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Principals travel overseas for High School in Israel experience

Principals travel overseas for High School in Israel experience

By Jake Herman and Max Kandel

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

This summer, Principal Joan Benz and Assistant Principal Doreen Brandes traveled to Israel with a group of educators from across the country, where they learned about Alexander Muss High School in Israel (HSI) and experienced some major cities and landmarks of the country.   HSI is a high school program that allows jew...

UN shows its true colors, they are not blue and white

UN shows its true colors, they are not blue and white

By Dana Harris, Online Features Editor

May 1, 2013


Filed under Column, Opinions

The United Nations (UN) was created after World War II, once the League of Nations failed.  This world-renowned organization tries to keep peace between rival nations, provide humanitarian aid, assist in providing solutions for political and economic problems that arise and more.  Although this or...

HSI continues programs despite regional conflicts

HSI continues programs despite regional conflicts

By Dana Harris, Online Opinions Editor

December 21, 2012


Filed under Features

The Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, has remained intact since the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple in 70 C.E.   Seeing it, touching it and leaving a prayer within the Western Wall is an incredible experience.    Thanks to the Alexander Muss High School Program (HSI), high school ...

CHS alumna experiences Israel first-hand

By Natalia Derechin

December 20, 2012


Filed under Opinions

Dear Editor, From the day I got to Israel, I was told that there is always the possibility of war, especially with Hamas only 30 kilometers away, but I never really thought that it would happen. Day after day, the situation in Gaza got more and more tense. Our Madrij, the live in counselor, told us th...

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Israel demands security

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Israel demands security

By Natalia Derechin, Features Production Editor

November 21, 2011


Filed under Opinions

 A recent CHS student’s Facebook post over Rosh Hashanah read "You’re welcome Christians," referring to the mandatory school holidays over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The response she received from non-Jewish students was: "We love you Jews because you give us a couple of extra days off every...

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Palestine should be a state

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Palestine should be a state

By Amna Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2011


Filed under Opinions

 Anyone who has taken World History or Global Issues knows the tension that seeps into the room when the issue of Israel-Palestine relations comes up. On one side are the students who are die-hard Israel supporters, on the other are die-hard Palestine supporters, and in the middle are students who do...

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