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Helios Debates: BDS and Congress

  In January, Senator Marco Rubio proposed a bill entitled “The Combating BDS Act of 2019,” which would protect from legal action states that chose to divest funds from organizations supporting BDS. It is separate from a more extreme anti-BDS bill proposed in the last Congress which tried to establish […]

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Opinion: Sharing Grades Should Be Encouraged

By Anna Dubey ‘21   Many Heschel teachers forbid discussion and sharing of grades among students, citing the right to privacy and blows to student self-esteem. These teachers fail to recognize two major flaws in their policy: first, that students share their grades regardless of regulations imploring them not to […]

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The Danger of Redefining Sex

By Ethan Katz ‘22   On Sunday, October 21st, the New York Times obtained a particularly distressing memo from the Trump administration in accordance with The Department of Health and Human Services. According to the NYT, “The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and […]

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A Freshman View of the Shabbaton

By Sarah Bourkoff ‘22   Since the beginning of the school year, the freshman class has eagerly anticipated this year’s Shabbaton. However, after hearing this year’s theme, technology, I had my doubts about how successfully it would be incorporated into the Shabbaton. After returning from the Shabbaton, I can testify […]