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Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

February 21, 2019

Elections in Israel are now set to take place seven months early, as instability within Knesset coalitions and corruption charges against Prime Minister...

Historic playoff run ends with 56-48 loss to Palm Springs Indians in CIF quarterfinals

Historic playoff run ends with 56-48 loss to Palm Springs Indians in CIF quarterfinals

February 18, 2019

It was the first time a Jewish basketball team had made it this far. After moving up a division and beating tough teams like Lawndale and San Dimas, the Fi...

A year after Parkland shooting, teens help remember other teens

A year after Parkland shooting, teens help remember other teens

February 14, 2019

On Feb. 14 last year, 14 high school students and three school staff lost their lives in a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Exactly a year later, almost 1,...

Firehawk girls eliminated from CIF playoffs in overtime heartbreak against Bloomington Christian

Firehawk girls eliminated from CIF playoffs in overtime heartbreak against Bloomington Christian

February 14, 2019

The Firehawks were defeated by the Bloomington Christian Ravens of San Bernardino County 52-48, in overtime in a roller-coaster CIF quarter-final playoff game ...

Fame in an instant: Senior becomes internet celebrity after chance encounter with ‘vlog’ star

Fame in an instant: Senior becomes internet celebrity after chance encounter with ‘vlog’ star

February 12, 2019

Dylan and Dallas Corn were at Target buying carpet cleaner and gushers last Thursday, when they recognized Youtube star David Dobrik looking for pants...

Videos of people making ‘calming noises’ go viral in new trend of ASMR

Videos of people making ‘calming noises’ go viral in new trend of ASMR

February 10, 2019

Sending chills down people’s spines is a new way to unwind. Video clips of people whispering, eating, tapping on microphones and making other quiet, rep...

No winner, no loser as Firehawks and Panthers battle it out in rivalry soccer showdown

No winner, no loser as Firehawks and Panthers battle it out in rivalry soccer showdown

February 4, 2019

A month after the Firehawk girls soccer team routed rival YULA Panthers 6-0, the two rivals’ boys teams squared off on the same field, but this time,...

New policy is sending asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as crime there rises

New policy is sending asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as crime there rises

February 4, 2019

Three people were arrested in Mexico Dec. 19 for the murder of two teenaged Honduran migrants in Tijuana, as changes in U.S. policy began to collide wi...

From top national journalism organizations, a banner awards season for the Boiling Point

From top national journalism organizations, a banner awards season for the Boiling Point

January 25, 2019

The Boiling Point ended 2018 with top honors in national journalism competitions, including third place and two honorable mentions in the National Scholastic...

Tu B’Shvat: Your reflection in the fruit

Tu B’Shvat: Your reflection in the fruit

January 21, 2019

In a sense, we are evaluating the potential of the tree on this first day of its new year, while reflecting on its previous year, and can likewise be evaluating our own past and potential improvement in the future.

Firehawks at Glouberman: How they did it

January 16, 2019

By The Boiling Point Staff It was a full-team effort when the Firehawks won the boys championship at this year's Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament...