The Boiling Point

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

March 26, 2018

When we were children, all we could do was feel. We knew very little, so our beliefs were based mainly on intuition. We didn’t know the difference be...

PAGE THREE: For better or for worse or for two dollars

PAGE THREE: For better or for worse or for two dollars

March 13, 2018

No one wants to admit the existence of sexual harassment. It's an uncomfortable phrase and society’s attitude thus far has been neglectful. But, quite...

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

November 19, 2017

When we were children, all we could do was feel. We knew very little, so our beliefs were based mainly on intuition. We didn’t know the difference b...

PAGE THREE: New schedule reflects our school’s values

PAGE THREE: New schedule reflects our school’s values

September 4, 2017

At the end of every August, I spend 10 days with my entire extended family on my mom’s side. We are around 40 people, each with our own very strong o...

PAGE THREE: Waiting for the day

PAGE THREE: Waiting for the day

April 9, 2017

That outfit is so gay!” “Stop being a fa**ot and let’s go.” “Don’t be so gay, just do it.” Phrases like these echoed around my skull during my dark days in the closet. Whenever I heard them, however I may have been feeling that day, they stripped me of my confidence, devalued me, and contributed to why I chose to suffer rather than reveal myself for who I truly was.

Page Three: When normal days aren’t normal, there’s a problem

Page Three: When normal days aren’t normal, there’s a problem

January 24, 2017

“What now?” I ask as I rub my eyes and check my phone to see the ever-so-common Shalhevet good morning greeting, “Special Schedule.”  Five minutes...

Page Three: The ‘wow’ that we want

Page Three: The ‘wow’ that we want

October 23, 2016

Wow. That was the word I and many of my fellow classmates during our freshman year would use to describe our first Town Hall. The topic was in no way memorable, the comments were average and a good portion of the room seemed to be lost in a different dimension.

Page Three: Charm gives way to beauty, with places to learn, to sleep, to hide

Page Three: Charm gives way to beauty, with places to learn, to sleep, to hide

July 28, 2016

Many people ask me what I am going to miss about Shalhevet, and I usually say, “The old building.” Sure, the new one isn’t cockroach infested, and yes, it doesn’t look like an insane asylum, but the clean, sterile new building doesn’t have the same personality as the old Shalhevet.

What can happen in a second

What can happen in a second

May 15, 2016

It’s funny how important seconds are. In one second something can happen that will change your life forever. That’s what happened to me, in one sec...

Senioritis: Redundancy and redemption

Senioritis: Redundancy and redemption

February 19, 2016

By Shirel Benji, Staff Columnist Twenty-five minutes into class, and you’re already staring at the clock, counting the minutes until it ends. Your ...

Cancelling class to build a utopia

Cancelling class to build a utopia

September 13, 2015

At face value, it seems to make little to no sense that the school would cancel 10 periods of class time for hour-long discussions on what the Just Community is supposed to look like. Is this really worth the time we are investing?