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Seven tips from a junior year survivor

Seven tips from a junior year survivor

Natalie Sweet

June 3, 2020

Being a junior is really tough – from college nights to applying for club positions, there’s a lot of new challenges that arise as you become an upperclassman. I’m no expert on surviving Horace Mann, but I have learned a lot of lessons over this past year that I really wish I knew beforehand. Take...

I love sports, don’t bring them back in the fall

I love sports, don’t bring them back in the fall

Alison Markman

June 3, 2020

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic looming over our country, questions regarding whether students will be able to return to our Bronx home for school next year have begun to surface. With the start of the next school year approaching, the question of whether students can and should be participating...

A letter from the HM Online Olympics organizers

A letter from the HM Online Olympics organizers

Adam Frommer and Yana Gitelman

June 3, 2020

Now that no one is asking about your grades in the hallway, or kissing up to upperclass- men in club meetings, how’s a Horace Mann student to compete? Obviously, through our challenges. Moreover, how does one (namely us) get attention without scampering around Katz Library? Clearly, mass emails. Daily....

Now is the time for religion to adapt

Now is the time for religion to adapt

Helen Fajemirokun

June 3, 2020

On Easter Sunday, I took part in a ritual that crops up each year: attending an Easter church service with my extended family. But this year, it had a once-unimaginable twist: I was joining my family in London by computer and listen- ing to my cousins sing across a ve-hour time di erence. is peculiar...

My virtual debut: Using virtual theater for good

My virtual debut: Using virtual theater for good

Izzy Abbott

June 3, 2020

I took a deep breath as my green camera light flicked on, signifying my debut in the world of virtual theater. When I came back from the Mountain School (TMS) in January, I was excited to dive back into life not just at Horace Mann, but also my out of school theater program. Since I was nine years old,...

No justice, no peace

No justice, no peace

Darius McCullough

June 3, 2020

Disappointed. at’s the first word that comes to mind when people ask me how I feel about this situation. Over the past 10 years of my life, I’ve done a lot of growing. I’ve grown to grasp a better understanding of racial injustices. From the time that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed when I...

Finding benefits in the unforeseen: My family in a pandemic

Vivien Sweet

June 3, 2020

One thing that I believe has been severely warped for every single person in the United States is the concept of time. Hours pass like days which turn to weeks that suddenly become months. Today is the first day of June. We have now been away from school for 53 days, or over a quarter of the school year,...

Dorr-(no)’mores: Was the cancellation of Dorr premature?

Dorr-(no)'mores: Was the cancellation of Dorr premature?

Carmel Peer

May 14, 2020

I went on my first backpacking trip ever at John Dorr Nature Lab (Dorr) during the winter of freshman year, not knowing what I was getting myself into. Throughout the whole weekend, the temperatures were below freezing. Because all twelve of us on the trip were all hiking through the same conditions,...

Period @ HM reflects on heightened menstrual inequities

Period @ HM reflects on heightened menstrual inequities

Ericka Familia, Alexis Fry, Jordan Ferdman

May 14, 2020

Alexis Fry: Riding the B-train, a homeless woman boarded the car I was in. She asked if anyone could give her a pad or tampon, and, luckily, I had a Kotex pad in my backpack. I handed it to her. She thanked me, placed the pad in her pocket, and continued to walk down the train car. That simple interaction...

How to confront climate change in a post COVID-19 world

How to confront climate change in a post COVID-19 world

Ava Merker

May 14, 2020

Over the past two months, many of us have encountered news articles, Snapchat videos, and Twitter posts about COVID-19’s effects on global climate change⁠. Even during the first few weeks of the pandemic, I took note of media headlines about the decline of carbon emissions and videos of goats running...

Dr. Leeds reflects on crisis and contingency

Dr. Leeds reflects on crisis and contingency

Dr. Jeremy Leeds

May 8, 2020

    As many of you know, I am stepping down as Director of the Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) at the end of this academic year, and assuming a new role in the school as I move toward retirement. We welcome Dr. Joyce-Bernard as the next CCVA Director in the coming academic year...

De lingua mortua: Why I love latin

De lingua mortua: Why I love latin

Jacob Shaw

May 8, 2020

  When I tell people I’m currently taking Latin, most people respond with a question: Why? They have a point—I won’t be speaking it with anyone any time soon, and while there are songs and a couple of good podcasts out there, it’s only ever really used in one country (or, more accurate...

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