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Humans of Ninth Grade

Humans of Ninth Grade

June 3, 2020

Most of us make an extra effort to get to know the incoming freshman class each year. This year, that has been harder since we have been learning off campus. With the help of the spring Journalism elective, The Boiling Point is happy to be able to introduce to you to some of the ninth-graders you ought...

With memes and TikToks, teens lighten the mood of ‘corona break’

PERSPECTIVE: Social media has become a platform for fun in the time of Covid, including in the world of Jewish memes.

Kate Orlanski, Features Editor

April 29, 2020

Earlier this year,  social media seemed like the problem, blamed for causing unnecessary panic over the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19.  But now, Generation Z is finding light in the midst of uncertainty by using social media as an outlet to spread laughs and positivity dur...

Addicted to TikTok

Sophomores Miriam Saedian and Audrey Gold film a TikTok dance in an empty classroom

Kate Orlanski, Features Editor

January 29, 2020

By Kate Orlanski, Features Editor Spend a day roaming the halls of Shalhevet and you are bound to see flocks of teenagers filming each other dancing, lip-syncing or performing other antics clip by clip on their phones.  This latest social media phenomenon is known as TikTok, and it has possessed the minds of ...

10 stories that shaped the 2010’s

TIME: Most of us weren't even teenagers when the decade started, but we still felt the changes of the 2010s.

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief

December 31, 2019

As a disclaimer, I was only eight years old at the onset of the 2010’s and live in America, so there is a degree of bias in my selections. But I try to keep well-informed, and embarked on some retrospective research to try and make a list as accurate as possible. So without further ado, I present...

HUMANS OF SHALHEVET – Eitan Miro: One with the water

HUMANS OF SHALHEVET – Eitan Miro: One with the water

Eliana Koobian, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

“I swim for a club team that’s not with the school, and train 10 times in a five-day week, once before school and after school. It’s tough, I miss my last class every day but all my teachers are super understanding. Luckily because I do it, the school helps me a lot and I always go to Ashley. Aviv...

Kosher knockoffs offer a taste of the wide world of American snacks

YUM: Companies that specialize in making kosher versions of popular non-kosher snacks are now part of a $13 billion industry.  'Treif,' or forbidden, foods are one type of food that can't be enjoyed by those who keep kosher; another are kosher dairy items, which can't be eaten immediately after meat.

Kate Orlanski, Features Editor

October 28, 2019

BP Graphics by Zev Kupferman Sandwich Cremeos. Chips a Plenty. Elite Cheetos Crunch. Chesters Puffcorn. Chili & Lime Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips. What do all these snacks have in common? You may not have heard of them, but they are all 100 percent kosher-certified. The American snack industry ...

LETHAL VAPOR: At least 12 deaths so far from mysterious vaping illness

SMOKE: New studies show that vaping is much more dangerous than previously thought. As of Oct. 1, there have been 1,080 hospitalizations of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury and 18 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks and Sivan Karz

October 3, 2019

BP Graphics by Zev Kupferman There are lots of reasons not to vape.  For one thing, it’s against Shalhevet rules, as Principal Daniel Weslow announced to the community at an assembly in the fall of last year. Vaping can also cause addiction to nicotine -- the most addictive part of tobacco...

HUMANS OF SHALHEVET: Jessica Melamed

HUMANS OF SHALHEVET: Jessica Melamed

Barbara Seruya, BP Video Staff

September 27, 2019

TOP 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIGH HOLIDAYS 5780

TOP 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIGH HOLIDAYS 5780

Liad Machmali, Torah Editor

September 24, 2019

Here come the chagim!  Rosh Hashanah starts Sept. 29, Yom Kippur Oct. 8, and the eight days of Sukkot follow just a few days later on Oct. 13. While this can be an overwhelming time for everyone in the family, the Boiling Point is here to help! Here are the top 10 essentials you’ve always wanted b...

Bohemian is Back

TRENDY: Like many other students, freshmen Eva Brous-Light and Danielle Finn wear scrunchies, a popular hair accessory from the ‘80s, to school -- and not always in their hair.

Molly Litvak, Outside News Editor

June 6, 2019

Did Freddie Mercury know that his music would not only still be popular but be the focus of a world-renowned movie in 2018? Did trendy people in the late ‘80s and ‘90s think mom jeans would be fashionable 30 years later? More and more music and fashion throwbacks have been highlighted in pop culture...

Humans of Shalhevet – Aaron Schlacht

TRANSFER: Freshman Aaron Schlacht starts his animations by drawing characters on a piece of paper and then transferring the image to his computer. His computer allows him to edit the characters that he draws.

Anya Mendelson, 9th grade

May 24, 2019

“Drawing has always been a hobby of mine, and now that hobby has developed into the realization that I may want to become an animator. The difference between drawing and animation is that the process of animation ends when the pictures are, or appear to be moving. It’s usually done on a computer. I...

Humans of Shalhevet – Liad Machmali

TRANSFORMATION: Freshman Liad Machmali initially was scared of going to the dentist when she was young, but now wants to be a dentist in the future.

Eliana Khoobian, 9th grade

May 23, 2019

“One day when I was around the age of 7, I entered a generic building of doctors offices. Once I knew I was at the dentist,  I was afraid. There were statues of teeth everywhere and used disposable toothbrushes on the floor. I started to cry and throw a tantrum until the office next door complained...

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