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HUMANS OF SHALHEVET – Eitan Miro: One with the water

HUMANS OF SHALHEVET – Eitan Miro: One with the water

October 29, 2019

“I swim for a club team that’s not with the school, and train 10 times in a five-day week, once before school and after school. It’s tough, I miss...

For Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, it’s back to the future

For Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, it’s back to the future

October 28, 2019

When Rabbi Yitzchak Etschalom began teaching at Shalhevet the first time, the school wasn't even a year old. Twenty-eight years later, he is teaching ...

Kosher knockoffs offer a taste of the wide world of American snacks

Kosher knockoffs offer a taste of the wide world of American snacks

October 28, 2019

BP Graphics by Zev Kupferman Sandwich Cremeos. Chips a Plenty. Elite Cheetos Crunch. Chesters Puffcorn. Chili & Lime Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips. ...

Team spirit bumps girls volleyball team to new heights

Team spirit bumps girls volleyball team to new heights

October 27, 2019

Senior Ashley Botnick has played on the volleyball team for all four years of high school, and this year, she is one of the teams’ three captains. But...

School cracks down on pencil skirts; midis and maxis preferred

School cracks down on pencil skirts; midis and maxis preferred

October 25, 2019

Shalhevet changed its girls dress code over the summer, announcing that girls would no longer be allowed to wear pencil skirts unless they are at leas...

About this fob thing…

About this fob thing…

October 25, 2019

First off, I want to thank the Boiling Point for offering me this opportunity to share my ideas. Now all of you are trapped hearing the crazy thoughts...

Basement is back, along with new bleachers and a larger robotics lab

Basement is back, along with new bleachers and a larger robotics lab

October 24, 2019

While students and faculty were away for the summer, Shalhevet’s maintenance crew of expanded the robotics lab, added bleachers to the schoo...

Firehawk baseball program is no longer seasonal

Firehawk baseball program is no longer seasonal

October 23, 2019

Welcome to fall ball. For all of Shalhevet’s history, baseball has been played as a spring sport. But this year, in a bid to continue to grow the...

Spreadsheets, songs and school-running: Nachum Joel

Spreadsheets, songs and school-running: Nachum Joel

October 23, 2019

Shalhevet’s apparent love for former singers has surfaced again with the arrival of Mr. Nachum Joel, who has joined the staff as a teacher and administr...

Brexit fears? Israel has a separate trade deal with the UK, just in case

Brexit fears? Israel has a separate trade deal with the UK, just in case

October 16, 2019

Leaving the European Union will mean that the United Kingdom — whose full moniker is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland — will l...

REVIEW: Making violence funny in Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

REVIEW: Making violence funny in Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

October 13, 2019

Comic relief is a popular way of alleviating pain or lightening the intensity of violence in films. But generating laughter while displaying gruesome and...

Sukkot Lessons from Kohelet

Sukkot Lessons from Kohelet

October 11, 2019

It is custom among Jews of Ashkenazi descent to read Sefer Kohelet, or Ecclesiastes, from the Ketuvim on the Shabbat of Chol Hamoed or Shemini Atzeret....