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COLUMN: My weekend as a wing-whacker

COLUMN: My weekend as a wing-whacker

Noah Masliah, Ninth Grade

November 22, 2018

Recently Shalhevet hosted the Glouberman tournament (congrats to the boys) and they needed a mascot. I, not knowing what I was getting into, decided to take up the offer of being the mascot. It was fun for the first two or three games, but then it just got super tiring and not so ...

A guide that could make a difference in creating respectful discourse

A guide that could make a difference in creating respectful discourse

Nomi Willis, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2018

By Nomi Willis, Opinion Editor As the nation becomes increasingly divided by differing political opinions, Shalhevet is following suit -- despite its aspirations to be an open and loving community. Many students feel alienated from one another because of their views or are afraid to share the...

NEW COLUMN: Will I really change?

NEW COLUMN: Will I really change?

Naomi Ornstein, Ninth grade

October 10, 2018

Aug. 29, my first day as a student at Shalhevet High School. My first day of an ongoing four-year journey. The feeling of being the youngest in a school was something I hadn’t felt in a while. Walking the halls that day brought back memories of being new to school on my first day of kinder...

A great step for the school makes us want more

Boiling Point Unsigned Editorials

October 4, 2018

By the BP Editorial Board Having Judaic role models for both genders at a co-ed school is crucial. We have wonderful rabbis here at Shalhevet, and we are also fortunate to have female teachers who have taken advantage of the highest levels of learning offered to women. Rabba Ramie Smith, who is a...

We were strangers in the land of Egypt

We were strangers in the land of Egypt

September 28, 2018

By the BP Editorial Board As Shalhevet students, we are constantly being reminded of the weight our voices hold in the world and our responsibility to stand up for what is right. We believe this translates to all Jews being empowered in the same way. Asher Shalom, the owner of Asher Caffe, the ne...

CLARA’S CALLS: Kvetch about the present, but kvell for the future

Co-Editor-in-Chief Clara Sandler's sports column analyzes current events in the sports world.

Clara Sandler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018

As an Ashkenaz Jew, oy vey zmeir is not only part of my vernacular, but perhaps one of my most commonly used phrases. In case you needed to brush up on your Yiddish, oy vey zmeir directly translates to “woe is me” and is used to complain. If there was a phrase I could use to describe Los ...

EDITORIAL: Gaza and the perils of polarization

EDITORIAL: Gaza and the perils of polarization

June 13, 2018

Our school is full of passionate and spirited supporters of Israel. We celebrate Israeli culture, and recognize the religious importance of the nation. But we have gotten to a point where that same emotion bleeds into our discussions of the political side of Israel.

EDITORIAL: Thanks and farewell to 11 years of greatness and gravitas

EDITORIAL: Thanks and farewell to 11 years of greatness and gravitas

June 11, 2018

A recent yet untraceable colloquialism which has entered the lexicon of many Shalhevet students is the term “Old Shalhevet.” There is no exact year which divides “old Shalhevet” from “new Shalhevet” -- perhaps the new building, or changes in faculty and leadership.

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, guide our debate, and guide our decision.” - Barbara Jordan On Friday, March 23, Mia Freeman and Hayley Licata, survivors of the shooting at...

Just Community takes a step in the right direction

Boiling Point Unsigned Editorials

May 23, 2018

Dead. That’s the word a lot of people use to describe the Just Community and its three branches. But in a rare and admirable feat of liveliness and action, the Agenda Committee recently proposed a referendum to allow three Student Activities Committee co-chairs, instead of two, and to have two vice chairs, as opposed to one as in previous years.

COLUMN: Getting lost in the game in times of loss

Co-Editor-in-Chief Clara Sandler's sports column analyzes current events in the sports world.

Clara Sandler, Community Editor

May 22, 2018

While basketball is definitely not my favorite sport, I do identify as a Laker fan. Being a Laker fan is usually easy, but in recent years, it has been difficult to have hope for an organization that really seems so helpless. Going into the playoffs, I did not have a team that I was particula...

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