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Assembly explains new safety protocols

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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The school’s annual Safety Assembly this past Wednesday centered on reiterating lockdown protocol, explaining changes in fire drill procedure, and introducing the Department of Public Safety staff to the student body. “It’s a grand time to share information with all the students, faculty, and st...

Jody Lewen ‘82 advocates prison education

Jody Lewen ‘82 advocates prison education

Madison Li, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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This past Wednesday, the Center for Community Values and Actions (CCVA) held a Service Learning reflection panel led by Executive Director of Prison University Project Jody Lewen ’82, who spoke extensively about the project’s impacts. According to its website, the Prison University Project’s m...

Spanish from the start

Spanish from the start

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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The World’s Language department has introduced a new textbook to Spanish classes to increase focus on discussion and presentation and reduce the stress of the courses. Each chapter of the new textbook, “Gente,” focuses on student projects such as reviewing short films or creating their own pro...

Changes to HM246

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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HM246, one of the Center for Community Values and Action’s service learning projects, offers numerous of exciting new programs to students from local public schools who participate every Wednesday. “It’s called HM246 because we’re on 246th street in the Bronx and we want to make it clear that w...

History faculty implement new research curricula for underclassmen

Mayanka Dhingra, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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As the school transitions to a semester system, the Upper Division history department is looking to take advantage of the switch from trimesters and revise research and writing curricula in the upcoming school year. History faculty are hoping that alterations to the curriculum will be a decisive step to...

Parent Association kicks off the new year

Parent Association kicks off the new year

Sam Keimweiss and Nistha Sharma

September 26, 2018


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The Upper Division Parents Association (UDPA) kicked off the year yesterday, when chairs Cecile Caer P’19 ’21 ’24 and Benay Taub P’13 ‘17 ’19 ’22 led a meeting outlining their plans for the future. The meeting covered the year’s calendar, protocol, and general advice for planning eve...

Take Back the Tap initiative targets plastic bottle usage

Jack Crovitz, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


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Take Back the Tap, a waste-conscious initiative led by Natalie Sweet (10), will be implemented at the school for the second year in a row to decrease the student body’s plastic usage and spread environmentally friendly practices. The initiative aims to reduce the use of disposable plastic bottles in the c...

Student Ambassador program revamps tours and applications

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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The Student Ambassador program has undergone changes in its membership applicability, application process, and tours since former Middle Division Head Robin Ingram and Director of Admissions Jason Caldwell have taken over leadership of the program,. One of the largest changes to the program has been the elimin...

Editorial – Homecoming 2018

Editorial Board

September 24, 2018


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There are many pressing issues in the world, and Homecoming traditions at school are undoubtedly not among them. This is why we, as a Record board, were somewhat bewildered by the outrage provoked by our opinions section this week. Over the years, there has been a fair amount of debate and controvers...

Music Ensembles Learn About Hawaiian Culture

Kiara Royer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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A day after graduation, N-12 Music Program Coordinator Timothy Ho took 24 chaperones along with Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Steel Drums, Glee Club, Treble Choir and Concert Glee Club to Hawaii for a week of music, performance, and culture. “We did a music trip to Hawaii about six years ago and that...

Global Glimpse experiences the Caribbean

Sam Kiemwiess, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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Students traveled to Ecuador and the Dominican Republic (DR) this summer to participate in two-week culture, service, and leadership programs through the organization Global Glimpse. The trips were coordinated through the diversity office, which sent out an email last year that encouraged people to go, ...

¡Hola, Salamanca!

¡Hola, Salamanca!

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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Two teachers and eight students travelled to Salamanca, Segovia, Madrid, and Avila this summer to study Spanish at the University of Salamanca and explore the culture of Spain. “We chose Salamanca because their Spanish program was highly recommended for high school students, and while it’s grea...

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