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Princeton Professor Julian Zelizer connects history to the coronavirus pandemic

Yin Fei, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

With coronavirus festering as a national crisis, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University Julian Zelizer P’19 P’20 P’22 P’22 spoke about the topic in a Zoom interview with Editor-in-Chief of The Record Julia Robbins (12).  “When big things are constantly happening and you're studying ...

Saif and Taimur Moolji (12) make it to Semifinals, amidst technological difficulties in online tournament of champions

Saif and Taimur Moolji (12) make it to Semifinals, amidst technological difficulties in online tournament of champions

Yin Fei, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

As a consequence of COVID-19, the Public Forum Debate Tournament of Champions (TOC), one of the largest and most competitive tournaments of the year, was forced to occur over Zoom this past weekend instead of at the University of Kentucky. Despite numerous technological and logistical challenges, Co-P...

Teachers transitioning to HMOnline

Talia Winiarsky and Julia Goldberg

April 21, 2020

Since the start of HM Online, the school has adopted a few guiding principles as the faculty adjust their curriculums, Dean of Faculty Dr. Matthew Wallenfang said. “We want to make sure that we were moving learning forward—and that was important to us, that we not treat HM Online like we couldn'...

Nursery, Lower, and Middle Divisions rely on collaboration to continue learning online

Nursery, Lower, and Middle Divisions rely on collaboration to continue learning online

Avi Kapadia, Lauren Ho, and Staff Writers

April 17, 2020

Nursery Division “My stuffed animals are in my room, but I don’t get to bring them with me to class. That’s hard because I want them to be with me,” Abigail Greyf (K) said. Nursery Division (ND) teachers and students alike have discovered new challenges in maintaining a routine and curbing distractions...

Questions arise about students’ academic honesty with HM Online

Questions arise about students’ academic honesty with HM Online

Liliana Greyf and Devin Allard-Neptune

April 17, 2020

Although students can now wear pajamas while taking math tests, the HM Online experience also has its challenges, forcing many teachers to change their curriculums in order to try to create a fair learning environment. In the midst of virtual school, many faculty have been changing their assessment schedules...

Advisories attempts to preserve community during HM Online

Advisories attempts to preserve community during HM Online

Adrian Arnaboldi and Simon Schackner

April 17, 2020

Advisors at the school have been attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy in their online advisories by preserving traditions and having discussions about non-school related topics. In this time of social isolation, many at the school are looking to advisory to create a much needed sense of community...

Goldman and Zhang emerge as co-champions at online Georgetown Debate Tournament

Goldman and Zhang emerge as co-champions at online Georgetown Debate Tournament

Yin Fei and Purvi Jonnalagadda

April 17, 2020

After debating in the Georgetown Spring International Tournament over the past long weekend, Maeve Goldman (8), and her partner Richard Zhang, went undefeated and became the 2020 co-champs in the Middle School Public Forum division. The Georgetown tournament was meant to be held at the university,...

Students use apps to adjust to life under quarantine

Emily Shi and Jacob Shaw

April 17, 2020

With more time to themselves as a result of social distancing policies, many students have sought solace in applications, which can provide mobile users with anything from a mobile personal trainer to an at-home recording studio. This pattern follows a national trend, as overall app usage went up 20%...

The (Dis)united States: How American high schools are proceeding through distance learning

The (Dis)united States: How American high schools are proceeding through distance learning

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

Though New York Cityhas remained the primary epicenter of the coronavirus, at least 124,000 public and private schools around the country have closed, according to Education Week. As such, many schools have started experimenting with different structures to accomodate a new virtual schedule. In response...

Bonding time: Pandemic forces graduates home for extended period of time

Bonding time: Pandemic forces graduates home for extended period of time

Sam Chiang and Theodore Ganea

April 16, 2020

“It’s definitely strange living with my siblings again,” Tino Caer ‘19 said. “I got used to a very different sort of lifestyle in college and all of that has kind of been thrown out the window.” As college students returned home for their spring semesters due to the coronavirus, they...

Empathy during an epidemic: School contributes to medical and academic relief

Empathy during an epidemic: School contributes to medical and academic relief

Katya Tolunsky and Zachary Kurtz

April 16, 2020

MEDICAL RELIEF Last Friday, the school donated 250 masks, 500 pairs of gloves, 40 protective suits, 2,000 alcohol wipes, and 10 plastic face shields to the Central Park Medical Unit (CPMU). The CPMU is an all-volunteer ambulance service that provides free emergency medical services to Central Park...

Lee helps fight Coronavirus through family medical practice

Lee helps fight Coronavirus through family medical practice

Devin Allard-Neptune and Alex Lautin

April 10, 2020

In the madness of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ben Lee (12) has been helping everyone he can. Lee spent his spring break assisting his mother at Scarsdale Integrative Medicine (SIM), his family’s medical practice. The practice is located in Westchester County, a region with over 14,000 cases of coronavirus,...

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