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Redefining what Jewish looks like to me

Redefining what “Jewish” looks like to me

Chloe Trentalancia, Contributing Writer June 7, 2022

What does it mean to be a Jew? What should a Jew look like? What should a Jew believe in? There are no concrete answers to any of these questions — nor should there ever be. Born in Guangzhou, China,...

Take discussions surrounding consent and sexual health in Health seriously

Take discussions surrounding consent and sexual health in Health seriously

Tomoko Hida, Contributing Writer June 7, 2022

In health class, the sex education unit tends to feel silly. Whether we watched a particularly touchy couple get intimate on the screen to demonstrate safe sex, or passed around silicone testicles to emulate...

Harms of negative lesbian media portrayal

Harms of negative lesbian media portrayal

Harper Rosenberg, Contributing Writer June 7, 2022

The media reinforces the sexualization and romanticization of lesbianism and people are not cognizant of it. Throughout the past 50 years, there has been a notable increase in media like television,...

Confronting the microaggressions surrounding the students of color’s hair. 

Confronting the microaggressions surrounding the students of color’s hair. 

Amaris Christian, Staff Writer June 7, 2022

In my family, hair has always been an attribute that we cherish and celebrate as though it were our crown. Historically, curly and kinky hair has been demonized or deemed inferior. In the beginning of...

Fear, Risk, and the State of Political Expression at HM

Fear, Risk, and the State of Political Expression at HM

Ryan Finlay, Contributing Writer June 7, 2022

The Horace Mann School appears on the surface to be a remarkably homogeneous community — politically. Our curricula are infused with the latest theories from the progressive academic community. An entire...

Uphold Roe V. Wade

Uphold Roe V. Wade

Ceci Coughlin, Staff Writer May 14, 2022

A woman’s right to choose is yet again on trial in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This past week, a draft of Justice Alito’s opinion, which would overturn Roe v. Wade and...

Musk’s dangerous decision to eliminate twitter censorship

Musk’s dangerous decision to eliminate twitter censorship

Isabella Ciriello, Staff Writer May 7, 2022

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Elon Musk tweeted after striking a deal to...

Student body fails to recognize the Community Council’s work

Student body fails to recognize the Community Council’s work

Ariela Shuchman and Eshan Mehere May 7, 2022

“The Community Council (CC) does nothing.” “The CC is a joke.” “Abolish the CC.” We have heard these kinds of comments many times throughout the three years we have spent on the CC. For a while,...

Confronting gender disparities in STEM 

Confronting gender disparities in STEM 

Bela Tinaj and Lamia Chowdhry April 29, 2022

At Horace Mann’s second virtual Women in STEM (STEMs) conference, which took place last Saturday, Audrey Pe, founder of the nonprofit Women in Tech (WiTech) and a sophomore at Stanford University, discussed...

School must start educating its students on the Holocaust 

School must start educating its students on the Holocaust 

Emily Salzhauer, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

My family, friends, and I like to joke around and call me a “superjew.” While I don’t consider myself religious, being Jewish is a fundamental part of who I am. I proudly wear a Magen David necklace...

Rethinking the role of police in society

Avani Khorana , Staff Writer April 23, 2022

Just hours after Frank James opened fire in a subway car full of people on their morning commute through Sunset Park, New York City Mayor Eric Adams pledged to double the number of police officers patrolling...

Facing the discomfort of the world’s last chances to fight climate change

Lauren B. Kim, Staff Writer April 23, 2022

“I don’t want to think about it” and “I’ll do it later” — two phrases I’m sure every Horace Mann student has said to avoid discomfort as a form of temporary relief.   I often find...

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