The Boiling Point

Asking questions and facing danger, alumnus mines complexity of the Middle East

Tamar Willis, Features Editor

February 21, 2013

Filed under Alumni, Features, Top Stories

SHALHEVET AT 20: A SERIES Editor's note: Shalhevet's first academic year was  1992-93, meaning the school is now 20 years old. The Boiling Point will profile alumni from each graduating class. All students in high school face a hard truth. One day, they will walk out the doors of high school forever and be thrust into the real world. Where will they go next?&nbs...

Samira Miller, Class of 1999: Community and family

Samira Miller, Class of 1999: Community and family

February 21, 2013

SHALHEVET AT 20: A SERIES Editor's note: Shalhevet's first academic year was  1992-93, meaning the school is now 20 years old. The Boiling Point...

Boring salad? In the new year, try Thai

December 25, 2012

Filed under Features

By Jacob Ellenhorn, Co-Editor-in-Chief Walking through Shalhevet during lunch period you are bound to see the same thing at each table: two or three kids eating school lunch, another with some sandwich or cold pizza, and then that one kid with the boring salad they made that morning. That boring salad often includes some roughly chopped green, the occasional onion or tomato,...

With East Coast prices high, Orthodox students are now building communities on UC campuses

With East Coast prices high, Orthodox students are now building communities on UC campuses

November 9, 2012

   Transitioning from a school like Shalhevet—where students don’t need to think twice about keeping kosher or observing Shabbat—to a public u...

Three trends switch your wardrobe from summer to fall

Tamar Willis, Features Editor

September 7, 2012

Filed under Features

The sartorial transition from summer to fall is always a hard one, and especially this year.  With color palettes shifting from neons and pastels to rich burgundys and regal purples, wardrobes will be doing a complete 180. Thankfully, in Los Angeles we can ease into the new fall trends—and into school—by exchanging our summer sundresses for lightweight chiffon skirts,...

The Happy Mystery That Is Ghana

The Happy Mystery That Is Ghana

September 1, 2012

In the village of Anloga, Ghana, where I stayed for three weeks this summer, when someone dies people gather in the streets and they dance.  Some wear red an...

What we’re wearing: Trend Revival

Talia Rotenberg, Staff Columnist

June 29, 2012

Filed under Columns, Features, What We're Wearing

Fashion repeats itself. But is this actually an issue? How annoyed were you when you invested in that pair of neon pink shoes at the end of summer 2009, only to discover that biker boots were the hot new shoe that coming fall? Luckily, the neon trend, like many past trends, has come back for an encore. Everyone should get excited because it is time to dust off those neon...

Quiz Yourself: Are you a good friend?

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Lifestyles Editor

June 29, 2012

Filed under Features

During this time of the year, everyone is stressed out due to the overwhelming amount of work. AP tests, finals, SATs and well, more work are all so time-consuming. But just because you are smothered with work in school doesn’t mean that you need to ditch your buds. Has your stress level taken a toll on your friendships? You may not even know!   Take this quiz to find...

Summer blahs? Get out and explore L.A.

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Lifestyles Editor

June 29, 2012

Filed under Features

Everyone looks forward to those summer days spent lazing around the pool and hanging out with friends that replace the hectic days of the school year.  But let’s face it, after a week of nothing to do, summer’s allure of freedom can quickly fade into boredom. Luckily there are a million of things to do in Los Angeles. A quintessential L.A. thing to do is take a bike...

‘Got Kosher?’ gets beyond the plastic – slowly

‘Got Kosher?’ gets beyond the plastic – slowly

May 30, 2012

Located next door to B’nai David-Judea on Pico near Livonia, “Got Kosher?” reopened in February after several months of remodeling. It used to be...

Teens can learn if they’re carriers for Ashkenazic, Sephardic genetic diseases

Teens can learn if they’re carriers for Ashkenazic, Sephardic genetic diseases

March 30, 2012

Of every 27 Ashkenazi Jews, who make up about one half of the Shalhevet community, one is a carrier of the Tay-Sachs gene. If two carriers have a child,...

Finding your Purim costume

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Lifestyle Editor

March 6, 2012

Filed under Features

Dressing up for Purim is known as the most entertaining part of the joyous holiday. Many students find their costumes by searching the web or looking in catalogs. Whichever method you prefer, it’s time to stop turning back the hands of time. The 50’s and 60’s were great decades, but how many times can you reinterpret the same poodle skirt? “The best costumes are...