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

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YOUNG: With no juniors present because of the 11th grade Chesed Trip, Shalhevet lost to Milken 3-0 on December Dec. 8. Due to this members of the team were forced to play new positions, to account for the five juniors away. Pictured above is the soccer team on Dec. 19, when juniors were also absent.

Can a loss be a win? Soccer team thinks so

By Martzi Hirsch , 9th Grade January 29, 2023

Despite their 3-0 loss to Milken Dec. 8, Firehawk soccer coach Armando Gutierrez would go as far to say that to him, Shalhevet actually won the game.  “I don't see a loss, I see an opportunity to...

PROTEST: Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, the day when Roe v. Wade was overturned.

Post Roe, states’ laws may say no when halacha says yes

By Molly Menashe, Torah Editor December 31, 2022

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, Shalhevet rabbi and teacher, says terminating a pregnancy violates Judaism’s prohibition against murder, lo tirzach.  “The fetus is a life – if you abort it, you kill...

MERCH: From left to right, Kai Belhassen, Alfie Drucker and Adam Westerman wore Kanyes Yeezy Slides at school last week. Out of 20 students  surveyed who have them, 11 said theyd stopped wearing them because of the rappers antisemitic tweets.

Most Yeezys stay home as students respond to Kanye’s, Kyrie’s antisemitism

By Noah Elad, Senior Editor December 7, 2022

More than half of Shalhevet students surveyed who own Kanye West (Ye) apparel have stopped wearing it in response to his Tweet about going “death con 3” on Jews, but a majority of students who have...

FOCUS: According to the American Library Association, more books are being banned, challenged or removed from classrooms and libraries across the country than in previous years. The reasons vary but often involve mention of sex or violence.

Simple changes, or sign of the times?

By Tali Liebenthal, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

At the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, English teacher Ms. Nancy Fasules received the news from Administration that she should not teach The Diary of a Young Girl, the unredacted compilation of Anne...

PREVENT: Above, a technician prepared an original Covid shot for then-sophomore Evan Beller in 2021.

Higashi recommends Omicron Covid booster shot for students

By Benjamin Gamson, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2022

Dr. Julie Higashi, infectious disease expert and Los Angeles County Tuberculosis Controller, encourages teens to get the new bivalent booster that targets two Omicron variants as well as the original virus...

COMPLETE: The Boiling Point has profiled all 18 of this years new teaching and administrative staff, some of whom are pictured above. Stories are linked at the bottom of this page.

18 new faces bring range of backgrounds to faculty and staff

By Joshua Gamson, Community Editor November 29, 2022

Eighteen new staff members have joined Shalhevet this year as 10 departed, making it almost certainly the biggest single year of staff turnover in the school’s history. Four departments grew – Judaic...

REQUIRED: Dr. Higashi said it would be difficult for a Shalhevet student to get an exemption from the polio vaccine.

Higashi says monkeypox not a great threat to students, but polio can strike anyone unvaccinated

By Benjamin Gamson, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2022

Members of the Shalhevet community are at low-risk for contracting monkeypox, according to infectious disease expert Dr. Julie Higashi, while polio is a more serious challenge – though only for the unvaccinated. Monkeypox...

NEW: Israeli street artist Solomon Souza spent two weeks before school started painting murals of famous Jewish and Israeli figures on Shalhevet walls.

Larger than life, portraits in undulating colors now brighten hallways

By Olivia Fishman, Arts and Culture Editor November 19, 2022

When students walked into Shalhevet last August, they didn’t expect to be greeted with vibrant, oversized but lifelike, graffiti-sprayed street art. But during the last two weeks of summer break,...

TALK: Representatives of the C-T Watch security company address a 90-minute Town Hall Sept. 21 in the gym.

EDITORIAL: Disaster drills save lives. We need them here.

By By the Boiling Point Editorial Board November 17, 2022

  In the last few decades, school shootings have become an incessant problem facing high schools across America. Yet here at Shalhevet there has not been a single lockdown drill in...

PREPARED: Mr. Roque Wicker, president and CEO of C-T Watch Inc., right, demonstrating to senior Zach Rub and freshmen Sarah Goor and Lev Fishman how to use a tourniquet.

Emergency training seeks balance between ignorance and fear

By Sophie Katz, 9th Grade November 15, 2022

A counter-terrorism, security and intelligence company trained students for two hours Sept. 21 in tools they might need in an event with an active shooter, along with how to treat severe injuries and the...

COMPETE: From left, Rami Melmed, Daniel Nosrati, Avi Litvak, Keira Beller, Tali Liebenthal, Nettie Wolkind won awards at Princeton Model Congress, held in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10 - 12.

Firehawk debaters win six awards at Princeton Model Congress

By Benjamin Gamson, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2022

Shalhevet’s 18-person debate team won six awards, including four Best Delegate gavels, last weekend at Princeton Model Congress in Washington, D.C. The last time Firehawk debaters received four best...

MOM: Mrs. Maya Cohen, who has twin daughters at Shalhevet and an eighth-grader who’s applying, wants to make the middle-schoolers’ application process more fun.

New admissions director plans dance nights and scavenger hunts to make process more ‘friendly’

By Olivia Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor November 14, 2022

Mrs. Maya Cohen, who worked for five years in admissions at Hillel Hebrew Academy, brings Shalhevet’s first full-time Director of admissions since April 2020 and has plenty of new ideas to give incoming...