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A year since Parkland: Continuing the fight against gun violence

March 1, 2019

To many, Valentine’s Day is seen as a day of love and chocolate. However, to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the day brings memories of cowering for their lives and watching their...

Addressing the State of the Union

February 8, 2019

President Trump gave his second State of the Union Address on Tuesday. As an informed student body, it is essential to look and understand what our current president has deemed important. And while many...

Red fish, blue fish, stop playing Big Fish

February 8, 2019

On January 12, I made a meme and posted it on Facebook in which I deemed anyone who played Big Fish “a fool… [who wastes] time playing a game that does not add to… intellectual capacity… does not...

Editorial: Embracing Black History Month

February 1, 2019

The start of February today signals a variety of different things for members of the community. It may mean bracing ourselves for increasingly frigid weather or thinking about Valentine’s Day. For seniors,...

Consuming the news as the daughter of two journalists

February 1, 2019

The news cycle controls my life. From the time I wake up in the morning to when I go to sleep at night, Joe and Mika on MSNBC and Rachel Maddow are key components of my daily routine. Growing up, it was...

Comparative Race and Ethnicity: Studying black culture in a safe space

February 1, 2019

When I think about black people and our history, my mind immediately jumps to the Triangle Trade and slavery in America, as if the history of black people began when American chattel slavery did. I often...

Power of faith, tradition, and religion

January 25, 2019

Ben Hu (12), a Buddhist, has taken away from religion what he thinks most people have, regardless of their faith: be there for others, try to do the right thing, and emphasize the importance of family,...


January 25, 2019

From first grade until fifth grade, every morning on my way to school, I walked past a parked police car. My young self always made sure I presented myself well, making my posture perpendicular to the...


January 25, 2019

Being pulled over doesn’t make me nervous. I know this statement may be shocking. As a Black woman in America, I should be wary of the possibility that a run-in with the police could lead to something...

Editorial – Reflection on the First Semester

January 18, 2019

As all of you know, the first semester is coming to an end. As the Editorial Board, we feel an obligation as Horace Mann students to continue in our pursuit of knowledge inside and outside the classroom...

Not just another day off: Appreciating MLK Day

January 18, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has always given me a good break from school. In previous years, I unfailingly knew exactly what I would be doing on my day off. I’d be sleeping in, doing some work, and, if...

Think before you rally: Discussing the Women’s March

January 18, 2019

Every year a spirit of change and unity drives people from around the world to participate in an internationally-simultaneous Women’s March. In the city, New Yorkers wearing bright pink hats and carrying...

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