The Boiling Point

How to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder this winter

How to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder this winter

Sadie Toczek, Lifestyle Editor

February 14, 2018

When the clocks turned back last November, days ended earlier and earlier. Even now, days are shorter, ending around 5 p.m. and making the night feel everlasting. It is not uncommon for this to affect your mood, and if it does, it’s known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a ...

You are what you DON’T eat

You are what you DON’T eat

Lucy Fried, Features Editor

February 9, 2018

A 21st-century family dinner may feature vastly different plates of food than it did 10 years ago, with two vegetarian parents, a paleo teenage daughter, and a gluten-free son. This is not an uncommon occurrence, with a recent rise in Americans following various diets or popular eating trends, and at...

HIRSCHONOMICS: Why is it so hard to run a student business at Shalhevet?

HIRSCHONOMICS: Why is it so hard to run a student business at Shalhevet?

Sam Hirschhorn & Zack Hirschhorn, Staff Columnists

November 19, 2017

This year, the major student-run businesses at Shalhevet are bagels, pancakes and the Student Store. Last year, the major student businesses were bagels, pancakes, and the Student Store. Two years ago, the major business are bagels,  pancakes, and the Student Store (shocking, we know). Our...

With hammers and heart, juniors help rebuild Houston on chesed trip

With hammers and heart, juniors help rebuild Houston on chesed trip

Lucy Fried, Features Editor

November 8, 2017

At midnight Aug. 26, Maya Wadler was the only member of her family awake as rains pounded the streets and water seeped through the floorboards of her Houston home. At 2:30 a.m., her house was two feet deep in water, and the fire department had arrived for a “mandatory evacuation.” “We ran...

Doctors in the house

Doctors in the house

Clara Sandler, Community Editor

November 7, 2017

What do stem cell differentiation, females with disabilities in the classroom, the relationship between Jewish and American law and a medieval Greek rabbi’s Talmud commentary have in common? They are all topics of doctoral research by Shalhevet faculty members. Currently, there are five faculty me...

Niche memes are connecting Jews worldwide with humor and some bite

Niche memes are connecting Jews worldwide with humor and some bite

Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017

Yaakov Fein, more commonly known by his Instagram meme username @theturntjew, is just one of many Instagram meme page creators who have become popular for posting memes featuring relatable jokes about Judaism, targeting a Jewish audience. He has made more than 630 memes on his account, which has 4...

Hard conversations are easier if you go in prepared

Hard conversations are easier if you go in prepared

Aidel Townsley, Opinion Editor

October 9, 2017

Everyone has those moments when they are completely stumped for words.  You know them – those times when you need to express yourself and simply fumble, or say what you do not mean to say, or freeze, speechless. Often, you are later hit with the perfect response that you should have said – leaving...

Is Reading Being Replaced?

Is Reading Being Replaced?

Lucy Fried, Features Editor

September 24, 2017

With so much to watch and so much to do, a long-loved pastime seems to be fading away--though it still has its fans.

Students learn swimming, sports, empathy at special needs camps

Students learn swimming, sports, empathy at special needs camps

Lucy Fried, Features Editor

September 19, 2017

Like many of their peers, seniors Maya Schechter, Naomi Bijou and Noa Segal spent their summer at Jewish summer camp. But their job descriptions were different from those of their friends. Maya and Naomi worked at Camp Chesed in the Valley, and Noa worked at Camp HASC in New York -- both camps for...

COLUMN: Invest? Yes. But maybe not with a broker

COLUMN: Invest? Yes. But maybe not with a broker

Zack Hirschhorn and Sam Hirschhorn

September 18, 2017

Summer is over and it’s time to go back to school. Hopefully, you did something with your summer, and didn’t just hibernate in your room watching Game of Thrones all day (especially since Westworld is definitely better). If you did manage to get out of the house, you may have earned some money fro...

Eight cool plans for summer on a budget

Eight cool plans for summer on a budget

Aidel Townsley, Staff Columnist

May 29, 2017

Students can't wait to put away their textbooks and take our their sunglasses. Summer means freedom, no classes and no worries -- but this open book can also lead to boredom. Summer means freedom, no classes and no worries. But this open book can also lead to boredom. Worried parents can end spending large sums of money to entertain you and keep you from wasting away your summer days.

Three languages on the menu? Baruch Hashem!

Three languages on the menu? Baruch Hashem!

Hannah Jannol, Community Editor

March 31, 2017

At the popular kosher restaurants Nagila Pizza and La Gondola, ingredients aren’t the only things mixing in the kitchen. Languages and cultures blend together like the steaming oregano, basil and tomatoes, with even some religion mixed into the sauce.  Armando Rodriguez immigrated to the United St...