Editorial

Editorial

Reflection: Purpose of Reading Quizzes

By Sarah Horvath ‘21   Before conducting my investigation, I was set on writing an op-ed about why reading quizzes are unfair and why English teachers should not give them. To me, reading quizzes often feel unnecessary, as the questions are much more complex than needed to check for basic […]

Editorial Sports

Heschel Conflicts with Yeshiva League

By Raphaela Gold ‘21 and Talia Levin ‘20   Heschel has recently experienced conflicts with the regulations mandated by the Yeshiva League. The Yeshiva League, or more formally, the Metropolitan Yeshiva High School Athletic League, is a high school athletic league made up of 37 mostly-Orthodox Yeshivas and Jewish Day […]

Editorial

Homophobia at Heschel

By Abby Fisher ‘19   “That’s the gayest thing I’ve ever seen,” one student said. “Yeah, that kid’s such a fag,” the other responded. While I wish this was a fabricated anecdote, one from fiction or one overheard at another school, this was an exchange I heard during the Harmonizers’ […]

Editorial

Heschel Foreign Language Classes Proven Effective

Anna Dubey ‘21   Though high school foreign language classes are often stereotyped as subpar, some contend that Heschel’s are an exception. Both students and teachers at Heschel feel that classes offered by the foreign language department are highly effective in educating students and increasing their comfort in Latin, Spanish, […]

Editorial

Reflection: Go To Shul

Hana Halff ‘21   On Saturday, November 3, 2018,  I dove deep into my closet and retrieved a Shabbat dress that had not been touched since Rosh Hashanah, left my phone at home, and canceled any previous plans I had made, to attend a Solidarity Shabbat at my shul. As […]

Editorial

Cell Phones More Present Than Our Presence

“Please put your phones away.” This announcement precedes almost every assembly and school-wide gathering. Teenage attachment to cell phones is not limited to our high school. It is, however, negatively affecting our school culture and undermining our respect for teachers and students who deserve our attention. Smartphones can be incredibly […]