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Synagogue Basketball League “Jew Ball” Begins

Synagogue Basketball League “Jew Ball” Begins

Jack Spitalny and Michael Furgang

December 1, 2019

Every year in the fall, a group of temples in the Westchester area come together to make a temple basketball league, often called "Jewball." The league begins in 5th grade and goes up to senior year of high school. The association organizes one or two games a week, with a game on Sunday and occasional...

Thanksgiving: Then vs. Now

Thanksgiving: Then vs. Now

Leah Breakstone

November 27, 2019

Culture and traditions change naturally over time. Thanksgiving is a prime example of this. In 1621, it is unlikely that the Pilgrims were playing Fortnite discreetly under the table to avoid the dreaded familial political debate.  The first Thanksgiving was observed by the Pilgrims and the Wampan...

Concussion Culture

Concussion Culture

Jake Lubin

November 15, 2019

The brain is the most important organ in the body. It produces and controls our memories, emotions, actions, and reactions. It enables us to think, to feel, and to understand. The brain is what makes us human. Each of us is equipped with our own, unique, individual brain that determines all the things ...

Maroon Couture: Pierre Cardin Exhibit

Maroon Couture: Pierre Cardin Exhibit

Jenny Kahn

November 12, 2019

For my first blog entry, I’d like to talk about a great fashion exhibit that I recently saw at the Brooklyn Museum called “Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion.” The show runs through January 5, 2020. Fashion exhibitions are few and far between—other than the annual exhibits at the Met Costume Institute an...

Terrorist Attack in Halle, Germany

Terrorist Attack in Halle, Germany

Sydney Piccoli

October 20, 2019

On the evening of Wednesday, October 9, the same day as Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, a terrorist attack occurred in Halle, Germany.   The shooting claimed the lives of a man and woman; the woman was shot close to the town’s synagogue while the man was shot roughly six-hun...

New Meaning For Old Holiday: Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples’ Day

New Meaning For Old Holiday: Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Leah Breakstone

October 15, 2019

Columbus Day is often thought of as a much needed day off from school, creating the perfect three day weekend for catching up on sleep. When Columbus Day is mentioned, many instantly think of the discovery of the New World and the iconic quote learned in fourth grade, “In fourteen hundred ninety-t...

The Uncertain Future of Scarsdale’s Tackle Football Program

The Uncertain Future of Scarsdale’s Tackle Football Program

Jake Lubin

October 11, 2019

In modern American towns, it’s difficult to go an entire day without hearing talk of tackle football. The beloved American pastime has evolved into an entire culture that is easy to find in Scarsdale. From competitive and entertaining fantasy leagues between groups of friends to intense junior varsi...

Club Spotlight: STEM Edition

Club Spotlight: STEM Edition

David Peng

September 29, 2019

Artificial intelligence and automation are booming. As technology advances and brings a greater impact on the modern world, it is more important than ever for today’s generations to understand the microscopic and macroscopic workings of the physical world. Here are some student groups at SHS that exp...

US Open Finals

US Open Finals

Lilac Lin

September 18, 2019

WOMEN’S US OPEN FINAL   Serena Williams, the winner of 23 grand slam singles titles, and her achievements invoke both respect and, for many opponents, fear. Beginning her professional career in tennis at just 14-years-old, Williams has revolutionized women’s tennis and inspired young gi...

10 Signs that School Has Started

10 Signs that School Has Started

Ariel Stern

September 13, 2019

Ah, yes. September. The weather gets colder, the days get shorter, and the beginning of school rears its ugly head. Even as you physically step into the building, you’re probably somewhere else mentally—anywhere but here. If you’re unsure that the start of school has hit you, be on the lookout ...

Stranger Things 3: Just Strange Enough For Me

Stranger Things 3: Just Strange Enough For Me

Ariel Weinsaft

July 21, 2019

Premiering on Netflix on the fourth of July, Stranger Things 3 made a booming debut. **WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD**  Set in the 1980s like the previous two seasons, the third season of the show follows a group of kids in Hawkins, Indiana and their various adventures fighting off supernatural monst...

Blues Team Win!

Blues Team Win!

Josh Bock

June 26, 2019

The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history and completed an unexpected, historic Cinderella story on June 12th. One interesting statistical rule in the NHL is that any team who is four points out of a playoff spot in November already has a dwindling chance of making the ...

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