The Boiling Point

FIRST IN A SERIES: The Positives of Partying

FIRST IN A SERIES: The Positives of Partying

May 10, 2016

Partying has a bad rap. Google “partying statistics” and you will find a plethora of sobering statistics and stories about underage binge-drinking...

TEACHER TALES: A path to science and a new home

TEACHER TALES: A path to science and a new home

February 10, 2016

Determined to inhibit a serious symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome, Melissa Noel injects newborn mice with high doses of alcohol. Of these mice, only some contain tPA, a gene typically known for breaking down blood clots.

Fashion club steps out onto the runway

Fashion club steps out onto the runway

February 3, 2016

Seventeen student models walked down a runway one by one Dec. 13 when the Fashion Club’s sponsored its first-ever “Tzniut Can Be Cute” fashion show for women only in the Shalhevet gym, raising about $500 for the National Council of Jewish Women.

Debut For New Wildfire Theatre

January 31, 2016

By Hannah Janol, Staff Writer Three p.m., Dec. 20: Shalhevet’s new Wildfire Theater is packed with students, parents, siblings and teachers. Drama Director Ms. Emily Chase stands on the new stage under bright ceiling lights in a space with black-painted walls, ceiling and floor. Seventy-five minutes of student-written one-acts follow, surrounded by great sets and backed by...

FAVORITISIM: Most students think it exists, but few think there is anything to be done; staff expresses surprise

FAVORITISIM: Most students think it exists, but few think there is anything to be done; staff expresses surprise

January 26, 2016

Be on the lookout for an abyss at our school. Student-faculty relationships, diverse co-curriculars, and Shalhevet's emphasis on leadership and publicity, a...

TEACHER TALK: Changing trajectories

TEACHER TALK: Changing trajectories

November 21, 2015

With 600 kids in his high school graduating class and teachers who did not know his name, Will Reusch found his school experience in Bethlehem, Penn., to be discouraging. He planned to be a police officer.

Looking back on 11 years of Dano-mite

Looking back on 11 years of Dano-mite

June 15, 2015

The school was ready for this moment. There were student-produced videos, Town Hall farewell speeches, and even a new hiree for the General Studies principal position.

CHEATOLOGY: More than twice as many students say they cheat on Schoology as on paper

CHEATOLOGY: More than twice as many students say they cheat on Schoology as on paper

May 13, 2015

More than two years into Shalhevet's use of Schoology-- the online resource for teachers and students that has become the backbone of communication at the school-- it turns out that the much-loved website facilitates something it was never intended to support: cheating.

Generation Cheat

May 12, 2015

Rose Lipner, Features Editor From Stanford University to the SATs, cheating is prevalent in all parts of the country, at all grade levels and at all levels of academic talent. Fifty-nine percent of American high school students admit to having cheated, according to a 2010 survey by the Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics. And it’s not just failing students who resort to ste...

Satire finds a home at The Freezing Point

Satire finds a home at The Freezing Point

May 4, 2015

On Facebook one night last December, Josh Goldner, Henry Wineburgh, Daniel Steinberg, Jacob Toczek and Gabe Silverstein were brainstorming about Rabbi Sega...

How fair are the SATs?

How fair are the SATs?

February 22, 2015

Juniors’ eyes are glued to heavy Compass books as they fidget in the hallways, enveloped in insurmountable stress. There is only one explanation: SATs are coming up. But how objective is the SAT? Do Shalhevet students have a level playing field with students in public schools – or with each other?

Prize-winning chefs take guest turns at Mexikosher

Prize-winning chefs take guest turns at Mexikosher

February 20, 2015

It was supposed to last until 9, but by 7:30 p.m. Feb 19 Mexikosher was all sold out of fresh, made-from-scratch tostadas — fried tortillas topped wit...