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School hosts its first Gender in Debate conference

School hosts its first Gender in Debate conference

Henry Owens and Devin Allard-Neptune

December 6, 2019

Students from around the city gathered at the school on Saturday, Nov. 23rd for a day filled with discussions at the Gender in Debate Conference. Alexa Mark (12) spent around a year planning this conference, which is the first of its kind at the school, she said. The conference hosted over 60 students...

Seeds of Peace plants conversation with interfaith workshop

Seeds of Peace plants  conversation with  interfaith workshop

Katya Tolunsky and Jilllian Lee

December 6, 2019

On Nov. 23rd, the staff from Seeds of Peace, a non-profit organization focused on leadership and conflict resolution, joined the school in the Multicultural Center for a workshop which discussed religion and faith and taught students how to empathize and create effective arguments when engaging in conversation....

Hilton Diversity Coalition (HDC) holds movie night

Hilton Diversity Coalition (HDC) holds movie night

November 25, 2019

In a screening of “Coming to America,” students watched Eddie Murphy, a wealthy African prince, escape an arranged marriage and proceed to search for a wife in Queens. For Jaiden Wilson (10), the film’s takeaway was that even when faced with setbacks, people should never stop fighting for what...

Conference attendees attempt repurpose white privilege

Emma Colacino and Yin Fei

November 25, 2019

Earlier this month, male-identifying students from a plethora of New York City private schools were given the opportunity to attend one of two conferences dedicated to promoting meaningful conversations about the role of men in society. Located at the Collegiate school, the Young Men of Color Symposium...

Dr. Rodney Glaslow engages audience at assembly

Abby Beckler and Josh Underberg

November 25, 2019

Gross Theater went silent at the beginning of the assembly on Tuesday morning as Dr. Rodney Glasgow stood by the side of the podium and slowly took off his shoes and socks. Glasgow explained to the theater that after being expected to die from pneumonia as a premature baby, each new day of life and...

Living in Our Questions: Expanding Awareness and Assuming Complexity

Sam Chiang, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

This year’s Unity Week theme, Living in Our Questions: Expanding Awareness and Assuming Complexity, is designed to increase students’ understanding of different perspectives and help suspend judgment of others, Co-Director of the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity (ICIE) Candice...

Safety Update: Fire Evacuation on 10/29

Claire Goldberg, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

An unplanned fire evacuation last Wednesday made for a chaotic E period on the school campus. Two alarms were triggered: at 12:47 p.m., a fire alarm went off in Tillinghast Hall, causing students to evacuate the building; two minutes later, a trouble signal went off in Rose Hall. The first alarm in...

School hosts 34th annual Horace Mann Model United Nations Conference

School hosts 34th annual Horace Mann Model United Nations Conference

Julia Goldberg and Vivien Sweet

November 8, 2019

On Saturday, October 14th, the school welcomed over 900 high school students from the tri-state area to debate global issues at the 34th annual Horace Mann Model United Nations Conference (HoMMUNC). Preparations for the conference began in June, when juniors on the Model United Nations (MUN) team began...

Faculty take advantage of nature at Dorr Mind/Body Retreat

Alison Isko, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Last weekend at the John Dorr Nature Laboratory Mind/Body Retreat, faculty and staff had the opportunity to bond with each other by participating in a variety of activities designed to help them take a break from their daily lives. The workshops were designed and led by Middle Division (MD) history teacher...

Richard Blanco’s poems echo through school

Richard Blanco’s poems echo through school

Andie Goldmacher, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Richard Blanco, Barack Obama’s inaugural poet in 2013, spread a resounding call to political action through poetry in Gross Theatre last Tuesday in an Upper Division assembly, as well as English class visitations and a poetry reading for Horace Mann parents that evening. Blanco performed many of his...

New York Times LA Bureau Chief visits school

John Mauro, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Last Thursday, Los Angeles Bureau Chief of the New York Times Adam Nagourney visited the school, answering questions about journalism and commenting on the current status of the media. Nagourney is a former political correspondent for the New York Times during the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns,...

Bestselling author speaks to parents

Bestselling author speaks to parents

Emma Colacino, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Michael Thompson, PhD, the bestselling author of Raising Cain and consulting school psychologist, spoke to parents on Tuesday in the Recital Hall. Thompson also spoke earlier that day at a luncheon attended by parents at the Maloney and Porcelli Restaurant in Manhattan. These talks were part of the...

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