The Boiling Point

Live Blog of the SAG Awards

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn

January 29, 2012

Life Style Editor, Hannah-Leeba covered the SAG Awards on Sunday, January 29th. 7:00 pm: Have a good night everyone! 6:59 pm: And the show ends with a wave from Brad Pitt. Goodbye, Brad! 6:57 pm: The cast of The Help. I couldn't be happier about the choice! 6:56 pm: DRUMROLL please... The Act0r for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture goes to... 6:53...

13th Grade: In Israel, lessons for life and a sustainable world

Jaclyn Kellner, BP Emeritus

December 23, 2011

Sometimes I feel like everything on the farm revolves around food, but really everything revolves around everything. On the farm, where I’m in a semester-long Masa program called Eco Israel, a semester-long Masa program in Israel, study agriculture both in the classroom and hands-on in the field where I plant seeds that were saved from last season’s crop. Those seeds...

Marijuana can be a slippery slope

Rachel Lester, Managing Editor

December 23, 2011

Nobody sets out to be addicted. In fact, most people who do “soft drugs” like marijuana and hookah do so thinking that they’ll never get addicted. But even Amy Winehouse, who died in July from a drug and alcohol overdose, started off smoking marijuana as a teenager ( And Amy Winehouse, despite the life she lived as a celebrity, grew...

Home Cooking: You can understand crepes

Jacob Ellenhorn, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2011

Crepes are misunderstood. It could be because they’re French and people often think that anything French is immediately pretentious and difficult to make.  But here is where you’re wrong.  You see, crepes are also known as palyczinto in Hungarian, blinchik in Russian and blintzes in Yiddish.  Fillings for crepes can be either savory or sweet. Russians like their blinchiki...

Burgers Bar is latest Israeli import on Pico

Jacob Ellenhorn, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2011

New kosher restaurants on Pico’s Kosher Row are just popping up.  The latest is a popular Israeli restaurant adapted to America, called Burgers Bar. Granted the name of the restaurant is not perfect but then again what in life is?  In my opinion, only Audrey Hepburn is sheer perfection – but that’s completely irrelevant to this review. There are 50 Burgers Bars in...

Off the beaten path, luxurious hipster minimalism

Jacob Ellenhorn, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2011

If you are lucky enough to visit Jerusalem, let me suggest that you stay at the Mamilla Hotel.  Straddling the neighborhood between the Old City and the bustling downtown center of Jerusalem, the Mamilla Hotel can only be described as luxurious hipster minimalism. If you prefer the more dreadfully generic decor of, let’s say, a Sheraton, then the Mamilla isn’t for you....

What we’re wearing: Sleep decides when ‘comfy’ becomes ‘lazy’

Talia Rotenberg, Staff Columnist

November 7, 2011

As Shalhevet students, do we care about how we look? We all want to feel comfortable, but have we blurred the line between comfy-and-cute and lazy-and-baggy? When it’s time to get dressed in the morning, it would seem that that most girls are choosing their outfit without much thought. “I get dressed based on how much sleep I get the night before,” said senior Leona...

Quiz Yourself: Are you a super studier or a total study copout?

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Features Editor

November 7, 2011

You’re working on your English essay when all of a sudden you remember that there is a box of Zours in your kitchen practically waiting for you. You are half way through the essay so you...   Continue writing that essay.  The Zours will be reward for your hard work.   Take a quick break and grab those Zours and resume working, because no one should...

As readers and as writers, students brave the blogosphere

As readers and as writers, students brave the blogosphere

October 31, 2011

Blogging,” like “Tweeting,” “Facebooking,” and “Googling,” is a web phenomenon so popular that it’s turned a noun into a verb -- a...

Live-Blog of the Emmys

September 19, 2011

BP Features Editor Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn posted updates from the Emmys Sept. 18.   8:00 p.m. Good Night y'all! See you at the Next Award Show!! 7:56 p.m. And the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series goes to.. But of course, MODERN FAMILY! YES. 7:47 p.m. The Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series goes to Mad Men! Go them! This is their 4th consecutive year win...

Relax! It’s just ninth grade

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Features Editor

August 23, 2011

  The leap from middle school to high school can be nerve-wracking.  Relax.  You have already survived eight years of first-day-of-school jitters. You can also take comfort in knowing that Shalhevet is a small school (we have one hallway) where we all can find a way to fit in. Here are some insights that I picked up during my freshman year, which by the way was...

The British Royals: Why we care

Hannah Leeba Ellenhorn, Staff Writer

June 3, 2011

It’s 2011 and we are still talking about them.  Two hundred thirty-four-plus years after the American Revolution, the royals of England still have us in awe, and it’s not because of their pretty dresses and fancy castles.  The British Royal Family works hard at keeping relevant and that’s why they will have a gazillion people glued to their “tellies” at an ungodly...