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NCAA Punishes Michigan for Sign Stealing

Felix Harari ‘24, Sports Editor January 27, 2024

The NCAA has decided to suspend Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh for three games after conducting an investigation into the Michigan football team. While Harbaugh’s role in the scandal is unclear, it...

Heschel Basketball Teams Take on Baltimore!

Heschel Basketball Teams Take on Baltimore!

Olivia Levine ‘25 and Daphne Stifelman ‘25 January 27, 2024

The girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams left for the Weiner Family Tournament on Nov. 29, eager to prove themselves and to bring home the championship. The tournament was hosted by Beth Tfilloh (BT),...

YU Basketball Team Shows Strong Support For Israel

Sammy Fisher ‘25, Assistant Sports Editor January 27, 2024

As tensions on college campuses continue to rise in response to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, Yeshiva University’s (YU) basketball team has shown unwavering support for Israel. For many on the team,...

Can Heschel Girls Varsity Basketball Thrive Out of a League?

Abby Segal ‘26, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

As the girls junior varsity (JV) basketball team was moved to the Yeshiva League this year, the girls varsity team was left stranded, without a league.  This decision–made by Jezel Encarnacion, the...

Boys Varsity Basketball Team Dominates Yeshiva League

Zack Levy ‘26 and Nathaniel Friedman ‘25 January 27, 2024

For the first time in years, Heschel’s boys varsity basketball team is a dominant force in the Yeshiva League. Having vanquished Ohr Yisroel, JEC, Rambam, and TABC, the Heat, 4-0, looked unstoppable.  In...

An Incredible Homecoming To Never Forget

Ari Vogel ‘26 and Zack Levy ‘26 January 27, 2024

Walking into the Heschel Middle School gym on the date of Homecoming, the energy was palpable. After grabbing some popcorn and cotton candy, Heschel students and faculty began to fill the gym. Many...

Pragmatism Above All: Jewish Leaders Were Right to Welcome Elon Musk’s Pro-Israel Support

Helios Editorial Board January 27, 2024

Distressed over a migrant caravan making its way through southern Mexico, one man in 2018 took to social media, slamming HIAS, a Jewish nonprofit that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees....

Addressing Inconsistencies and Double Standards in Heschel’s Approach to Gender and Religious Requirements

Simon Arenson ‘26, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

Heschel prides itself on being a pluralistic school that offers multiple minyanim to allow each student to practice Judaism in a way that makes them most comfortable. However, Heschel still has various...

Return of Israeli Hostages Brings More Questions Than Answers

Yhonatan Yehudai ‘25, Assistant News Editor January 27, 2024

After 48 days of a brutal war that bewildered the entire world, a sense of relief came over the Jewish community as a ceasefire was agreed between Israel and Hamas. The most jarring news to come out of...

A Commendable Call: Taylor Swift Postpones Concert After Fan’s Death

Shiri Sobol ‘25, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

On Nov. 18, Taylor Swift postponed an Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after a 23-year-old fan died during her show the night prior. Fan Ana Clara Benevides Machado suffered from cardiac arrest,...

Sam Altman Returns to OpenAI Five Days After Being Ousted

Yalei Ravin ‘26, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

Sam Altman was forced out of his role as CEO at OpenAI, one of the leading artificial intelligence (A.I.) research companies, on Nov. 17. OpenAI’s board of directors voted him out with a simple majority...

Security and Safety at JNF Conference for Israel

Maya Barlev ‘24, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

Zionist from all across the United States gathered in Denver, Colorado to attend the annual conference for Israel hosted by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) from Nov.30 to Dec. 3. Attendees included 300...

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