The Boiling Point

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...

Summer blahs? Get out and explore L.A.

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Lifestyles Editor

June 29, 2012

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...

Depression is a real disease, and no, they can’t just cheer up

Depression is a real disease, and no, they can't just cheer up

Colleen Bazak, Features Editor, and Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Lifestyles Editor

June 10, 2012

On any given day, about one third of Shalhevet students regard themselves as feeling depressed -- or so they say. On two separate days this year, one in fall semester and one in spring, Shalhevet students were asked, “Are you depressed today?” During the fall poll, 30 percent of students replied...

‘Got Kosher?’ gets beyond the plastic – slowly

'Got Kosher?' gets beyond the plastic - slowly

Alexa Fishman, Staff Writer

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 takeout only, known as the source of kosher sandwiches students can buy on campuses such as Santa Monica College and Beverly High. Now that it’s a re...

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

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

Colleen Bazak, Features Editor

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, there is a 25 percent chance that the child will be born with Tay-Sachs disease. A child born with Tay-Sachs develops normally. However, by six months...

Finding your Purim costume

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Lifestyle Editor

March 6, 2012

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...

Live Blog of The Oscars

Live Blog of The Oscars

February 26, 2012

Lifestyle editor, Hannah-Leeba covered the Oscars LIVE on the evening of February 26th 2012. 8:38 pm: And thats a wrap guys! Goodnight! 8:36 pm: A Silent Film thats black and white filmed in the 21st century... We have lost our minds. 8:35 pm: THE ARTIST! 8:35 pm: AND THE WINNER FOR BEST...

QUIZ: How organized are you?

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, LifeStyles Editor

January 31, 2012

Springtime is just around the corner and everyone knows that means it’s time for some spring cleaning!  Spring cleaning can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re organized all year around it’s easy to maintain. So -- are you a messy person or are you as neat as Martha Stewart?...

Live Blog of the SAG Awards

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn

January 29, 2012

Life Style Editor, Hannah-Leeba covered the SAG Awards on Sunday, January 29th. 7:00 pm: Have a good night everyone! 6:59 pm: And the show ends with a wave from Brad Pitt. Goodbye, Brad! 6:57 pm: The cast of The Help. I couldn't be happier about the choice! 6:56 pm: DRUMROLL please... The...

13th Grade: In Israel, lessons for life and a sustainable world

Jaclyn Kellner, BP Emeritus

December 23, 2011

Sometimes I feel like everything on the farm revolves around food, but really everything revolves around everything. On the farm, where I’m in a semester-long Masa program called Eco Israel, a semester-long Masa program in Israel, study agriculture both in the classroom and hands-on in the field...

Marijuana can be a slippery slope

Rachel Lester, Managing Editor

December 23, 2011

Nobody sets out to be addicted. In fact, most people who do “soft drugs” like marijuana and hookah do so thinking that they’ll never get addicted. But even Amy Winehouse, who died in July from a drug and alcohol overdose, started off smoking marijuana as a teenager (

Home Cooking: You can understand crepes

Jacob Ellenhorn, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2011

Crepes are misunderstood. It could be because they’re French and people often think that anything French is immediately pretentious and difficult to make.  But here is where you’re wrong.  You see, crepes are also known as palyczinto in Hungarian, blinchik in Russian and blintzes in Yiddish. ...

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