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Sigal Spitzer

Sigal Spitzer, Opinion Editor

Junior Sigal Spitzer joined the Boiling Point as a freshman staff writer.  She quickly rose to the position of Sports Editor as a sophomore but decided to take on the Opinion section this year.  She is an avid athlete and a member of several Firehawk teams, including the Israel advocacy club and the student activities committee.  She enjoys volunteering with special needs children, participating on the award winning debate team and hanging at the beach out on sunny days.

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GUARDS:  Learning about HaShomer HaChadash, a volunteer program where people build fences out of rock to protect Jewish farmers animals

SENIORS IN ISRAEL: A deepening reservoir of questions

By Margo Feuer, Managing Editor When I thought about the senior Poland-Israel Experience during my three years at Shalhevet,...

SMOKESTACK: Clearly visible from the surrounding city of Lublin, the  chimney at Majdanek jutted into a blue sky in a scene of unsettling beauty as seniors on the Poland-Israel trip approached.

Majdanek: Endless death in the heart of a city

By Sigal Spitzer, Staff Columnist
May 20, 2015

“With your permission, a quick moment of silence until we reach our final destination,” said Yonatan, our tour guide, en...

The Year of Living DANGEROUSLY

The Year of Living DANGEROUSLY

By Sigal Spitzer, Senior Staff Writer
May 6, 2015
Shalhevet’s Year of Living Dangerously will come to an abrupt stop with the inauguration of the new campus to start the 2015-16 school year. No more shlepping books and binders. No more heat wave sweat stains. No more teacher parking tickets. And no more senior citizen aerobic classes.
SPARKS:  Sophomore Micah Gill, founder and editor of Nitzotzei Torah, hands out copies to juniors Jillian Einalhori and Shana Chriki Feb. 21.

Hand-delivered, ‘Nitzotzei’ offers a weekly look at the parsha produced by students

By Sigal Spitzer, Opinion Editor
February 26, 2014

Every Friday during breakfast, students hustle to the front door of the school and surround sophomore Micah Gill, who is handing...

NITZOTZEI DRAFT, NEEDS PIC AND HEADLINE

By Sigal Spitzer, Opinion Editor
February 14, 2014

Every Friday during breakfast, students hustle to the front door of the school and surround sophomore Micah Gill, who is handing...

SHALHEVET AT 20: Natalie Hara 06: In fashion design, and beyond the high school cliques

SHALHEVET AT 20: Natalie Hara ’06: In fashion design, and beyond the high school cliques

By Sigal Spitzer, Opinion Editor
December 12, 2013

Q: What did you do straight after high school, and what do you do now? A: Three weeks after graduating I started to go FIDM...

PASSION: Senior Maya Ben-Shushan questions a former IDF soldier at the AIPAC convention in Washington, D.C.

At AIPAC, a lesson in teen potential

By Sigal Spitzer, Opinion Editor
November 24, 2013

“If you zone in for 45 minutes, I promise I will change your life,” said Jonathan Kessler, Leadership and Development Director...

Reb Noam Weissman becomes overall principal in administrative reshuffle; department chair positions are removed

Reb Noam Weissman becomes overall principal in administrative reshuffle; department chair positions are removed

By Sigal Spitzer, Opinion Editor
October 1, 2013

Shalhevet’s administration has realigned job positions, titles and responsibilities this fall, matching its building makeover...

TEAMS: A spring intramural basketball league has been holding hotly contested matches on the Sport Court. Finals are set for the end of the month.

[Photo] Intramural basketball ignites lunchtime mania

May 13, 2013

TEAMS: A spring intramural basketball league has been holding hotly contested matches on the Sport Court. Finals are set for the...

OVERJOYED: Varsity basketball team mobs center court, joined by Head of School Rabbi Segal and Agenda Chair Daniel Schwartz, sfter defeating Frisch Academy 62-53 at YUs Red Sarachek Tournament in New York. Firehawks are now top-ranked basketball team in national polls for the first time in school history

Victory at Sarachek makes Firehawks No. 1

By Sigal Spitzer, Sports Editor
March 20, 2013

With much of the student body watching a live video feed in the Beit Midrash, the Firehawk varsity basketball team won its first-ever...

REDEYE:  Debate team members hotel rooms werent  available yet when they arrived in Washington Nov. 15 after flying overnight, so they spent the day working on their bills in a conference room.  This happens when they fly to both Princeton and Penn model congress competitions.

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

By Daniel Steinberg, Staff Writer
January 12, 2013

REDEYE: Debate team members' hotel rooms weren't available yet when they arrived in Washington Nov. 15 after flying overnight,...

As Firehawk spirit cheers, Varsity Basketball crushes YULA — finally

By 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...

Firehawk basketball teams making the most of longer practice season

By 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...

This year, everyone knew the score: White 6165, Blue 6120

By Sigal Spitzer, Staff Writer
June 29, 2012

After a solemn Mincha in the Beit Midrash in observance of Yom HaZikaron, a raucous, spirited Color War broke out on April 25....

Lack of interest plagues baseball, softball teams

By Sigal Spitzer, Staff Writer
June 5, 2012

 Softball team cancels season after four losses – but later than last year; Baseball makes playoffs After starting off with...

Song, spirit and a whiff of chulent

By Sigal Spitzer, Staff Writer
December 23, 2011

As the aroma of chulent fills the Shalhevet hallways each Friday afternoon, around 20 students and staff gather to eat, talk,...

Model Congress grabs 10 awards at Princeton

By Sigal Spitzer, Staff Writer
December 1, 2011

After four days of intense debating, Shalhevet’s debate team won four gavels and six honorable mentions for presenting, supporting...

Sour candies, sweet Torah: Optional extra Gemara class draws freshmen

By Sigal Spitzer, Staff Writer
November 5, 2011

It’s Thursday, Sept. 22, and Reb’ Noam Weissman, two seniors and eight freshman are shteiging  away – that is, learning...

Freshmen meet and greet at BBQ

By Sigal Spitzer, 9th Grade
August 26, 2011

Shalhevet’s freshman class gathered together the night before school began for an evening of meeting, greeting and getting to...

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