The Boiling Point

Partial reopening of in-person school is cancelled after LA Covid cases spike

By Molly Litvak and Benjamin Gamson | November 18, 2020

UPDATED Nov. 24 -- At a meeting that lasted less than an hour, school officials decided Sunday to cancel yesterday’s scheduled reopening of on-campus Judaic Studies classes because of a sudden steep spike in local cases of Covid-19. The decision, made by administration and the school’s Medical Task Force, was a last-minute reversal after 10 days of emails about returning to school, and the...

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3 awards for Firehawk debaters at first-ever Zoom Model Congress

By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor | November 16, 2020

Competing this year over Zoom, Shalhevet’s debaters won three honorable mentions at the two-day Princeton Model Congress conference last Friday and Saturday, in spite of missing the entire second day due to Shabbat.  Senior Samson Taxon, senior Rena Harkahm, and sophomore Keira Beller won honorable mentions in their respective committees -- Samson in Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Rena...

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Character vs. policies: Town Hall asks which matters more in a president

By Caroline Kboudi and Benjamin Gamson | November 12, 2020

Does character matter in a leader?  At a Town Hall on Oct. 13, a majority of students said they thought that a candidate’s policies should outweigh his or her character when deciding who to vote for in a presidential election. But many thought character and leadership should go hand-in-hand, and others thought that character was a main factor.  And some thought that character did...

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VIDEO: Local Businesses Board Up For Election Day

By Molly Litvak, Editor-in-Chief | November 4, 2020

Just a few months after some George Floyd demonstrations turned violent last June, stores and businesses in Shalhevet neighborhoods boarded up their stores Nov. 2 in preparation for the possibility of post-election day unrest.  In Pico-Robertson, restaurants and pharmacies took precautions, while in Beverly Hills it was mostly stores and jewelers.  Rouha Sadighi, the owner of the Rooster...

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