Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Inequality in College Process

By Talia Levin ‘20 The whole country was shocked at the recent college admissions scandal. It was astounding that a group of wealthy parents interfered with the system to give their children unfair and illegal advantages. This high profile case outlined ways in which laws were broken to give children […]

Opinion

Should All Electives Be Considered Arts?

By Anna Dubey ‘21 The classic question “What is art?” has accrued importance within the Heschel community as the student body discusses what should qualify as an art-based elective. Heschel currently requires students to take four total semesters of visual arts or music. While some students believe that the non-art […]

Miscellaneous Opinion

Helios Debates: BDS and Congress

  In January, Senator Marco Rubio proposed a bill entitled “The Combating BDS Act of 2019,” which would protect from legal action states that chose to divest funds from organizations supporting BDS. It is separate from a more extreme anti-BDS bill proposed in the last Congress which tried to establish […]

Opinion

Opinion: Sharing Grades Should Be Encouraged

By Anna Dubey ‘21   Many Heschel teachers forbid discussion and sharing of grades among students, citing the right to privacy and blows to student self-esteem. These teachers fail to recognize two major flaws in their policy: first, that students share their grades regardless of regulations imploring them not to […]