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A LOSS IN OUR COMMUNITY: Beloved French teacher, colleague, and friend Sonya Rotman passes away

A LOSS IN OUR COMMUNITY: Beloved French teacher, colleague, and friend Sonya Rotman passes away

Katie Goldenberg and Surya Gowda

February 15, 2019


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To the great sorrow of the school community, French teacher Sonya Rotman passed away Wednesday morning after a long struggle with cancer. Madame Rotman had shared her love of French language and culture with students and colleagues for nearly 32 years. “Kind, loving, and always elegant, Madame Rotman was a dear...

Parents Institute hosts Digital Lives talk

Parents Institute hosts Digital Lives talk

Samuel Singer, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Internationally recognized clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair spoke to Middle Division (MD) parents Thursday about the “Big Disconnect” between parents and students regarding their online lives and how to properly monitor children’s online behavior. The objective of the talk was to teach paren...

Poetry Out Loud advances to state competition

Poetry Out Loud advances to state competition

Nelson Gaillard, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Priyanka Voruganti (11) and Claire Yoo (12) competed in the regional competition of Poetry Out Loud (POL) on Monday and both advanced to the state competition in March. “Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation competition where students perform the work of other published poets,” English teacher a...

End of the AP World: school discontinues course

Abby Salzhauer, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Due to drastic curriculum changes made by the College Board, Advanced Placement (AP) World History will no longer be taught at the school beginning next year after being offered for nearly 20 years. The change, announced by the College Board in July of 2018, will move the starting date of the curric...

Speaker discusses social infrastructure

Speaker discusses social infrastructure

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University Eric Klinenberg visited the school this Wednesday to discuss his work in the field of social science and infrastructure. Director of the Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) Dr. Jeremy Leeds in...

School celebrates Japan Day

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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Today, students will present plays with their Japanese classes and enjoy a schoolwide celebration of Japanese culture as part of the school’s annual Japan Day. Japanese teacher Mami Fujisaki started Japan Day about 25 years ago when she first came to the school, she said. “I wanted [the studen...

Interfaith Group hosts Al-Noor students

Interfaith Group hosts Al-Noor students

Kiara Royer, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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The Interfaith Group invited high school students from the Al-Noor School in Brooklyn to visit the school for a day of friendship and cultural discussion last Wednesday. The Al-Noor School is the largest Islamic school in New York, according to its website. Founded in 1995, the school emphasizes academi...

Coalition and Union host Black History Month movie screening

Madison Li, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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The Hilltop Diversity Coalition (HDC) and the Union will join forces to host a screening of the film Fresh Dressed and a panel discussion with prominent Black figures in the fashion industry today in honor of Black History Month. The night will begin with the featured documentary, Fresh Dressed, which “...

Poly Prep video sparks conversations and outrage

Poly Prep video sparks conversations and outrage

Mayanka Dhingra, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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News of a blackface video recently circulating on social media at the Poly Preparatory School in Brooklyn has caused discussions within the school community about racism. The video, filmed three years ago, features two former Poly Prep students in blackface making animal-like noises and gestures. After...

Community expresses mixed reactions towards semesters

Marina Kazarian and Adam Frommer

January 18, 2019


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As the first semester comes to a close, students and faculty have express mixed reactions, many critical, as to how effectively the new semester system has fulfilled its goals of reforming workload, scheduling, and stress levels at the school. Out of 171 students The Record polled, the majority of studen...

Students engage in Senior Initiative Projects

Students engage in Senior Initiative Projects

Samuel Singer, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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In advance of Friday’s application deadline, seniors have begun to plan their Senior Initiative Projects (SIPs) where they can independently explore their interests in hopes of making a lasting impact on the school. The program offers seniors the opportunity to delve into the fields of their passion...

Emily Shi (10) spearheads book drive for hospital

Adam Frommer and Marina Kazarian

January 18, 2019


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Emily Shi (10) will host a book drive outside of the library next Tuesday through Friday to collect texts for patients at the White Plains Hospital. Shi’s project’s goal is to provide patients with more access to literature during their hopstial stays and increase the quality of the hospital vis...

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