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

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BEFORE: Thousands of an estimated 100,000 Haredim and others at Mount Meron sang and swayed together around a huge Lag BOmer bonfire April 30.

Amidst dancing and ‘pure happiness,’ alumni saw tragedy unfold on Israel’s Mount Meron

By Keira Beller, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Around 1:15 a.m. on April 30, Sam Rubanowitz tried to make his way down an overcrowded, slippery exit pathway from the Lag B’Omer celebration at Northern Israel’s Mount Meron. Twenty minutes...

NEIGHBORHOOD: The 54th Assembly district includes Beverlywood, Pico-Robertson, Westwood and other areas where most Shalhevet students live.

Debate for local Assembly seat finds differences on BDS, homelessness and other issues

By Talia Davoudian, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

“What is your view on U.S-Israel relations, California-Israel trade, and BDS, the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement?” When the two most prominent candidates running for state Assembly were asked...

REVIEW: At a White House briefing April 7, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, right, said policy toward TikTok is under active by the White House, along with the huge Chinese company Hauwei. Ms. Raimondo was introduced by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, left.

Biden administration is deciding what to do about TikTok; students not worried

By Olivia Fishman, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

The TikTok ban announced by President Donald Trump last August but never implemented is again on pause while the Biden administration decides how best to counter what both administrations see as China’s...

MASKED: Dr. Eric Vail works in the clinical molecular pathology lab at Cedars-Sinai, wearing PPE to protect himself from Covid-19 samples he is studying.

Just blocks from school, doctors searching for U.K. variant of Covid-19 discovered California’s

By Juliet Wiener, Science Writer March 10, 2021

California is known for the beach, movie stars, fashion, and now for its very own coronavirus variant. Originating in Southern California, this variant -- called CAL.20C, or the California variant --...

COVID TRACKS -- MARCH 5, 2021

COVID TRACKS — MARCH 5, 2021

By Juliet Wiener, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Editor’s Note: Covid Tracks is the Boiling Point’s bi-weekly column on the Covid-19 pandemic. Compiled by BP science reporter Juliet Wiener from medical journals, official government websites and briefings,...

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 shed 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...

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