The Boiling Point

Lonna Kin, my grandmother and me

By Shana Chriki, 11th grade

May 16, 2014

Filed under Award-winners, Opinion

My grandma would tell me many stories about my mom’s childhood, but whenever I brought up my grandfather she was reluctant to speak.

Penn Model Congress: It’s everyone’s fault

Penn Model Congress: It’s everyone’s fault

February 1, 2014

When the administration told the Model Congress team it would not be allowed to go on its spring trip to Penn MC, the world was shocked (okay, maybe no...

EXODUS: Jewish population wanes in South Africa

EXODUS: Jewish population wanes in South Africa

January 19, 2014

Although Shalhevet did not formally commemorate the passing of legendary human rights leader and statesman Nelson Mandela, the five minutes in between class...

If the earth is warming, why is it freezing out?

If the earth is warming, why is it freezing out?

January 14, 2014

Jumping out of the car 20 feet from the door of school last month, there was one thought in many students’ heads: run inside  Recently, the U.S. has ex...

On mosque visit, class views a different culture of the Middle East

On mosque visit, class views a different culture of the Middle East

January 11, 2014

Seven juniors spent an afternoon looking at Middle Eastern culture through the lens of a local mosque, on a field trip last month to Culver City that was...

What’s in a pseudonym?

What’s in a pseudonym?

November 20, 2013

Melissa transformed into Mah Lissa. Natalie rechristened herself Nah Tally, and Kaili became Kay Lee...in cyberspace, that is. With college application...

Mother and daughter who sparked tefillin debate respond to Rabbi Segal’s decision

Mother and daughter who sparked tefillin debate respond to Rabbi Segal’s decision

November 17, 2013

Q: What do you and your daughter think of Rabbi Segal’s decision, which would have encouraged your daughter to use tefillin at home but not allowed it...

Some variety in how Modern Orthodox schools see tefillin issue

Some variety in how Modern Orthodox schools see tefillin issue

November 16, 2013

Out of six other Modern Orthodox high schools contacted by The Boiling Point, only one has ever allowed women to wrap tefillin at school, and that was...

Girls will not wear tefillin at Shalhevet, Rabbi Segal decides

Girls will not wear tefillin at Shalhevet, Rabbi Segal decides

November 16, 2013

Three weeks after his initial email raising the question to the Shalhevet community, Rabbi Segal announced Nov. 14 that he would not let female students...

Lively Town Hall debate explores whether girls should be allowed to wear tefillin at school

Lively Town Hall debate explores whether girls should be allowed to wear tefillin at school

November 16, 2013

Should Shalhevet allow women to wrap tefillin and wear tallit during Shacharit? This question began floating around Shalhevet on Oct. 25, when Rabbi...

The Journey of Yosef Nemanpour

The Journey of Yosef Nemanpour

June 2, 2013

It is Taanit Esther, and many students are exhausted from dehydration. Every movement made by those fasting is slow and lethargic. Junior Yosef Nemanpour...

List of 2012-2013 Boiling Point awards

May 30, 2013

Filed under Award-winners

Here is a list of the 19 awards won by the Boiling Point and its staff during the 2012-13 school year, in chronological order of when we learned of them.  Unless otherwise stated, all are for work done during the 2011-12 school year.     National Scholastic Press Association NSPA: 2012 Pacemaker Finalist, large-paper category (16-plus pages per issue) - one of 16 in the US. This is f...