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The pros of pronouns: normalize gender identities

The pros of pronouns: normalize gender identities

Liliana Greyf and Mia Calzolaio

September 18, 2020

If you’ve scrolled through Instagram recently, you may have noticed a set of pronouns — (she/her), (he/him), (they/them), to name a few — typed out next to the emojis that already surround your peers’ usernames. Although some users had already added pronouns to their pages, a  wave of brightly c...

So you’re new to the Upper Division…

So you're new to the Upper Division...

Yana Gitelman and Ben Feldman

September 11, 2020

Dear new students, So, you’re starting HM this week. We know you probably have plenty of questions. Good thing we’re here to help! “Ben, what major changes can I expect in the Upper Division (UD)?” One of the most prominent differences that you may notice are smaller class sizes. Given t...

Defund the police: CON

Defund the police: CON

Yesh Nikam and Xander Cox

September 11, 2020

If we want to live in a fairer and safer society, defunding the police is not the answer. Take Southeastern Washington DC, where, according to the Washington Post, officials announced a $15 million police budget cut in mid-June. On the Fourth of July, in the Frederick Douglass apartment complex, 11-...

Defund the police: PRO

Defund the police: PRO

Jiyon Chatterjee

September 11, 2020

The role policing plays in upholding systemic racism in the United States has been under close examination following the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, two unarmed Black Americans, at the hands of white police officers. Among the most prominent but controversial of the solutions raised by acti...

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,...

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