The Boiling Point

Sometimes, saying goodbye is not enough

Melanie Berkey, English Department Chair

June 29, 2011

The last Town Hall of the year left my head spinning and a bitter taste in my mouth.  I am still appalled that, in a year that had seen more teachers leaving than any other, we went out with the weakest and most haphazard tribute I could remember.  I’ve thought of all the reasons for why this could have gone down the way it did:  we tried to pack too much into the last s...

When saying goodbye is not enough

June 19, 2011

To the Editor: The last Town Hall of the year has left my head spinning and a bitter taste in my mouth.  I’m appalled that, in a year that has seen more teachers leaving than any other, we go out with the weakest and most haphazard tribute I can remember.  I’ve already thought of all the reasons for why this could have gone down the way it did:  we tried to pack too...

We’re not getting in the way — RE: “Wait your Turn” (December 2010)

January 4, 2011

To the Editor: We’re 11th grade parent co-captains, and write to respond to Rebecca Asch’s suggestion that juniors should refrain from fundraising for next year’s Poland-Israel trip so as not to make current seniors’ own fundraising more difficult (“Wait your turn,” Dec. 2010 issue). Rebecca’s concerns are legitimate, and the Parents Circle goal for coming...

Great art, but who’s the artist?

November 1, 2010

Dear Editor, The first issue of the Boiling Point showcased some great artwork that stood out and added life and personality to the newspaper. The problem I had was there was no way of telling who the artist was behind each picture. This is especially true on the dress code graphic on page 9. As an avid reader of The Boiling Point, I would like to know who produces such...

Welcome the eighth grade

November 1, 2010

To the Editor: I have to completely agree with the fact that the eighth graders deserve their independence as students who are part of the high school. It is crucial to Shalhevet that of all things, individuality should be emphasized. Personally, I, for one, think that these students do indeed get a nice sneak-peak at their upcoming years in Shalhevet, and see what to expect....

Sports can hurt grades, but only slightly

May 23, 2010

To the Editor: I have just read the article about missing class for sports and I am very impressed with the sophistication of the article. I really liked the multiple viewpoints incorporated into this article. I'm a member of Shalhevet's volleyball, soccer, and softball teams. As much as I don't want to admit it, all these sports did have an effect on my grades--but it wasn't...

Sensitive coverage of schools closing

May 23, 2010

To the Editor: I always enjoy the Boiling Point’s thoughtful and thorough coverage, and I wanted to especially commend you on your excellent coverage of the Shalhevet lower school closings. You published the issue within days of the news, and your reporters worked quickly and efficiently to determine which questions people wanted answered and which issues and emotions...

Boiling Point online calls it like it is

May 13, 2010

To the Editor: The faculty advisor of the Boiling Point is a good friend of mine, so I read the first web edition of the Boiling Point with great interest, but knowing little about the school. I saw the lead article about the rabbi resigning. I don’t know anything about him or the school, but some of the statements just didn’t make sense. I wondered: am I misunderstanding...

Very Accurate!

March 18, 2010

To the Editor: Hello! I have just read through the article(s) on the Internet at Shalhevet.  I would like to congratulate the staff of the Boiling Point for creating a well written and very accurate description on our use of the Internet.  The articles examined the issue from multiple points-of-view and were very fair and accurate in it reporting. Great Job! Yossie...

Let’s see more of ‘Invisible Children’

March 18, 2010

To the Editor: I was slightly shocked to see the “Invisible Children” shoved in a corner of the Torah section and tinier than an average ad! There were two articles about the newest “Say Anything” album and tour-- one filling a whole page with a full color picture that by itself was the size of the “Invisible” article. Now as much as I love the band, it feels...