The Boiling Point

New harassment policy sets rules, defines terms

New harassment policy sets rules, defines terms

April 8, 2019

After several Town Hall discussions and heated debates about what exactly sexual harassment is, the school released a new harassment, discrimination and r...

Administration asks for more compliance with dress code

Administration asks for more compliance with dress code

March 21, 2019

A boys dress code leniency was put on probation in January after administration officials said it was being violated too often. It was reinstated, however,...

Citing Student Handbook, Fairness rules admin cannot enforce school rules at Starbucks if student has not checked in to school

Citing Student Handbook, Fairness rules admin cannot enforce school rules at Starbucks if student has not checked in to school

February 21, 2019

In the first public Fairness case of the year, a ruling based on a technicality raised but did not clearly answer the question of when and whether students...

Fairness imposes penalties for missing davening

Fairness imposes penalties for missing davening

October 9, 2018

In response to a greater number of students ditching davening (prayer) last year, the Fairness Committee wrote a stricter policy regarding davening attendance,...

2018-19 Just Community grade-level election results

2018-19 Just Community grade-level election results

September 13, 2018

The following people were elected today to represent their grades on the various Just Community committees. Freshmen SAC: Liad Machmali, Jacob Kahtan ...

Talia Gill is new Agenda Chair as election approves changes

Talia Gill is new Agenda Chair as election approves changes

June 5, 2018

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...

Talia Gill is new Agenda Chair

Talia Gill is new Agenda Chair

May 4, 2018

Here are the results from the 2018 Just Community elections: Agenda: Chair -  Talia Gill Vice Chair - Maya Tochner Secretary - Kate Orlanski Fairness: Co-chai...

Votes keep no-lunch Fridays, change boys dress code

Votes keep no-lunch Fridays, change boys dress code

April 10, 2018

Schedule: The Just Community voted on Jan. 4 to continue no-lunch and early dismissal on Fridays, guaranteeing that school will end at 12:45 p.m. on ...

Fairness Committee hands Agenda Chair first ‘strike’ under new ‘covenant’

Fairness Committee hands Agenda Chair first ‘strike’ under new ‘covenant’

November 7, 2017

Agenda Chair Daniel Lorell has been given a first strike by the Fairness Committee for violating a new “covenant” requiring him to follow school rules and participate in events. ...

Agenda Committee summer meetings focus on Town Hall changes, proposals and constitution

Agenda Committee summer meetings focus on Town Hall changes, proposals and constitution

September 28, 2017

The Agenda Committee did not let summer stop it from meeting to improve the Just Community. While their peers were at the beach, leaders of the committee...

New Agenda Committee revives the proposal process with three votes in two Town Halls

New Agenda Committee revives the proposal process with three votes in two Town Halls

September 4, 2017

At the first two Town Halls of Daniel Lorell’s Agenda chairship, more proposals were brought to the community than in the previous two school years combined.

Full text of Daniel Lorell’s campaign post on Schoology

May 8, 2017

Filed under Community, Just Community

Then-candidate Daniel Lorell made this post on Schoology's Just Community May 4 after the debate at Town Hall.  So, what do I mean when I say, "radical changes to Town Hall"?  simply put, that means the following: Moral dilemmas would no longer be the primary function of Town Hall, if anything they would be secondary or tertiary, out of the norm....