The Boiling Point

$8.2 million profit from partial sale of campus will start construction of new three-story building

Colleen Bazak, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2013

Financial details and architectural plans released by the administration for Shalhevet’s new building show a well-lit, modern and three-story campus with more amenities than school has now, but with one fewer classroom and uncertainty about the location of Town Hall. Pending approval of permits, officials plan to turn an $8.2 million profit on the sale of more than half...

With talent and adrenaline, Shalhevet’s debate team creates a legacy

With talent and adrenaline, Shalhevet’s debate team creates a legacy

January 12, 2013

Princeton Model Congress is a four-day marathon of bickering, shouting, and arguing that would not fall under the conventional definition of fun.  It inv...

New Robotics Club views interplanetary rovers at JPL in Pasadena

New Robotics Club views interplanetary rovers at JPL in Pasadena

January 9, 2013

When engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena received clearance Dec. 4 to send a new rover to Mars in 2020, the Shalhevet Robotics Team...

As Firehawk spirit cheers, Varsity Basketball crushes YULA — finally

Sigal Spitzer, Sports Editor

January 3, 2013

Boosted by a pep rally held during Town Hall and overcoming years of stinging losses, the Firehawk Boys Varsity Basketball team defeated the cross-town rival YULA Panthers, 59 – 49, on the home court at the Jewish Community Center Jan. 2. No one could remember the last time this happened, but most guesses said it was at least six years ago. Fans cheered and stomped...

Weeks after first lockdown drill, school adds armed guard in wake of Conn. shooting

Colleen Bazak and Noah Rothman

December 25, 2012

Shalhevet added an armed guard to its security team on the Monday before winter break, in the wake of the Dec. 14 killing of 20 students and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. According to Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal, the school’s Board also created a security sub-committee in response to the shooting. “They are going to start doing an...

From Twitter to Talmud, technology comes to classrooms

From Twitter to Talmud, technology comes to classrooms

December 25, 2012

Looking to enrich learning this year, many Shalhevet teachers have incorporated the use of Twitter and other technologies into their curricula, helped...

‘Life as usual’ for Shalhevet alumni in Israel during Gaza war

‘Life as usual’ for Shalhevet alumni in Israel during Gaza war

December 24, 2012

By Sarah Soroudi, Outside News Editor Even if they still feel as though they are tourists, Shalhevet alumni who are spending a gap year in Israel acknowledged a sense of alarm during the eight-day Gaza war called O...

Raizie and Noam Weissman name their son for strength and continuity

Raizie and Noam Weissman name their son for strength and continuity

November 28, 2012

Eyal Yitzchak -- the strength of Yitzchak – is the name chosen by Judaic Studies Principal Noam Weissman and Student Activities Director Raizie Weissman...

No first-semester finals this year

No first-semester finals this year

November 25, 2012

No, it isn’t April Fool’s Day or even the first day of Adar. The administration has decided to cancel first semester finals this year, breaking...

With East Coast prices high, Orthodox students are now building communities on UC campuses

With East Coast prices high, Orthodox students are now building communities on UC campuses

November 9, 2012

   Transitioning from a school like Shalhevet—where students don’t need to think twice about keeping kosher or observing Shabbat—to a public u...

Firehawk basketball teams making the most of longer practice season

Sigal Spitzer, Sports Editor

November 8, 2012

As of Nov. 2, Shalhevet’s Boys Varsity Basketball Team had already played six games and won five.  Its official season sponsored by the California Interscholastic Federation, or CIF, doesn’t start for two weeks, but since last year, Shalhevet’s Boys' Varsity Basketball Team has been practicing and playing year round. Though basketball is only a winter sport, athletes...

It’s ‘Hail to the Chief’ as Town Hall gets a visit from student versions of Romney, Obama

Rose Bern, Community Editor

November 6, 2012

Red, white and blue streamers lined the ceilings of the Beit Midrash and "Hail to the Chief” blasted through speakers as Town Hall was transformed for a mock presidential debate last Thursday, featuring students playing the roles of everyone from candidates to Secret Service agents. Seniors Daniel Schwartz and Jacob Ellenhorn, dressed in blue suits and striped ties, played...