The Boiling Point

GETTING HERE: What’s it like to live an hour away from school?

GETTING HERE: What's it like to live an hour away from school?

By Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2018

 BP Graphic by Zev Kupferman A near majority of Shalhevet students -- 107 out of 250 this year -- live in Beverlywood or Pico-Robertson, an average of about one-and-a-half miles from school. The second-most-common student location is Beverly Hills, with 43 Shalhevet homes in that neighborhood. L...

Clothing company creates student entrepreneurship at the click of a button

SALE: Within minutes of its posting, Ben-Tsion Oliel perused merchandise on the website of Supreme. He sells everything he buys, at a huge markup,

By Clara Sandler, Community Editor

March 14, 2018

It’s 8 a.m. and a regular Thursday morning for most Shalhevet students, but for Ben-Tsion Oliel, Sam Navon, Josh Weindling, Sam Navon and Asher Dauer, it’s time to get down to business.

College-bound students weigh how far to fly the coop

DISPERSION: College banners hang outside College Counselor Lisa Gruenbaum's office, representing the diversity in the decisions kids make about where to go to college.

By Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018

Every year, many Shalhevet graduates leave California to pursue college degrees on the East Coast, in the Midwest and other regions hundreds or thousands of miles from home. But some stay local. But it is not as common nationwide. Of entering college freshmen in 2016, 38 percent attended college within...

How to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder this winter

How to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder this winter

By Sadie Toczek, Lifestyle Editor

February 14, 2018

When the clocks turned back last November, days ended earlier and earlier. Even now, days are shorter, ending around 5 p.m. and making the night feel everlasting. It is not uncommon for this to affect your mood, and if it does, it’s known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a ...

You are what you DON’T eat

You are what you DON'T eat

By Lucy Fried, Features Editor

February 9, 2018

A 21st-century family dinner may feature vastly different plates of food than it did 10 years ago, with two vegetarian parents, a paleo teenage daughter, and a gluten-free son. This is not an uncommon occurrence, with a recent rise in Americans following various diets or popular eating trends, and at...

HIRSCHONOMICS: Why is it so hard to run a student business at Shalhevet?

HIRSCHONOMICS: Why is it so hard to run a student business at Shalhevet?

By Sam Hirschhorn & Zack Hirschhorn, Staff Columnists

November 19, 2017

This year, the major student-run businesses at Shalhevet are bagels, pancakes and the Student Store. Last year, the major student businesses were bagels, pancakes, and the Student Store. Two years ago, the major business are bagels,  pancakes, and the Student Store (shocking, we know). Our...

With hammers and heart, juniors help rebuild Houston on chesed trip

The class of 2019 hears from the rabbi in the gutted sanctuary of United Orthodox Synagogue.

By Lucy Fried, Features Editor

November 8, 2017

At midnight Aug. 26, Maya Wadler was the only member of her family awake as rains pounded the streets and water seeped through the floorboards of her Houston home. At 2:30 a.m., her house was two feet deep in water, and the fire department had arrived for a “mandatory evacuation.” “We ran...

Doctors in the house

Doctors in the house

By Clara Sandler, Community Editor

November 7, 2017

What do stem cell differentiation, females with disabilities in the classroom, the relationship between Jewish and American law and a medieval Greek rabbi’s Talmud commentary have in common? They are all topics of doctoral research by Shalhevet faculty members. Currently, there are five faculty me...

Niche memes are connecting Jews worldwide with humor and some bite

Niche memes are connecting Jews worldwide with humor and some bite

By Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017

Yaakov Fein, more commonly known by his Instagram meme username @theturntjew, is just one of many Instagram meme page creators who have become popular for posting memes featuring relatable jokes about Judaism, targeting a Jewish audience. He has made more than 630 memes on his account, which has 4...

Hard conversations are easier if you go in prepared

Hard conversations are easier if you go in prepared

By Aidel Townsley, Opinion Editor

October 9, 2017

Everyone has those moments when they are completely stumped for words.  You know them – those times when you need to express yourself and simply fumble, or say what you do not mean to say, or freeze, speechless. Often, you are later hit with the perfect response that you should have said – leaving...

Is Reading Being Replaced?

Is Reading Being Replaced?

By Lucy Fried, Features Editor

September 24, 2017

With so much to watch and so much to do, a long-loved pastime seems to be fading away--though it still has its fans.

Students learn swimming, sports, empathy at special needs camps

Shalhevet seniors Maya Schechter, left, and Naomi Bijou, right, were assigned to the same camper last summer at Camp Chesed in Reseda.

By Lucy Fried, Features Editor

September 19, 2017

Like many of their peers, seniors Maya Schechter, Naomi Bijou and Noa Segal spent their summer at Jewish summer camp. But their job descriptions were different from those of their friends. Maya and Naomi worked at Camp Chesed in the Valley, and Noa worked at Camp HASC in New York -- both camps for...

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