The Boiling Point

Chapa Grill brings Israeli flavor to Wilshire

Alexa Fishman, Staff Writer

March 30, 2012

You might wonder: does Los Angeles really need another kosher Israeli-style restaurant? On Pico Boulevard alone, there must be 10. But if we’re talking about Chapa Grill, the answer is definitely yes. Chapa Grill is actually not on Pico Boulevard. It’s located right in the middle of the business district at the corner of Wilshire and Crescent Heights, and is actually...

13th Grade: In Israel, lessons for life and a sustainable world

Jaclyn Kellner, BP Emeritus

December 23, 2011

Sometimes I feel like everything on the farm revolves around food, but really everything revolves around everything. On the farm, where I’m in a semester-long Masa program called Eco Israel, a semester-long Masa program in Israel, study agriculture both in the classroom and hands-on in the field where I plant seeds that were saved from last season’s crop. Those seeds...

A Slice of Shalheaven: Off the beaten path

Katie Feld, Staff Columnist

December 20, 2011

I sometimes find myself wondering where I’ll be in 20 years. Oftentimes I take the easy way out and choose not to think about it. For many of us students, it’s hard to imagine any life outside of the classroom. We’ve been in school for as long as we can remember. I’m in 11th grade now, and word on the street is that my academic career is almost over. But am I really...

A slice of Shalheaven: Serene and productive

Katie Feld, Illustrations Editor

November 7, 2011

Whoever said school ends at 4:45 flat-out lied. This isn’t a rant about co-curriculars and how much time they take up. It is, however, a formal shout-out to anyone who is freaking out over a stressful load of homework that is only getting bigger. I know I can easily spend up to three hours a night doing homework. That’s 15 additional hours of schoolwork per week! But...

What we’re wearing: Sleep decides when ‘comfy’ becomes ‘lazy’

Talia Rotenberg, Staff Columnist

November 7, 2011

As Shalhevet students, do we care about how we look? We all want to feel comfortable, but have we blurred the line between comfy-and-cute and lazy-and-baggy? When it’s time to get dressed in the morning, it would seem that that most girls are choosing their outfit without much thought. “I get dressed based on how much sleep I get the night before,” said senior Leona...

You can be yourself in shades of beige

Talia Rotenberg, Staff Columnist

August 29, 2011

This fall as we settle back into our school routines, the weather is changing and so is the fashion. We are lucky because for this season, being casual and comfortable is the key. That means we can fit into our dress code with no problem, and the new look is eclectic enough that it can be adjusted to everyone’s personal style. Stores such as Urban Outfitters, the Gap and...

A slice of Shalheaven: Honest hands

Katie Feld, Staff Columnist

August 26, 2011

In the presence of cheating, can we still stand strong with pride? Shalhevet is famous for its passionate school spirit. It is often expressed by foam fingers, red lipstick, and “Don’t you wish your high school was hot like mine” T’s. Just flip through any Shalhevet yearbook, there are always at least two pages dedicated to pictures of pep rallies, spirit days, an...

Keeping my core

Rachel Lesel, Staff Columnist

June 28, 2011

Someone asked how Shalhevet has prepared me for the next big stage in my life. Then I realized I have no idea what lessons I will take with me since I haven’t been to college yet. All I can truthfully write about is what I know about Shalhevet’s influences on my growth as a person so far. I like who I have become, and hopefully my essence and core personality will remain...

COLUMN: At a crossroads, a (scary) time of possibility

Jenny Newman, Senior Columnist

June 6, 2011

At this time, the United States recognizes 194 independent countries. Very soon, that number may grow by at least one: an autonomous state of Palestine. Early this month, BBC News reported that the first-ever Palestinian bonds have been sold (, raising $70 million which will go toward building a tourism center in the West Bank and a new power plant. "The...

13th Grade: An Israel gap year of many worlds and viewpoints

Lexi Gelb, BP Emeritus

June 3, 2011

As I write this article from my dorm room in Jerusalem, my favorite poster is smiling down on me. It is a big red poster featuring a photo of PM Bibi Netanyahu with bunny ears positioned haphazardly atop his balding head. Below it hangs an advertisement that I picked up in Ramallah encouraging me to join The Palestinian Circus School. Other adornments include the Chanukah...

OPINION: The bitter truth behind chocolate’s sweetness

Jenny Newman, Senior Staff Columnist

May 20, 2011

I’m a big fan of chocolate in all of its many forms, from hot chocolate to ice cream. But there is a darker side of chocolate, one that most people don’t consider when they’re enjoying this delicious treat. Ten years ago, a pair of reporters for the Knight-Ridder media chain went into west Africa to explore the origins of America’s chocolate – specifically, the...

Teachers share a talent for thrift

Talia Rotenberg, Fashion Columnist

April 20, 2011

Fall and winter are finally on their way out and it’s time to welcome spring and summer! With the warm seasons approaching, it is about time to switch up our wardrobes. A great and definitely less expensive way to do this is by thrift shopping. We take advice and learn a great deal from our teachers about school matters, but why not step out of the classroom and get their...