Helios is a newspaper published approximately seven times a year by the student staff of the Abraham Joshua Heschel High School, 20 West End Avenue, NY, NY 10023. Telephone: 212-246-7717. E-mail: helios@heschel.org.

    Helios is distributed free to all members of the student body. The publication is a member of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

    Commentaries and opinion columns are the expressed opinion of the author and not of Helios and its editorial board or its advisors. Furthermore, the opinions are not those of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School faculty or administration.

    Letters to the Editor must include the writer’s name and class. Helios will not print anything deemed libelous, obscene, or in poor taste, in accordance with the Supreme Court’s justified standards. Rights are reserved to postpone, edit, or withhold from publication anything submitted which does not meet the specifications.  The meaning of any submission will be not altered, but we reserve the right to correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation when necessary. Additionally, Helios refuses to print criticism that is not constructive and supported by facts.

    Helios will not intentionally invade the privacy of any person and will make every effort to correctly spell names and make accurate class and position identifications. Accurate reporting of fact is the goal of the staff.

    Opinions will be clearly marked and found on the editorial pages or as designated on other pages. Corrections will be printed when mistakes are found or brought to the attention of the staff. Original stories will carry bylines, although stories rewritten by someone other than the original author will not receive a byline.

    Members of the staff are guided by the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists, which outlines principles of responsibility, fairness, and accuracy.