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Political Polarization Needs to Stop Affecting Education

Political Polarization Needs to Stop Affecting Education

The Helios Editorial Board October 9, 2023

This past August, a Florida JCC canceled author Rachel Beanland’s book talk because her novel (The House is on Fire) mentions slavery. After public outcry, the organization issued an apology by saying...

The Administration Should Make the Israel Trip a Tenth-Grade Tradition

Tessa Mank ‘25, Opinions Editor September 28, 2023

Having recently returned from my gradewide Israel trip, I think it is safe to say my grade has grown significantly closer. As despondent as I was when I found out my eighth-grade Israel trip had to be...

Heschel Hockey: Where are the Banners?

Heschel Hockey: Where are the Banners?

Olivia Levine ‘25, Editor-In-Chief September 28, 2023

Ever since the beginning of the season, I have noticed the glaring absence of the hockey team’s banners. Until this year, when students walked into the gym, they saw two large banners commemorating the...

Cornell University Rightfully Rejects Proposed Trigger Warning Requirement

Cornell University Rightfully Rejects Proposed Trigger Warning Requirement

Shira Mack ‘24, News Editor September 28, 2023

In recent years, trigger warnings have become a hotly debated topic. While proponents argue that they are necessary to create safe spaces on college campuses, others question their impact on intellectual...

Sophomores Visit Several Churches on their Israel Trip

Parker Slarskey ‘25, Assistant Features Editor September 28, 2023

The sophomores visited several Christian churches on their trip to Israel. Given that Heschel is a Jewish day school, conversations arose questioning the purpose of these visits, considering that they...

Girls Soccer Team Secures a Spot in the Playoffs

Girls Soccer Team Secures a Spot in the Playoffs

Daphne Stifelman ‘25, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

With a 14-2 blowout over Central and a 6-3 victory against Ramaz, the Girls Varsity Indoor Soccer Team clinched a fifth-seed spot in the playoffs. The team has made remarkable progress since their first...

Recapping the Wild 2023 NFL Draft

Felix Harari ’24, Sports Editor September 28, 2023

The first round of this year’s National Football League (NFL) draft was full of unexpected trades and surprising drops. By day two, many first-round talents still remained on the board, a testament to...

NBA Star Domantas Sabonis Converts to Judaism

Sammy Fisher ‘25, Assistant Sports Editor September 28, 2023

After marrying a Jewish woman in 2021, Domantas Sabonis, star Power Forward on the Sacramento Kings, recently decided to convert to Judaism. In an interview about her husband’s conversion, Shashana...

SAT Goes Digital: Everything You Need To Know

Aviva Guttman ‘25, Opinion Editor September 28, 2023

As of March 2023, international students have been taking the SAT digitally. For US students, this change will take place in March of 2024, making the last step in the switch from the traditional pencil...

Exclusive Interview: Esteemed Poet Sharon Olds Speaks on Her Life and Career

Serena Goldstein ‘24, Contributing Writer September 28, 2023

As part of the Edy Rauch Artist-in-Residence Program, on May 11, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sharon Olds spoke to Heschel high school students and faculty in her first poetry reading to a high school audience...

Heschel’s Mock Trial Team Wins State Championships

Heschel’s Mock Trial Team Wins State Championships

Hannah Wurzburger ‘26, Assistant Online Editor September 28, 2023

Each year, eight out of 400 teams from across New York State advance to the Mock Trial State Championships. After coming second to Hunter High School in a city-wide competition, the Heschel Mock Trial...

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