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Community hosts Black History Month reading

Community hosts Black History Month reading

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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Students and faculty were invited to read and celebrate works of literature penned by black authors during the Black History Month reading held Tuesday in Olshan Lobby. English Department Chair Vernon Wilson decided to organize the reading in February this year, as he felt that the event was a way t...

Squash team finishes top 50 in country

Squash team finishes top 50 in country

Masa Shiiki and Avi Kapadia

February 15, 2019


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Under the leadership of co-Captains Connor Morris (12) and Ryan Hoang (12), the Varsity Squash Team has made their presence felt this season with an impressive 12-4 record, placing 41st in the country at Nationals. In his first year as Varsity Squash Head Coach, Ron Beller has led the team to a second p...

Wrestling secures NYSAIS Championship

Wrestling secures NYSAIS Championship

Andrew Cassino, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


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At 15-0, the Varsity Wrestling Team won every meet, dethroned Poly Prep, and won the Ivy League Championship. “It was pretty much a perfect season, as indicated by our record,” Varsity Wrestling Head Coach Gregg Quilty said. After the Ivy League championship, the team won the New York State Ass...

PROJECT X: GIBBY THOMAS: 13.5 Kills

PROJECT X: GIBBY THOMAS: 13.5 Kills

Gibby Thomas

February 15, 2019


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As I was sprinting from Fisher to Tillinghast with my spoon in hand, I felt a stronger sense of relief with each step I took. I had just faced-off with my assassin, Sean Koons, outside of Concert Glee as everyone (including Mr. Ho and Dr. Amir) watched and tried to help me get away. I leapt towards S...

The halls are alive with the sound of music: exploring Music Week’s history and impact

The halls are alive with the sound of music: exploring Music Week’s history and impact

Isabella Abbott, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


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Solo cellist Elad Babillo filled Olshan Lobby with warm melodies, marking the beginning of a week full of music and learning for the school community. A group of students gathered before the start of A Period to witness this inaugural performance, and throughout the rest of the day, the halls of Tilli...

A LOSS IN OUR COMMUNITY: Beloved French teacher, colleague, and friend Sonya Rotman passes away

A LOSS IN OUR COMMUNITY: Beloved French teacher, colleague, and friend Sonya Rotman passes away

Katie Goldenberg and Surya Gowda

February 15, 2019


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To the great sorrow of the school community, French teacher Sonya Rotman passed away Wednesday morning after a long struggle with cancer. Madame Rotman had shared her love of French language and culture with students and colleagues for nearly 32 years. “Kind, loving, and always elegant, Madame Rotman was a dear...

13 years and counting

13 years and counting

Samuel Keimweiss, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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When Destiny Wright-Butler (12) leads prospective families around campus as a Student Ambassador, she has an interesting fact to share with them. “I tell people ‘oh, I’ve been here for 15 years,’” she said. “I literally am a product of the school.” Wright-Butler is a “Lifer,” someone who ...

Poetry Out Loud advances to state competition

Poetry Out Loud advances to state competition

Nelson Gaillard, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Priyanka Voruganti (11) and Claire Yoo (12) competed in the regional competition of Poetry Out Loud (POL) on Monday and both advanced to the state competition in March. “Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation competition where students perform the work of other published poets,” English teacher a...

Speaker discusses social infrastructure

Speaker discusses social infrastructure

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University Eric Klinenberg visited the school this Wednesday to discuss his work in the field of social science and infrastructure. Director of the Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) Dr. Jeremy Leeds in...

First of many serves: Varsity table tennis’ inaugural season

First of many serves: Varsity table tennis’ inaugural season

Adrian Arnaboldi, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019


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Members of the Varsity Table Tennis team rip the ball across the court with laser precision.  The team has thrived with excellent play in its inaugural season, sporting a 2-2 record. Captain Robbie Werdiger (11) started a ping pong club that met during I periods last year. “We played recreationally with...

No longer a boy’s club: First class of women to attend HM

No longer a boy’s club: First class of women to attend HM

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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When Liz Baum ’78 entered the school as a junior, she was humiliated and intimidated when a foreign language teacher looked right at her and said “this is Horace Mann School For Boys.” Baum was one of  the first 47 girls admitted as incoming sophomores and juniors to the school in 1975, following the school...

The Immigrant Experience: Students of immigrant families reflect on the transition to life in America

The Immigrant Experience: Students of immigrant families reflect on the transition to life in America

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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For many immigrant families, changing location does not mean abandoning their heritage; these students often have unique perspectives about education and culture. In an anonymous Record poll answered by 212 Upper Division students, 6% reported that they were born in a country other than the US, and 49% ...

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