The Boiling Point

New technology could offer drivers a cure for texting

New technology could offer drivers a cure for texting

Rachel Lester, Features Editor

March 16, 2011

Car accidents are the leading cause of teenage deaths. This is common knowledge, as is the fact that most teenagers are addicted to their cell phones. These two behaviors combined -- cell phones and driving -- it is no wonder that there are more than 17,000 car accidents a day in the United States, at...

Unleash some attitude

Talia Rotenberg, Fashion Columnist

March 12, 2011

I cannot believe we are already halfway into the school year. We have our friendships established, no more nerves about new teachers and you may be happy with the grades you’re getting. Now what? Have we let ourselves get too comfortable – and settled into a fashion rut? The stress of high school...

Snooze or lose: The problem with being sleepy

Snooze or lose: The problem with being sleepy

Nate Erez, Community Editor

March 12, 2011

Ever come home from a long day of school to do hours of homework and then go to sleep long after you want to as a result? Wake up the next morning dead tired, grab a coffee from Starbucks, and head to Fairfax and Olympic for a long day of school. According to a poll conducted in December, about a...

Visual decadence, and lots of cheese…

Jacob Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

March 11, 2011

When you see “26,”  a new dairy restaurant on Pico’s kosher restaurant row, you immediately understand that owner Geoffrey Ghanem  places considerable value on the visual aspects of his restaurants. A veteran restaurateur, Ghanem also owns the acclaimed Shiloh’s steakhouse. At “26,”...

Slapped in the Facebook … and other things that can go wrong when social media isn’t just social

Slapped in the Facebook … and other things that can go wrong when social media isn’t just social

Rachel Lester, Features Editor

January 7, 2011

Since Facebook has become such a dominant part of modern society, it’s easy to see why people have started using the website for purposes other than fun or communication. And why wouldn’t they? Facebook combines the services of e-mail, instant messages, photo sharing sites and everything you’ll...

Wrist candy: Fun or inappropriate, Silly Bandz and ‘I Love Boobies’ bracelets are all the rage

Tamar Willis, Staff Writer

January 7, 2011

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve seen Silly Bandz and “I love Boobies” bracelets adorning the wrists of tons of people.  They’re the latest fad, and it looks like they’re here to stay for a while. Silly Bandz are thin silicone wristbands sold in themed packs.  When taken off,...

Former Shalhevet student wins “Next Great Kosher Chef” contest in N.Y.

Former Shalhevet student wins “Next Great Kosher Chef” contest in N.Y.

Colleen Bazak, Staff Writer

December 31, 2010

Former Shalhevet student Jasmine Einalhori, daughter of Registrar and Facilities Director Lili Einalhori and sister of freshman Josh, was named the “Next Great Kosher Chef” at an all-day competition sponsored by the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in New York Dec. 12, and featured in a story about...

Restaurant review: Shanghai Diamond says Merry Chinese!

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Managing Editor

December 31, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan mentioned in her confirmation hearings last summer that as an American Jew, she generally spent Christmas eating Chinese food (www.tinyurl.com/BPChinese). In her honor, this week seems like the perfect occasion to review the best Chinese restaurant on Pico Boulevard. Shanghai...

Life beyond the bubble: Alumni find many shades of Jewish life on campus

Life beyond the bubble: Alumni find many shades of Jewish life on campus

Rachel Lester, Features Editor

November 1, 2010

Shalhevet prides itself on being a school that prepares students to study in the top secular universities and observe their religion wherever they find themselves. But do students actually want to venture outside the Orthodox Jewish bubble? Based on interviews with more than a dozen recent alumni,...

Four rules to manicure by

November 1, 2010

Remain dedicated to looking refined and elegant. Elegance is achieved when equal parts effort and nonchalance are exerted during “The Process.” 1. If you are doing a mani and pedi, never ever choose different colors that will compete with each other for attention.   For example, never choose...

Bodhi on Pico: Say hi to Thai

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Managing Editor

November 1, 2010

No one will argue that it’s easy to limit oneself to only kosher restaurants, especially since it seems that 95 percent of them in Los Angeles lie between a certain Mobil gas station and a mortuary on Pico Boulevard. So you can imagine my joy when something totally unique opens. Bodhi restaurant...

Why not do your nails at home?

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Staff Writer

November 1, 2010

Have you ever wished you could get a salon-quality manicure at home without having to pay for it? Manicures can run anywhere from $11 at Contempo Nails on Robertson all the way to $30 at The Paint Shop on trendy Third Street in West Hollywood. For an initial investment of $25  -- for one bottle...

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