Horace Mann's Weekly Newspaper Since 1903

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Horace Mann's Weekly Newspaper Since 1903

The Record

Horace Mann's Weekly Newspaper Since 1903

The Record


Courtesy of Barry Mason, Q&A Schlink responds to students.

SLS unpacks collective guilt with Bernhard Schlink

Jacqueline Shih, Staff Writer May 6, 2023

English teacher Dr. Deborah Kassel’s Seminar in Literary Studies (SLS): Man’s Search for Meaning through Literature and Film class hosted German lawyer, academic, and novelist Bernhard Schlink for...

Letter to the Editor: Mr. Wilson responds to SparkNotes feature

April 28, 2023

A cheekily titled feature in last week’s Record (“To Read or Not to Read…”) brought to light a questionable tendency among some students to use summaries readily available on platforms like Sparknotes...

Courtesy of Sean Lee

Model UN wins Best Large Delegation at Cornell Conference

Anya Mirza, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

From April 20th to April 23rd, the school’s Model United Nations (MUN) team finished off their season with a major win at the Cornell Model UN Conference (CMUNC).   As one of the few College-hosted...

Sophia Liu/Art Director

Behind the decision to discontinue SOI

Rena Salsberg and Clara Medeiros April 28, 2023

The school announced in the Addendum to the Program of Studies that the course Seminar on Identity (SOI) would be discontinued after running for six years. The course met weekly for a trimester and was...

Evan Contant/Photo Director
A SURVIVOR STORY | Marder shares anecdotes from pre-WW2 Romania.

Holocaust survivor Samuel Marder shares story at assembly 

Hannah Becker, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

“A Romanian soldier came in the ghetto and told us ‘please pack all of the stuff that you can because you do not know where you are going and when you are returning, and you will need a lot of food...

Ben Rafal/Photo Director

Bioethicist visits ethics class

Nora Wildman, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

Last Friday, Dr. Arthur Caplan, Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, zoomed into Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly’s ethics class. Kelly invited Caplan to...

Ben Rafal/Photo Director

SciTech highlights student research

Rena Salsberg, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

This Tuesday, at SciTech, an annual event hosted by the Science Research program, students in tenth through twelfth grade presented their research in topics ranging from microplastics to neurosciences....

Eliana Son/Staff Artist

Book Day returns with a bang: Planning, assemblies, and engagement  

Oliver Konopko and Madeleine Offit April 23, 2023

Can AI-generated artwork replace the work of human creators? Does Chat GPT write reliable essays? Where does one draw the line between technology and magic? Does free will exist? These are just some of...

Courtesy of Barry Mason

School hosts historian Caro

Clara Medeiros, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

Last Thursday, renowned historian Robert Caro ‘53 presented at a fundraiser hosted by the school and Riverdale Senior Services (RSS). Caro is the two-time Pulitzer prize winning author of a biography...

Students reflect on Book Day workshops

Gillian Ho, Jacqueline Shih, and Blake Bennett April 23, 2023

Sci-Fi cake pops; the dessert of Stories of Your Life and Others Tables covered with cookie crumbs, pop music, and lots of laughter filled the Horace Mann Chefs United for the Culture Club’s (HMCUFC)...

Dylan Left/Staff Artist

Former President Trump’s indictment sparks discourse and debate in and out of the classroom

Rena Salsberg and Diya Chawla April 15, 2023

Loewy Miller (9) was walking in Times Square with his family on the way to a Broadway show when he saw the news of former President Donald Trump’s indictment on one of the live billboards. “My initial...

Courtesy of Jiyon Chatterjee

Jiyon Chatterjee (12) interviews Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over spring break

Anya Mirza, Staff Writer April 15, 2023

“I think it’s interesting interviewing politicians,” Jiyon Chatterjee (12) said. “You definitely want more time with them to get at the truth and push them a little bit.”  Over spring break,...

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