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When it comes to Chanukah gift-giving, the ritual is whatever you grew up with

HOME: A Boiling Point survey found that all kinds of Jews give presents -- and don’t.
By Liad Machmali, Life and Featured Editor December 14, 2020

This Chanukah 5780, senior Yael Rubin’s family will be exchanging gifts among aunts, uncles and cousins. Dean of Students Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg will be giving gifts just to his wife and kids. Freshman...

YEAR OF THE YARD SIGN: Election’s conflicts and tensions are playing out on area front lawns

RECOVERED: Stolen political yard signs were set up on the front lawn of Amanda Kogan in Beverlywood Oct. 5 so people could pick them up. Ms. Kogan posted on NextDoor that she'd found the signs, which had been dropped in a pile on Wooster and 18th streets.
By Keira Beller, 10th Grade November 4, 2020

Jill Lefferman woke up early Oct. 5 to discover one of the political yard signs had been stolen off her lawn in the heart of Beverlywood. It was a Biden-Harris sign, with the phrase “B’H,” an abbreviation...

Six essentials for remote school 2.0

STUFF: It's horrible, but there are things you can use to make Covid times better.
By Liad Machmali, Culture Editor August 30, 2020

The 2020-21 remote school year has begun!  In case this is not your favorite time of the year,  the Boiling Point is here to help with this list that we hope will prevent a few mental breakdowns....

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,...

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.
By 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...

Addicted to TikTok

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

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.
By 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...

HUMANS OF SHALHEVET – Eitan Miro: One with the water

HUMANS OF SHALHEVET – Eitan Miro: One with the water
By 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...

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.
By 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...

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.
By 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...

HUMANS OF SHALHEVET: Jessica Melamed

By Barbara Seruya, BP Video Staff September 27, 2019

TOP 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIGH HOLIDAYS 5780

TOP 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIGH HOLIDAYS 5780
By 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...

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