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Math Team hosts and wins third place in relay at math competition

Math Team hosts and wins third place in relay at math competition

Betsey Bennett and Natalie Sweet

February 6, 2018


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This past Saturday, various math teams from schools around the city competed to solve complex problems in the Horace Mann Math Competition (HoMMaC). The Math Team organizes and writes questions for HoMMaC, a biennial conference that includes three sections of competition: an individual round, two...

Testing center reorganizes, changes policies

Testing center reorganizes, changes policies

Megha Nelivigi

February 6, 2018


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Over the past few months, a series of new policies have been put in place in the testing center, Psychologist Dr. Ian Pervil said. Most of these policies are to simply reinforce or clarify ones that already existed, he said. However, many students report instances of academic dishonesty continuing in...

Health advocates Gibson, Sweeney speak on panel about health disparities

Health advocates Gibson, Sweeney speak on panel about health disparities

Sam Keimweiss

January 30, 2018


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Students and faculty attended the conference held by the Health Disparities Club, where Co-Chair of the Committee on Health Disparities for the Medical Society of New York State Dr. Monica M. Sweeney and Bronx 16th Council District Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson spoke on issues surrounding health and health...

Students, faculty advocate for rights at second annual Women’s March

Students, faculty advocate for rights at second annual Women’s March

Ben Wang

January 30, 2018


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Horace Mann students and faculty protested at the second annual Women’s March on Saturday January 20th, 2017. English teacher Rebecca Bahr went along with her husband, son, and mother. She wanted “to protest the state of the Union,” Bahr said. Natalie Sweet (9) went both years. Despite attending...

Reflecting on Unity Week speakers and workshops

Reflecting on Unity Week speakers and workshops

Griffin Smith and Malek Shafei

January 30, 2018


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Members of the school community learned about the concept of covering and discussed issues like race, sexuality, and religion through student and faculty run workshops and guest speakers in the 2018 Unity Week. The week, which took place from January 16-January 19, kicked off with a assembly with guest...

School plans switch to wind powered energy

School plans switch to wind powered energy

Abigail Salzhauer

January 30, 2018


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Starting next December, the school will be making the switch to wind powered energy. “Over the course of the past decade, we spent quite a bit of time looking at how best to move our physical plant needs toward a greener footprint. The possibility of wind power has been on our list for quite some...

Conservative commentator, Princeton Professor converse at assembly

Conservative commentator, Princeton Professor converse at assembly

Betsey Bennett

January 30, 2018


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Conservative political commentator Margaret Hoover and Princeton Professor of History and Public Affairs Julian Zelizer conversed on the Gross Theater stage concerning the past, present, and future of conservatism in the United States. Tuesday’s assembly led to mixed reactions from students and faculty. “Based...

UD students host after-school workshops

UD students host after-school workshops

Eliza Poster and Izzy Abbott

January 18, 2018


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Every Wednesday, the school opens its doors to local elementary and middle school kids to participate in HM 246, an afterschool program offering Upper Division student le educational and interactive classes in art history, ceramics, robotics, music, entrepreneurship and more. The program, which began...

Water shortage and cold weather cause difficulties for sports teams

Water shortage and cold weather cause difficulties for sports teams

Betsey Bennett

January 18, 2018


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Student athletes and P.E. students alike returned from winter break to find that Prettyman Gymnasium lacked running water. According to Director of Facilities Management Gordon Jensen, the issue stemmed from a temporary feed from Fisher Hall to Prettyman Gymnasium that was installed last spring when...

News In Brief: Model Congress and Model United Nations

News In Brief: Model Congress and Model United Nations

Jeren Wei

December 10, 2017


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Model Congress After working up to 20 hours a day at their first away conference in Rutgers University, the school’s Model UN (MUN) team won best large delegation and several individual committee victories as well. The conference, held last weekend, was comprised of more than 1500 students from ac...

School hosts Sanctuary holiday party

School hosts Sanctuary holiday party

Edwin Jin

December 10, 2017


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Clients from Sanctuary for Families, an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic and gender violence, created arts and crafts and were gifted book donations from the Book Fair at the school’s 25th annual Sanctuary for Families dinner party. Attendees at last Tuesday’s event participated...

Lower Division hosts Caring in Action Day

Lower Division hosts Caring in Action Day

Caroline Goldenberg

December 10, 2017


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Lower Division students, families, and teachers participated in Caring in Action Day by visiting the Riverdale Senior Center and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and holding a drive for donations to those affected by hurricanes in Puerto Rico. “[The day] is an opportunity for parents, children,...

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