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IT Department Regroups

By Carlin Greenfield   During the Monday block before winter break, the student body was informed of the departure of tech staff members Kyle Conway and Maria Hwang. The tech department, under the new director…

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Star Wars

By Rivke Goodman and Perla Zolt The newest installment in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, took the world by surprise in December. Getting a rating of 8.5 out of 10 from IMDb and…


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Vienna Visits NYC

By Sara Serfaty   Now in its fifth year, the Heschel exchange program with the Zwi Perez Chajes Schule (ZPC) in Vienna, Austria, was a success once again. The program, started by Rabbi Robert Hirt,…


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Trip to Mauthausen: A Personal Reflection

By Sara Serfaty   I never expected to set foot in a concentration camp. I had easily become desensitized to the barrage of references, images, and stories because of constant exposure; education about the Holocaust…


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Tech Review: Amazon Echo

By: Eliana Salmon In June of 2015, Amazon released its newest gadget, the Amazon Echo. The Echo is a wireless speaker and voice command device that responds to the name “Alexa.” After Alexa is connected…


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Opinion Column: Seeds of Peace

By: Eliana Salmon This past summer, I had the honor of attending the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine as a member of the American delegation. For almost 25 years, Seeds of Peace has…


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Ethical Commitments Rebooted

By: Julia Proshan As part of his “Ethical Reboot” program, head of high school Rabbi Noam Silverman has initiated four commitments. They are: speak your heart; be an explorer; share yourself; and listen completely. “We…


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Equal Means Equal

By: Julia Proshan In February, members of the Girl Up club attended a private screening of Equal Means Equal, a two-hour documentary emphasizing the variety of issues women in the United States face today. By…


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Explanation of the Elections

By: Gilad Palley Democracy. This is our government of choice. Years ago, Churchill declared to the House of Commons, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been…


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Teacher Profile: Ricardo Anzar

By: Morgan Metsch Ricardo Anzar, Spanish teacher, was born and raised in San Diego, California. Outside of the classroom, one of his main interests is physical education. He spends most of his free time exercising…