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Power to the people: the CC’s voice should matter

Jude Herwitz

December 14, 2018


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I know you’ve thought it before. “The Community Council (CC) doesn’t do anything.”  And, while that claim is false (as per the recent Thanksgiving video, Letters to our Heroes, Career Lecture Series), the CC could, and should, accomplish more. When I first ran for CC two years ago, I wanted to...

Inflating grades, deflating self-esteem

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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How do you stand out? What makes you special? Who do you want to be? These are questions I am beginning to hear over and over again. It’s my junior year, and I can feel the college process looming in my not-so-distant future, but I have no idea sometimes I wonder what makes me different than the o...

Using white privilege to combat racial injustice

Using white privilege to combat racial injustice

Adam Frommer

December 14, 2018


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As a white male, I have never really known my place in discussing race and identity. Not knowing my role has lead to my inaction against racial injustices. But, the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), taught me that I have to speak up in the conversation about race. At SDLC, we spent th...

The long journey home

The long journey home

Claire Yoo

November 30, 2018


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Eight people in a school bus. Seven hours for a 40-minute drive. Three intact tires. One journey I’ll never forget. 8:01am: I receive an email from Dr. Kelly saying all after school events are canceled, and there are no late buses. I will get home early tonight. 4:00pm: It’s snowing a little h...

Editorial – Alumni Speaker Series

Editorial Board

November 30, 2018


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Over the past couple weeks, we as a board have enjoyed the opportunities we have had to interact with Horace Mann’s alumni. Whether it was engaging in a conversation about journalism with Marc Fisher during his I period visit to the school, bonding with members of the Classes of 2017 and 2018 over ...

From cuts to the finish line

Claire Goldberg

November 30, 2018


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On my first day of high school I got cut from the volleyball team. After an intense and exciting two weeks of tryouts, I had grown fairly attached to both the sport and the people on the team. As the first day of school approached I did my best to push the looming thoughts of cuts out of my mind. I was ...

Reflections after the Pittsburgh shooting

Reflections after the Pittsburgh shooting

Abigail Salzhauer

November 9, 2018


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Living in New York City for all my life, I’ve been relatively sheltered from anti-Semitism. However, the recent tragic and hateful shooting of 11 innocent Jews in Pittsburgh served as a wake-up call for me. I learned of the shooting through a news alert on my phone, and was immediately flooded w...

Editorial – Tree of Life

Editorial Board

November 9, 2018


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It is surprising to see how many news networks are so quick to move on from the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that occurred just a week and a half ago. To many, the Pittsburgh tragedy has become “just another one” in a litany of mass shootings in the last several years. Man...

Why self-deprecating humor is not always so funny

Why self-deprecating humor is not always so funny

Laura Bae

November 9, 2018


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A universal rule to comedy is that if there’s nothing funny left to laugh about, laugh about yourself. Gen Z has taken that concept and fed it energy drinks and steroids. The first few jabs at yourself don’t linger, but the next ten do, until hundreds of some-recycled, some-new statements become a p...

Editorial – Early Applications

Editorial Board

October 26, 2018


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At the eve of early application deadlines, seniors cram to finish college essays, study for exams, and complete homework assignments. As we struggle to balance our academic responsibilities with familial ones, we often lose sight of the matters that are truly important to us, for it is our friendshi...

Rock the Vote: why teenagers matter in elections

Julian E. Zelizer and John A. Lawrence

October 26, 2018


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We are on the cusp of a historic midterm election. This November,  Americans will go to the polls to elect the 116th  Congress, governors and state and local officials. The outcome will determine the balance of power for the next two years in Washington and, within the states, shape the battles over c...

Happiness is hard: investing our energy in the right places

Happiness is hard: investing our energy in the right places

Julia Robbins

October 19, 2018


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I didn’t break my back when I fell off a hammock a few weeks ago! I fell onto a metal pole and barely even bruised my back. I know, thrilling, right? I stood right back up and went on about my daily life. Ok, it probably doesn’t sound thrilling, because it is so mundane. We normally don’t break our ...

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