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Indulge in Ice Cream Trucks’ Icy Delights

Noa Chorowsky '25, Features Editor June 16, 2024

As summer rapidly approaches and temperatures rise, ice cream trucks become a familiar sight across New York City. Whether in need of a sweet treat or a cold snack to cool down, ice cream trucks boast...

Smoothie Bowls Under the Spotlight

Gila Lehon '26, Staff Writer June 16, 2024

Smoothie bowls are a delicious treat, especially in the warm months of the year. There are many places around the city to purchase bowls, but how do you know which place will produce the best smoothie...

Dan Senor Broadcasts Truth and Decency on Call Me Back Podcast

Pierce Malter '26, News Editor June 16, 2024

In the months since Oct. 7, Dan Senor’s Call Me Back podcast has attracted hundreds of thousands of listeners and featured dozens of high-profile guests, from novelists to prime ministers. But to Senor,...

Opal Screen Time App Review

Lila Nanasi '25, Staff Writer June 16, 2024

After realizing I spent six hours on my phone after getting home from school, I downloaded the Opal screen time app. My phone addiction was out of control. Since I downloaded it, I have essentially gotten...

The Best Banana Bread Recipe

Eliya Yehudai '27, Assistant Art Editor June 16, 2024

Summer is drawing nearer by the minute, meaning the time has arrived for excitement and celebration! Usher in June with this fun-to-make and incredibly delicious banana bread.   Ingredients ...

Two Columbia Students Try to Hold Off Mob Taking Over Hamilton Hall

Ezra Brodesser-Akner ‘26, Assistant Features Editor June 16, 2024

On April 30, Rory Wilson, a Columbia senior, was asleep in his dorm when his friends suddenly shook him awake to tell him that a group of pro-Palestinian protesters was attempting to take over Hamilton...

Campus Protests Spark Uproar From Palestinian and Jewish Communities

On Apr. 17, pro-Palestinian Columbia University students rushed to the campus’ lawn to set up a “Gaza solidarity encampment,” sparking a worldwide debate on the validity of free speech on college...

Too Little, Too Late: Arizona Repeals Strict Abortion Ban, While Florida Cracks Down on Reproductive Rights

Gershon Leib '27, Staff Writer June 16, 2024

On April 9, the top court in Arizona moved to restrict reproductive rights statewide, reinstating a 160-year-old near-total ban on abortion. The bill permits abortion only if the pregnant person’s life...

Heschel Students Commemorated Yom Hazikaron During the Aftermath of Oct. 7

Olivia Levine '25, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2024

As students silently entered the gym on May 13, Hebrew Department faculty handed out Yizkor stickers. Although Heschel observes Yom Hazikaron every year, this year felt very different due to Israel’s...

Sophomores Go On First Ever Heschel High School Washington Trip

Georgia Bregman '26, Staff Writer June 16, 2024

After a four-hour bus ride, Heschel’s sophomore class arrived at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Students were granted freedom to roam independently and ample time to absorb the tragic history...

Professor Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin Discusses Sexual Assault with Eleventh-Grade Talmud Students

Daphne Stifelman ’25, News Editor June 16, 2024

After finishing the Rodef unit in their Talmud curriculum, the eleventh grade heard from guest speaker Professor Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin to culminate their learning. The Rodef unit centers around the...

Yom HaShoah Programming: Leora Klein Shares Family Story with Student Body

Hannah Wurzburger ‘26, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2024

Monday, May 7 was Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. In a post-Oct. 7 world facing a rise in antisemitism and ignorance about the Holocaust, the day carried even more weight than usual.  After...

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