The Boiling Point

Principal Tranchi is moving to Oakwood School in North Hollywood

Principal Tranchi is moving to Oakwood School in North Hollywood

May 31, 2011

General Studies Principal Phu Tranchi said May 31 that he will leave Shalhevet effective at the end of summer vacation, and will take a teaching position...

Leona Fallas, Rose Bern, Ariella Joffe win elections

Leona Fallas, Rose Bern, Ariella Joffe win elections

May 26, 2011

With all on-site ballots and seniors' electronic votes tallied, junior Leona Fallas was elected next year's Agenda Committee chair, becoming the first...

Senior Poland-Israel blog: In tears and triumph, a journey through history

Senior Poland-Israel blog: In tears and triumph, a journey through history

May 23, 2011

            Editor-in-Chief Zev Hurwitz is reporting from the senior Poland-Israel trip.  Previous days' posts...

Second postponement for Reynolds’ Town Hall appearance

Second postponement for Reynolds’ Town Hall appearance

May 12, 2011

For the second time, health problems prevented Interim Head of School Nat Reynolds from speaking at Town Hall last week. He did not appear as planned ...

Students in N.Y., D.C. celebrate death of Bin Laden

Students in N.Y., D.C. celebrate death of Bin Laden

May 2, 2011

Thousands of college students celebrated in the streets surrounding the White House and Ground Zero after President Obama announced Sunday night that ...

Emergency landing rattles Penn MC team

Nate Erez and Ari Feuer, Community Editor and Opinion Editor, respectively

April 14, 2011

All students and chaperones arrived home safely in Los Angeles April 4 after the jet carrying most of the Debate team made an emergency landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on its way home from Penn Model Congress. But the near-accident, which ended with a swerving landing on a tarmac lined with firetrucks and ambulances, took a bit of the glow off the 14 awards...

New technology could offer drivers a cure for texting

New technology could offer drivers a cure for texting

March 16, 2011

Car accidents are the leading cause of teenage deaths. This is common knowledge, as is the fact that most teenagers are addicted to their cell phones....

After 5,000 years, God is still popular

After 5,000 years, God is still popular

March 13, 2011

Poll shows most Shalhevet students believe in an all-powerful God who cares about morality More than eight out of 10 Shalhevet students believe in God, ...

AP Art: Designed to make you think

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn and Zev Hurwitz, Staff Writer and Editor-In-Chief

March 11, 2011

Hanging right outside of the art room, Micha Zana’s latest work is at once complex and frustrating in its simplicity.  A group of kitchen utensils is nailed to a simple plywood canvas, and painted.  The entire composition leaves you wondering what exactly attracted you to the piece. “Figure it out,” said Micha, breezing by it during a free period last week.  “It’s...

Favorite teacher will chair math department next year

Favorite teacher will chair math department next year

March 11, 2011

Ms. Ekaterina Malikov, part time Pre-Calculus Honors teacher, was appointed February 18 to become the new chair of the Math Department and begin teaching...

Wave of recognitions supports a state of ‘Palestine’

Leila Miller, Outside News Editor

March 10, 2011

Athough usually attuned to news about Israel, most students didn’t notice when eight South American countries recognized a state of Palestine over the last three months. Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Guyana, Paraguay and Peru have now joined 111 other countries – more than half the 192 member states of the United Nations – that have recognized Palestinian...

Firehawk tennis team wins its inaugural match

David Rokah, Sports Editor

March 9, 2011

After years of talk, Shalhevet finally entered the world of competitive tennis last night with a decisive win over New Roads School in Santa Monica. Led by sophomore Max Lipner, who won his singles contest 3 - 0, and the doubles team of sophomore Elliot Sassover and freshman Matthew Denitz, also 3 - 0, the team is coached by Avi Meyerson and has five more matches schedules...