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Shalhevet news online: When we know it, you'll know it

The Boiling Point

MUNCH: A Boiling Point survey has a hunch that a bunch dont eat lunch.

Hungry? Survey shows nearly half of students come to school with no plan for lunch

By Mira Schulman, Features Editor May 24, 2024

A sizable proportion of Shalhevet students arrive at school without a plan for lunch some days, and nearly a quarter do so at least twice a week, according to a new Boiling Point poll. In a March survey...

ZAP: Adi Liebenthal knocks Kira Kuperferman out of competition — while filming it, as per class rules — on Purim day, March 24, in this springs game of Senior Assassin.

‘Senior Assassin’ unites class of ‘24 via water guns, dolls and paranoia

By Olivia Petlak, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

To bond with their classmates in the last few months of their senior year, the seniors of 2024 held a grade-wide competition involving pretending to “kill” one another with water guns. Popular on...

SKATING: Chemistry teacher Mr. Khalil shows off his moves as part of his physics education on his YouTube, titled Hip Science.

Going social: Faculty take teaching beyond the classroom

By Zecharya Rosenthal, 9th Grade May 9, 2024

Three current teachers at Shalhevet – Mr. Will Reusch, Mr. Justin Khalil and Dr. M. Keith Harris – all have used social media accounts to teach about their subject of interest beyond the walls of school.   Dr....

Poetry barrage skews Schoology Score as Top Ten is dominated by faculty

Poetry barrage skews Schoology Score as Top Ten is dominated by faculty

By Max Messinger, Copy Editor May 2, 2024

English teacher Mr. Brian Forrester, having relentlessly posted a poem to Schoology every single day since the beginning of school, has taken a nearly 60-post lead over last year’s victor, Principal...

CONFLICT: Celebrities of all stripes have weighed in on the current Gaza war. Shalhevet students have had mixed reactions to statements made on social media. Pictured, in rows beginning at top center, are freshman Emily Gold, sophomore Lev Fishman, Susan Sarandon, Gigi Hadid, senior Yalee Schwartz, Natalie Portman, and Jerry Seinfeld.

Social media posts challenge students and faculty after Oct. 7

By Natalie Gul, 9th Grade May 2, 2024

On Oct. 8, the Jewish actress Natalie Portman posted about the previous day’s terror attack in Israel on her Instagram. “My heart is shattered for the people of Israel,” wrote Portman, whose most...

BOOKSHELVES: Sets of Shas, Mishneh Torah and commentaries on Tanach are among the many sefarim purchased to fill the Beit Midrash shelves.

A home for study, in carved wood and stained glass

By Mira Schulman, Features Editor January 16, 2024

At this time last year, Room 304 could easily have been mistaken for an all-purpose meeting room and classroom space. Now, after extensive renovations over the course of the past year, it is clear it is...

Schoology Score: Weslow triumphs for title as Top Ten takes a turn

Schoology Score: Weslow triumphs for title as Top Ten takes a turn

By Max Messinger, Copy Editor June 12, 2023

Principal Daniel Weslow has crushed the 2022–23 Schoology-posting competition, finishing the year as the top poster in the Group Updates feature. Community members are able to post information about...

WIRED: Groundbreaking convenience or the end of writing? Whatever it is, ChatGPT adds shortcuts to schoolwork.

Chatbot or cheatbot? Students and teachers are finding ways to use, or not use, ChatGPT

By Joshua Gamson, Community Editor June 1, 2023

  A Boiling Point survey on ChatGPT found that as of April, just five months after it was introduced, 61% of Shalhevet students responding had used it, and 21% had either turned in classwork generated...

Schoology Score: Weslow leads pack in posting of group updates, Kunin a distant second

Schoology Score: Weslow leads pack in posting of group updates, Kunin a distant second

By Max Messinger, 11th Grade April 3, 2023

Principal Daniel Weslow, with a whopping score of 62, is officially the most frequent user thus far of the Schoology “Group Update” feature in the 2022–23 school year. Through the learning-management...

FOCUS: According to the American Library Association, more books are being banned, challenged or removed from classrooms and libraries across the country than in previous years. The reasons vary but often involve mention of sex or violence.

Simple changes, or sign of the times?

By Tali Liebenthal, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

At the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, English teacher Ms. Nancy Fasules received the news from Administration that she should not teach The Diary of a Young Girl, the unredacted compilation of Anne...

Boiling Point Caption Contest: Winners and new cartoon!

Boiling Point Caption Contest: Winners and new cartoon!

By Elliot Serure, Cartoon Editor October 6, 2022

Boiling Point Cartoon Caption Contest To enter, write your caption idea below, along with your name and the city where you live. You may enter as many times as you like!  But be sure to list your...

HISTORIC: Yall has been in use since 1631, when British writer William Lisle introduced it in his novel The Faire Æthiopian.

Goofy, friendly or just clearly plural, a new word from the South catches on

By Avi Litvak, Opinion Editor September 29, 2022

y’all  [pronoun] \ ˈyȯl  \ variant of YOU-ALL Merriam-Webster English Dictionary Every word has a definition. Most words have connotations. Some have hidden meanings. But no word has quite the...

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