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Richard Blanco’s poems echo through school

Richard Blanco’s poems echo through school

Andie Goldmacher, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Richard Blanco, Barack Obama’s inaugural poet in 2013, spread a resounding call to political action through poetry in Gross Theatre last Tuesday in an Upper Division assembly, as well as English class visitations and a poetry reading for Horace Mann parents that evening. Blanco performed many of his...

New York Times LA Bureau Chief visits school

John Mauro, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Last Thursday, Los Angeles Bureau Chief of the New York Times Adam Nagourney visited the school, answering questions about journalism and commenting on the current status of the media. Nagourney is a former political correspondent for the New York Times during the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns,...

Bestselling author speaks to parents

Bestselling author speaks to parents

Emma Colacino, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Michael Thompson, PhD, the bestselling author of Raising Cain and consulting school psychologist, spoke to parents on Tuesday in the Recital Hall. Thompson also spoke earlier that day at a luncheon attended by parents at the Maloney and Porcelli Restaurant in Manhattan. These talks were part of the...

Combating Islamophobia, one scene at a time

Adrian Arnaboldi, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

The new Multicultural Center (MC) hosted a screening of “A Jihad for Love” and a discussion afterwards led by the Interfaith Network last Friday regarding persecution of homosexuals in Islamic countries. The event was the first hosted by the MC, a space that will continue to hold similar discussions...

Annual assembly warns students about child abuse

Annual assembly warns students about child abuse

Yesh Nikam, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) will be presenting a workshop on child sexual abuse prevention for the seventh straight year in the Recital Hall this Friday. The NYSPCC’s goal is to respond to the needs of abused and neglected children by providing counseling,...

Refresh: school website undergoes complete remodeling

Refresh: school website undergoes complete remodeling

Sam Chiang, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The school’s redesigned website is now accessible on mobile devices and ready to share information about the wide range of activities offered by the school. The school’s website receives constant traffic and is the virtual representation of the school, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly said. “In September,...

Daisy Khan breaks down Islamophobia

Daisy Khan breaks down Islamophobia

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Daisy Khan, a prominent Muslim activist, spoke about islamophobia and Islamic identity in America at a UD assembly this Tuesday. As Executive Director of the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), Khan educates many about the religion of Islam and advocates for interfaith collaboration. Khan...

CAC hosts annual Pink Week for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Abby Beckler, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is October, the Cancer Awareness Club (CAC) has organized Pink Week in order to support those affected by the terrible disease. Unlike previous years, this year’s Pink Week is more focused on involving the whole school in the fight for the cure. “Our...

ACT new policy

ACT new policy

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

As the college admissions process becomes increasingly competitive every year, the ACT has offered solace to current underclassmen and future generations of students who struggle with standardized testing required for entry to most elite colleges. Last Tuesday, ACT officials announced that starting in...

North Korean refugees share life experiences

North Korean refugees share life experiences

Bradley Bennett and Natalie Sweet

October 11, 2019

Members of the Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) international team came with three North Korean refugees to the school to educate students about the hardships North Korean citizens endure, and the hazards of attempting to escape to freedom through harrowing and emotional personal experience. According...

AP Environmental Science class goes to Meadowland Environmental Center

AP Environmental Science class goes to Meadowland Environmental Center

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Last Friday, the AP Environmental Science class took a field trip to the Meadowlands Environmental Center in New Jersey to participate in a field study of salt marsh ecosystems. The center is located on a salt water estuary of the Hackensack River. The class chose this site because it “has a sordid...

Clubs debut at fair

Clubs debut at fair

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

With a wide selection of snacks, banners, and booths, new clubs and publications made their debut this Thursday at the Club’s Fair, showcasing the many different extracurricular options students can explore. Though Dean of Students Michael Dalo has not made any changes to the way the fair runs in...

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