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Taylor Swift Establishes New Reputation

By Marley Kronenberg ‘21 Since Taylor Swift’s record breaking album 1989, which was released on October 14, 2014, first started blasting in our cars and on our playlists, we’ve been waiting for her next hit album to be released. After hearing multiple rumors this past summer that Swift was going […]

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It: Reinventing Horror

By: Mariel Priven and Eden Chanko The movie It, based on Stephen King’s 1986 bestselling novel of the same name, follows a group of young teens who try to stop Pennywise, a murderous clown on the loose in their small town. Unlike many horror movies that are primarily focused on […]

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Song Review: “Love Me” by The 1975

By: Nicole Nimroody ‘18 With summer so rapidly approaching, everyone is in search for the perfect summer tune to listen to on late night drives, Sunday morning breakfasts, and lazy days on the beach. The 1975, a British Funk rock and pop band, may be able to achieve the very sound […]

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Israel Day Parade

By: Sophia Daniels ’18 On June 4th is this year’s annual Celebrate Israel Parade, where 40,000 marchers from different schools and organizations will come together on Fifth Avenue to praise the vibrant and diverse country of Israel. This year’s theme is “celebrating Israel together.” The parade’s website reads, “Together, we […]

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A Conversation With Elizabeth Alexander

After her poetry reading at Heschel on March 28th, Helios editors-in-chief Julia Proshan and Sara Serfaty had the chance to sit down with acclaimed poet, essayist, playwright, and professor Elizabeth Alexander. Here’s what she had to say: Julia Proshan: What do you find meaningful about poetry that you are unable […]

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Junior Launches Fashion Line

By: Julia Proshan ‘18 “Rose is not actually my middle name. I just always wanted it to be my middle name,” junior Betty Laboz, now a fashion designer, said. In late March, Laboz, long known for her fashion sense, launched her very own online clothing brand, BettyRoseNYC. In the midst of […]

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Poetry Month: If You Cannot Be A Poet, Be The Poem

By: Eliana Gayle-Schneider ‘17 In March and the beginning of April, the Heschel halls were lined with poetry, marking the greatly anticipated Poetry Month. A number of exciting initiatives took place, encouraging students to share their love for the written word. As English teacher Joel Newberger, one of the coordinators of […]

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Heritage Speakers

By Aviva Kohn and Eliana Salmon In the United States, where the official language is English, those who speak a different native language often integrate the spoken words and the culture of another country into their homes. Heritage speakers are the children who are raised in these linguistically mixed households. […]