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

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

The Boiling Point

Senior Anya Mendelson ponders the college admissions process.

WHAT I KNOW NOW: Absurdity vs. reality

By Anya Mendelson, Staff Columnist May 24, 2022

I recently learned that absurdity can be met with absurdity. Absurdity is, by its nature, irrational and therefore often meets with an irrational reaction.  It is not a sentiment or response, no matter...

FOOTWORK: Firehawk junior Maalon Bohbot, who plays center back, took a free kick during the March 19 soccer game. The YULA Panthers defeated the Firehawks 2-1.

OPINION: YULA scored more goals, but both sides won at rivalry soccer match

By Zane Mendelson, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

It was inspiring. The level of decorum that each side’s students held throughout the game was flawless. All you heard from either side were chants of encouragement for their respective teams or an applause...

Zach was asked at the start of the school year to remove the earring he got over the summer.

A stud, an earring or a new rule that said neither?

By Zach Rub, 11th Grade January 29, 2022

While I thought the decision about whether I was going to get a stud or a ring was a problem, the real conflict ended up being the Shalhevet dress code policies.  Last fall, I was informed by the administration...

How can we expect participation in the Just Community when half the school doesnt understand what it is?

EDITORIAL: It’s time to re-teach the Just Community

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board January 25, 2022

The Just Community.  It’s time to talk about it.  At a recent Town Hall, Evan Beller asked rhetorically whether underclassmen understood what the Just Community was. No one replied. And while the...

Senior Anya Mendelson ponders the college admissions process.

WHAT I KNOW NOW: The present passes

By Anya Mendelson, Staff Columnist January 23, 2022

You’re at the beach. It’s a warm evening in Los Angeles, and the sun is just beginning to set. Pinks and purples flood the sky as your eyes trace every colored cloud on the horizon. You tilt your head...

Senior Anya Mendelson used to hate group projects. Now she likes them.

WHAT I KNOW NOW: Work smarter, not harder

By Anya Mendelson, Staff Columnist November 17, 2021

There are two types of students: There’s the student who is filled with relief, and excitement when a teacher announces that the next assignment will be group work. And there’s the student who believes...

FIT: Which one are you? The right way to wear a mask is covering your nose, not your neck.

EDITORIAL: Masks work. We should know.

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board October 27, 2021

On Aug. 23, three days before the start of school, the Boiling Point Editorial Board met with Rabbi Block for two hours in his office at school. Sitting around the coffee table with no doors or windows...

The early-morning Hashkama Minyan, started in 2013, had grown to be the most popular prayer service on campus, sometimes with more than 100 people attending at 7:20 a.m.

EDITORIAL: Let Town Hall vote on Hashkama Minyan

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board October 10, 2021

Hashkama Minyan is a prime example of what sets Shalhevet apart from other high schools: a completely student-initiated, student-run davening service, started in 2013, free of administrative intervention...

TEST: The Fairness Committee ruled that if more than 10 boys are caught out of dress code before the end of the school year, jeans and long sleeves will not be allowed next school year

EDITORIAL: In dress code controversy, who should decide?

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board May 27, 2021

Considering the numerous student opinions voiced on Schoology and intense debates between students and Rabbi Schwarzberg in the halls this month, it is clear that the student body is in need of a place...

Shalhevet should teach us how to face down hate

Shalhevet should teach us how to face down hate

By Kyla Zackary, Ninth Grade May 6, 2021

I know of a student at Shalhevet who contacted an editor for her book. She was having a normal conversation with him when she happened to mention she was Jewish, at which point he was no longer interested...

EXPERIENCE: Freshman Tomomi Shaw said she has experienced anti-Asian taunts on her way home from school.

OPINION: Town Hall missed opportunity to address anti-Asian hate

By Tomomi Shaw, Web Editor April 7, 2021

On March 16, Robert Aaron Long shot and killed eight people in Cherokee County, Georgia, six of them of East Asian descent. Just three days later, the school joined together for Town Hall. I was expecting...

VIEWPOINTS: Now that it’s been a year since the pandemic arrived, we asked one student from each grade to share how this time has changed their lives.

OPINION: Four views of a (Covid) year

  In a few decades, numbers and data might be the main vehicles through which people look back on the Covid-19 pandemic -- numbers of deaths, jobs lost and school on Zoom.  But there’s something...

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