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By Sophie Rasol ‘22, Sports Editor    Naomi Osaka, a professional tennis player who represented Japan in the 2020 U.S. Open, advocated for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) move ment during her matches by wearing masks featuring the names of Black victims of racial injustice. In 2019, the U.S. Open was […]

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Takeaways From the NBA Bubble

By Jared Levy ‘23, Contributing  Writer  The National Basketball Association (NBA) is evolving and thriving  from the direction it’s headed. In the  midst of this pandemic, Adam Silver,  the commissioner of the NBA, perfectly executed a well thought-out  plan for reopening that has led to  plenty of action-filled basketball for  […]

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Building a Team Around Nikola Jokic

By Ariel Plevan ‘23, Assistant Sports Editor Nikola Jokic’s nickname is the Joker for a reason: he is unpredictable. He can pass and shoot and has several other skills that the rest of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) big men don’t. However, he lacks expertise on the defensive end and […]

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Fantasy Football Dos and Don’ts

By Ariel Plevan ‘23, Assistant Sports Editor Despite the irregular sports calendar of 2020, football season is finally here. The intensity of the pandemic has distracted many from the upcoming National Football League (NFL) games, but nonetheless, here are the dos and don’ts for the 2020-2021 fantasy football season.  DO […]

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Gym Teachers Encourage Healthy Habits

By Ruby Kazam ‘23, Staff Writer  Since Heschel’s closure in early March, much of the Heschel community has stayed  trapped inside their homes, leading to a decrease in people’s activity. During these trying times, it is prudent that we remain as active as possible to continue to be healthy and […]

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The Case For Sports

By Zev Lonner ‘20, Sports Editor Over recent months, I have spent a great deal of time thinking about why it is that I care about sports so deeply. Beyond the fact that I have been writing and editing sports articles in Helios, various events of late have led me […]

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RIP Kobe Bryant

By Ariel Plevan ‘23 and William Rose ‘23, Staff Writers On Sunday, January 26th, the world lost one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Kobe Bean Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others. Kobe was an 18-time all-star, 2-time […]