Day: September 25, 2017

Are You Smarter Than Wedel?

Mr. Wedel has taught a variety of courses at Lake Howell, some have been A.P. U.S. History, A.P. European History, A.P. Language and Composition, and A.P. Seminar. He is known for flannels and being incredibly smart, so let’s put it to the test! Each edition of “Are you Smarter than Wedel?” will feature five trivia questions in different categories. Some of the categories will include: geography, history, science, sports, pop culture, and current events. A participating student from each grade will be asked the same five questions as Mr. Wedel, and then the point values will be added up to see how everybody does. If you wish to participate in the trivia, please contact the InFlight email,!


By: Katie Groves

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Every year beginning in September, Those of the Jewish religion are called upon to celebrate the High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Meaning “head of the year” or “first of the year,” the festival begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls during September or October. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion.This year, Rosh Hashana begins on Wednesday, September 20th and Yom Kippur starts on Friday, September 29th

When speaking with Rabbi Olshansky, of Congregation Bet Chaim, he had so much to say about the High Holidays. “Rosh Hashana is a big, big deal. It’s the start of the Jewish new year. Yom Kippur, which is the next week, is only slightly bigger. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d say Rosh Hashana is a 9.5 and Yom Kippur is a 10. They’re tied to each other. The period in between is supposed to be a time of mending any fences, if you will, and reflecting on things that can be improved from the previous year. It’s said that on Rosh Hashana, You’ll either be written in or out of the book of life for the coming year. But on Yom Kippur, the book is sealed, meaning you’ve got that time in between to screw up or make your righteousness known.”

By: Genna Rose