The Boiling Point

What’s in a pseudonym?

What’s in a pseudonym?

Tamar Willis, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2013

Melissa transformed into Mah Lissa. Natalie rechristened herself Nah Tally, and Kaili became Kay Lee...in cyberspace, that is. With college application season heating up, seniors have begun changing their names on Facebook, continuing a trend that has become a rite of passage in the past few years. Students...

Fashion show promotes a new view of beauty

Fashion show promotes a new view of beauty

November 7, 2013

By Rose Lipner, Staff Writer Karen Michelle, a women's clothing store on Robertson, treated over 200 women of all ages to manicures, makeovers and pastas as they strolled through a pop-music filled ballroom at the Luxe Hotel last Sunday, Nov. 3.  The occasion was a fashion show that benefitted Healthy...

WHAT WE’RE WEARING: Who says fashion’s just for girls?

Micah Gill, Staff columnist

September 30, 2013

“What are you shopping for, basketball shoes?” This is the response I receive when I tell my guy friends that I am going to the mall to shop for clothing. For some odd reason, fashion is almost always associated with females. They get to do the shopping, the styling and the dressing.  But...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Sand-Which Bar shows good food is good business on Pico

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Sand-Which Bar shows good food is good business on Pico

Alexa Fishman, Features Editor

June 3, 2013

As I learned a few weeks ago in U.S. History class, America’s economy thrives on competition.  You might have thought there were enough kosher restaurants on Pico, but the latest contender proves that there’s always room for something that no one else is doing yet -- in this case, top-notch...

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

Tamar Willis, Features Editor

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 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 foreve...

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 will profile alumni from each graduating class.   Q:     What did you do straight after high school, and what do you do now? A...

Boring salad? In the new year, try Thai

December 25, 2012

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...

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

Tamar Willis, Features Editor

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 university with 22,000 undergraduates and no kosher meal plan can be daunting.  But for alumnus Zev Hurwitz ‘11, it was just something to overcome. ...

Three trends switch your wardrobe from summer to fall

Tamar Willis, Features Editor

September 7, 2012

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...

The Happy Mystery That Is Ghana

The Happy Mystery That Is Ghana

Tamar Willis, Features Editor

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 and black, considered mourning colors, and along with dancing they sing, and they eat.  Some of the funeral festivities last for days, filled wit...

What we’re wearing: Trend Revival

Talia Rotenberg, Staff Columnist

June 29, 2012

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...

Quiz Yourself: Are you a good friend?

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Lifestyles Editor

June 29, 2012

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...

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