The Boiling Point

Shalhevet’s still green behind the scenes

Rachel Lester, Features Editor

May 23, 2010

The trend of reusable bowls is dying out, the Environmental Sustainability Committee has not held any events all year, and it seems like many ideas that have been brought up that turned into empty promises. Is Shalhevet still going green? In a quiet way, it seems, the answer is yes. Over the last school year, the PTA has started Community Supported Agriculture, a program...

At hip-hop class ‘Urban Jam’, students exercise and have fun

Colleen Bazak, Staff Writer

May 23, 2010

If you go down to Shalhevet’s lowest floor after school on a Monday, you’ll hear pop, hip-hop, and R&B music coming from the physical education room. Follow the music and you’ll find a group of energized girls in the middle of a new dance routine. “Urban Jam” is a once-a-week cardio hip-hop class, offering students a good workout, toned arms and abs, some new...

SushiKo: Japan on Pico

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

May 23, 2010

Restaurant review Located on Pico Boulevard, Sushiko can pride itself on being the only kosher sushi restaurant in Los Angeles County. With that monopoly comes a big responsibility; it must be good enough to keep people coming and paying the extra price for being kosher, and not wandering off to the plethora of other sushi restaurants – or other kosher restaurants -- in t...

At school, be cute and tzniut

Eli Willis, Staff Columnist

May 23, 2010

It's time to rethink our relationship with skirts. There's always been that struggle of trying to get away with a skirt that’s just a little too short, but is just oh-so-adorable and matches your outfit perfectly. And there have been varying degrees of enforcement. But now that our new dress code enforcement system has taken effect, it’s time to put away those too-short...

‘La Gondola’ brings us Italy, but just misses

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2010

Despite its relatively new location in Beverly Hills and everything it needs to make it a leading Kosher restaurant -- including being Italian -- La Gondola has many minor issues that are preventing it from reaching that top level. Ironically, the first of these issues is its location. A well-established and long-standing restaurant that had been on Wilshire Boulevard near...

With a whir and a whoosh, it’s ghondi and aboosht

With a whir and a whoosh, it’s ghondi and aboosht

March 18, 2010

“Here you go, everyone take a recipe book,” said Ms. Tamara Gidanian, math teacher by day, Persian chef by weekend. She handed out small homemade recipe books to th...

Student entrepreneurs get down to business

Student entrepreneurs get down to business

March 18, 2010

The room is abuzz as 15 aspiring entrepreneurs click frantically on their laptops. In groups of four, they research their potential demographic, consult...

Facebook ‘Farmville’ phenomenon takes over Shalhevet

Facebook ‘Farmville’ phenomenon takes over Shalhevet

March 18, 2010

Call of Duty took gamers to the heart of a war-torn Middle East, while Fallout 3 unfolded in the midst of a post-apocalyptic Washington, D.C. Now Farmville...

You, too, can design clothes that stay within school dress code

Eli Willis, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2010

If you design it yourself, it’s one-of-a-kind Project Frumway has come and gone, and we didn’t win first prize for clothing design this year. But Shalhevet students are still making their own innovative clothing, and you can too. Take inspiration from styles in stores, or from raw materials just waiting to be transformed into unique clothing. Materials abound everywhe...

Turning heads with locks of lavender

Leona Fallas, Photo Editor

March 18, 2010

Shalhevet girls have always had a flair for eye-catching color, and lately, it  affects even their hair. In recent weeks, girls from all grades and even some faculty can be seen strutting through the hallways with flowing pink, blue, or red strands cascading behind.  “I think it looks cool and different,” comments sophomore Jennifer Pajounia on her magenta- streaked...

Shiloh’s takes you to France

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

January 6, 2010

If you are looking for a truly relaxing and enjoyable evening with a serene atmosphere, you can stop searching, because I have found the quintessential place: Shiloh’s Steakhouse. Just from the outside (on Pico Boulevard, of course), you should already be able to tell that this will be a great meal, and experience too, for that matter. With a valet waiting to park your...