The Boiling Point

TEACHER TALK: Changing trajectories

CHALLENGE: Mr. Reusch teaches Shalhevet’s US History class. He previously taught at inner-city schools.

Hannah Diamond, Staff Writer

November 21, 2015

With 600 kids in his high school graduating class and teachers who did not know his name, Will Reusch found his school experience in Bethlehem, Penn., to be discouraging. He planned to be a police officer.

Looking back on 11 years of Dano-mite

SELFIE: Mr. Danovitch captures a photo of one of his final Brit. Lit. classes at the JCC in June.

Eric Bazak, Outside News Editor

June 15, 2015

The school was ready for this moment. There were student-produced videos, Town Hall farewell speeches, and even a new hiree for the General Studies principal position.

CHEATOLOGY: More than twice as many students say they cheat on Schoology as on paper

CHEATOLOGY: More than twice as many students say they cheat on Schoology as on paper

Rose Lipner, Features Editor

May 13, 2015

More than two years into Shalhevet's use of Schoology-- the online resource for teachers and students that has become the backbone of communication at the school-- it turns out that the much-loved website facilitates something it was never intended to support: cheating.

Generation Cheat

May 12, 2015

Rose Lipner, Features Editor From Stanford University to the SATs, cheating is prevalent in all parts of the country, at all grade levels and at all levels of academic talent. Fifty-nine percent of American high school students admit to having cheated, according to a 2010 survey by the Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics. And it’s not just failing students who resort to ste...

Satire finds a home at The Freezing Point

Satire finds a home at The Freezing Point

Nicole Soussana, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015

On Facebook one night last December, Josh Goldner, Henry Wineburgh, Daniel Steinberg, Jacob Toczek and Gabe Silverstein were brainstorming about Rabbi Segal's release of the latest in his “Kosher Korner” video series. Ideas were popping up at every second. Some were discarded, such as a plan t...

How fair are the SATs?

How fair are the SATs?

Eric Bazak, Features Editor

February 22, 2015

Juniors’ eyes are glued to heavy Compass books as they fidget in the hallways, enveloped in insurmountable stress. There is only one explanation: SATs are coming up. But how objective is the SAT? Do Shalhevet students have a level playing field with students in public schools – or with each other?

Prize-winning chefs take guest turns at Mexikosher

TASTY: Top Chef winner Mei Lin, center, is normally sous chef at Ink on Melrose but made chicken tostadas at MexiKosher Feb. 19.

Rose Lipner, Features Editor

February 20, 2015

It was supposed to last until 9, but by 7:30 p.m. Feb 19 Mexikosher was all sold out of fresh, made-from-scratch tostadas — fried tortillas topped with sliced chicken, red cabbage, radishes, and a peanut, ginger dressing – created by Mei Lin, who had come for the evening to cook at the restaurant of h...

Mexikosher owner says cooking kosher changed him

RESTAURANT: Mexikosher chef Katsuji Tanabe prepares food behind the counter for waiting customers.

February 9, 2015

By Eric Bazak, Features Editor and Alexa Fishman, Editor-in-Chief Half Mexican, half Japanese and five-sevenths kosher, Katsuji Tanabe won the Food Network’s Chopped reality cooking competition last August.  He is also the creator and chef of Mexikosher, one of the most popular kosher restaurant...

Mister Buckley

Mister Buckley

Alec Fields, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

Before he resigned, the Boiling Point had planned a major feature on Mr. Buckley. It became a retrospective, but the story is the same.

Immortal and behind the wheel

Of 33 Shalhevet drivers polled in March, over a third had already been in accidents.

Eric Bazak, Features Editor

May 30, 2014

A recent Boiling Point poll of students with licenses found that most Shalhevet drivers regularly break several laws while driving, and 42 percent have already been in an accident — despite having been licensed for, at most, just two-and-a-half years.

Party Culture

Party Culture

Tamar Willis, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2014

A full bottle of vodka lay nestled in a bush, out of anyone’s line of vision in the unlikely case a parent would come home.  A few sophomores lounged on a couch, speaking incoherently as one of their friends hunched over, about to vomit.  He barely made it outside before letting it all out, drunke...

EXODUS: Jewish population wanes in South Africa

HISTORY: Clockwise from top right - Junior Nicole Feder and her sister Ariana visited Robben Island in 2010 with their cousin, Danielle Drozin, at right

Eric Bazak, Staff Writer

January 19, 2014

Although Shalhevet did not formally commemorate the passing of legendary human rights leader and statesman Nelson Mandela, the five minutes in between class and Town Hall Dec. 5 were particularly quiet, as everyone was fixed on iPhones learning the news. The former president of South Africa, known f...

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