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Heschel Tennis Team Starts Off Strong and Undefeated

Claudia Messer ‘25, Online Editor May 13, 2024

Though the Heschel tennis season has only just begun, it is already off to an incredible start! This year’s coach, Michal Bareket-Bloom, will be coaching both the girls’ and boys’ teams. Currently,...

UConn Goes Back to Back in Men’s NCAA Tournament

Ariel Zeltzer ‘27, Assistant Sports Editor May 13, 2024

The No. 1 Seed UConn Huskies embarrassed the No. 1 Seed Purdue Boilermakers in the Men's NCAA basketball finals on Apr. 8 to win March Madness 2024 with a score of 75-60. UConn continued its dominance...

Heschel High School Attends Rally Marking 100 Days Since Oct. 7

Parker Slarskey ‘25, Assistant Features Editor March 15, 2024

Nearly 100 days after the tragedy of Oct. 7, the Heschel School, along with approximately 2500 other people, congregated outside the United Nations to stand in solidarity with the 132 hostages remaining...

The Heschel Shabbaton: Our Bodies in New Jersey, Hearts in Jerusalem

Georgia Bregman ‘26, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

At the Heschel Shabbaton, Israel may have been five thousand miles to the East, but it couldn't have been closer to our hearts in the West. This year’s Shabbaton theme was Israel. The massacre of October...

Caught in the Middle of a Pro-Palestinian Protest

Georgia Bregman ‘26, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 2, the pro-Palestinian organization Within Our Lifetime led a march from the Columbia University campus to 108th St. and Broadway.  Upon hearing loud screams and witnessing people running...

New Angst: Novel Fungal Infection in Gaza Affecting IDF Soldiers and Gazan Civilians

Eden Bar-Chama ‘25, Contributing Writer March 15, 2024

A new, unfamiliar, invasive fungal infection found within the soil in Gaza has become a new addition to the exhaustingly long list that keeps mothers of IDF soldiers up at night, as well as civilians in...

Subway Crash Strands Students

Gila Lehon ‘26, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

A 1-train carrying almost 300 people collided with an off-duty train close to 96th Street, on Jan. 4 around 3p.m. Firefighters helped the riders evacuate. 26 people suffered injuries from the crash, although...

325 People Arrested at Disruptive Pro-Palestine Protest

Aviva Guttman ‘25, Opinion Editor March 15, 2024

On Monday Jan. 8 at 9:30 a.m. pro-Palestine protesters halted traffic on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges and blocked the entrance to the Holland Tunnel. Protesters also gathered at the...

Bibas Family Remains Captive in Gaza

Margot Hess ‘27 and Maya Gleser ‘27 March 15, 2024

On Oct. 7, Hamas terrorists infiltrated Kibbutz Nir Oz and kidnapped Kfir Bibas, his brother, Ariel, and their mother, Shira. Baby Kfir, believed to be the youngest person taken hostage, was only 10 months...

Student Executive Board Elections Wrap Up at Heschel

Miriam Gross ‘25, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

On Feb. 5, in an atmosphere brimming with anticipation, student government elections began with candidates passionately competing for pivotal positions aimed at shaping the future of Heschel. Throughout...

Student Government and JSL Team Work Hard Planning the Shabbaton

Parker Slarskey ‘25, Assistant Features Editor March 15, 2024

Students wait all year in anticipation of a favorite Heschel experience: the Shabbaton! However, many are unaware of how much work goes into planning such a complex event. In particular, the Jewish Student...

Israel Accuses U.N. Workers of Aiding Hamas Oct. 7 Attack

Philip Efron, Editor-in-Chief ‘24 March 15, 2024

Many have noted the U.N.’s apparent bias against the Jewish state, yet this purported partiality has never visibly materialized on the ground. This is no longer the case. According to an Israeli intelligence...

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