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TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Which side has the facts in the gun control debate?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Which side has the facts in the gun control debate?

May 25, 2018

Emotion will not solve America’s gun violence problem By Sam Rubanowitz, 10th grade “It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, ...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Judaic classes be graded?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Judaic classes be graded?

May 11, 2018

Yes, our experience in Judaic classes must be active. School days at Shalhevet are packed full with learning, tests, and the formidable grading. The pressure to perform well in classes and succee...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

January 31, 2018

  Innovative: The VINZ takes brave architectural steps Frank Gehry, the world-renowned architect and visionary famous for Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown and th...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Seniors’ decision for prom up in the air

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Seniors’ decision for prom up in the air

November 15, 2017

No, Prom is antithetical to our values   By Tali Schlacht, 12th grade In recent weeks, Shalhevet seniors have been debating whether to hold a prom or a Senior Soiree. Soiree was implemented for the first time la...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: JV sports: Too many players on the bench?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: JV sports: Too many players on the bench?

April 5, 2017

Yes - It’s unfair to everyone By Jonah Kaye, Staff Writer  There are 16 kids on the boys’ JV basketball team. The reality is that many of these kids hardl...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Will the new party crackdown work?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Will the new party crackdown work?

January 15, 2017

Yes: Over time, it will change school culture By Zack Hirschhorn, 11th Grade This is the way rule-breaking is normally handled at Shalhevet: A stu...

Two Boiling Points of View: Should Ben Shapiro have been allowed to speak at School?

Two Boiling Points of View: Should Ben Shapiro have been allowed to speak at School?

November 20, 2016

No: Free speech is different when it takes place at a high school By Hannah Jannol, Community Editor Ben Shapiro’s Sept. 12 appearance at an assembly of the...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet cap enrollment at 240 students?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet cap enrollment at 240 students?

February 11, 2016

NO: Keep on growing By Eric Bazak, Editor-in-Chief   It’s that time of the year when seniors sweat over interviews and stress over their chances of being a...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Is it kosher to read during davening?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Is it kosher to read during davening?

November 16, 2015

ERIC BAZAK: Yes: An ideal alternative for the disconnected NOAH ROTHMAN: No: Even though it’s hard, we have to pray

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet grads go Greek?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet grads go Greek?

May 8, 2015

No: A way to unlearn honor and midot Half of students involved in Greek life report their academics suffer due to excessive partying on school nights. Twenty-one p...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The new co-curricular ‘point’ system

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The new co-curricular ‘point’ system

September 20, 2014

If something’s not broken, why fix it? By Sigal Spitzer, Senior Staff Writer “Fair isn’t equal, fair is when everyone gets what they need in ...