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Using white privilege to combat racial injustice

Using white privilege to combat racial injustice

Adam Frommer

December 14, 2018

As a white male, I have never really known my place in discussing race and identity. Not knowing my role has lead to my inaction against racial injustices. But, the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), taught me that I have to speak up in the conversation about race. At SDLC, we spent th...

The long journey home

The long journey home

Claire Yoo

November 30, 2018

Eight people in a school bus. Seven hours for a 40-minute drive. Three intact tires. One journey I’ll never forget. 8:01am: I receive an email from Dr. Kelly saying all after school events are canceled, and there are no late buses. I will get home early tonight. 4:00pm: It’s snowing a little h...

Editorial – Alumni Speaker Series

Editorial Board

November 30, 2018

Over the past couple weeks, we as a board have enjoyed the opportunities we have had to interact with Horace Mann’s alumni. Whether it was engaging in a conversation about journalism with Marc Fisher during his I period visit to the school, bonding with members of the Classes of 2017 and 2018 over ...

From cuts to the finish line

Claire Goldberg

November 30, 2018

On my first day of high school I got cut from the volleyball team. After an intense and exciting two weeks of tryouts, I had grown fairly attached to both the sport and the people on the team. As the first day of school approached I did my best to push the looming thoughts of cuts out of my mind. I was ...

Reflections after the Pittsburgh shooting

Reflections after the Pittsburgh shooting

Abigail Salzhauer

November 9, 2018

Living in New York City for all my life, I’ve been relatively sheltered from anti-Semitism. However, the recent tragic and hateful shooting of 11 innocent Jews in Pittsburgh served as a wake-up call for me. I learned of the shooting through a news alert on my phone, and was immediately flooded w...

Editorial – Tree of Life

Editorial Board

November 9, 2018

It is surprising to see how many news networks are so quick to move on from the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that occurred just a week and a half ago. To many, the Pittsburgh tragedy has become “just another one” in a litany of mass shootings in the last several years. Man...

Why self-deprecating humor is not always so funny

Why self-deprecating humor is not always so funny

Laura Bae

November 9, 2018

A universal rule to comedy is that if there’s nothing funny left to laugh about, laugh about yourself. Gen Z has taken that concept and fed it energy drinks and steroids. The first few jabs at yourself don’t linger, but the next ten do, until hundreds of some-recycled, some-new statements become a p...

Editorial – Early Applications

Editorial Board

October 26, 2018

At the eve of early application deadlines, seniors cram to finish college essays, study for exams, and complete homework assignments. As we struggle to balance our academic responsibilities with familial ones, we often lose sight of the matters that are truly important to us, for it is our friendshi...

Rock the Vote: why teenagers matter in elections

Julian E. Zelizer and John A. Lawrence

October 26, 2018

We are on the cusp of a historic midterm election. This November,  Americans will go to the polls to elect the 116th  Congress, governors and state and local officials. The outcome will determine the balance of power for the next two years in Washington and, within the states, shape the battles over c...

Happiness is hard: investing our energy in the right places

Happiness is hard: investing our energy in the right places

Julia Robbins

October 19, 2018

I didn’t break my back when I fell off a hammock a few weeks ago! I fell onto a metal pole and barely even bruised my back. I know, thrilling, right? I stood right back up and went on about my daily life. Ok, it probably doesn’t sound thrilling, because it is so mundane. We normally don’t break our ...

Think pink: the importance of breast cancer week

Samuel Keimweiss

October 19, 2018

When I walked into my history class on Thursday, I was shocked. Of the 16 people in my class, seven of them were wearing a shade of pink. Even my teacher, Dr. Link, was wearing a pink dress shirt. But, I am happy to say that I stood out, wearing my little sister’s pink robe. We were all wearing pink...

Editorial – Dr. Snyder

Editorial Board

October 12, 2018

Our community was very fortunate to be able to invite Dr. Timothy Snyder, an esteemed professor of European History from Yale University, to our school to discuss his thoughts on the current political scene. The board would like to highlight one of his points in particular: the role of social media ...

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