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Meet the Nobel Prize Winners

By Elizabeth Ciment ‘24 and Sophie Rasol ‘22, Staff Writer and Sports Editor, respectively The first-ever Nobel Prize awards were given in 1901. Inventor Alfred Nobel, for whom the prizes are named, created them as his death wish in his will. Many believe that he regretted the use of his […]

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Facebook Bans Holocaust-Denial Comments

By Elizabeth Ciment ‘24, Staff Writer and Anna Khorets ‘22, Online Editor According to a survey by the Claims Conference, an organization that negotiates with Germany for reparations for Holocaust survivors, nearly a quarter of Americans ages 18-39 believe that the Holocaust never happened. Horrified by this statistic, many have […]

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Public Schools Struggle Amid Ongoing Pandemic

By Maya Barlev ‘24, Contributing writer With the ongoing pandemic, schools across the country face the challenge of adapting to the new realities of learning. Creating a safe system without losing elements of the academic experience remains especially difficult for a number of New York City public schools.  Public schools […]

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Heschel Reaffirms Anti-Racism Initiative

Zoe Singer ‘23, Assistant News Editor Following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, discussions about racial inequality permeated, and have continued to impact, virtually every community throughout the United States, including the Heschel student body and administration. During the spring and summer, Heschel committed itself to […]

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Reimagining Color War and the Shabbaton

By Ruby Kazam ‘23, Staff Writer and Artist As we begin a school year filled with many unknowns, one particular question floats in the back of students’ minds: What will happen to the Shabbaton and Color War, possibly the two most celebrated events at Heschel high school?  Between the learning, […]

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The Reasoning Behind Your Pod

By Anna Dubey ‘21, Editor-in-Chief On September 16th and 17th, students attended the first day of school in the Heschel building, separated in pods of eight to thirteen students. Each Heschel student has been placed in two pods, all carefully crafted by a group of faculty including the department chairs […]

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Students Reflect on Unconventional Conventions

Eliza Fisher ‘23, Assistant Features Editor At the start of the school year on September 9th, there were just 55 days until the 2020 presidential election. Over the last couple of weeks, the Republican and Democratic parties each hosted a convention to finalize their choice for presidential and vice-presidential nominees. […]

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Spanish Flu Vs. COVID-19

By Anna Khorets ‘22, Online Editor Even though COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives, it is by far not the worst pandemic to hit the world. The 1918 flu pandemic, also known as the Spanish Flu, killed and infected significantly more people than COVID-19 has so far.  Similarities Differences […]