The Boiling Point

Alec Fields

Since freshman year, Alec Fields has written numerous stories for the Community, Torah, Features, Outside News, Sports and Arts and Culture sections.  In 10th grade, Alec received the post of Torah editor and held that position until being named co-Editor-in-Chief for the 2016-2017 school year. He has received awards for, "SUMMER OF WAR: Hollywood, too, was divided," “Refusing Playoff Suspension, Buckley Resigns,” “OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Ancient tradition meets modern sensibility,” and for “Rabbi who sauna-ed with students in New York was scholar-in-residence at Beth Jacob on Shavuot.”  Alec is co-captain of Model Congress, co-president of the Finance Club, a founder of Supplies on Demand, a member of the Mock Trial team, Firehawks for Israel, tennis team and grappling club.  Some of his favorite classes are Political Theory of Modern Middle East, Psychology, and Government and Economics.  When Alec has time he enjoys playing or watching sports, reading the news and managing his fantasy football team. 

Alec Fields, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Jun 16, 2017
Ramie Smith, rabba at Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in NY, will join faculty next fall (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
Beth Jacob stance prevents break over women clergy after OU says no (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
Westboro picketers wave signs, sing songs at school for 30 minutes (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
Boys Basketball CIF Division 4A Semi-final Highlights (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
‘Suspicious’ phone call led to increased security during today’s dismissal (Story)
Jan 04, 2017
Students react to enforcement of anti-party policy (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
B’nai David changes Morateinu’s title to Rabbanit (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Gay-Straight Alliance draws 15 at first meeting (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
School makes LGBT inclusion official policy, hoping to set an example for Modern Orthodox schools (Story)
Jul 22, 2016
Math more often, more Talmud and less lunch time among schedule changes for 2016-17 (Story)
Jul 22, 2016
Team of administrators worked on new schedule for three years (Story)
Jun 17, 2016
Kiddush clubs: Old tradition is scrutinized in a new way (Story)
May 18, 2016
School constitution is found, envisioning a democracy similar and different (Story)
May 10, 2016
Girl leading Kiddush was a mistake, school says (Story)
Apr 27, 2016
Feeling pre-judged from airports to ice rinks, L.A. Muslim teens try to find their religious footing (Story)
Feb 25, 2016
Across nation, various ways to spiritualize davening (Story)
Feb 01, 2016
Cross-denominational discussion hosted by Institute (Story)
Nov 29, 2015
School upholds promise as two girls daven off campus (Story/Media)
Sep 17, 2015
Just Community to take up davening (Story)
Sep 06, 2015
New Judaic Studies teacher views text from the inside out (Story)
Jun 21, 2015
New app for Talmud curriculum gets a tryout by sophomores (Story)
Jun 18, 2015
Mr. Danovitch’s speech at senior graduation (Media)
Jun 04, 2015
Rabbi who sauna-ed with students in New York was scholar-in-residence at Beth Jacob on Shavuot (Story)
Jun 04, 2015
Women should be ‘spiritual leaders’ but title matters, says Rabbi Shlomo Riskin (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Ancient tradition meets modern sensibility (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Grubbing for the grade: An awkward dance for students and teachers (Story)
Nov 28, 2014
Finally, Shalhevet welcomes blue jeans (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
BUCKLEY RESIGNS: Longtime teacher and flag football coach quits day before team’s first playoff appearance (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
SENIOR SNAPSHOT: Danielle Lowe, Troubador (Story)
Mar 06, 2014
Computer art goes beyond four-cornered paper (Story)
Jan 18, 2014
More hair, more money: Students and teachers raise funds for ‘Movember’ (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
Meet Stacey, your new best friend (Story)