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HM alumni admitted to exclusive Mount Sinai program

HM alumni admitted to exclusive Mount Sinai program

Oliver Steinman and Steven Borodkin

December 14, 2018


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Out of 1000 applicants Eden David ‘16, Lily McCarthy ‘16, and Justin Tang ’16 were among the 40 recently accepted to the Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program at Mount Sinai Hospital. The FlexMed program allows college sophomores to apply for early acceptance to The Icahn School of Medicine...

That’s a nice bake: Great baking challenge takes over the cafeteria

That’s a nice bake: Great baking challenge takes over the cafeteria

Chloe Choi and Yin Fei

December 14, 2018


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Students and faculty gathered in Cohn Dining Hall on Monday to participate in the Great Baking Challenge, organized and hosted by members of the Community Council and Student Body Presidents. The event permitted teams of students and lone bakers from all grades to bring in their own edible creations, ...

Using white privilege to combat racial injustice

Using white privilege to combat racial injustice

Adam Frommer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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...

Students attend screening of blockbuster Beautiful Boy

Students attend screening of blockbuster Beautiful Boy

Gabby Kepnes, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Head of the Upper Division Dr. Jessica Levenstein emailed an invitation to attend a private screening of  film Beautiful Boy followed by a talk-back with actor Timothée Chalamet and Nic Sheff to upperclassmen students this last Monday. Based on the memoirs Beautiful Boy and Tweak by David and Nic...

Renowned poet Brenda Shaughnessy visits school

Renowned poet Brenda Shaughnessy visits school

John Mauro, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Last Tuesday at the biennial poetry assembly, keynote speaker and renowned poet Brenda Shaughnessy read and discussed several of her poems. The assembly attempts to showcase poets from every part of the writing spectrum, Chair of the Library Department Caroline Bartels said. Shaughnessy is the firs...

Off the block: Sea Lions dive into new year

Off the block: Sea Lions dive into new year

Ranya Sareen, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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The Sea Lions are excited to dive into their winter season after successfully competing in their first relay on Wednesday and  look forward to their second one today. The swimmers participated in the Relay Carnival and will compete in the inter-squad Maroon and White Relay, which are co-ed relays designed t...

A long ride home: school community shocked after snowstorm causes excruciating Thursday commute

A long ride home: school community shocked after snowstorm causes excruciating Thursday commute

Samuel Singer and Nishtha Sharma

November 30, 2018


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Students experienced nightmarishly long commutes home from school last Thursday as a snowstorm caused heavy delays in the face of unpredicted high levels of snow,  and accidents across major highways. The longest time students spent on buses was about 12 hours, leaving some students to arrive home well a...

Former students reflect upon their careers in the performing arts

Former students reflect upon their careers in the performing arts

Eddie Jin, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Beyond the high achieving alumni in the fields of business, politics, journalism, and science, many former students of the school dominate in the arts and entertainment industry as comedians, actors, and musicians. Of the many alumni who have pursued the arts, Scott Rogowsky ’03, a stand-up comed...

Poetry assembly postponed

Poetry assembly postponed

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Renowned poet Brenda Shaughnessy will be addressing the school about her writing during the assembly on Tuesday, December 11, after postponing her visit to the school due to a sudden medical problem. Shaughnessy’s award-winning work is characterized by their juxtaposing subjects and styles and has a...

Flamenco dancer visits school during workshop

Flamenco dancer visits school during workshop

Sam Keimweiss, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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The Flamenco Dance workshop hosted on Thursday by the Dance department and Theater, Dance, and Film Studies Department Chair Alison Kolinski was filled with stamping feet, rhythmic clapping, and students’ desires to learn the unique style of dance. The workshop, led by visiting instructor Rebeca Thomás, focu...

School travels to SDLC to discuss identity, culture

School travels to SDLC to discuss identity, culture

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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This Wednesday through Sunday, six students and numerous teachers travelled to Nashville, Tennessee, for the 25th annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), a multiracial and multicultural gathering of upper school students from around the country. “The conference is for students at indepen...

EWWW and Union host affirmative action forum

EWWW and Union host affirmative action forum

John Mauro, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Members of East Wind West Wind (EWWW) and The Union invited the school’s community and the two other hilltop schools, Riverdale Country Day and Ethical Culture Fieldston, to discuss affirmative action and college admissions on Thursday in the Black Box Theater.  EWWW is club dedicated to promoting discussi...

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