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Firehawks face Milken tonight in historic CIF championship game

Firehawks face Milken tonight in historic CIF championship game

March 1, 2017

For the first time in history, it is a certainty that a Jewish school will win the CIF Southern Section 4A basketball division. That’s because the Shalhevet...

New Executive Director has background in corporate law

New Executive Director has background in corporate law

January 11, 2017

Ms. Sarah Emerson Helfand, former Cedars-Sina Medical Center Senior Development Officer and the sister of Rabbi Dov Emerson, the Head of School at YUL...

For transgender baseball player from New Roads, sports help make him ‘one of the guys’

For transgender baseball player from New Roads, sports help make him ‘one of the guys’

July 2, 2016

A New Roads batter stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning at a Shalhevet-New Roads game April 13. Firehawk pitcher Asher Remer pitched the ball across the field to him, and the New Roads batter swung the metal bat and was struck out. He was out, but a teammate high-fived him as he trotted back to the bench and others hollered a job well done.

Shalhevet closes building sale–finally

Shalhevet closes building sale–finally

April 18, 2014

Ten months after construction was supposed to start and ending a series of delays caused by permit challenges from neighbors, Shalhevet board members signed papers April 17 that finalized the $14 million partial ...

Fire truck arrives on campus after alarm goes off, cause is unknown

Fire truck arrives on campus after alarm goes off, cause is unknown

October 31, 2013

Executive Director Robyn Lewis said that the Los Angeles Fire Department and school officials were not able to find the cause for the alarm that went off...

Color War opened with drug-testing ruse

Leila Miller, Editor in Chief

June 29, 2012

In a new twist to Color War breakout, the Student Activities Committee spread a fake story among the student body saying that random drug testing was about to begin at school. The Boiling Point picked up on the story, getting confirmation from administrators and publishing a story April 25 that turned out to be false. A tense day ended in laughter when Color War broke out...

Sole support: Students donate shoes for Japan

Robin Ashkenazi, Staff Writer

April 18, 2011

Led by science teacher Mari Rosales, a group of students dropped off 17 bags of shoes at the Beverly Connection’s Sports Chalet after school on April 7 to support relief efforts in Japan. Seniors helped organize a three-week campaign at school to raise awareness of Japan’s suffering after a 9.0 earthquake struck the northeastern part of the country March 11. Ms. Rosales...

‘Race to Nowhere’ highlights pitfalls of school stress

Tamar Willis, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011

Panel of experts says school should be different. Imagine a crowd of teachers, students and parents finding out that more than two hours per night of homework does not improve academic performance for high schoolers. This was the case at the Laemmle Theater in Beverly Hills Feb. 10, where the 250-seat auditorium was filled to capacity for Shalhevet’s screening of Race ...