

June 3, 2020

Unable to celebrate in person with her friends, Carmel Pe’er (11) blew out the candles of her Lloyd’s cake while in quarantine with her family. Despite the constraints of the lock-down and social distancing, students are still finding ways to celebrate their birthdays with friends. The quarantine...

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,...

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