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What Ocasio-Cortez’s Win Means to Me

What Ocasio-Cortez’s Win Means to Me

Tenzin Sherpa, Columnist

September 12, 2018


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On June 26, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district. When I heard the news, I was ecstatic - a 28-year-old Latina woman had just made American political history. For months, I had followed Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign via social media and her signs...

Trump Family Separation Policy

Trump Family Separation Policy

Benjamin Wang, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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Last April, President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions enacted a zero-tolerance illegal immigration policy, which included separating children from their parents. According to the Washington Post, two-thirds of the American public reacted negatively towards the new Trump policy. ...

Midterm Elections

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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One of the midterm-primary races that received the most attention from students this summer was the Democratic Primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District, where Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat incumbent Joe Crowley. If 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez wins the general election in No...

Trump-Putin Summit

Trump-Putin Summit

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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“Babying [Trump] is not going to work anymore, because he’s blatantly distrusting our own intelligence agencies,” Jordan Ferdman (10) said, regarding President Trump’s comments during his July 16th Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to USA Today, Trump’s statements...

Midterm Elections

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Features

One of the midterm-primary races that received the most attention from students this summer was the Democratic Primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District, where Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat incumbent Joe Crowley. If 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez wins the general election in No...

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...

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