The Boiling Point

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 ...

COLOR WAR 2018: Intense competition, shortcuts and penalties, a hard-boiled egg genius and a senior three-peat make it memorable

COLOR WAR 2018: Intense competition, shortcuts and penalties, a hard-boiled egg genius and a senior three-peat make it memorable

April 3, 2018

Editor’s note: These stories appeared in the Boiling Point’s Issue 4, in early March, less than two weeks after Color War ended, but we are just p...

COLOR WAR: Disputed call gave ‘Coke – Pepsi’ game to the seniors; juniors still have not conceded

COLOR WAR: Disputed call gave ‘Coke – Pepsi’ game to the seniors; juniors still have not conceded

April 3, 2018

The stakes were high as a sea of students, each grade wearing a different color, flooded into the gym for the last event of the first day of Color War. The whole school was there, some 250 students and about 50 staff. Seniors wore purple, juniors wore red, sophomores wore green and freshman wore black.

Students and faculty walk outside to honor shooting victims, but leave politics indoors

March 27, 2018

Students and faculty sitting in a large circle mourned the lives lost in the Parkland, Fla., shooting last Wednesday, joining students across the U.S. in a c...

Firehawk debaters win 18 awards at Penn Model Congress

Firehawk debaters win 18 awards at Penn Model Congress

March 25, 2018

COMMITTEE SESSION AWARDS Talia Gill - Gavel (Best Delegate) - House Ethics Committee Sam Hirschhorn -  Gavel (Best Delegate) - Senate Judiciar...

Students from Florida school shooting tell their stories

March 23, 2018

The rain had stopped in LA, but it was still cold and the ground was damp when juniors Mia Freeman and Hayley Licata of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

New media arts and journalism classes offered to freshmen

New media arts and journalism classes offered to freshmen

March 18, 2018

Freshmen rushed to their phones, laptops and iPads Jan. 19 to submit their preferences for their second semester electives, something never offered before ...

Officials say school will not punish students who join walkout Wednesday

Officials say school will not punish students who join walkout Wednesday

March 12, 2018

As students across the nation are orchestrating school walkouts for this Wednesday in the wake of a deadly shooting in Parkland, Fla., Shalhevet Judai...

Annual JSPA conference helps students see journalism through Jewish lens

Annual JSPA conference helps students see journalism through Jewish lens

March 11, 2018

About 40 young journalists mingled in a high-ceilinged  multi-purpose room, snapping photos on digital cameras and wielding pencils, notebooks and...

Ms. Tove Sunshine retiring at the end of the year

Ms. Tove Sunshine retiring at the end of the year

March 8, 2018

SAS Psychology, SAS History and Jewish History teacher Ms. Tove Sunshine, known for her passion for advanced subjects, her organized teaching style and her fairness to all students, has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the school year.

From schools to market, Choirhawks share a capella in Seattle

From schools to market, Choirhawks share a capella in Seattle

February 12, 2018

Twenty-five teenagers are wandering around the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, indistinguishable from the rest of the crowd that is chatting, lau...

The gradual Zionist: Yahya MahamId of Stand With Us tells lunchtime audience how he became pro-Israel

The gradual Zionist: Yahya MahamId of Stand With Us tells lunchtime audience how he became pro-Israel

January 26, 2018

The Jewish people have a right to have a country in their homeland, according to a well-known Arab Zionist who spoke during lunch Dec. 6.