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On Being Out: Three Years Later

By Sara Serfaty ‘18 The day before my sophomore year, I posted on Facebook: “Yep, I’m a lesbian. Thought you should know. Happy Labor Day!” It got 80 likes and 12 comments, all of which were supportive. I’d been planning the post since June, after I had realized I was […]

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Why Teachers Don’t Send Their Kids to Heschel

By Mariel Priven ‘19 One of the many unique qualities of Heschel is the personal relationships between teachers and students. A natural byproduct of this closeness is that many students know – and love – their teachers’ children. However, most students of Heschel faculty do not go to Heschel and are […]

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Heschel at J Street Conference

By Talia Levin ‘20 On February 12th, students opened their emails to find a message from senior Sam Levy saying that from April 14th-17th, a group of Heschel students would be attending the 10th annual national J Street conference in Washington D.C. J Street describes itself as a group that […]

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Walkout Planning

By Molly Katz ’19 After the National School Walkout was publicized on Facebook and other social media platforms, many Heschel students decided to join the walkout themselves. Knowing that a significant number of schools across the country were threatening disciplinary action for walking out, a few students decided to approach […]

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A Return to Thoughts and Prayers

By Molly Katz ‘19 Students in schools across the country took part in a national walkout on March 14th in response to the Parkland school shooting. At 10AM, students walked out of their classrooms, some risking suspension or other penalties, to demand change. This movement was fueled and sustained by […]

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AIPAC Makes a Great Impact

By Sarah Horvath ’21 While those of us still at Heschel were disappointed to see many classmates missing on March 5th and 6th, absent students’ learning continued while they were at the AIPAC Policy Conference 2018. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a bipartisan organization that promotes the […]

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Accepted Students’ Heschel Experience

By Anna M. Dubey ’21 Accepted students for next year’s freshman class visited the high school on Wednesday March 7th and Tuesday March 13th. As they toured the school, they sat in on a number of classes, including Social Studies, Math, English, and Limudei Qodesh (LQ) classes. Although the students’ […]

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More Recognize Importance of Lockdown Policy

By Anna M. Dubey ‘21 In light of the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Heschel community members have found themselves reflecting anew on our school’s lockdown policy The current lockdown policy requires two lockdown drills per year. Lockdown protocol comprises several carefully structured components: a lockdown […]

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A Middle Schooler Reflects on the Walkout

Jed Cosgrove On Wednesday, March 14, at 10:00 AM, students all around the country kindly walked out of their classrooms, went outside, and peacefully held a protest.  For the middle school, this was a step towards adulthood. For the most part, students felt older and more mature because, unlike other […]