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Addicted to TikTok

Addicted to TikTok

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

10 stories that shaped the 2010’s

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

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

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

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

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

Bohemian is Back

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

Humans of Shalhevet – Aaron Schlacht

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

Humans of Shalhevet – Liad Machmali

Eliana Khoobian, 9th grade

May 22, 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...

Humans of Shalhevet – Jack Sanders

Humans of Shalhevet – Jack Sanders

Ella Klein, 9th grade

May 13, 2019

“I’m the school anarchist: nothing that the government does is better than the private sector. This is just one example of something I am very passionate about.  I’ll debate anyone on anything. Gun rights? I’ll debate. Is taxation theft? I’ll debate. Is water wet? I’ll debate. I love expr...

HUMANS OF SHALHEVET: Ronell Zahir

HUMANS OF SHALHEVET: Ronell Zahir

Victory Fuchs, 9th grade

May 1, 2019

“I found a passion pretty early on in life: there’s videos of me when I was two and there’s a screwdriver in my pocket. Sometimes I stay in the robotics lab until 7 just hanging out in there. So the day before this pep rally, Ms. Wilner comes up to the robotics" lab begging for a T-shirt cannon. I w...