The Boiling Point

VOTE: Residents of Beverlywood and other areas received ballots to vote in the 30th State Senatorial district.

Candidates in primary election for open State Senate seat share their views

By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor March 2, 2021

On Feb. 2, residents of California’s 30th State Senate district will vote for someone to replace Holly Mitchell, who was elected County Supervisor in December. The Boiling Point invited all candidates...

ABHORRED:  In video shown Feb. 9 at former President Trump’s impeachment trial, his supporters shouted “No Trump, no peace!” as they marched up the Capitol steps Jan. 6 hoping to stop the certifying of electoral votes from the November election. Shalhevet students were unanimous in condemning the action.

Two days after rioters invade U.S. Capitol, Town Hall seeks lessons through questions

By Talia Davoudian, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

  Editors' Note: Because of the national climate of violence surrounding this issue, and to ensure the safety of students and their willingness to speak at Town Hall, this story gives only the...

NEIGHBORS: Protestors marched peacefully from Circle Park on Sunday, Nov. 29. Some residents complained that they were frightening people.

Protest fights purchase by Beverlywood developer in Baldwin Hills

By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor January 13, 2021

  About 45 peaceful protesters gathered at Circle Park in Beverlywood Nov. 29 to protest a planned purchase of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall by Asher Abehsera, a real estate developer...

RECOVERED: Stolen political yard signs were set up on the front lawn of Amanda Kogan in Beverlywood Oct. 5 so people could pick them up. Ms. Kogan posted on NextDoor that she'd found the signs, which had been dropped in a pile on Wooster and 18th streets.

YEAR OF THE YARD SIGN: Election’s conflicts and tensions are playing out on area front lawns

By Keira Beller, 10th Grade November 4, 2020

Jill Lefferman woke up early Oct. 5 to discover one of the political yard signs had been stolen off her lawn in the heart of Beverlywood. It was a Biden-Harris sign, with the phrase “B’H,” an abbreviation...

PICKUP: An Uber Pickup Zone at Westfield Century City Mall.

Prop. 22: In fight over rules, voters will decide app drivers’ future

By Talia Davoudian, Ninth Grade November 2, 2020

Editor's Note: On Tuesday Nov. 3, Proposition 22 passed, with 59% of voters supporting the proposition and 41% opposed. Independent contractors or employees? That is the decision that Californians...

DEFUND? Measure J on the Los Angeles County ballot would reduce the percentage of county dollars available for sheriff’s and jail funding.

Measure J hopes to answer George Floyd protests by reallocating some county funds

By Joshua Gamson, Ninth Grade October 30, 2020

Editor's Note: On Tuesday Nov. 3, Measure J passed with 57% of voters supporting the measure and 43% opposed.   With racial justice becoming a higher priority for them, the Los Angeles County...

VOTE: An official California election drop box was ready for ballots at the Westside Jewish Community Center Oct. 21. Many people are voting by mail to avoid exposure to Covid-19 while waiting at polling places, and mail-in ballots can also be placed in drop boxes around the state.

Prop. 18 could make voting a reality for some 17-year-olds in California

By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor October 28, 2020

Editor's Note: On Tuesday Nov. 3, Proposition 18 failed, with 56% of voters against the proposition and 44% in favor.   Some 17-year-olds in California may soon get the right to vote, depending...

SMILES: President Trump (center) was applauded at the White House Aug. 13 after announcing agreements to normalize diplomatic relations  between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, with (from left), Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, Special Representative for International Negotiations Avi Berkowitz, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

UAE and Bahrain treaties could signal new era, Israel Consul-General says

By Molly Litvak, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2020

New treaties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain -- only the third and fourth Arab countries to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel in its 72-year history -- will be economically beneficial...

AIR: Smoke from fires as that ravaged the West Coast filled the skies Sept. 13, shrouding the sun at Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades. The nearest fire was the Bobcat Fire in Pasadena, 29 miles away.

Orange skies, cancelled activities as epic fires fill the air throughout the West

By Gabriella Gomperts, Staff Writer October 1, 2020

Fires raging throughout the West grew so large earlier this month that davening was cancelled and Camp Firehawks activities were moved indoors, as an orange-yellow haze replaced the season’s typical...

FIRE: Emergency personnel worked to extinguish an arson fire Aug. 25 at the Chabad Jewish Center in Newark, Del., which serves the University of Delaware’s Newark campus.

Arson at Chabad near U Delaware gives Div. 1 athlete a platform to oppose hate

By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor September 10, 2020

When Nathan Benyowitz saw pictures of an arson attack burning the Chabad Jewish Center serving the University of Delaware, he realized he had a platform to take a stand against hate.  Nathan, who...

Talia Tizabi, left, and Hilla Lasry, right, pictured at the 2019 Glouberman Tournament on Nov. 8, both said they support what the NBA players did.

Firehawk athletes support pros’ Jacob Blake walkouts

By Noah Elad, Staff Writer August 31, 2020

Shalhevet Firehawk athletes were unanimously supportive of professional athletes’ boycotting games in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, an African-American man, by police in Kenosha, Wisc., Aug....

UNEXPECTED: Shalhevet's Digital Firehawks Instructor Fred Leach said that he was surprise to see the amount and diversity of support for justice for George Floyd and others.

‘Constantly aware’ — Shalhevet’s Fred Leach describes being black in LA

By Sam Rubanowitz, Senior Editor July 14, 2020

Mr. Fred Leach, whose title at school is Digital Firehawks Instructor, is part of Shalhevet's Educational Support team. He oversees and helps students who take online classes or who use other academic...

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