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Opinion: High School in the Age of #MeToo

Abby Fisher ‘19         “You’re dealing with people’s lives,” an eleventh grade student exclaimed during a recent social studies current events discussion about sexual assault. He wasn’t referring to the devastating impact rape has on its victims, but rather to the personal harm an accusation can cause […]

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Opinion: Heschel Humanities Should be Tracked

By Mariel Priven and Abby Fisher ‘19   Should students hungry for more challenging writing and literature assignments have the same access to advanced courses as those who crave challenging math and science assignments? Do proficient humanities students benefit from heterogeneous grouping? Year after year, the administration and English and […]

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Opinion: No Need to Apologize for Partisan Programming

By Lydia Schmelzer and Sophia Sonnenfeldt ‘18 Last year, four rabbis spoke about how they incorporate Rabbi Heschel’s values of social justice into their Jewish living in honor of Heschel at Heschel Week. Simmering tensions between liberals and conservatives surfaced when all panel members expressed liberal-leaning sentiments. After the program, […]

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Opinion: Is it Terrorism or a Mass Shooting?

By Julia Proshan ‘18 On October 31, in response to the terrorist attack in New York City, President Donald Trump tweeted, “In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!” He also tweeted that the terrorist […]

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Reflecting on my First Week at Heschel

By Hana Halff ‘21 In a couple of months I went from being the only Jewish and white girl in my grade at a large New Jersey public school, to attending the Abraham Joshua Heschel School and immersing myself in an all-Jewish environment. For most students, the transition from middle […]

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Reflections on the First Week of School

By Anna M. Dubey I found freshman orientation to be a flawed yet exciting way of beginning the year. As a former student of the Heschel Middle School, I can attest to the first week of ninth grade being vastly different from the first week of sixth; middle school orientation […]