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Recognizing the reality of sexual harassment

Recognizing the reality of sexual harassment

Mahika Hari

January 18, 2018


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Just a few days ago, I read yet another case of a woman being sexually assaulted. This time, it was in her sleep by the man sitting next to her on the plane. What astonished and terrified me is the lack of surprise I felt when hearing about this, demonstrating how the culture of sexual harassment no...

How we can improve HMO

Josh Underberg

December 10, 2017


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I recently completed Horace Mann Orientation (HMO), a required first trimester class for ninth graders. One teacher and multiple upperclassmen mentors lead HMO class discussions in a variety of different topics from stress management to interactions with parents to parties. The class was very pr...

Reshaping our outlook on service learning

Noah Phillips

December 3, 2017


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Serving meals at a food pantry, visiting a nursing home to talk with elderly residents, sprucing up a local park, joining Habitat for Humanity to build homes for displaced families--these are a few of the hundreds of volunteer service learning projects that Horace Mann students undertake each year. Right...

Reflecting on a trimester of the athletic attendance policy

Euwan Kim

December 3, 2017


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The new athletic attendance policy, a well-intended attempt to ensuring students’ commitment to their sports teams, is not only difficult to execute but also an arbitrary annoyance to the students. It is difficult to enforce, unfair to devoted athletes, and burdensome for already-stressed student athletes. In...

From the Olympics to Prettyman: a case for varsity ping pong

Robbie Werdiger

December 3, 2017


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In 2014, the sport of table tennis became an official varsity sport in New York City public schools. Today, 22 public schools throughout the five boroughs all compete against one another during the winter season in the PSAL (Public School Athletic League). The sport does not demand large quantities of...

Navigating ADHD: in and out of the classroom

Navigating ADHD: in and out of the classroom

Ruthie Yankwitt

December 3, 2017


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Earlier this week, I received an email from my calculus teacher. The subject line was “YOUR GRADE – SEATING ARRANGEMENT,” instantly I felt my heartbeat quicken and my phone slip in my hands as my palms became sweaty. I wasn’t nervous about my grade; I was nervous about the prospect of another...

The Rappaccini Variations: separating intent from impact

Allison Li

November 18, 2017


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Starting off my senior year, one of the things I most looked forward to throughout the week was rehearsal for the Rappaccini Variations. I was eager to improve my acting skills and participate in a play at school for the first time. I was particularly excited by the concept of this production, a retelling...

Casual use of offensive jokes: it’s not funny

Surya Gowda, Staff Writer

November 18, 2017


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As a school, we pride ourselves in our diversity and acceptance of all cultures and identities. It is written in our core values and put in practice in our classrooms. Though it sounds good on paper, is that really what happens behind the doors of the library classrooms and casual conversations with...

Defining beauty: my senior year without makeup

Defining beauty: my senior year without makeup

Emma Jones

November 6, 2017


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What does your face really look like? This might seem like an obvious question, but many women have two faces they wear, one of which is completely artificial. For most of high school, I really liked to wear makeup. I thought eyeliner was fun, and I’m grateful for the way that colorful makeup allowed...

Fake News Alert!

Fake News Alert!

Aaron Snyder, Not a Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Last week a small group of teachers and administrators secretly met to reschedule “hell weeks” in response to the school’s switch from trimesters to semesters. The meeting was called after an administrator overheard multiple juniors bragging that the new policy would allow them to start their senior...

Welcome back from your SBPs

Welcome back from your SBPs

September 8, 2017


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  Welcome Back Horace Mann! Whether you are a freshman at the starting line of high school or a senior rounding the home stretch, we are all part of the same community. We hope you had a restful and fulfilling summer and are excited for the year ahead. To those returning, welcome back....

Abiding by our school & community values in light of Charlottesville

Volume 115 Editorial Board

September 8, 2017


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On August 12, a group of white nationalists and neo-Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, VA to protest the removal of Confederate statues. Following the rally, which resulted in many injuries and three fatalities, Pres. Donald Trump failed to outwardly condemn the actions of the protesters, many of whom...

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