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Advisories participate in annual Thanksgiving Common Pantry donation

Advisories participate in annual Thanksgiving Common Pantry donation

Sandhya Shyam

November 18, 2017

This Thursday, volunteers from the New York Common Pantry stopped by to pick up food donations that the school community contributed as a part of the organization’s annual Thanksgiving food drive. According to Chair of the Library Department Caroline Bartels, the school’s donations this year are...

“My Weird School” author visits Lower Division students

“My Weird School” author visits Lower Division students

Georgi Verdelis

November 10, 2017

Author Dan Gutman visited the Lower Division on Wednesday to present to, have lunch with, and sign books for K-3rd graders. Gutman primarily writes children’s fiction books, such as Baseball Card Adventures and the My Weird School series. This was Gutman’s second time visiting the school. Gutman i...

AP Art History students teach 8th graders at Met

Meeting the Met: Natasha Gaither (11) and Cy Goudsmit (11) introduce sculpture to eighth graders.

Abigail Goldberg and Noah Phillips

November 10, 2017

Last Friday and this past Thursday the South and Southeast Asian section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) was filled with the voices of the AP Art History students teaching eighth graders about Buddhist and Hindu art. After spending a few weeks studying Hindu or Buddhist objects in class, pair...

Parliamentary Debate wins Varsity and Novice divisions at Vassar

Parliamentary Debate wins Varsity and Novice divisions at Vassar

Malhaar Agrawal

November 10, 2017

This Saturday, co- Vice President of Parliamentary debate George Loewenson (12) and Dalton senior Hart Rapaport faced off against Julia Robbins (10) and Amman Kejela (10) in the finals of the Vassar College Parliamentary Debate Invitational. In a close 3-2 decision, Loewenson’s team won the Varsity d...

Wellerstein speaks to history classes about North Korea Nuclear Crisis

Wellerstein speaks to history classes about North Korea Nuclear Crisis

Jude Herwitz

November 10, 2017

This Tuesday, Dr. Alex Wellerstein, an expert on the history of nuclear weaponry from the Stevens Institute of Technology, visited East Asian and AP World History classes to facilitate discussions and answer questions about North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, all while urging students to ...

School hosts three debate-based events in October

School hosts three debate-based events in October

Lynne Sipprelle, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Last month, Model UN (MUN), Debate, and Parliamentary Debate all held events at school, beginning a new year of debate, politics, and teamwork. At the 32nd Horace Mann MUN Conference many sophomores won Outstanding Delegate and Honorable Mention, while at Debate’s third Horace Mann Public...

Students place at Siemens Competition

Students place at Siemens Competition

Tenzin Sherpa, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Brian Wu (10), Ella Feiner (12), and Brian Song (12) and Lisa Shi (12) all were semifinalists in this year’s Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology, contributing to exoplanet discovery, analyzing the relationship between the spread of cancer and the cell cycle, and worki...

Community responds to Manhattan terrorist attack

Megha Nelivigi, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Following the deadliest terrorist attack on New York City since 9/11, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly met with the Security Department and sent an email to parents and teachers addressing the attack. is Tuesday a ernoon, a 29-year-old plowed a rented pickup truck through a bike path in Lower Manh...

Dr. Schiller plans return

Dr. Schiller plans return

Tenzin Sherpa, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

Later this year, former Head of the Upper Division Dr. David Schiller will return to the school in order to teach two senior English electives. Although Schiller is unsure what electives he will be teaching, the official courses will be announced later in the year by Head of English Department Vernon W...

Football players kneel during national anthem

Football players kneel during national anthem

Katie Goldenberg, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

As the first notes of the national anthem pierced the air, nearly 20 members of the Varsity Football team, varying in age and race, knelt in front of the crowd that had gathered for the 34-12 victorious Homecoming game against Dwight-Englewood school. Over the past year, players at various professional levels ha...

Read-a-thon celebrates Hispanic culture, community

Lynne Siprelle, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

This past Thursday, the English Department held a Hispanic Heritage/HM Community Read-a-thon in Olshan Lobby. The read-a-thon focused on the theme “e pluribus unified,” which translates to “out of many, unified.” The theme is a play on the United States motto “e pluribus unum,” or “out of...

UPenn Service Learning Director visits school

UPenn Service Learning Director visits school

Samuel Keimweiss, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

Dr. Ira Harkavy, the Founding Director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, came to school last Friday, October 13th to speak about reflecting on service learning. He spoke three times, once during B period, once during C period, as well as on a panel du...

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