The Boiling Point

Buckley’s amendment to amend is ratified

LANDSLIDE: Mr. Buckley's proposal to amend the Shalhevet Constitution passed with 95.5 percent of the vote. It's the first amendment ever passed.

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2010
Filed under Community

Science and math teacher Mr. Chris Buckley's proposed amendment to the Shalhevet constitution passed Wednesday with nearly 96 percent of the vote of students, faculty and staff.  The amendment, which lowers the vote percentage required to ratify new constitutional amendments from three-quarters to two-thirds,...

Voting has opened, Constitution must earn majority in at least three grades to pass

BALLOT: Online voting on a multi-part amendment to the Just Community constitution is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today.

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2020
Filed under Community, Just Community, Top Stories

Today’s vote on the amended Just Community constitution will have to pass with a two-thirds majority, and also three of four grades will need to pass it by majority vote for it to be approved, Fairness Co-chair Gilad Spitzer wrote on Schoology this morning. Quoting the original 2002 constitution...

Talia Gill is new Agenda Chair as election approves changes

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Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
June 5, 2018
Filed under Community, Just Community, Top Stories

Talia Gill was elected Agenda Chair for the 2018-19 school year May 4, following a week of speeches, posters and promises from the gym to the roof and throughout the school hallways. Additionally, two referenda were passed, and in all, 12 people were elected officers for the SAC, Fairness and Agenda...

School constitution is found, envisioning a democracy similar and different

ABRIDGED: The Just Community Constitution that hangs outside second-floor administrative offices contains less than a third of the original document.

Alec Fields, Torah Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Community, Top Stories

After a two-week search, Shalhevet’s original Just Community Constitution has been found, and it describes a school democracy both similar to and different from the one practiced at school today. The document, at seven pages, six articles and 34 subparagraphs, is much longer than the one-and-a-ha...

Shalhevet debaters invited to Boston to advise new model US Senate program

CHOSEN: Members of leading debate teams in the country, Shalhevet among them, have been invited to the 'beta-test' a new program modeled on the US Senate.

Alexa Fishman, Community Editor
October 4, 2013
Filed under Community, Top Stories

Four debaters from Shalhevet’s Model Congress team have been invited to beta-test a new Model Senate program being developed at the University of Massachusetts by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. The institute was endowed in Sen. Kennedy’s will and plans a 40,000-square-foot ...

Mock Trial team falls to county’s second-best

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Staff Writer
December 31, 2010
Filed under Community, News

Cyber-bullying, First Amendment rights and assault charges were all elements of the case that Shalhevet debaters argued in the school’s third annual participation in the Mock Trial competition. For Shalhevet, the competition ended early, when they lost round two to Monroe High School of North Hills. ...

A busy month for Shalhevet democracy

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief
October 30, 2010
Filed under Community, News

Shalhevet’s representative elections were finally held Oct. 14 at lunch, but various problems caused delays and revotes across three out of four grades. The sophomore vote was reheld Oct. 25, because in the original tally, more ballots had been cast than there are members of the class.  Freshmen...

Another failed election, another reason for change

The BP Editorial Board
October 17, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Well it was here and now it’s gone: another chance for the Agenda Committee to manage a functional election that produces accurate, clear and timely results. The Boiling Point posted three separate items on this website last week announcing that elections would be held “tomorrow,” once for each time elections were scheduled and r...