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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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Dose of History: The Hypocaust

By Alexandra Wenger ‘21   In case you haven’t stepped outside lately, it’s been pretty cold. At the end of January, a polar vortex hit the New York City area with below-freezing temperatures that made everyone grateful for indoor heating. But to whom do we owe our gratitude? It turns […]

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Advice Column

By Talia Levin and Bella Nessim ‘20   Q: As a junior in high school, I am constantly being told that junior year is the most important year. Comments like these add an extra amount of stress to the stress I’m already experiencing. I’m curious— is junior year really the […]

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Olive Oil Brownies with Sea Salt

By Alexandra Wenger ‘21   This recipe is perfect for busy people who want to bake. I’ve been having trouble finding time for baking with the mid-year workload – even chocolate chip cookies were taking me too long. These brownies are quick and easy to prepare with a short time […]

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Advice Column

By Talia Levin and Bella Nessim ‘20   Q: I just got a really bad grade on my math test, and I am afraid to tell my parents about it. They have really high expectations and I don’t want them to be disappointed in me. What is the best way […]

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Get to Know a Student

By Olivia and Domansky and Talia Levin ‘20   Title of Your Autobiography Favorite Magical or Mythological animal Cats or Dogs Favorite Season Best Olympic Sport Susan Nakash, Freshman A Collection of Funny Stories and Tales: An Autobiography Unicorn Dog Fall High Diving Lexi Landes, Freshman (another one because there […]

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By Talia Levin and Bella Nessim ‘20   Q: I’m really stressed out about the pressure of standardized tests for college. How do I handle that? —Pressure in Paradise A: When it comes to ACTs and SATs, students experience a lot of pressure from their parents, peers, and themselves. The […]

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Get to Know a Student: Harmonizers Edition

By Olivia Domansky and Talia Levin ‘20   Student Favorite Singer Best Harmonizers song Favorite non-Harmonizer activity Spotify, Apple Music, or Soundcloud? Your rapper name Isaiah Sokolic, Freshman Imagine Dragons “Brother” Basketball Spotify Lil Zay Abbie Orlinsky, Sophomore Ed Sheeran “V’Haer” Ice skating Apple Music O-money Ethan Glezer, Junior Michael […]

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

By Alexandra Wenger ‘21   I’ve made this recipe at least six times this season because it’s incredibly versatile and fits at almost any meal. It happens to be pareve – although it doesn’t taste like it would be – so it’s perfect for bringing to Friday night dinners and […]