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Shalhevet alum is awarded Best Soldier in directorate of the IDF

Shalhevet alum is awarded Best Soldier in directorate of the IDF

Benjamin Gamson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Alumna Rachel Lester, Shalhevet class of 2012, was named an Outstanding Soldier in the Operational Directorate of the Israel Defense Forces this year, making her one of about 20 soldiers to be chosen by the various parts of the IDF responsible for planning the use of military force. Rachel was awarded for he...

Welcoming the stranger with hot food, scissors and applause

Welcoming the stranger with hot food, scissors and applause

Sam Rubanowitz, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

It was almost noon when two Department of Homeland Security buses finally turned into a church parking lot in northern Phoenix. Volunteers who had been there since around 9 a.m. were lined up and waiting to welcome the travelers into America. The first family to emerge -- a mother holding on to h...

From fact-checks to Facebook, Shalhevet alum helps IDF tell its story

From fact-checks to Facebook, Shalhevet alum helps IDF tell its story

Molly Litvak, Outside News Editor

September 7, 2018

Imagine you’re watching gruesome raw footage of people running with weapons, setting fire to wide swathes of land and threatening harm.  Now imagine you are in charge of trying to send these images out to audiences all over, but you know that most likely, in most of the world they will n...

Through difficult times, music has accompanied Natalie Dahan

Through difficult times, music has accompanied Natalie Dahan

September 5, 2017

It’s impossible to find the right words to say. All I can do right now is tell myself I’ll be okay.  “Impossible” is a song that alumna Natalie Dahan wrote to help her overcome the rough patches in her life through the musical career she has embarked upon -- not that it’s her real career though.

French Jews abroad say election of Macron won’t stop more from leaving

French Jews abroad say election of Macron won’t stop more from leaving

Jacob Feitelberg, Outside News Editor

June 4, 2017

France's election of Emmanuel Macron as president May 7 was greeted with relief by Shalhevet's French-American families, but they also said it would not make the country more safe for Jews. His opponent, Marine Le Pen, would have been worse, they said, but they don’t expect Macron to make a differ...

Shalhevet alumni at Berkeley decry violence against Yiannopoulous

Shalhevet alumni at Berkeley decry violence against Yiannopoulous

Nicholas Fields, Staff Writer

April 9, 2017

Although Shalhevet alumni at UC Berkeley did not agree with Republican personality Milo Yiannopoulos on many issues, they still felt his freedom of speech was denied when a violent protest forced police to cancel his appearance.

Alumni say U Chicago is safe even without ‘safe spaces’

Alumni say U Chicago is safe even without ‘safe spaces’

Abby Blumofe, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017

Last summer, the University of Chicago sent out a letter to incoming freshmen telling them not to expect their professors to warn them that an upcoming topic could trigger anxiety, flashbacks or other problems.  Students would also not be allowed leave a lecture and meet at a “safe space” when...

Alumni game unites old rivals

Alumni game unites old rivals

Nicholas Fields, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017

Crosstown rivals Shalhevet and YULA met in a different kind of basketball competition on Saturday night, Nov. 26, when their alumni faced off in separate men’s and women’s games in the Shalhevet gym to raise money for community organizations. With about 300 fans in attendance, the game raised...

Students explore athletic opportunities beyond the Shalhevet gym

Students explore athletic opportunities beyond the Shalhevet gym

David Edwards, Staff Writer

December 25, 2016

As Shalhevet’s seniors watch for their college admission emails this month, their classmate Nathan Benyowitz faces a different kind of waiting game. While others are wondering about dorm life, food and science departments, Nathan is wondering which tennis team he’ll play on. Just like Early Decision,...

Shalhevet alumna describes election from the Clinton Campaign headquarters

Shalhevet alumna describes election from the Clinton Campaign headquarters

Rachel Metzger, Staff Writer

December 20, 2016

While America was busy reading articles, scanning polls or freaking out about the 2016 presidential campaign, Yael Rabin -- Shalhevet class of 2010 -- was working long hours as a volunteer for Hillary for America. Just after Yom Kippur, Yael got a job in the campaign’s Communications Department at...

From promoting a pair of jeans, a $2.5 million company

From promoting a pair of jeans, a $2.5 million company

Nicole Soussana, Staff Writer

July 11, 2016

A man by the name of Cree Lane Jones posts a picture on Instagram of himself standing over the misty ocean, carrying his two children in a wide and rusty gray bucket. Why?

SENIOR SNAPSHOT: Eitan Schramm sees the world in terms of stories

SENIOR SNAPSHOT: Eitan Schramm sees the world in terms of stories

Jacob Perelman, Staff Writer

June 20, 2016

Most people who love movies go and see more movies. Eitan Schramm started to make films himself. He claims his brain works differently than the ordinary person’s because he can see a mundane situation and turn it into a sci-fi universe.

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