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  • Should laptops be allowed in class?

    By Emma Lipner

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Click, click, click! Walk into any classroom at my high school, Shalhevet -- and probably most high schools around the city -- and you may very well hear clicking. A new trend has erupted, as more and more students bring their laptops to class.

    Laptop use involves a lot of...

  • Who says you can’t go home?

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    March 13, 2008 | 1:24 pm


    If anyone had told me 16 years ago that I would be sitting in my high school auditorium with my husband, my bubbe, my father and my father’s girlfriend—I would have said they were crazy.
    But isn’t it funny how life can change?

    The first time I sat in that auditorium I was...

  • Heroic parents, we salute you!

    By Bruce Powell

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Being a parent is a heroic act. Being a parent of a teenager sometimes makes us feel less than heroic. Indeed, we, as parents, often become an embarrassment.

    Congratulations to those of us parents who "embarrass" our kids in a manner that shows how much we love them.

    To parents who...

  • L.A.‘s Jewish high schools are all over the map

    By Julie G Fax

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Yael Glouberman, an eighth-grader at Yeshivat Yavneh in Hancock Park, is awaiting admission letters from four very different high schools: Shalhevet, a Modern Orthodox coed school; Milken, a pluralistic Jewish school; YULA (Yeshiva of Los Angeles) Girls High School, an Orthodox...
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  • Milken students win first high school X PRIZE

    By Julie G Fax

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Milken Community High School students joined the space race this week when two seniors won the first-ever X PRIZE competition for high schoolers. On Sunday, Michael Hakimi and Talia Nour-Omid took home the first Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award for their concept of developing...
  • No debate about it—California high school tournament takes place on Passover

    By Julie G Fax

    September 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The annual California high school debate tournament traditionally attracts more than 800 contestants to its weekend-long event, many of them Jewish and all of them students who have worked long and hard to prepare for the intense competition. Last May, when it was discovered that the...
  • Can we can the homework, please?

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Homework can be frustrating, even for 4-year olds A second grader was bent over her worksheets at the kitchen table, long past her bedtime on a school night, and she still hadn't finished her six-page weekly spelling book.

    The girl was enrolled at Maimonides day school, where her...

  • Two Bruins Get Big Kick Out of Sun Bowl

    By Carin Davis

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Most of the football world is savoring the high and lows of the Steelers' Super Bowl romp over the Seahawks, but two unlikely Jewish athletes have their own gridiron memories to relish from this past season.

    Jimmy Rotstein and Brian Rubinstein had never played in a college football...

  • Political Journal

    By Idan Ivri

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Israel School Teaches Peace Lesson

    Racially motivated brawls at Jefferson High School this spring made the school appear, at times, like a miniwar zone. Which makes it especially interesting that L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) officials are learning lessons from Israeli and...

  • Touro L.A. to Open Doors for Orthodox

    By Kelly Hartog

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Attention young Orthodox high school graduates: Planning to attend college this year on the East Coast? Why not do something really radical: Stay in Los Angeles?

    That's the message currently going out to the local Orthodox community to encourage its high school graduates to attend...

  • But Can She Sew?

    By Michelle Goldman

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As Jewish private school seniors prepare for graduation and commencing college in the fall, we face our greatest and most nightmarish challenge of all.

    No, I'm not talking about AP exams and finals; as seasoned AP biology, AP English and honors scholars, we will tackle those with...

  • Front-Page Gray

    By Rob Eshman

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For one brief, shining moment this week, the Los Angeles Times achieved the impossible: it united the Jews. All across the region, we went out to get our Sunday paper, saw an 8,000-word, front-page, above-the-fold story on a minor brouhaha at a small Orthodox high school, and said,...

  • Students Sound Off on War in Mideast

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "The U.S. had all the right reasons for going to war with Iraq without the support of United Nations," said Jordana Friedman, an eighth-grader at Kadima Hebrew Academy in Woodland Hills. "[Their leaders] lied. They said they were disarmed. Do we want another Sept. 11? I think we're...

  • Teach Our Children

    By Jane Ulman

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Why go to war?" Dr. Aryeh Cohen, chair of rabbinic studies at the University of Judaism, asks a group of teenagers at Milken Community High School.

    "To further your political agendas."

    "To help your allies."

    "To prove you're right."

    "To defend yourself."

    With a United...

  • Sex Ed for Parents

    By Wendy Mogel

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Somewhere in America, a few high school students made a porno video, "by accident" they said, starring themselves. Whatever it was, a couple of kids were fooling around, and someone else had a camera. They showed the tape in the locker room and what followed was, of course, a big...

  • Skinhead Attack in Beverlywood

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Four Caucasian men, appearing to be neo-Nazi skinheads, attacked three Jewish high school boys last Shabbat shortly after midnight in Beverlywood.

    The three observant students, in their midteens and wearing kippot, were walking through the quiet neighborhood on April 6, when a...

  • Off to School

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    At his aufruf, Shana Kramer's oldest son stood up in front of all his rebbes at Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore and said, "It would be impossible for me to thank everyone that I have to thank for bringing me to this point, but there is someone I have to thank publicly...

  • The Editor’s Corner

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When the invitation to my 50th high school reunion in New York City arrived in the mail earlier this year, I knew I would attend. I just wasn't sure why. Friends in Los Angeles were amused. I did not seem the type. Was there a special girl I wanted to see after all these...

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