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Sophomores participate in grade-wide Service Learning Day

Sophomores participate in grade-wide Service Learning Day

Andie Goldmacher and Louise Kim

January 31, 2020

This Thursday, sophomores participated in the school’s first tenth grade Service Learning Day, marking a shift in the service learning requirement from a project composed of direct experience and reflection opportunity to a mandatory Service Learning Day for each grade. The year-long project system...

Remembering Frederic S. Berman ‘44, leader in NYC rent reform and state government

Remembering Frederic S. Berman ‘44, leader in NYC rent reform and state government

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

On Sunday, January 19th, Frederic S. Berman ’44 passed away at the age of 92. He was a valued member of the school community both as a student and alumnus, and he had many accomplishments in New York as a commissioner, judge, and state legislator. During his time at the school, Berman was deeply...

Novick ‘79, Caines, and Lewen ‘82 headline assembly on higher education programs in U.S. prison system

Novick ‘79, Caines, and Lewen ‘82 headline assembly on higher education programs in U.S. prison system

Sam Chiang and Liliana Greyf

January 31, 2020

When the school’s students imagine higher education, most do not envision receiving that education behind bars. However, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) offers prisoners an opportunity for education and reform at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility. On Tuesday, Lynn Novick ‘79 spoke to the...

Students lead inaugural STEM week

Katya Tolunsky and Devin Allard-Neptune

January 24, 2020

The first Computer Science and Engineering Week (CSEW) in the school’s history, which consisted of over 20 student and faculty hosted workshops and activities related to STEM, took place this week. Ranging from Alumni Nora Nickerson’s ’18 workshop on Microbots and Ants, to Manisha S. Gandhi’s...

Student clubs spend the weekend at Dorr

Student clubs spend the weekend at Dorr

Louise Kim

January 24, 2020

Last Friday, students from the OutDorr’s Club and Dance Company (HMDC) drove up to the John Dorr Nature Laboratory (Dorr) for a weekend full of hiking, dancing, and other fun activities. The Martin Luther King (MLK) weekend hike has been an annual trip for the OutDorr’s Club for the past 34 years,...

Civic Engagement Club and classes react to US-Iran tensions

Civic Engagement Club and classes react to US-Iran tensions

Adrian Arnaboldi, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

The Horace Mann Civic Engagement Club (HMCEC) held a communal event to process the recent developments between the U.S. and Iran. The discussion had low attendance—besides the club’s presidents and advisor, only two students took part. In an invite email sent to the high school, HMCEC presidents...

Student assembly showcase: Spencer Kahn

Student assembly showcase: Spencer Kahn

Izzy Abbott, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Spencer Kahn (12), one of three students enrolled in theater teacher Haila VanHentenryck’s Acting for the Camera class, shared a monologue titled “It Just Doesn’t Matter” from the movie Meatballs. In collaboration with Jordan Rathus’ Filmmaking II class, Kahn and his classmates, Dylan Chin...

Student assembly showcase: Louise Kim

Student assembly showcase: Louise Kim

Izzy Abbott, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Louise Kim (9) shared an original poem entitled “Roaring 20s: A Medley of Lights” that featured a “juxtaposition of imagery from the 1920s and some things that are going on in the 2020s like immigration, climate change, and police brutality,” Kim said. Kim wanted to “celebrate the start of...

Student assembly showcase: Annie Wallach and Eden Plepler

Student assembly showcase: Annie Wallach and Eden Plepler

Izzy Abbot, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Annie Wallach (11) and Eden Plepler (11) performed “Thank You for the Music,” from the movie-musical Mamma Mia with music by the 80s band ABBA. Their song choice was based off of a shared love for Mamma Mia and a desire to “give the school some exposure to ABBA,” Wallach said. “People are...

Fighting fires with fundraising: students aid Australia

Fighting fires with fundraising: students aid Australia

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

A bake sale held yesterday was the school’s first fundraising event to help alleviate the disastrous impact of the Australia wildfires. The wildfires, which have been burning for months, have killed over half a billion animals and over two dozen humans, and destroyed thousands of square miles of land...

Community members join march against anti-Semitism

Community members join march against anti-Semitism

Julia Goldberg and Talia Winiarsky

January 10, 2020

25,000 protestors gathered in a sea of blue and white in Foley Square last Saturday, singing Hebrew songs and proudly raising posters reading “No Hate, No Fear” and “We Are All Neighbors” to protest the slew of recent anti-Semitic attacks in New York and the surrounding area. In the brisk midday...

Kahn (12) shines at People’s Improv Theater

Kahn (12) shines at People’s Improv Theater

Claire Goldberg and Ayesha Sen

January 10, 2020

Spencer Kahn (12) performed his latest comedy act at the People’s Improv Theater in Chelsea last Friday. Kahn was asked to perform at the show by two college students, Moly Winiarsky and Mary Spedara, with whom he had interned for three years. The performance was the debut of their show called “Mommy...

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