Category Archives: Student Life

VTHS Wolfpack Wins 2022 Red Sarachek Championships In all-time Best and Historic Performance

On Monday afternoon, a new Sarachek champion was crowned. In front of a deafening crowd at Yeshiva University’s Max Stern Athletic Center, the Valley Torah Wolfpack (#2-seeded) defeated the DRS Wildcats (#4-seeded) 55-45 to win the 2022 Sarachek Tournamnent in four games and capture the Wolfpack’s first Red Sarachek Championship in 30 years.  The historic final playoff was action-packed from start to

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Valley Torah Wolfpack Makes CIF State history In Groundbreaking Win Against Millikan Rams

In a game for the books, The Valley Torah Wolfpack arose as the first 16th-seeded team in CIF State history to make the Southern California Regional Finals this past Saturday night. With the Howard Lyon Gymnasium packed with impassioned fans, the Wolfpack won Saturday night’s regional semifinal game against the Millikan Rams by a score of 72-59. VT junior Johny

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A conversation with dr. presbi: Fiber-optics, intelligent Design, and the big bang

This past Thursday, May 13, 2021, Valley Torah students gathered in the outdoor Beis Midrash tent for a talk with world-renowned physicist Dr. Chaim Presby regarding an array of topics ranging from his work with fiber-optics to his viewpoint on macroevolution and intelligent design. Dr. Presby is a senior lecturer for outreach programs associated with Gateways and has been a

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Chesed club hosts Gift of Life Marrow Registry to help cure blood cancer

Amid an unprecedented hiatus in its group activity, the Valley Torah Chesed Club has decided to end off this disaster-trotted year with as many community service projects as possible- and remarkable ones too. The National Foundation for Cancer Research reports that approximately one person is diagnosed with blood cancer every 3 minutes, just in the United States. In 2020 alone, an estimated

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The ENVIRONMENTAL Damage Plastic water bottles cause and how Valley Torah’s E.A.C. is addressing it

For over the past 50 years, the world has been facing an enduring ecological crisis. Plastic waste is polluting the world’s oceans, rivers, and streams, leaking toxins and harmful materials into the water we, and so many other species, drink. Once in marine environments, littered plastics often absorb chemical pollutants and become storehouses for toxic materials. Aquatic animals usually consume

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The Houston Trashtros: The Methods, Discovery, and Punishment of One of the Biggest Cheating Scandals in MLB History

In October 2017, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in an epic 7 game World Series to take home the first championship in their 55 year history. Led by MVP Jose Altuve, former 1st overall pick Carlos Correa, and World Series MVP George Springer, the Astros won 101 games in the 2017 regular season, their best season in

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Valley Torah Wolfpack (69) def. Vasquez HS Mustangs (52), Clinch Heritage League Championship

Acton, CA (1/30/2020)– In a well fought game throughout, Valley Torah’s win last night against Vasquez High School is one of truly historic proportions. Last night’s win marks only the second time in school history that the Wolfpack has claimed the Heritage League Championship. This, however, was not a streak of luck. Hard work and determination brought the Wolfpack to

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Ethical Biology: Fusing Science and Halacha.

The Bioethics course, a new opportunity offered to the Seniors, has given a philosophical perspective about the medical field. Meeting every Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the seniors are instructed by Rabbi Weiner, the Chaplain of the Hospital. Our class normally meets in the simulation center where we learn and become exposed to certain operations and halachic ramifications with each

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