The Boiling Point

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: 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...

With hammers and heart, juniors help rebuild Houston on chesed trip

With hammers and heart, juniors help rebuild Houston on chesed trip

November 8, 2017

At midnight Aug. 26, Maya Wadler was the only member of her family awake as rains pounded the streets and water seeped through the floorboards of her Houston...

When you’re the child of a rabbi, who are you?

When you’re the child of a rabbi, who are you?

September 7, 2017

The already difficult pressures of being a teenager can be even greater when you have to meet the expectations not only of your parents, but of a whole communi...

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...

Fifth consecutive CSPA Gold Crown for the Boiling Point

Fifth consecutive CSPA Gold Crown for the Boiling Point

March 30, 2017

The Boiling Point won its fifth consecutive Gold Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association  March 17,  at the close of the ...

Private schools playing catch-up immunizing against measles

Private schools playing catch-up immunizing against measles

March 22, 2017

Los Angeles’ latest measles outbreak, which was centered in the Orthodox Jewish community, has been over since early last month.  But low school immun...

Close the whole game, Firehawks fall to Milken by two as historic victory slips just beyond their grasp

Close the whole game, Firehawks fall to Milken by two as historic victory slips just beyond their grasp

March 3, 2017

Two points. That close to becoming first-time CIF division champions, at the first-ever championship game between two Jewish high schools, in front of ...

REALITY CHECK: So-called ‘finsta’ accounts bring a different view of teen life to Instagram

REALITY CHECK: So-called ‘finsta’ accounts bring a different view of teen life to Instagram

January 9, 2017

On Oct. 27, senior Layla Galeck posted a photo of herself to Instagram from her vacation to Israel during Sukkot break. It was a smiley photo of her and...

Boiling Point wins Rockowers and top national honors in writing

Boiling Point wins Rockowers and top national honors in writing

November 2, 2016

In its highest honors to date, the Boiling Point last spring was named one of the top three best-written high school newspapers in the country and also won ...

School remembers Peres for heart, poetry, devotion to peace

School remembers Peres for heart, poetry, devotion to peace

October 25, 2016

Shimon Peres, who died last Tuesday, tried to be a unifier – even in Los Angeles. In March 2012, Israel’s elder statesman and then-president spoke at t...

School makes LGBT inclusion official policy, hoping to set an example for Modern Orthodox schools

School makes LGBT inclusion official policy, hoping to set an example for Modern Orthodox schools

October 11, 2016

Hoping to start a trend that will spread throughout Orthodox Judaism, Shalhevet has adopted a six-point LGBT non-discrimination pledge, co-written by Head...