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Sibling influence in clubs: Model UN

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

            Similar to the UD Debate team, Model United Nations (MUN) is home to many generations of siblings. 10 out of the 24 MUN upperclassmen who participated in Horace Mann Model United Nations Conference (HoMMUNC) XXXIV had an older or younger sibling on MUN.           ...

Coping with body image during quarantine

Coping with body image during quarantine

Julia Goldberg, Hanna Hornfeld, and Liliana Greyf

June 3, 2020

“Are you sure you want to eat that?” “Your jeans won’t fit by the time this is over.” “You don’t want to gain the quarantine-15!” These questions and comments are only some of those which have risen during discussions of body image during the pandemic. Explicit and implicit messages,...

Circles, calculus, and comics: Garcia says goodbye

Circles, calculus, and comics: Garcia says goodbye

Zachary Kurtz, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

“Even though math was never and probably won’t be my life's passion, Garcia made math so applicable and so interesting to me in so many ways, and I really appreciate that about him,” Roey Nornberg (12) said. At the end of the academic school year, Math teacher Charles Garcia will be leaving the...

Climate change and sustainability at HM

Climate change and sustainability at HM

Sam Chiang, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Horace Mann and many New York City public schools have been making efforts to become more sustainable and adapt their curriculum to raise awareness of climate change. Global warming leads to the loss of land and livelihoods, as increased natural disasters wreak havoc on society, which is why it was...

AP tests shift to online format

AP tests shift to online format

Jack Crovitz, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Advanced Placement (AP) exams transitioned to a shortened online format this spring, allowing students to take the exams at home but also causing difficulties for some test-takers. While there were some issues in facilitating the tests during the two week exam period, the online format was generally...

Benefiting from Bach: HarMonia raises $32,000

Benefiting from Bach: HarMonia raises $32,000

Devin Allard-Neptune and Emily Salzhauer

May 14, 2020

As notes of Bach emanated from audience members’ computers, HarMonia’s annual benefit concert raised $32,000 for non-profit Summer on the Hill (SOH). On Saturday, May 9, the ensemble performed in a virtual concert to raise money and connect the school’s community through musical harmony. To ...

HM Online around the world

HM Online around the world

Emma Colacino and Lucas Glickman

May 14, 2020

At 9:25 p.m., most students in New York have finished their classes hours ago and are preparing to sleep. In Japan, Tomoka Hida’s (10) day has just begun as she prepares for online classes, which run from 9:25 p.m. to 4:15 a.m. Japanese Standard Time.  Amidst HM Online, many members of the commun...

“Bliss brownies” and bell ringings: Team traditions in UD sports

Liliana Greyf and Hannah Katzke

May 14, 2020

While stuffing your face with platefuls of penne pasta does not seem like the most typical form of team bonding, consuming gallons of carbs is an annual tradition of the Varsity Swim team (VS). Like VS, many sports teams at the school use traditions to ensure that they maintain close friendships thro...

My STEPS experience

My STEPS experience

Nia Huff

May 14, 2020

Surrounded by cotton candy and bouncy houses, my fellow mentees, mentors, and advisors and I gather at the Lower Division field to celebrate another successful school year and reminisce about the memories we've made. The STEPS ( Students Together Empowering People of Color Successfully) carnival gives...

Dorr and summer school canceled

Dorr and summer school canceled

Claire Goldberg and Oliver Lewis

May 14, 2020

“The lessons taught at Dorr are all about taking care of the collective, and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly in reference to his decision to cancel all overnight events at the John Dorr Nature Laboratory for the 2020-2021 school year. Dorr has been canceled to...

Period @ HM reflects on heightened menstrual inequities

Period @ HM reflects on heightened menstrual inequities

Ericka Familia, Alexis Fry, Jordan Ferdman

May 14, 2020

Alexis Fry: Riding the B-train, a homeless woman boarded the car I was in. She asked if anyone could give her a pad or tampon, and, luckily, I had a Kotex pad in my backpack. I handed it to her. She thanked me, placed the pad in her pocket, and continued to walk down the train car. That simple interaction...

Harmonizing from home: Choirs perform virtually

Purvi Jonnalagadda and Ayesha Sen

May 8, 2020

Most of the school’s concerts look the same: dozens of parents, teachers, and students come together to showcase the hard work of the school’s talented musicians. However, the upcoming choir performance will be running differently: with the help of members of Music teacher Timothy Ho and Accompan...

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