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Coming to terms with coming out

Coming to terms with coming out

Adolescents grapple with queer identities
Mia Calzolaio, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

When Gayle* (11), who is anonymous because she is not publicly out, was in middle school, the concept of queerness was foreign to her. “It never even entered into my brain that I could be queer,” she...

Lion pride: MD celebrates athletics during first Spirit Day

Hannah Katzke and Rachel Baez May 30, 2021

On Wednesday, the Middle Division (MD) celebrated its first Spirit Day, which brought the MD student body together to celebrate a year of physical activity, Director of Athletics, Health, and Physical...

MD Shenanigan Show features student humor through skits

MD Shenanigan Show features student humor through skits

Katya Tolunsky, Staff Writer May 30, 2021

The Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC) partnered with the Middle Division (MD) to create the Shenanigans Show, a production that students wrote, directed, performed, and edited. The show, containing a...

MD Mentoring program implements changes for the upcoming school year

MD Mentoring program implements changes for the upcoming school year

Vidhatrie Keetha, Staff Writer May 23, 2021

“The mentor program is unique in that it is one of the very few programs that bridges the Middle and Upper Divisions,” co-leader of the Middle Division Mentoring (MDM) program Leyli Granmayeh (12)...

Our Town production to take place on Alumni Field

Our Town production to take place on Alumni Field

Sean Lee and Rachel Baez May 7, 2021

Morale is high among the tight-knit cast of the Middle Division (MD) play, “Our Town,” as rehearsals resume, theatre teacher and director of the play Benjamin Posner said. The cast had its first rehearsal...

MD celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Allison Markman, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

On Wednesday, Middle Division (MD) students celebrated Cinco de Mayo in their Spanish classes by exploring the culture and history behind the holiday. Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s military win over...

Middle Division science clubs

Middle Division science clubs

Nate Chiang and Ariella Frommer April 24, 2021

The Mighty Chondrias Each week, Middle Division (MD) students who are passionate about science meet to discuss various science topics in a club called the Mighty Chondrias. A group of seventh graders...

Author and editor Nicole Chung shares her experiences with anti-Asian racism at MD assembly

Author and editor Nicole Chung shares her experiences with anti-Asian racism at MD assembly

Rowan Mally and Audrey Carbonell April 15, 2021

At last week's Middle Division (MD) assembly, writer Nicole Chung shared her experiences with anti-Asian racism and discussed the struggles of not fitting in. Chung, whose biological family originated...

Art gallery showcases MD talent

Art gallery showcases MD talent

Vidhatrie Keetha, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

Upon entering the Fisher Hall gallery, a viewer observes vibrant paintings and drawings of city and desert skylines at dusk lining the left wall. As a viewer gazes around, film reels showcasing silhouettes...

From beginners to winners: MD Debate Team takes second place

From beginners to winners: MD Debate Team takes second place

Yin Fei and Jayden Siegel March 22, 2021

The Middle Division (MD) Debate team won second place in the Cities Tournament out of 40 teams this past weekend. After debating the pros and cons of U.S. sanctions against China, each member of the team...

“CC Designs”: Chloe Ludwig (7) explores graphic design

“CC Designs”: Chloe Ludwig (7) explores graphic design

Jillian Lee, Staff Writer March 13, 2021

CC Designs, Chloe Ludwig’s (7) company, aims to capture days at camp or college filled with laughter and friendship through its unique clothing designs and accessories. CC Designs is primarily catered...

“Kustom Kicks”: Aaron Saroken (7) launches hand-customized sneaker business

“Kustom Kicks”: Aaron Saroken (7) launches hand-customized sneaker business

Clementine Bondor, Contributing Writer March 13, 2021

Aaron Saroken’s (7) Instagram presents bright collages of sneakers of all colors, featuring designs ranging from footballs to the Rolling Stones logo. The account has gained 210 followers since its launch...

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