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Interfaith Group hosts Al-Noor students

Interfaith Group hosts Al-Noor students

Kiara Royer, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Interfaith Group invited high school students from the Al-Noor School in Brooklyn to visit the school for a day of friendship and cultural discussion last Wednesday. The Al-Noor School is the largest Islamic school in New York, according to its website. Founded in 1995, the school emphasizes academi...

Poly Prep video sparks conversations and outrage

Poly Prep video sparks conversations and outrage

Mayanka Dhingra, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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News of a blackface video recently circulating on social media at the Poly Preparatory School in Brooklyn has caused discussions within the school community about racism. The video, filmed three years ago, features two former Poly Prep students in blackface making animal-like noises and gestures. After...

Student activists paving the way

Student activists paving the way

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Student activists join forces with organizations, youth groups, and each other to amplify the voice of their generation and fight for their beliefs. Zarina Iman ’18, emboldened by the protests in Ferguson, Missouri and repeated incidents of the police killing unarmed black men, decided to join The ...

Girls Varsity Basketball looks to continue hot streak

Girls Varsity Basketball looks to continue hot streak

Joshua Underberg, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Lions' Den, Showcase

Halfway through their season, the Girls Varsity Basketball team has earned an impressive 12-1 record due to the efforts of a tenacious squad, including wins against Poly Prep Academy and Dalton, teams the Lions have not defeated recently. One of the 12 victories included a 38-point rout of Leman Man...

Eighth Grade Trips This Week: Students see To Kill a Mockingbird live

Eighth Grade Trips This Week: Students see To Kill a Mockingbird live

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Middle Division, Showcase

The entire eighth grade had the opportunity to travel to Shubert Theater in midtown Manhattan to see a matinee performance of the Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird on Wednesday. In addition to the 153 eighth grade students, 20 faculty members, including eighth grade advisors and teachers, a...

A day in the life of a student dancer

A day in the life of a student dancer

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Skilled student dancers turn, jump, and leap through each day. Dance is an activity that, when pursued on a serious level, requires a significant time commitment, which can be challenging to balance with the rigors of school and other activities. Student dancers practice their passion during the school day ...

Switch hitters and fish to fry

Switch hitters and fish to fry

John Mauro, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

As Facebook’s Big Fish catches on and Nintendo Switch smashes its way to popularity, students have become attached to the lure of trending videogames. “You can take the Switch anywhere and go. It’s very portable,” Andre Dang (12) said. “On Fridays during G period many people who have switches m...

Students engage in Senior Initiative Projects

Students engage in Senior Initiative Projects

Samuel Singer, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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In advance of Friday’s application deadline, seniors have begun to plan their Senior Initiative Projects (SIPs) where they can independently explore their interests in hopes of making a lasting impact on the school. The program offers seniors the opportunity to delve into the fields of their passion...

UD team imparts wisdom to prospective debaters

UD team imparts wisdom to prospective debaters

Lauren Conner and Patrick Stinebaugh

January 11, 2019


Filed under Middle Division, Showcase

The Middle Division Debate club is well under way in preparing aspiring young debaters who will potentially join the Upper Division team. The club, which is run by the UD Debate team, aims to help kids develop the right habits and make sure that they understand how the activity works, Nader Granmay...

Poetry in motion, poetry in Olshan

Poetry in motion, poetry in Olshan

Darius McCullough and Peter Arvanitis

December 21, 2018


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Manuscript and the Poetry Out Loud clubs (POL) collaborated to host the third annual Poetry Cafe yesterday I period, which gave students and faculty a chance to share their favorite poetry and music with an audience. The event was run and organized by the president of POL Claire Yoo (12), Events Ed...

Ensemble groups perform at annual Holiday Concert

Ensemble groups perform at annual Holiday Concert

Nathan Zelizer and Sarah Taub

December 21, 2018


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The school’s two orchestral and three choral groups performed for the school community in the annual Winter Concert on Tuesday night during Gross Theatre. The performing choral groups included Glee Club, Concert Glee Club, and Treble Choir and the instrumental groups included Sinfonietta and the la...

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...

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