The Boiling Point

Working to tip an election, one front door at a time

Working to tip an election, one front door at a time

November 28, 2018

Richard Ceseroni, a 69-year-old former Marine, was returning home to his ranch- style house in Santa Clarita from church on Oct. 28 when someone he re...

Deadly Woolsey Fire hits Jewish camps, schools, homes

Deadly Woolsey Fire hits Jewish camps, schools, homes

November 27, 2018

The Woolsey Fire ravaged Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, West Hills and Malibu, resulting in thousands of home evacuations, destroyed properties...

Call for emails to senators starts dispute over politics on Schoology

Call for emails to senators starts dispute over politics on Schoology

November 13, 2018

Some have called the past two years the most divided time in American history. Last month, that division spilled onto Schoology -- Shalhevet’s online...

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

November 11, 2018

Jewish schools and camps have been hit hard by Southern California’s fires, with at least one day school and two camps reporting significant damage in the three-day-old blaze. The Ilan Ramon Jewish Day School in Agoura Hills, which w...

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Garcetti tells LA Jewish teens to build bridges to other groups in wake of Pittsburgh tragedy

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Garcetti tells LA Jewish teens to build bridges to other groups in wake of Pittsburgh tragedy

October 29, 2018

It's okay to feel the pain of what is happening, to feel it and cry.  But remember to stand up afterward, get involved and build bridges. That was...

Town Hall mostly defends Justice Kavanaugh as conversation stays civil

Town Hall mostly defends Justice Kavanaugh as conversation stays civil

October 22, 2018

A recent Town Hall discussing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court turned out to be a serious and dignified conversation, and...

Her training completed, Yoetzet Segal finds new ways to teach and relate to students, female and male

Her training completed, Yoetzet Segal finds new ways to teach and relate to students, female and male

October 3, 2018

This story won a Best of SNO award. Last month in Israel, Ms. Atara Segal, who has been teaching Tanakh, Talmud, and Statistics for seven years, completed t...

Beloved by many, Jewish rapper will be remembered

Beloved by many, Jewish rapper will be remembered

September 20, 2018

This story won a Best of SNO award. “Overdosing is just not cool,” said the rapper Mac Miller in 2016, describing his battle with addict...

Heartfelt and funny, cultures clash in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Heartfelt and funny, cultures clash in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

September 13, 2018

This story won a Best of SNO award. Hollywood has seen shake-ups recently of some of its most formulaic film genres when the element of race is int...

Boiling Point wins its first Pacemaker, sixth Gold Crown

Boiling Point wins its first Pacemaker, sixth Gold Crown

May 18, 2018

Within the past two months, The Boiling Point has won 17 awards for writing, online production, and layout, capped by its first Pacemaker award from the National Scholastic Press Association.

COLOR WAR 2018: Intense competition, shortcuts and penalties, a hard-boiled egg genius and a senior three-peat make it memorable

COLOR WAR 2018: Intense competition, shortcuts and penalties, a hard-boiled egg genius and a senior three-peat make it memorable

April 3, 2018

Editor’s note: These stories appeared in the Boiling Point’s Issue 4, in early March, less than two weeks after Color War ended, but we are just p...

CHAMPIONS!!!! Firehawks win Sarachek

CHAMPIONS!!!! Firehawks win Sarachek

March 20, 2018

It seemed improbable, nearly impossible. The Firehawks had been down 20-6 and were still losing 29-14 at the half. Victory was slipping away.  Valley...