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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’...

Lee helps fight coronavirus through family medical practice

Lee helps fight coronavirus through family medical practice

Devin Allard-Neptune and Alex Lautin

April 10, 2020

In the madness of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ben Lee (12) has been helping everyone he can. Lee spent his spring break assisting his mother at Scarsdale Integrative Medicine (SIM), his family’s medical practice. The practice is located in Westchester County, a region with over 14,000 cases of coronavirus,...

Avani (9) and Arjun (‘18) Khorana fundraise for local Taste of Tribeca community fund

Avani (9) and Arjun (‘18) Khorana fundraise for local Taste of Tribeca community fund

Arushi Talwar and Clio Rao

April 10, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic has become an increasingly large part of people’s everyday lives, Avani (9) and Arjun Khorana (‘18) have been fundraising through social media to raise donations for the Taste of Tribeca Community Fund (TTCF). Taste of Tribeca is an organization that raises money for...

Carbon dividends group holds launch event via Zoom

Carbon dividends group holds launch event via Zoom

Hanna Hornfeld and Claire Goldberg

April 2, 2020

Student leaders at the school followed in alum Alex Posner’s ‘13 footsteps when they kickstarted High Schoolers for Carbon Dividends (HS4CD) via an organization-wide Zoom call last Sunday. HS4CD is an extension of Posner’s national college-level network, Students for Carbon Dividends (S4CD). Both...

Inner workings of extra time

Inner workings of extra time

Julia Goldberg and Adam Frommer

March 6, 2020

In a school where students are often under pressure to perform well on assessments in limited time, testing accommodations—specifically that of extra time—are necessary, as they provide students with equitable opportunities to succeed. The school dedicates abundant resources and time to ensure the...

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