The Boiling Point

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The Boiling Point Editorial Board

December 22, 2011

Filed under Award-winners, Opinion

This story won Honorable Mention for Editorial Writing in the national Gold Circle competition of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and is also a National Winner in the Opinion Story category of Quill and Scroll’s 2012 International Writing and Photo Contest, judged by the American Society of News Editors.  It was written by Rose Bern. It creeps into all clas...

Ancient ritual for ‘transferring’ sins debuts on the Sport Court

November 3, 2011

On a sunny Friday afternoon, sophomore Yarden Harel was standing on the Sport Court holding a chicken upside-down, moving it in circles over his head,...

Boycott, sit-in challenge non-renewal of Rabbi Richler, apparently without success

Boycott, sit-in challenge non-renewal of Rabbi Richler, apparently without success

June 3, 2011

Long-time rabbi says he’s ‘touched’ and administrators say they’re listening, but so far no success in drive to keep school’s last long-bearded rab...

Students protest non-rehiring of Rabbi Richler

May 22, 2011

A schoolwide walkout and sit-in support of Rabbi Naftali (Hertzie) Richler was held May 19 during Period 3, but there was no sign the administration was...

Snooze or lose: The problem with being sleepy

Snooze or lose: The problem with being sleepy

March 12, 2011

Ever come home from a long day of school to do hours of homework and then go to sleep long after you want to as a result? Wake up the next morning dead...

Slapped in the Facebook … and other things that can go wrong when social media isn’t just social

Slapped in the Facebook … and other things that can go wrong when social media isn’t just social

January 7, 2011

Since Facebook has become such a dominant part of modern society, it’s easy to see why people have started using the website for purposes other than...

Local rabbis apply Modern Orthodoxy to tough issues

Local rabbis apply Modern Orthodoxy to tough issues

January 2, 2011

At a first-ever school Modern Orthodoxy symposium, three rabbis who lead shuls that are home to many Shalhevet families captured students' attention when...

Judge’s comments on BP’s 2010 Story of the Year Award

November 14, 2010

Filed under Award-winners

The Boiling Point won first place from the National Scholastic Press Association in the "Multimedia Package" category for its coverage of Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach's resignation and its fallout last spring.  Here are the judge's comments. Source:http://www.studentpress.org/nspa/winners/story10.html#comments First place: Breaking news is rare at a high school and, beca...

Life beyond the bubble: Alumni find many shades of Jewish life on campus

Life beyond the bubble: Alumni find many shades of Jewish life on campus

November 1, 2010

Shalhevet prides itself on being a school that prepares students to study in the top secular universities and observe their religion wherever they find...

Shalhevet Choir sings at dedication of new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Shalhevet Choir sings at dedication of new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

November 1, 2010

Mayor, councilmen share the stage as 50-year effort to open new museum bears fruit Dressed in black and white clothes that harmonized perfectly with th...

College destinations for Shalhevet grads are mostly Modern Orthodox-friendly

November 1, 2010

Filed under Award-winners, Features

TOP 12: Universities with the most Shalhevet grad enrollees from 2006 to the present. All have at least some Orthodox life and seven offer pretty much anything you can find in the neighborhoods around Shalhevet. Barnard and Columbia are listed together because their Jewish activities are combined. This story won a National Award for In-Depth Reporting by an Individual in ...

How Time Magazine doesn’t care about journalism

Jenny Newman, Staff Columnist

October 31, 2010

Filed under A Jenny for your thoughts, Award-winners, Columns, Opinion

“In the week that three Presidents, a King and their own Prime Minister gather at the White House to begin a fresh round of talks on peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the truth is, Israelis are no longer preoccupied with the matter,” writes Karl Vick, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for Time Magazine. The story that goes with that statement (http://tinyurl.com/BPTIMEARTICLE),...