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Deborah Stanford: 28 years and many annotated Toni Morrison novels later, English teacher, friend, and mentor looks to her next chapter

Deborah Stanford: 28 years and many annotated Toni Morrison novels later, English teacher, friend, and mentor looks to her next chapter

Gustie Owens, Editor-in-chief

June 5, 2018


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Years later, Director of Admissions Jason Caldwell ‘97 still recalls English teacher Deborah Stanford’s thought-provoking comments when he was a student in her class. Once, he was so moved by a point that she made that he said, “That was amazing. Ms. Stanford, you’re the s---!”  Stanford, taken aback by the comment, approached Cal...

LGBTQ+ History at Horace Mann

LGBTQ+ History at Horace Mann

Sadie Schwartz, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018


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With the arrival of pride month, it is important to recognize how far the community has come with accepting LGBTQ+ individuals while also keeping in mind how there is still work left to do. The Record chose to examine the climate of the school as a space for LGBTQ+ students and faculty by weaving to...

Investigating the phenomenon of students applying Early Decision

Investigating the phenomenon of students applying Early Decision

June 5, 2018


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The number of students applying to early action and early decision schools has increased significantly over the years, according to Executive Director of College Counseling Canh Oxelson.  Around 90 percent of seniors apply to a college before December 1st each year, Oxelson said. And additionally,...

Student Government today and tomorrow

Student Government today and tomorrow

Peri Brooks and Natasha Stange

June 5, 2018


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STUDENT GOVERNMENT TODAY This year’s Student Body President (SBP)Daniel Posner (12) and the Community Council (CC) have taken on initiatives to improve the quality of student life and involvement.  “At the core of the SBP role is the goal of creating and enhancing community. This is a mission...

The Final HM in Motion Update

The Final HM in Motion Update

Katie Goldenberg and Leonora Gogos

June 5, 2018


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The HM in Motion project’s forecasted additions to the school campus will alter student life as community members adjust to a host of new classrooms and amenities next school year.  According to Director of Facilities Management Gordon Jensen, construction on the new building will be completed ...

The Rise Of Juuling

Megha Nelivigi, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018


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“There are some people that if you see them in the bathroom, you sort of know why they’re there, or some people you see leaving class that you know why they’re leaving,” Christina* (12) said, discussing students Juuling at the school. Over the past year and a half or so, the popularity of the...

Students take advantage of study abroad opportunities in high school

Abigail Goldberg and Katie Goldenberg

May 24, 2018


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In her last four days studying abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel at Alexander Muss High School, Anabel Henick (12) embarked on a four-day hike across the country, carrying a small bottle of ocean water from the Mediterranean and then dumping it into the opposite coast. “The idea that we bring something from the...

Alumni bridge interests from high school to college

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


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Maddie Bender '16 Maddie Bender ‘16 was co-President of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) in high school and is now part of four different musical groups at Yale University. Bender started participating in the school band in fourth grade, she said. She was first clarinet in the SWE for all four years of ...

The Power of Student Government

The Power of Student Government

Lynne Sipprelle and Sam Keimweiss

April 27, 2018


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Less than a decade ago, the Governing Council (GC), the school’s student government oversaw the allocation of funds to clubs and publications and  drafted a new honor code for the school. Today, the Community Council (CC), which replaced the GC after it was abolished, proposes and oversees events and initiati...

From the NYC streets to Tillinghast Hall

From the NYC streets to Tillinghast Hall

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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As a young police officer, Director of Security Mike McCaw was patrolling the 96th Street Lexington Avenue station when he saw a pregnant woman at the edge of the subway platform, a place where many people looking to commit suicide situate themselves. McCaw walked to the edge of the platform and e...

Tutoring: Students and teachers discuss pros and cons of tutoring at the school

Surya Gowda and Lynne Sipprelle

December 10, 2017


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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a physics student must be in want of a tutor. Out of 185 upperclassmen who are currently taking physics or have taken physics and responded to an anonymous poll by the Record, 30 percent used a tutor. Many students expect physics, whether taken over the...

Speech & Debate program expands to include new formats

Noah Phillips

December 3, 2017


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In her fifth round at the Vassar Invitational, having been given the topic for the round only 15 minutes prior, Julia Robbins (10) carefully listened to her opponents speak about mandatory minimum sentencing while simultaneously outlining a passionate and convincing opposing case to defeat her competition. In...

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