OPINION

OPINION

The Importance of And

By Abby Fisher ‘19 When you’ve made some of the most important friendships of your life with some of the most empathetic and intelligent people you will ever know, it’s painful when you have to confront the traumas of those people. Even more challenging is hearing stories of personal pain […]

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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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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 […]