The Boiling Point

Fighting the year’s holiday schedule, Girls Flag Football team scores a second winning season

Fighting the year’s holiday schedule, Girls Flag Football team scores a second winning season

June 25, 2013

As the school year came to a close, one thing did not: the girls Flag Football team continued to play even through finals week. The team played three...

‘Nashville Nights’ bids a memorable farewell to stars of the very talented class of ‘13

‘Nashville Nights’ bids a memorable farewell to stars of the very talented class of ‘13

June 23, 2013

It really doesn’t matter how you classified Shalhevet’s latest production, because it proved one thing for sure:  Shalhevet’s got talent. Nashville Ni...

Dress code skirt crackdown was about covering the ‘shok’ — but what is a ‘shok’?

Dress code skirt crackdown was about covering the ‘shok’ — but what is a ‘shok’?

June 21, 2013

For the last three weeks of school, female students were getting skirted in the morning, and not necessarily for halachic reasons. In the past, t...

After reading ‘Persepolis,’ freshmen hear a parent’s non-fiction story of revolutionary Iran

After reading ‘Persepolis,’ freshmen hear a parent’s non-fiction story of revolutionary Iran

June 11, 2013

By Eric Bazak, Staff Writer When he was just 18 years old, Sol Marghzar found himself in a deserted mountainous area of Pakistan with other weak, anxiou...

Permits are late, but Larry Gill says that won’t delay construction of new campus

Permits are late, but Larry Gill says that won’t delay construction of new campus

June 5, 2013

As the school year ends, Shalhevet hasn’t yet closed the sale of its building because the buyer has yet to obtain all needed permits to construct an...

The Journey of Yosef Nemanpour

The Journey of Yosef Nemanpour

June 2, 2013

It is Taanit Esther, and many students are exhausted from dehydration. Every movement made by those fasting is slow and lethargic. Junior Yosef Nemanpour...

$50,000 grant will make Judaic curriculum accessible from iPads and nationally

$50,000 grant will make Judaic curriculum accessible from iPads and nationally

May 31, 2013

Shalhevet’s four-year-old Judaic Studies curriculum, a systematic way to teach students not only the content of Jewish law but how it applies to modern...

Paint confusion sabotages senior prank

Paint confusion sabotages senior prank

May 31, 2013

The class of 2013 stayed up all night May 20 transforming the school into what they called “death row” -- a hodgepodge of horror themes involving classrooms and hallways. But while...

At Election Night party in Hollywood, loud music and diversity as L.A. elects its first Jewish mayor

At Election Night party in Hollywood, loud music and diversity as L.A. elects its first Jewish mayor

May 23, 2013

The Hollywood Palladium is most famous for its weekend events, but last Tuesday night it was filled with thousands of Eric Garcetti supporters cheering on their candidate. By the time the sun rose the next morni...

Does prayer work?  Yes – and maybe

Does prayer work? Yes – and maybe

May 14, 2013

In the opening weeks of school last fall, at least five students learned that a parent was suffering from some form of cancer. Since enrollment at Shalhevet hov...

Intramural basketball ignites lunchtime mania

Intramural basketball ignites lunchtime mania

May 13, 2013

By Sigal Spitzer, Sports Editor It’s lunchtime and the hallways are quiet. Where did all the boys go?  For the past three weeks, a series of hotly...

Student-written murder mystery is Drama’s ‘devised play,’ replacing One-Acts

Student-written murder mystery is Drama’s ‘devised play,’ replacing One-Acts

May 10, 2013

When the owner of Grand Ol’ Opry Diner is murdered, who will be declared guilty? The answer to that question is the product of the imaginations of S...