The Boiling Point

INVOLVED:    Mayor Eric Garcetti, campaigning Sunday in Santa Clarita for a Democratic candidate for Congress, said the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh should not make Jewish teenagers live in fear but rather build bridges with other groups.

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...

CHANT:   Senior Jeremy Ashagian chanted from the Torah scroll as Rabbi David Block followed along watching for errors. Many students know how to do this, and a few do it professionally on a regular basis at synagogues like B’nai David-Judea and Young Israel of North Beverly Hills.

The Torah by heart: Students lain professionally in local shuls

October 24, 2018

For most people who learn how to chant from a Torah scroll, it’s a skill to use for their bar or bat mitzvah -- something they either will never do it...

CONTROVERSY: Town Hall Oct. 17 started with a student-made video about Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.   The discussion afterward was respectful and opinion leaned in favor of the nominee, who had been confirmed 10 days earlier.

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...

ROLE:    Ms. Atara Segal plans to be a role model for both boys and girls.

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...

We were strangers in the land of Egypt

We were strangers in the land of Egypt

September 28, 2018

By the BP Editorial Board As Shalhevet students, we are constantly being reminded of the weight our voices hold in the world and our responsibility to sta...

STAR: Mac Miller established a loyal fan base that included Shalhevet students, who stayed with him from his early mixtape days through his transition to darker themes. Miller died last week at the age of 26.

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...

Rachel Chu, right, played by Constance Wu, spends most of the movie trying to gain the approval of her boyfriend’s mother Eleanor, left, played by Michelle Yeoh.

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...

 WINNERS:   Boiling Point editors posed in front of Columbia University's Pulitzer Graduate School of Journalism with their latest Gold Crown award at the CSPA's Spring Convention in New York City March 16.

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...

For Coach Coleman and the Firehawks, third time’s the charm -- or was it the three Z’s: Zack, Ze’ev and Zaghi?

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...

ANGLE: The Vinz is made up of several different quadrate blocks of different materials, interspersed by grated metal sails and pink walls.

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...

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