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Chasin to enroll at NHM in pursuit of basketball

Chasin to enroll at NHM in pursuit of basketball

Josh Underberg, Staff writer

June 3, 2020

“It was hard to imagine myself not being a Horace Mann student anymore,” Ben Chasin (11) said. In early April, after fourteen years at the school, Chasin made the difficult decision to leave in order to pursue his dream of playing college basketball. At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Chasin...

“Bliss brownies” and bell ringings: Team traditions in UD sports

Liliana Greyf and Hannah Katzke

May 14, 2020

While stuffing your face with platefuls of penne pasta does not seem like the most typical form of team bonding, consuming gallons of carbs is an annual tradition of the Varsity Swim team (VS). Like VS, many sports teams at the school use traditions to ensure that they maintain close friendships thro...

Home plate to homemade ravioli: Coach Matthew Russo

Home plate to homemade ravioli: Coach Matthew Russo

Yin Fei and Vidhatrie Keetha

May 14, 2020

  The day after Thanksgiving means following a family tradition for Varsity baseball and football coach Matthew Russo: making his grandfather’s renowned turkey-stuffed ravioli with his family.  Cooking from scratch with his late grandfather’s original recipes is a part of his Italian-Ame...

Fernandez (12) pursues passion for baseball in postgraduate year

Fernandez (12) pursues passion for baseball in postgraduate year

Emily Sun and Mia Calzolaio

May 8, 2020

In August, as the Class of 2020 heads to colleges across the nation, Mark Fernandez (12) will return to high school in order to take a postgraduate (PG) year at the boarding school Choate Rosemary Hall. A PG year is a fifth year of high school that students can take to better prepare for college. Aca...

Cornstein hosts sports business forum

Cornstein hosts sports business forum

Louise Kim, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Although students, parents, and faculty may not be able to enjoy live sports on television every night, the Sports Business Forum provides them with the opportunity to engage with a different aspect of the sports world. “I like to look at the silver lining for everything,” Marc Cornstein ‘88, P ‘2...

Sports fans cope with a lost season

Sports fans cope with a lost season

Devin Allard-Neptune and Vidhatrie Keetha

May 1, 2020

“I didn't realize how serious [COVID-19] was until sports were getting canceled,” Sam Perlman (9) said. Beginning with the indefinite postponement of the NBA and NHL seasons on March 12, many annual sporting events, such as the NCAA March Madness Tournament and the MLB season, were canceled later...

MLB Player Pedro Alvarez shares key advice with baseball teams

Emma Colacino, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

“You don't get to talk to major league baseball players that much, so it's a rare opportunity,” Varsity Baseball player Miles Kuhn (10) said. However, on Wednesday, April 30, the Boys Varsity Baseball team had the opportunity to speak with Major League Baseball (MLB) player Pedro Alvarez ‘05 in...

Seniors mourn their last sports season

Emily Sun and Mia Calzolaio

May 1, 2020

When co-Captain of the Varsity Outdoor Track Team Charles Simmons (12) told his teammates that he had run his last race at the end of the indoor track season, they reassured him that he had another season outdoors in the spring. Now, Simmons’ statement rings true. On April 2, Head of School Dr. Tom...

The road to recruitment: HM student athletes take the next step

The road to recruitment: HM student athletes take the next step

Lauren Ho and Jacob Shaw

April 24, 2020

Since freshman year, Kiara Royer (12) has spent days at universities around the country, already knee-deep in the college process. She didn’t spend this time in a library, but rather on a soccer field, as coaches from prospective colleges watched her every move with a careful eye, gauging if she h...

Horace Mann stays active in quarantine

Horace Mann stays active in quarantine

Claire Goldberg, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

In order to stay in shape during quarantine, members of the school’s community have been finding ways to keep active regardless of the location. Students and faculty have been watching videos online, ordering new workout equipment, and plugging into sports communities in order to get exercise.  ...

Family by chance, teammates by choice: dynamics of siblings playing on the same teams together

Family by chance, teammates by choice: dynamics of siblings playing on the same teams together

Josh Underberg, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

Matthew Jacobson (9) and Jonas Jacobson (11) Jonas Jacobson (11), this year’s MVP of the football team, will never forget the moment his brother threw a Hail Mary pass over him in practice, he said. “Matthew was playing quarterback while I was playing defensive line,” Jonas said. “Matthew...

Student athletes adjust routines while in quarantine

Student athletes adjust routines while in quarantine

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

The country-wide quarantine has created a tough challenge for some of the school’s elite athletes: they can’t play their sport while “[sheltered] in place.” To combat this unexpected off-season, athletes are seeking creative new ways to maintain their skills remotely. Despite their best efforts,...

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