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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 Teddy 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 were...

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,...

Class of 2021 faces uncertainties about the college process

Class of 2021 faces uncertainties about the college process

Hanna Hornfeld and Ayesha Sen

April 10, 2020

On Monday night, the school held a webinar for students and parents over Zoom to address the growing concerns surrounding the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Class of 2021 college process. The panel began as a meeting between Executive Director of College Counseling Canh Oxelson and Compass...

Mantravadi wins “virtual” Langfan competition

Mantravadi wins “virtual” Langfan competition

Claire Goldberg and Emily Salzhauer

April 9, 2020

This Monday, in the final round of the William K. and Marion Langfan American Constitutional Oral competition, five sophomore finalists displayed their public speaking skills from the comfort of their homes. This year’s topic was about the Equal Right Amendment (ERA), an amendment to guarantee equal...

HM Online makes its debut as remote learning commences

HM Online makes its debut as remote learning commences

Julia Goldberg and Talia Winiarsky

April 3, 2020

Due to the growing COVID-19 health crisis, learning has officially shifted from the classroom and onto Zoom. HM Online began this Tuesday and will continue through at least April 20, though the possibility remains that the school may not open for the remainder of the academic year, Head of School Dr....

Putting the “Social” in social distancing: How we stay connected while social distancing

Putting the “Social” in social distancing: How we stay connected while social distancing

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

On any given day at school, Jake Federman (11) hangs out with friends before A period in Olshan Lobby, again during break in Tillinghast Hall, and then eats lunch with them in the cafeteria, he said. In between, he interacts with peers and teachers in the hallways, one of his favorite parts of going...

Bender ‘16 wins opportunity to travel and report alongside New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof

Bender ‘16 wins opportunity to travel and report alongside New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof

Katya Tolunsky, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Maddie Bender ’16, a senior at Yale University, recently won the New York Times 2020 win-a-trip contest to travel with NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof and report alongside him. Kristof is a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, a regular CNN contributor and an op-ed columnist who focuses on human rights abuses...

Coronavirus coverage (March 21st)

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Starting on March 31st, Horace Mann’s Lower, Middle, and Upper Division (UD) academic programs will take place through the online instructional platform HM Online, as both the Manhattan and Bronx school campuses are closed until April 20th at the earliest. As outlined by Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly,...

Student talent showcase

Student talent showcase

Maya Nornberg and Natalie Sweet

March 6, 2020

As students rushed into Alfred Gross Theatre and the Recital Hall from Tuesday’s New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) accreditation fire drill, performers took to the stage for a student showcase assembly. Showcase assemblies serve as a way for students to learn about talents...

NYSAIS accredits school for next ten years

Jack Crovitz, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

This week, visitors from the New York Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) came to observe the school’s curriculum, mission, and environment. This visitation is one stage in a longer accreditation process, said Head of Upper Division Dr. Jessica Levenstein. Members of the school community,...

Classics Society reaches semis at Princeton Certamen

Classics Society reaches semis at Princeton Certamen

Yin Fei, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Following hours of flipping through the pages of their old history and Latin textbooks, the Classics Society Club advanced to the semifinals of their first national certamen this year. The group of nine students competed at Princeton University on Saturday as two separate teams amongst several other...

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