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Fairness Committee votes 6-5 not to block Facebook

According to Fairness co-chair David Fletcher, Acting General Studies Principal Mr. Roy Danovitch lost the Fairness case he brought against the entire school advocating the banning of Facebook usage in school by a vote of 6-5.

David Fletcher declined to comment further, saying that Fairness would officially announce the outcome during Town Hall tomorrow.

Mr. Danovitch said this was the first time he was hearing the outcome of the trial and that he would accept Fairness’ decision.”I support and have good faith in the deliberation and judgment of Fairness,” he said. “I live and die by the Just Community.”

He brought the case to Fairness after noticing in classes he observed that students were using Facebook during class for noneducational purposes. He said this goes against the school’s acceptable use policy which students signed in order to have internet access on their computers during school.

Although Fairness cases are typically not done publicly, the trial was held during Town Hall since Mr. Danovitch brought the case against the entire student body. Mr. Danovitch said he had wanted the issue to be raised in Fairness and not by the Agenda committee in a Town Hall discussion because he thought both sides would be articulated more clearly.

“I thought the arguments might come out more clearly in a Fairness hearing,” he said.

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Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Currently a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, Leila has already had a distinguished career in journalism, writing ground-breaking reports for the Miami Herald, Moment Magazine and the Jewish Journal, particularly on the Jewish community in Argentina and its history through that country's "dirty war" and beyond.  She also has interned for KCRW News in Santa Monica. A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York,  she is Argentinian by birth and fluent in Spanish. She enjoyed her first dulce de leche ice cream at five months, became a Harry Potter fanatic at age eight, and got her second ear piercing at 14.  Leila joined The Boiling Point team as a freshman, and her story assignments led her to her first-ever rock concert at the Troubadour (Say Anything!), watch intense behind-the-scenes Drama rehearsals, and wake up early before school to interview Jewish community leaders in Chile after the earthquake there. She was also the Shalhevet choir’s piano accompanist and would go ice skating with you at a moment’s notice! Leila was Editor-in-Chief of the Boiling Point for the 2011-12 school year, and graduated in 2016 from Oberlin College.

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