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Power of faith, tradition, and religion

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

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, he said. Similarly to Hu, Nyle Hutchinson (12) believes that religion has taught him the significa...


Nshera Tutu

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 ground my eyes focused on. My own internalized fear of police existed before I knew of its name or e...


Regan Henderson

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 terrible. However, I have never personally had a negative encounter with the police and do not fe...

Editorial – Reflection on the First Semester

Editorial Board

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 no matter how “draining” the year has been so far. As the first year of students under the seme...

Not just another day off: appreciating MLK Day

Victor Dimitrov

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 my schedule allowed it, even having time to relax. Unfortunately, this apathetic attitude infects man...

Think before you rally: discussing the Women’s March

Sofia Del Gatto

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 posters attend a rally with speakers and then walk downtown for several miles, celebrating the...

Reconstructing our notion of immigration

Ericka Familia

January 11, 2019

As a first generation Latina American, immigration issues tend to strike me more than most other topics in the news. Although both of my parents were fortunate enough to attain American citizenship fairly quickly, I often think about how drastically different my life would be if my parents had not been ...

A letter to the editors-Women in Art

Sofia Del Gatto

December 21, 2018

To the Horace Mann Record Editors, As we move through an age of progress for women everywhere, seen through the recent record-breaking elections and the height of the MeToo movement, it is important to be conscious of all that our community still faces. The Record recently released an article titled “A...

Recognizing toxic masculinity

Priyanka Voruganti

December 21, 2018

Sometimes, it helps to look at an extreme: in this case, incels. Involuntary celibates, or “incels,” are mostly heterosexual male members of an online subculture who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one. Looking at incels, while it may seem odd, giv...

Diversity is not the same as open dialogue

Charles Simmons

December 18, 2018

For the last sixteen years, I never understood how central my race is to who I am. This past weekend it took center stage as I attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s theme was “Finding Harmony Amid Cacophony.” After listening to stories from stude...

Power to the people: the CC’s voice should matter

Jude Herwitz

December 14, 2018

I know you’ve thought it before. “The Community Council (CC) doesn’t do anything.”  And, while that claim is false (as per the recent Thanksgiving video, Letters to our Heroes, Career Lecture Series), the CC could, and should, accomplish more. When I first ran for CC two years ago, I wanted to...

Inflating grades, deflating self-esteem

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

How do you stand out? What makes you special? Who do you want to be? These are questions I am beginning to hear over and over again. It’s my junior year, and I can feel the college process looming in my not-so-distant future, but I have no idea sometimes I wonder what makes me different than the o...

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