The Boiling Point

COLUMN: Let’s crush stereotypes

COLUMN: Let’s crush stereotypes

February 8, 2018

My grandmother was the sports fan in my dad’s family. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and went to Ohio State University, so she was a diehard O...

EDITORIAL: What is, and is not, on our front page

EDITORIAL: What is, and is not, on our front page

February 6, 2018

By The BP Editorial Board When the Editorial Board gathered to discuss placing the story of Dr. Weissman’s departure on Page 1, the schism we observed in Shalhevet was reflected around the table. As a newspaper, we are consta...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

January 31, 2018

  Innovative: The VINZ takes brave architectural steps Frank Gehry, the world-renowned architect and visionary famous for Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown and th...

OPINION: Taming our roots

OPINION: Taming our roots

December 31, 2017

My scalp is burning. My nose is dripping. The combined smell of formaldehyde and the melting, unpronounceable chemicals in my mascara have turned my eyes into a watery disarray.

HIRSCHONOMICS: All about that Bitcoin bubble

HIRSCHONOMICS: All about that Bitcoin bubble

December 25, 2017

Bitcoin, which has been in the news a lot lately, is a digital currency (crypto-currency) created in 2009. It has seen a ridiculously rapid rise in value, and then last week it started to fall.  What’s going on?

COLUMN: In co-curriculars, less is more

COLUMN: In co-curriculars, less is more

December 24, 2017

During freshman orientation two years ago, I remember Principal Dr. Noam Weissman talking about the importance of after-school activities. They’re so important, he said, that Shalhevet calls them “co-curriculars,” instead of “extracurriculars.”

HIRSCHONOMICS: Why is it so hard to run a student business at Shalhevet?

HIRSCHONOMICS: Why is it so hard to run a student business at Shalhevet?

November 19, 2017

This year, the major student-run businesses at Shalhevet are bagels, pancakes and the Student Store. Last year, the major student businesses were bagels,...

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

November 19, 2017

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 b...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Seniors’ decision for prom up in the air

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Seniors’ decision for prom up in the air

November 15, 2017

No, Prom is antithetical to our values   By Tali Schlacht, 12th grade In recent weeks, Shalhevet seniors have been debating whether to hold a prom or a Senior Soiree. Soiree was implemented for the first time la...

OPINION: Bring the ‘covenant’ to Town Hall

OPINION: Bring the ‘covenant’ to Town Hall

November 15, 2017

The Agenda Committee’s officers signed a “covenant” early this year, outlining guidelines that every officer had to abide by, such as adhering to the S...

OPINION: Modesty isn’t the issue when poor women need assistance

OPINION: Modesty isn’t the issue when poor women need assistance

November 15, 2017

Two weeks ago, senior Sarina Finn — standing on the corner of Pico and Robertson outside Walgreens — collected 4,704 tampons and pads for wom...

OPINION: Understanding 9/11 requires more than facts

OPINION: Understanding 9/11 requires more than facts

October 29, 2017

Sept. 11, 2001, was one of the darkest days in US history. Three thousand people's lives came to an end.