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Yardena Gerwin Addresses the UN

By: Julia Proshan Yardena Gerwin stood before an audience at the United Nations, and spoke up for the rights of girls all over the world. Gerwin, a junior, said, “I’m really involved with Girl Up, I’m a teen advisor. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, and […]

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Shabbaton 2015 Reflections

By: Rachel Orbach With no killers on the loose this year, the Shabbaton of 2015 at Camp Lake Bryn Mawr was deemed a great success. A large focus of this year’s Shabbaton was the theme of the school’s ethical commitments. Under the leadership of SGA students, who collaborated with Rabbi […]

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Broadway Review: Spring Awakening

By: Aviva Kohn Broadway has always showcased vocal art, but one current show is testing that expectation. Spring Awakening is a unique and edgy show at its core. It addresses teen angst, sex, pregnancy, abortion, abuse, and rape, all in two acts, while challenging the confines of a classic Broadway […]

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Summer Science Research

  By Aviva Kohn   For over five years, driven students from the Heschel School have participated in the Summer Science Research program. To enter the program, students commit to giving up their art electives and spending two of their high school summers working in a lab under a mentor. […]

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Garden and Greenhouse Club to Gain Aquaponics System

By Julia Proshan This year science teacher Jon Greenberg plans to introduce students to aquaponics: a combination of hydroponics, growing plants in water, and aquaculture, growing fish in tanks. Through aquaponics, many different species of fish can be raised. While aquaculture and hydroponics individually have advantages and disadvantages, the combination […]

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Student Profile: Nannies by Noa

By Julia Proshan “I wanted to start the business because I hated the nannies my mom hired. I wanted to figure out a solution since she didn’t want to pay agencies,” said freshman Noa Mintz. According to Mintz, babysitting agencies lack an understanding of what a true New York nanny […]

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Heschel and the Common Core

By Heila Precel The phrase ‘Common Core’ has become an education buzzword. It appears in news reports and discussions on education, and is often blamed for all of the recent failings of the American education system. Surprisingly few Americans, however, understand what the Common Core actually is. According to a […]