The Boiling Point

Seniors see Holocaust close up

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-In-Chief

June 3, 2011

Day 1: Lufthansa This trip is about perspective. I have to say though, as a privileged American who expects much from his airlines, this trip has gotten off to bizarre and slightly uncomfortable footing. The last time I had a beer spilled on me, I was at a Dodger game. And like a visit to Dodger Stadium, Flying Lufthansa is an experience in itself. I was fortunate enough t...

Students’ AP Psych experiments find students… normal

Tamar Willis, Staff Writer

June 3, 2011

“It’s clearly line C!” exclaimed junior Yossi Halpert when asked which line matched the others, among three that were projected on a whiteboard in Mrs. Sunshine’s room. The other students in the room claimed it was line A, but they were purposely all giving an incorrect answer – not just to that question, but to several more. Clearly frustrated, Yossi started to...

The British Royals: Why we care

The British Royals: Why we care

April 29, 2011

It’s 2011 and we are still talking about them.  Two hundred thirty-four-plus years after the American Revolution, the royals of England still have us...

BLOG: “It looks like Shabbat at Beth Jacob!”

BLOG: “It looks like Shabbat at Beth Jacob!”

April 28, 2011

Here is a minute-by-minute blog of the wedding of William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, last Friday morning at Westminster Abbey in Lon...

‘Caspian Rain’ author offers insight on Iranian culture

Tamar Willis, Staff Writer

April 18, 2011

In a school with no shortage of Iranian Jews, it was pretty exciting when probably the most famous Iranian Jewish author of our time came to Shalhevet to talk about her book while students noshed on Persian cuisine. Students in Ms. Sterman’s senior World Literature class heard from Gina Nahai, a best-selling author, after having read her latest novel, Caspian Rain, earlier...

New technology could offer drivers a cure for texting

New technology could offer drivers a cure for texting

March 16, 2011

Car accidents are the leading cause of teenage deaths. This is common knowledge, as is the fact that most teenagers are addicted to their cell phones....

Unleash some attitude

Talia Rotenberg, Fashion Columnist

March 12, 2011

I cannot believe we are already halfway into the school year. We have our friendships established, no more nerves about new teachers and you may be happy with the grades you’re getting. Now what? Have we let ourselves get too comfortable – and settled into a fashion rut? The stress of high school can be overbearing, but are we going to let it get in the way of looking...

Snooze or lose: The problem with being sleepy

Snooze or lose: The problem with being sleepy

March 12, 2011

Ever come home from a long day of school to do hours of homework and then go to sleep long after you want to as a result? Wake up the next morning dead...

Visual decadence, and lots of cheese…

Jacob Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

March 11, 2011

When you see “26,”  a new dairy restaurant on Pico’s kosher restaurant row, you immediately understand that owner Geoffrey Ghanem  places considerable value on the visual aspects of his restaurants. A veteran restaurateur, Ghanem also owns the acclaimed Shiloh’s steakhouse. At “26,” the building design, the interior of the restaurant space, and even the restaurant...

Slapped in the Facebook … and other things that can go wrong when social media isn’t just social

Slapped in the Facebook … and other things that can go wrong when social media isn’t just social

January 7, 2011

Since Facebook has become such a dominant part of modern society, it’s easy to see why people have started using the website for purposes other than...

Wrist candy: Fun or inappropriate, Silly Bandz and ‘I Love Boobies’ bracelets are all the rage

Tamar Willis, Staff Writer

January 7, 2011

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve seen Silly Bandz and “I love Boobies” bracelets adorning the wrists of tons of people.  They’re the latest fad, and it looks like they’re here to stay for a while. Silly Bandz are thin silicone wristbands sold in themed packs.  When taken off, the bands assume different shapes -- everything from Western-themed designs...

Former Shalhevet student wins “Next Great Kosher Chef” contest in N.Y.

Former Shalhevet student wins “Next Great Kosher Chef” contest in N.Y.

December 31, 2010

Former Shalhevet student Jasmine Einalhori, daughter of Registrar and Facilities Director Lili Einalhori and sister of freshman Josh, was named the “Next...