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Shalhevet news online: When we know it, you'll know it

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SMOKE: New studies show that vaping is much more dangerous than previously thought. As of Oct. 1, there have been 1,080 hospitalizations of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury and 18 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.

LETHAL VAPOR: At least 12 deaths so far from mysterious vaping illness

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks and Sivan Karz
October 3, 2019

BP Graphics by Zev Kupferman There are lots of reasons not to vape.  For one thing, it’s against Shalhevet rules, as Principal...

COALITION: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his security team March 26. Religious and defense-oriented parties  have held his government together in the past, and may again.

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
May 20, 2019

After a tight race in Israel, it is almost definite that Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu will continue as Prime Minister,...

LABELS: Left means more government involvement and right means less - but sometimes theyre reversed, as in the debate over abortion rights.

Right or left? In politics, it can be hard to tell

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
May 20, 2019

“Right” and “left” are used as political terms all the time today, but what do they mean? The political terms left...

GOVERNING:   Israel’s parliament meeting in the Knesset in December before it was adjourned until after new elections. At center is Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
February 21, 2019

Elections in Israel are now set to take place seven months early, as instability within Knesset coalitions and corruption charges...

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Talia Gill is new Agenda Chair as election approves changes

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
June 5, 2018

Talia Gill was elected Agenda Chair for the 2018-19 school year May 4, following a week of speeches, posters and promises from...

 WINNERS:   Boiling Point editors posed in front of Columbia Universitys Pulitzer Graduate School of Journalism with their latest Gold Crown award at the CSPAs Spring Convention in New York City March 16.

Boiling Point wins its first Pacemaker, sixth Gold Crown

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
May 18, 2018
Within the past two months, The Boiling Point has won 17 awards for writing, online production, and layout, capped by its first Pacemaker award from the National Scholastic Press Association.
EXPLORE: Mrs. Samantha Garelick, right, explained to Michelle Navi and Yehudah Zadeh in the new art room, B102.

New media arts and journalism classes offered to freshmen

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
March 18, 2018

Freshmen rushed to their phones, laptops and iPads Jan. 19 to submit their preferences for their second semester electives, something...

SCROLL: Senior Ilan Bouskila was first to chant from the scroll. Sephardic Torahs are read standing vertically, while Ashkenazic Torahs are read lying flat on the table.

Spotlight on Sephardic community with new Torah dedication

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
March 9, 2018

Shalhevet welcomed its first-ever Sephardic Torah on Feb. 15, Rosh Chodesh Adar.  After a schoolwide davening in the gym,...

PRAYERS:  Every morning and afternoon Shalhevet students pick up a new Koren-Sacks siddur for prayer services.

School replaces aging Artscroll siddurim with new Koren-Sacks

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
December 22, 2017
Shalhevet welcomed about 260 new siddurim to the school last month.  After at least 15 years of using Artscroll prayerbooks, the Judaics Studies faculty decided the new Koren siddur would be a better fit, and bought paperback copies of the Koren Sacks Weekday Siddur, Lobel Edition.
PANEL: Students in the AIPAC fellowship program heard from parents Steven Kupferman, Joseph Englanoff and Matthew Lefferman about their experiences in AIPAC and why they think its so important.

Shalhevet AIPAC Delegation to double in 2018 thanks to scholarships

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
November 15, 2017

The number of students planning to attend the spring AIPAC trip is expected to more than double this year, from nine students...

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