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Takeaways from Astroworld Fest: What makes a safe concert? (10/19/21) 

Takeaways from Astroworld Fest: What makes a safe concert? (10/19/21) 

Justin Burrell, Contributing Writer November 23, 2021

It is safe to say Travis Scott is one of the biggest artists out right now. Still riding the success of Astroworld, the rapper’s third studio album, he has obtained partnerships from major brands and...

Stop using the “r” slur: The harms of thoughtless language

Stop using the “r” slur: The harms of thoughtless language

Hannah Moss, Contributing Writer November 23, 2021

As Horace Mann continues to evolve into a more inclusive community, eradicating the use of the r-slur in conversations is essential. I have often heard students use the word as a casual insult or a replacement...

“What are you?”: Carbonell grapples with questions about multiracial identity

“What are you?”: Carbonell grapples with questions about multiracial identity

Audrey Carbonell, Staff Writer November 14, 2021

Even with an understanding that race is a social construct, we may still implicitly determine a person’s race due to preconceived ideas about the physical and behavioral traits that are associated with...

Waking up early for peak productivity

Waking up early for peak productivity

Ayesha Sen, Staff Writer November 14, 2021

At exactly 5 a.m, my alarm chimes, awakening me from a restful night of sleep. The house is silent, and all I can hear is the rain falling outside my window. Still groggy, I walk over to my bathroom and...

Salzhauer reflects on her time on Varsity Field Hockey

Salzhauer reflects on her time on Varsity Field Hockey

Emily Salzhauer, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

Sports, and other extracurricular activities are part of what makes our school so special. Clubs are a way for students to connect with other students who share the same interests and spend time together....

Understanding history and ourselves: Make time for the Speaker Series

Understanding history and ourselves: Make time for the Speaker Series

Allison Markman, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

We all have copious amounts of homework, tests, and extracurriculars after school, but the speaker series installments are truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The history department Speaker Series...

Line 3 pipeline and the climate crisis: change requires an anticolonial worldview 

Line 3 pipeline and the climate crisis: change requires an anticolonial worldview 

Emily Sun October 17, 2021

Manoomin wild rice, meaning “food that grows on water” in the Ojibwe language, sways over the Great Lakes. Their green stalks and blushed kernels rustle with the wind, parting for canoes that weave...

Social media and me: Holding companies accountable 

Social media and me: Holding companies accountable 

Erica Jiang, Staff Writer October 17, 2021

“Your phone is eating your brain alive.”  We have all probably heard this comment at least once in our lives. From Instagram to TikTok to Facebook, there are a myriad of issues stemming from the...

Evolving language: “Enslaved people,” not “slaves”  

Evolving language: “Enslaved people,” not “slaves”  

Connor Dwin, Contributing Writer October 9, 2021

For eleven years at this school, I never thought twice about using the word slave to describe enslaved Black people. I think I defaulted to that term because I felt it adequately described enslaved African...

Talk about all issues, no matter whom they affect

Talk about all issues, no matter whom they affect

Vidhatrie Keetha, Staff Writer October 9, 2021

“Why do we have to talk about this? It doesn’t even affect me.” Although this statement is rather generalized, it is a sentiment I’m used to hearing time and again — either spoken in the hallways,...

“Shaping a world before me”: The benefits of studying art

Zachary Kurtz, Staff Writer October 2, 2021

Every time I sit down at the pottery wheel with a ball of clay spinning beneath my hands, I feel a sense of calm wash over me. It is the kind of calm that can be hard to find during a hectic day of school....

A debate case for public speaking

Sean Lee, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

After having navigated through the sea of cardboard trifolds and the overwhelming, siren-like calls of students coercing you to join their club (using candy and baked goods to draw you in), you probably...

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