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‘Ranked Choice’ replaces ‘Instant Runoff’ as new election format in first Just Community decision this year

‘Ranked Choice’ replaces ‘Instant Runoff’ as new election format in first Just Community decision this year

May 23, 2019

In the first Town Hall led by the newly elected Agenda Committee, the community voted May 15 to institute a new “ranked choice” system of voting in...

Humans of Shalhevet – Liad Machmali

Humans of Shalhevet – Liad Machmali

May 23, 2019

“One day when I was around the age of 7, I entered a generic building of doctors offices. Once I knew I was at the dentist,  I was afraid. There were ...

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

May 20, 2019

After a tight race in Israel, it is almost definite that Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu will continue as Prime Minister, forming a coalition with r...

Right or left?  In politics, it can be hard to tell

Right or left? In politics, it can be hard to tell

May 20, 2019

“Right” and “left” are used as political terms all the time today, but what do they mean? The political terms left and right date from 1789...

Purim talent show brought community together with costumes, nerves and cheers

Purim talent show brought community together with costumes, nerves and cheers

May 14, 2019

Freshman Victory Fuchs sat anxiously in her seat as she waited to be called up to the stage in front of the whole school last month for the Purim Talent...

Shalhevet announces it has suspended play against Valley Torah in basketball

Shalhevet announces it has suspended play against Valley Torah in basketball

May 13, 2019

Shalhevet will refuse to play Valley Torah in boys’ basketball until the school’s head coach is replaced, because of help the coach provided to the...

Humans of Shalhevet – Jack Sanders

Humans of Shalhevet – Jack Sanders

May 13, 2019

“I’m the school anarchist: nothing that the government does is better than the private sector. This is just one example of something I am very passio...

Fairness Committee overturns result of election for next year’s Fairness chairs, committee to have three next year

Fairness Committee overturns result of election for next year’s Fairness chairs, committee to have three next year

May 10, 2019

Shalhevet’s Fairness Committee will have three co-chairs next year, after a Fairness deliberation changed the result of a Just Community election to...

The Fairness Committee’s official statement appointing three Fairness Co-Chairs for next year

The Fairness Committee’s official statement appointing three Fairness Co-Chairs for next year

May 10, 2019

Following a public Fairness Committee hearing today regarding whether the Fairness Chair election outcomes would change, the Fairness Committee delibera...

Open Fairness hearing Friday morning will consider possible change to Fairness Chair election outcome

May 10, 2019

The Fairness Committee will hold an open hearing this morning to decide whether to change the outcome of this week’s election for Fairness Co-chairs...

Connecting the disconnected in ‘Technical Difficulties’

Connecting the disconnected in ‘Technical Difficulties’

May 7, 2019

With an overarching title of Technical Difficulties, the seven original plays in this year’s One-acts Festival all explored the way that human relationships ar...

David Edwards elected new Agenda chair; Klores and Rubel will lead Fairness

David Edwards elected new Agenda chair; Klores and Rubel will lead Fairness

May 7, 2019

Here are the results of today’s Just Community Elections. The Boiling Point observed the counting of ballots. Voting was by computer, and voters were aske...