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Freshmen Students Clamor for New T’fillah Options

By Raphaela Gold ‘21 Every day, Heschel students wake up at outrageous hours to get to school on time for t’fillah, which starts at 8:00 sharp. While Heschel attempts to make davening an enjoyable experience for everyone, many students enter into their second period classes filled with complaints about how […]

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Afya Chosen as First Semester Cause

By Ayelet Kaminer ’21 “ I strongly believe that each individual can make a difference,” said Casey Weinstein, a member of the Hesed Council. “Ideas like ‘Someone else would do it’ and ‘One person cannot make a difference’ are unconvincing and thoughtless excuses.” Weinstein, along with fellow members of the […]

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IT Department Addresses FirstClass Issues

By Gidon Kaminer ‘18 As many students and faculty have noticed, FirstClass has been a bit more finicky than usual in recent months, somehow always at the most inconvenient of moments. Recurrent issues such as the mailbox not opening (requiring a relaunch of the app) have unfortunately become an all-too-familiar […]

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Education Inequality

By Jacqueline Proshan ‘21 For countless years, the American public school system has been majorly flawed. Students from underfunded schools are not given equal opportunities to pursue their passions and succeed. This affects public schools all over America, even those in our very own neighborhood. Students in some of these […]

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New Trans(parent) Grades

By Sarah Horvath ‘21 On September 11, 2017, Head of High School Rabbi Noam Silverman sent an email to parents stating that the new Haiku gradebooks used in all classes “will ensure that information regarding students’ progress in their classes will be up to date and transparent.” Indeed, gradebook now […]

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Fire Drills Are Occurring Frequently

By Anna M. Dubey ‘21 Almost two months have passed since the beginning of the school year, and there has already been an overwhelming number of fire drills. So many, in fact, that when students hear the crackling of the loudspeaker in the middle of class, they immediately rise from […]

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Indonesian High Schoolers Spend the Day

By Sam Nevins ‘18 On October 26th, a group of Indonesian high schoolers roamed the halls of Heschel. The Interfaith Club hosted the delegation, which was visiting New York on a leadership program. The students came from a Muslim boarding school in Jakarta, where they engage in both religious and […]

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A Run Down on the New Exit Slip System

By Naama Sarfati-Magill ‘19 This year, Heschel has made numerous amendments to the grading system, including the addition of exit slips to math classes. Haiku defines an exit slip as, “a quick assessment (2 or 3 questions) that checks on students’ mastery of previously assigned homework problems in the unit […]