The Boiling Point

Click-watch culture

Click-watch culture

Lucy Fried, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

A pitch-dark bedroom is illuminated by a small screen for episodes and episodes on end. One, two, three hours of lost sleep before a long day at school.

How to get yourself to do your homework

How to get yourself to do your homework

Aidel Townsley, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2017

I just don’t have any motivation to start my homework. Once I start, it’s easy to finish.” A commonly heard phrase in the halls of Shalhevet, and why wouldn’t it be?  Shalhevet students spend approximately 42.5 hours a week in school for around 273 days of attendance. This does not in...

REALITY CHECK: So-called ‘finsta’ accounts bring a different view of teen life to Instagram

REALITY CHECK: So-called ‘finsta’ accounts bring a different view of teen life to Instagram

Hannah Jannol, Community Editor

January 9, 2017

On Oct. 27, senior Layla Galeck posted a photo of herself to Instagram from her vacation to Israel during Sukkot break. It was a smiley photo of her and her brother on a beach in Tel Aviv, surrounded by clear blue water and an even clearer and bluer sky. She captioned the photo with an ocean wave em...

Not as private as you think: Finsta posts are permanent, shareable and retrievable, like anything on the Internet

Not as private as you think: Finsta posts are permanent, shareable and retrievable, like anything on the Internet

Hannah Jannol, Community Editor

January 8, 2017

Because finstas are always set by the user to be on finsta’s private setting, they are also sometimes referred to as “private accounts,” or “privates.” However, these accounts are no more private than a main Instagram account or a public Facebook. Finsta posts can be shown to anyone, and...

Eva Suissa, Staff Columnist

October 27, 2016

Daughter Is A Democrat, So Some Things Are Better Not Discussed

Job hunt uncovers a passion for firefighting

Job hunt uncovers a passion for firefighting

Benjamin Zaghi, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2016

Sammy Ellenhorn, now In 11th grade, looked for a job last summer but ended up finding a passion for a career that he might later pursue in his life. He worked at Los Angeles Fire Station No. 63, near Venice Beach. “I wanted a new experience outside of the Jewish bubble,” said Sammy. “It ...

Republican student campaigns for Clinton

Republican student campaigns for Clinton

Jacob Feitelberg, Outside News Editor

October 11, 2016

Over the summer, sophomore Clara Sandler worked for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, making 176 phone calls over two weeks for two hours at a time, based at two restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. "I'm a Republican, so it was really revolutionary that as a Republican who supported Marco Rubio...

Dear Freshmen

Dear Freshmen

Aidel Townsley, Staff Writer

October 10, 2016

The ’16-’17  Shalhevet school year has brought 13 new hires, a new bell schedule, and one of the biggest freshman classes in Shalhevet's history, at 67 kids. That’s external change, which reminds us of internal change.  Why does high school seem to change students so drastically, and what would...

Robotics captain turns his talents to hospital labs

Robotics captain turns his talents to hospital labs

Clara Sandler, Sports Editor

October 9, 2016

Senior Seiji Shaw is known around school as the robotics superstar, and he spent his summer also pursuing work in the field of science – working with computers at San Francisco General Hospital and in the Cardiology lab at Cedars-Sinai. “I’m taking my robotics skills and placing them somewhere...

A real shoe crisis: Reflections on senior visit to Poland

A real shoe crisis: Reflections on senior visit to Poland

Shirel Benji, 12th grade

August 24, 2016

“Mom! I’m having a major shoe crisis!” I yelled, as I shoved mounds of clothes into my suitcase. My mother walked into my room and frowned -- it was one hour till takeoff from LA to Poland, and my suitcase was overflowing, unable to zip. “Yes? she asked, clearly unamused. “Okay so basically, I want to take my Allstars AND my Adidas, because one is black and one is white, and I like them both, but they don’t both fit, and I don’t know what to do!!”

From promoting a pair of jeans, a $2.5 million company

From promoting a pair of jeans, a $2.5 million company

Nicole Soussana, Staff Writer

July 11, 2016

A man by the name of Cree Lane Jones posts a picture on Instagram of himself standing over the misty ocean, carrying his two children in a wide and rusty gray bucket. Why?

Junior becomes insta-famous with entreprenurial fan pages

Junior becomes insta-famous with entreprenurial fan pages

Aidel Townsley, Staff  Writer

July 2, 2016

NBA basketball has risen to become the country’s second-favorite sport to watch. Junior Aron Cohen has turned that fact into a lucrative business that he operates from his computer, sometimes at school. Among the many social media outlets that pro sports has spawned, Aron’s three Instagram accoun...