The Boiling Point

OPINION: When hate comes to visit

OPINION: When hate comes to visit

April 3, 2017

“Same sex marriage dooms nations,” “God hates the people in Hell,” and “144K Jews will repent,” were never phrases we expected to land – l...

OPINION: How to fix the sunrise minyan

OPINION: How to fix the sunrise minyan

February 28, 2017

There’s something wrong at Hashkama minyan. As much as people are tired of hearing it, Hashkama was created as a minyan for people who want to daven, and right now, it’s not.

OPINION: Becoming an undercover Jew

OPINION: Becoming an undercover Jew

February 20, 2017

Growing up in a Modern Orthodox community in a free country, I’ve always been proud of my Judaism and have felt safe to express it. But is there a li...

OPINION / MLK Holiday: Use the whole day

OPINION / MLK Holiday: Use the whole day

February 6, 2017

Wait, we just had school on a national holiday? This year, Shalhevet commemorated Martin Luther King Day by having a normal school day with one hour and ...

OPINION / National unity starts with each of us

OPINION / National unity starts with each of us

February 5, 2017

On the rainy Friday morning of Jan. 20, all eyes in the gym were glued to a screen on which history was being shown. The entire Shalhevet student body...

Page Three: When normal days aren’t normal, there’s a problem

Page Three: When normal days aren’t normal, there’s a problem

January 24, 2017

“What now?” I ask as I rub my eyes and check my phone to see the ever-so-common Shalhevet good morning greeting, “Special Schedule.”  Five minutes...

OPINION: The King is still dreaming

OPINION: The King is still dreaming

January 16, 2017

African-Americans seemed to gain full equality after the Civil Rights Movement, because they were granted the right to vote, and Jim Crow laws were abolished. Bu...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Will the new party crackdown work?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Will the new party crackdown work?

January 15, 2017

Yes: Over time, it will change school culture By Zack Hirschhorn, 11th Grade This is the way rule-breaking is normally handled at Shalhevet: A stu...

OPINION: Leaders of four high schools show how it should be done

The Boiling Point Editorial Board

January 12, 2017

Clothes are for sale. Cars are too. But enrollment slots in schools are most definitely not. Shalhevet’s increasing applicant pool each year has led to a gradual increase in spending, potentially distracting from the school’s important qualities with gourmet food at events and elaborate giveaways. A similar problem had arisen at other local Jewish schools as well....

OPINION: Fake Instagram accounts can’t escape teen realities

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board

January 9, 2017

Finstas, or ‘fake’ Instagram accounts, can be an innocent way to share funny moments in school, ugly selfies, and cute throwback pictures. But when a finsta becomes an outlet for oversharing, venting or being flat-out inappropriate -- as is often the case -- what started out innocently can take an ugly turn. First, it will probably bring you the opposite of what you...

As I See It: A Slumberless Sleepover

As I See It: A Slumberless Sleepover

November 21, 2016

 It’s easy to learn from your own mistakes. But what happens when you see someone else make one? Can you still learn from it?   While I...

Two Boiling Points of View: Should Ben Shapiro have been allowed to speak at School?

Two Boiling Points of View: Should Ben Shapiro have been allowed to speak at School?

November 20, 2016

No: Free speech is different when it takes place at a high school By Hannah Jannol, Community Editor Ben Shapiro’s Sept. 12 appearance at an assembly of the...