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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...

Debate dominates at Minnesota tournament

Debate dominates at Minnesota tournament

Yesh Nikam and Arushi Talwar

January 10, 2020

During the first weekend of winter break, ten members of the school’s public forum debate team showed off their skills at the 57th annual John Edie Debate Tournament hosted by the Blake School in Minneapolis. “The tournament was a success overall,” Richard He ‘19, who attended the tournament...

Mignone (10) plays World Youth Rugby Festival

Mignone (10) plays World Youth Rugby Festival

Katya Tolunsky, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

After attending a nationwide talent search in November which consisted of a seven-hour practice and evaluation session, Catherine Mignone (10) was selected as the only girl from New York to attend the World Youth Rugby Festival (WYRF). Mignone spent her winter break competing in the WYRF tournaments...

FTC teams win prizes at Dewey Qualifier, including first place

FTC teams win prizes at Dewey Qualifier, including first place

Julia Goldberg and Emma Colacino

December 20, 2019

Peek into B48 on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday evening, and you may catch Abigail Morse (11) tightening the screws of her robot while Anthony White (11) discusses his design with Matthew Aponte (10)—or any other member of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team working to perfect their robots for the...

Holiday Assembly ‘presents’ gifts

Holiday Assembly ‘presents’ gifts

Henry Owens and Max Chasin

December 20, 2019

The house lights were dimmed, and electric candles were lit throughout the audience. To start this year’s final assembly on Tuesday, five students and two faculty members held candles onstage as they read a passage about the significance of this candle: “Here, at about this time, the world lights...

Period @ HM takes on new initiatives

Period @ HM takes on new initiatives

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

“I both don’t want to be known as period girl, but am also willing to if it means that people will be able to get basic rights, dignity, and health,” Jordan Ferdman (11) said. This year, Ferdman, Alexis Fry (11), and Ericka Familia (11), co-founded Period @ HM, the school’s first club dedicated...

Model Congress blazes through first conference of the year

Model Congress blazes through first conference of the year

Yin Fei, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

This past weekend, the Model Congress team competed at a major conference held at Yale University. The team departed after school on Thursday and debated for four days before returning home on Sunday evening. The Yale tournament was the first conference for the club this year, so many of the weeks...

SDLC attendees engage in conversations surrounding diversity and social identifiers

SDLC attendees engage in conversations surrounding diversity and social identifiers

Katya Tolunsky and Emily Salzhauer

December 13, 2019

Speakers, experts, and students and faculty from independent schools gathered in Seattle, Washington last week for the annual People of Color Conference (PoCC) and Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) to engage in discussions and activities about cultural identifiers to supplement the dialogue...

New aluminum water bottles replace plastic in cafeteria

New aluminum water bottles replace plastic in cafeteria

Adam Frommer, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

In an effort to improve upon school sustainability, beverages in the Cohen Dining Commons have switched from plastic to more easily recyclable metal containers. The change was not planned to happen until after the New Year, but it developed ahead of schedule due to student and faculty voices, Head of...

School hosts its first Gender in Debate conference

School hosts its first Gender in Debate conference

Henry Owens and Devin Allard-Neptune

December 6, 2019

Students from around the city gathered at the school on Saturday, Nov. 23rd for a day filled with discussions at the Gender in Debate Conference. Alexa Mark (12) spent around a year planning this conference, which is the first of its kind at the school, she said. The conference hosted over 60 students...

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