The Boiling Point

The magical madness that is math

The magical madness that is math

Tobey Lee, Features Editor

March 15, 2019

Although she sleeps just five hours the night before a math test -- less than her normal of seven hours -- studying late into the night makes junior Nicole Klausner feel good about the material before the test the next day. “Once you really invest your time into it and then you do well on a test, lik...

On the runway, calming jitters and building confidence

On the runway, calming jitters and building confidence

Shani Shaham, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Standing in the Shalhevet gym, freshman Danielle Finn attempted to tame the butterflies in her stomach Jan. 13 while an audience of women from throughout the Los Angeles Jewish community waited in anticipation for the long-planned event to begin. The gym had been completely transformed, with a runway...

Videos of people making ‘calming noises’ go viral in new trend of ASMR

Videos of people making ‘calming noises’ go viral in new trend of ASMR

Kate Orlanski, Staff writer

February 10, 2019

Sending chills down people’s spines is a new way to unwind. Video clips of people whispering, eating, tapping on microphones and making other quiet, repetitive sounds are trending on the internet as something called ASMR. The letters stand for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.  According ...

MacOS Mojave: A desert’s beauty, and features to match

MacOS Mojave: A desert’s beauty, and features to match

Sam Rubanowitz, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018

All Photo Illustrations by Sam Rubanowitz, icons from apple.com As diehard Apple fans know, ever since 2013, each version of Mac software was named after a place in California. Its newest Mac software, macOS Mojave (version 10.14), named after the Mojave Desert in southeastern California, was released a few months ago on September 24. Avid users, including myse...

New year, new looks

New year, new looks

October 5, 2018

By Tobey Lee, Features Editor, and Sadie Toczek, Social Media Editor Aug. 29 was a day to see and be seen while getting acclimated to school again. Some students were low-key about it, while others took the opportunity to dress particularly stylishly with bright colors and eye-popping desig...

At summer camp, students find a lab for religious diversity

At summer camp, students find a lab for religious diversity

Lucy Fried, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018

In the sunset hours of Shabbat, campers at Camp Stone in Pennsylvania gather for slow shira, or singing, much like the one on Shalhevet shabbatons. Jewish life there appears similar to school’s, as Camp Stone is also an Orthodox institution. But for sophomore Ronnie Seruya, the experiences are vastly diff...

VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to import the school calendar into your personal calendar

VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to import the school calendar into your personal calendar

Gilad Spitzer, Web Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2018

Follow the video’s step-by-step instructions to conveniently add all events -- including days off, early dismissals, holidays, etc.--  on the 2018-19 Academic Calendar to your personal calendar. Also, each event has a description attached to it. Visit shalhevetboilingpoint.com/calendar for addit...

On writers’ wings, a journey heavy with history

On writers’ wings, a journey heavy with history

Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2018

As someone who connects to things through writing — whether my own or someone else’s — I wanted to experience the senior Poland-Israel Experience through the written word. So I borrowed some books from a rabbi of mine that would relate thematically to the week in Poland and one-and-a-half weeks ...

GETTING HERE: What’s it like to live an hour away from school?

GETTING HERE: What’s it like to live an hour away from school?

Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2018

 BP Graphic by Zev Kupferman A near majority of Shalhevet students -- 107 out of 250 this year -- live in Beverlywood or Pico-Robertson, an average of about one-and-a-half miles from school. The second-most-common student location is Beverly Hills, with 43 Shalhevet homes in that neighborhood. L...

Clothing company creates student entrepreneurship at the click of a button

Clothing company creates student entrepreneurship at the click of a button

Clara Sandler, Community Editor

March 14, 2018

It’s 8 a.m. and a regular Thursday morning for most Shalhevet students, but for Ben-Tsion Oliel, Sam Navon, Josh Weindling, Sam Navon and Asher Dauer, it’s time to get down to business.

College-bound students weigh how far to fly the coop

College-bound students weigh how far to fly the coop

Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018

Every year, many Shalhevet graduates leave California to pursue college degrees on the East Coast, in the Midwest and other regions hundreds or thousands of miles from home. But some stay local. But it is not as common nationwide. Of entering college freshmen in 2016, 38 percent attended college within...

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