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Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

By Olivia Sohn ‘23, Features Editor Have you ever wished you could take back something you said? Make a different decision? Undo something you regret?  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig explores the infinite possibilities of Nora Seed’s life as she drifts between life and death. The midnight library exists […]

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SNL Virtually Hits Its Stride

By Harry Posner ’24, Staff Writer SNL has found its new hit recurring sketch. In the skit, comedy trio Please Don’t Destroy — which consists of Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy — interact with celebrity stars playing the part of the awkward “ordinary Joes.” Their skits are usually […]

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Helios Playlist #2 – Springtime Optimism

Compiled by Sadie Mank ‘23, Features Editor  As we enter the longest days of the year and prepare for a seasonal switch, it’s time to transition playlists as well. What better source for new tunes is there than the educational mentors in our midst! Here are song recommendations that Heschel […]

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Heschel Helpdesk 

By Gemma Levy ‘23, News Editor  Question: How can I approach a teacher when they grade something of mine incorrectly, but I’m scared of confrontation? Dear Anonymous,  Thank you so much for your question! At some point in our high school careers, we all get a grade that we may […]

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Chemistry of Baking: French Brioche

By Sophie Gross ‘23, Staff Writer Welcome to the fourth installment of “The Chemistry of Baking”! Bread’s use of yeast as a raising agent makes it a distinctive sub-category of baked-good. French brioche is a particularly rich, flavorful bread and certainly requires yeast to rise. Yeast is a single-celled live […]

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Restaurant Review: The Smith

By Sylvia Zeltzer ‘24, Staff Writer  The Smith at 1900 Broadway offers a highly satisfying experience. Its extensive brunch, lunch, and dinner menus boast a selection of salads, sandwiches, and pasta dishes. The service at The Smith is efficient and warm. Upon arrival on a recent Sunday, I was greeted […]

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Heschel Helpdesk

By Anonymous  Question: How do I avoid conformity in the face of social pressure?  Dear Anonymous,  Thanks for your submission!  Honestly,  I confess that I have felt and even succumbed to social pressures myself. I would be lying if I said that I am above the temptation to conform and […]

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Alumni Update: Abby Fisher

By Emma Jonas ‘23, Opinion Editor Former Helios Editor-in-Chief and 2019 Heschel graduate Abby Fisher is now a junior at Wesleyan University. She is an English major, a decision which she remarked should come as no surprise to any of her Heschel teachers, and is minoring in Jewish Studies. Fisher […]