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Civic Engagement Club and classes react to US-Iran tensions

Civic Engagement Club and classes react to US-Iran tensions

Adrian Arnaboldi, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

The Horace Mann Civic Engagement Club (HMCEC) held a communal event to process the recent developments between the U.S. and Iran. The discussion had low attendance—besides the club’s presidents and advisor, only two students took part. In an invite email sent to the high school, HMCEC presidents...

Student assembly showcase: Spencer Kahn

Student assembly showcase: Spencer Kahn

Izzy Abbott, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Spencer Kahn (12), one of three students enrolled in theater teacher Haila VanHentenryck’s Acting for the Camera class, shared a monologue titled “It Just Doesn’t Matter” from the movie Meatballs. In collaboration with Jordan Rathus’ Filmmaking II class, Kahn and his classmates, Dylan Chin...

Student assembly showcase: Louise Kim

Student assembly showcase: Louise Kim

Izzy Abbott, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Louise Kim (9) shared an original poem entitled “Roaring 20s: A Medley of Lights” that featured a “juxtaposition of imagery from the 1920s and some things that are going on in the 2020s like immigration, climate change, and police brutality,” Kim said. Kim wanted to “celebrate the start of...

Student assembly showcase: Annie Wallach and Eden Plepler

Student assembly showcase: Annie Wallach and Eden Plepler

Izzy Abbot, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Annie Wallach (11) and Eden Plepler (11) performed “Thank You for the Music,” from the movie-musical Mamma Mia with music by the 80s band ABBA. Their song choice was based off of a shared love for Mamma Mia and a desire to “give the school some exposure to ABBA,” Wallach said. “People are...

Fighting fires with fundraising: students aid Australia

Fighting fires with fundraising: students aid Australia

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

A bake sale held yesterday was the school’s first fundraising event to help alleviate the disastrous impact of the Australia wildfires. The wildfires, which have been burning for months, have killed over half a billion animals and over two dozen humans, and destroyed thousands of square miles of land...

Community members join march against anti-Semitism

Community members join march against anti-Semitism

Julia Goldberg and Talia Winiarsky

January 10, 2020

25,000 protestors gathered in a sea of blue and white in Foley Square last Saturday, singing Hebrew songs and proudly raising posters reading “No Hate, No Fear” and “We Are All Neighbors” to protest the slew of recent anti-Semitic attacks in New York and the surrounding area. In the brisk midday...

Kahn (12) shines at People’s Improv Theater

Kahn (12) shines at People’s Improv Theater

Claire Goldberg and Ayesha Sen

January 10, 2020

Spencer Kahn (12) performed his latest comedy act at the People’s Improv Theater in Chelsea last Friday. Kahn was asked to perform at the show by two college students, Moly Winiarsky and Mary Spedara, with whom he had interned for three years. The performance was the debut of their show called “Mommy...

Debate dominates at Minnesota tournament

Debate dominates at Minnesota tournament

Yesh Nikam and Arushi Talwar

January 10, 2020

During the first weekend of winter break, ten members of the school’s public forum debate team showed off their skills at the 57th annual John Edie Debate Tournament hosted by the Blake School in Minneapolis. “The tournament was a success overall,” Richard He ‘19, who attended the tournament...

Mignone (10) plays World Youth Rugby Festival

Mignone (10) plays World Youth Rugby Festival

Katya Tolunsky, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

After attending a nationwide talent search in November which consisted of a seven-hour practice and evaluation session, Catherine Mignone (10) was selected as the only girl from New York to attend the World Youth Rugby Festival (WYRF). Mignone spent her winter break competing in the WYRF tournaments...

FTC teams win prizes at Dewey Qualifier, including first place

FTC teams win prizes at Dewey Qualifier, including first place

Julia Goldberg and Emma Colacino

December 20, 2019

Peek into B48 on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday evening, and you may catch Abigail Morse (11) tightening the screws of her robot while Anthony White (11) discusses his design with Matthew Aponte (10)—or any other member of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team working to perfect their robots for the...

Holiday Assembly ‘presents’ gifts

Holiday Assembly ‘presents’ gifts

Henry Owens and Max Chasin

December 20, 2019

The house lights were dimmed, and electric candles were lit throughout the audience. To start this year’s final assembly on Tuesday, five students and two faculty members held candles onstage as they read a passage about the significance of this candle: “Here, at about this time, the world lights...

Period @ HM takes on new initiatives

Period @ HM takes on new initiatives

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

“I both don’t want to be known as period girl, but am also willing to if it means that people will be able to get basic rights, dignity, and health,” Jordan Ferdman (11) said. This year, Ferdman founded Period @ HM, the school’s first club dedicated to menstrual equity. The idea for the club...

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