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Holding down the fort: Faculty, staff visit campus during HM Online

Holding down the fort: Faculty, staff visit campus during HM Online
January 14, 2021

  On a normal morning, Public Safety Specialist Glenn Smith would greet hundreds of community members from his seat at the school’s front desk. Since the end of in-person classes in November,...

Feature: ND and LD expand diversity

Feature: ND and LD expand diversity
December 18, 2020

One day in the Nursery Division (ND), Mekhala Mantravadi's (11) grandmother, who always wears a sari — a traditional South Asian garment — came to school to pick her up. “I thought all the kids were...

Teachers adapt to remote learning

December 11, 2020

  In math teacher Charles Worrall's 25 years of teaching, HM Online has been one of the busiest times of his career. While there is less class time for students during HM Online 2.0, teachers must...

Feature: Weighing benefits, harms of reading troubling works

Feature: Weighing benefits, harms of reading troubling works
December 11, 2020

English teacher Jennifer Huang recently finished the book “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen — which follows a man serving as a spy for Communist forces in the final days of the Vietnam War —...

“It’s easy to feel like you don’t measure up”: Students struggle with Imposter Syndrome

“It’s easy to feel like you don’t measure up”: Students struggle with Imposter Syndrome
December 4, 2020

“For years of my life at Horace Mann, I genuinely believed that I was dumb,” an anonymous alumna wrote on the Instagram account @hmspeaksout. “My voice shook during presentations, and I avoided my...

“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,...

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