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Opinion Column: Seeds of Peace

By: Eliana Salmon This past summer, I had the honor of attending the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine as a member of the American delegation. For almost 25 years, Seeds of Peace has been working to bridge the gap between youth living in different conflict regions, specifically Israel […]

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Ethical Commitments Rebooted

By: Julia Proshan As part of his “Ethical Reboot” program, head of high school Rabbi Noam Silverman has initiated four commitments. They are: speak your heart; be an explorer; share yourself; and listen completely. “We have gotten some really good feedback both in town hall and in conversations,” said Rabbi […]

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Equal Means Equal

By: Julia Proshan In February, members of the Girl Up club attended a private screening of Equal Means Equal, a two-hour documentary emphasizing the variety of issues women in the United States face today. By following real life stories and cases, it shines a bright light on discriminatory practices against […]

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Explanation of the Elections

By: Gilad Palley Democracy. This is our government of choice. Years ago, Churchill declared to the House of Commons, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”  But what does democracy actually mean for the United States? […]

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Teacher Profile: Ricardo Anzar

By: Morgan Metsch Ricardo Anzar, Spanish teacher, was born and raised in San Diego, California. Outside of the classroom, one of his main interests is physical education. He spends most of his free time exercising and further exploring the field of physical education. Additionally, Ricardo enjoys learning new languages; he […]

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Girl Up Club

By: Aviva Kohn This year, the school welcomed an influx of new clubs. One of the most popular is the Girl Up Club led by two juniors, Chloe Weinstein and Yardena Gerwin. It focuses on girls’ issues, both in our smaller Heschel community and throughout the world. The name of […]

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College-Age Charity Work

By: Aviva Kohn A horrible automobile accident in Honduras ended the life of Daniella Moffson this past January. She was a bright, engaging, and caring young woman who had gone on a service trip to Honduras as part of the Columbia University Medical Brigade service group. College service is often […]

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Elevator Policy Changes

By Carlin Greenfield At Town Meeting on March 9, it was announced to the student body that the student government and administration had agreed upon a new elevator policy. Use of elevators is to be left up to students’ discretion. Support for the new policy has been almost across the […]

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Inter Faith Club

By Rivke Goodman and Perla Zolt La Salle Academy seniors and the Heschel Interfaith Club headed to the United Nations lobby on February 3. There they saw an exhibition on the Holocaust and discussed their views. “It was nice to have a Jewish and Catholic school come together, to discuss […]