The Boiling Point

Off the beaten path, luxurious hipster minimalism

Jacob Ellenhorn, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2011

If you are lucky enough to visit Jerusalem, let me suggest that you stay at the Mamilla Hotel.  Straddling the neighborhood between the Old City and the bustling downtown center of Jerusalem, the Mamilla Hotel can only be described as luxurious hipster minimalism. If you prefer the more dreadfully...

What we’re wearing: Sleep decides when ‘comfy’ becomes ‘lazy’

Talia Rotenberg, Staff Columnist

November 7, 2011

As Shalhevet students, do we care about how we look? We all want to feel comfortable, but have we blurred the line between comfy-and-cute and lazy-and-baggy? When it’s time to get dressed in the morning, it would seem that that most girls are choosing their outfit without much thought. “I get...

Quiz Yourself: Are you a super studier or a total study copout?

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Features Editor

November 7, 2011

You’re working on your English essay when all of a sudden you remember that there is a box of Zours in your kitchen practically waiting for you. You are half way through the essay so you...   Continue writing that essay.  The Zours will be reward for your hard work.   Take a...

As readers and as writers, students brave the blogosphere

As readers and as writers, students brave the blogosphere

Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2011

Blogging,” like “Tweeting,” “Facebooking,” and “Googling,” is a web phenomenon so popular that it’s turned a noun into a verb -- a verb that describes condensed news and opinion that in turn form communities based on common interests online. But what exactly is a blog? Named...

Live-Blog of the Emmys

September 19, 2011

BP Features Editor Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn posted updates from the Emmys Sept. 18.   8:00 p.m. Good Night y'all! See you at the Next Award Show!! 7:56 p.m. And the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series goes to.. But of course, MODERN FAMILY! YES. 7:47 p.m. The Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Se...

Relax! It’s just ninth grade

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Features Editor

August 23, 2011

  The leap from middle school to high school can be nerve-wracking.  Relax.  You have already survived eight years of first-day-of-school jitters. You can also take comfort in knowing that Shalhevet is a small school (we have one hallway) where we all can find a way to fit in. Here are some...

The British Royals: Why we care

Hannah Leeba Ellenhorn, Staff Writer

June 3, 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 in awe, and it’s not because of their pretty dresses and fancy castles.  The British Royal Family works hard at keeping relevant and that’s why...

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 Dodge...

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...

The British Royals: Why we care

The British Royals: Why we care

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Staff Writer

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 in awe, and it's not because of their pretty dresses and fancy castles.  The British Royal Family works hard at keeping relevant and that’s why they...

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

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

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Staff Writer and Official BP Royal Wedding Cyberspondent

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 London -- with a running comparison to more familiar simchas.  Read from the bottom up to follow events as they occurred.  All times are Pacific Daylight. ~3:27 a.m. As ...

‘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...

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