Opinion

Opinion

Why You Should Care About The Russo-Ukrainian War

By Peri Karpishpan ‘23, Staff Writer  I am certain you have heard about the calamitous war ravaging Ukraine. Vladimir Putin has essentially proclaimed himself dictator over Russia and intends to restore it to its former Soviet or even Tsarist glory. He is starting this onslaught by brutally attacking Ukraine, a […]

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Female Empowerment: More Bark than Bite?

By Zoe Singer ‘23, Editor-in-Chief I feel very lucky to be living at a time where gender stereotypes and “rules” are now rigorously scrutinized, re-examined, and questioned. Yet with each step forward, a recent personal encounter reminded me that for all that talking, there’s still much work to be done. […]

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A Change for the Better: Colleges Become Test-Optional

By Karen Messer ‘24, Assistant News Editor As more and more colleges adopt test-optional policies, more and more questions arise regarding their fairness. Prestigious universities such as Harvard University, New York University, Brown University, and countless others no longer require standardized test scores. In fact, Harvard University recently extended its […]

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Juniors Frank and Gotlib Reflect on Thoreauvian Challenge of Life Without SmartPhones

By Emma Jonas ‘23, Opinion Editor  In their English classes, 11th graders study works from Transcendentalism: a 19th century American philosophy that rejected traditional religious and societal views. As they concluded this unit Mari Tetzeli, the English Department Chair, crafted an experiment that would allow contemporary teenagers to live according […]

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Returning to Essentially Normal School

By Emma Jonas ‘23, Opinion Editor After over a year of Zoom scheduling, Heschel has finally committed to returning to in-person learning five days a week. Succeeding the hybrid year and its strict Covid guidelines, the new school year comes with only four main guidelines for the High School: students […]