The Boiling Point

EDITORIAL: Gaza and the perils of polarization

EDITORIAL: Gaza and the perils of polarization

June 13, 2018

Our school is full of passionate and spirited supporters of Israel. We celebrate Israeli culture, and recognize the religious importance of the nation. But we have gotten to a point where that same emotion bleeds into our discussions of the political side of Israel.

EDITORIAL: Thanks and farewell to 11 years of greatness and gravitas

EDITORIAL: Thanks and farewell to 11 years of greatness and gravitas

June 11, 2018

A recent yet untraceable colloquialism which has entered the lexicon of many Shalhevet students is the term “Old Shalhevet.” There is no exact year which divides “old Shalhevet” from “new Shalhevet” -- perhaps the new building, or changes in faculty and leadership.

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Which side has the facts in the gun control debate?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Which side has the facts in the gun control debate?

May 25, 2018

Emotion will not solve America’s gun violence problem By Sam Rubanowitz, 10th grade “It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, ...

Just Community takes a step in the right direction

Just Community takes a step in the right direction

May 23, 2018

Dead. That’s the word a lot of people use to describe the Just Community and its three branches. But in a rare and admirable feat of liveliness and action, the Agenda Committee recently proposed a referendum to allow three Student Activities Committee co-chairs, instead of two, and to have two vice chairs, as opposed to one as in previous years.

COLUMN: Getting lost in the game in times of loss

COLUMN: Getting lost in the game in times of loss

May 22, 2018

While basketball is definitely not my favorite sport, I do identify as a Laker fan. Being a Laker fan is usually easy, but in recent years, it has been difficult to have ho...

EDITORIAL: Not everyone lives in Beverlywood

EDITORIAL: Not everyone lives in Beverlywood

May 16, 2018

By the BP Editorial Board Not all Shalhevet students live in Beverlywood, or even “the city.” In fact, a good number of students live in the San Fernando Valley, near the beach or even near the airport. These students are expected to be in school at the same time and manage the same workloads, even though they live as much as three times as far from 910 South Fairfax.

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Judaic classes be graded?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Judaic classes be graded?

May 11, 2018

Yes, our experience in Judaic classes must be active. School days at Shalhevet are packed full with learning, tests, and the formidable grading. The pressure to perform well in classes and succee...

EDITORIAL: Playing with food

EDITORIAL: Playing with food

April 9, 2018

On any given day at school, one can see students hunched over, staring at screens, their fingers restless from typing away yet another essay, assignment or email. Pairs of eyes are tired from the constant blue light, and the near seven hours of sitting per day takes a toll on posture and energy. Students are on technology all the time, and most of their entertainment also involves electricity or the use of fossil fuels from driving around town to various hang-outs and restaurants.

EDITORIAL: Playing with passion

EDITORIAL: Playing with passion

April 8, 2018

By the BP Editorial Board Color War at Shalhevet is an event of intense competition among the four grades, during which the school exudes an air of e...

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

March 26, 2018

When we were children, all we could do was feel. We knew very little, so our beliefs were based mainly on intuition. We didn’t know the difference be...

PAGE THREE: For better or for worse or for two dollars

PAGE THREE: For better or for worse or for two dollars

March 13, 2018

No one wants to admit the existence of sexual harassment. It's an uncomfortable phrase and society’s attitude thus far has been neglectful. But, quite...

EDITORIAL:  Don’t end friendships over a dilemma without facts

EDITORIAL: Don’t end friendships over a dilemma without facts

February 11, 2018

As soon as the news broke that our principal had been removed from his administrative roles, most, if not all, students took to their grade-wide group...