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YES: Transformative trip inspires local chesed

July 14, 2019

By Gabby Lasry, 11th Grade As most juniors at Shalhevet will tell you, the chesed trip is one of the greatest parts of the year. The chesed trip, which is offered to both juniors and sophomores, is an excellent way to do community service outside of school and bond with classmates at the same time. Last year, the sophomore class went to Nevada, where they performed a n...

NO: Keep chesed and bonding separate, in LA

July 14, 2019

By Ari Schlacht, 11th grade Chesed trips - school trips organized around chesed, which means acts of lovingkindness -- in theory are an excellent idea. On paper, grade bonding and fun activities are perfectly balanced with service and by the time the buses arrive back at Shalhevet, kids supposedly have experienced the joys of giving back. Unfortunately, this is not the ful...

OPINION – Our college graphic: A dissent

OPINION – Our college graphic: A dissent

June 18, 2019

Last month, I faced one of my most difficult decisions on the Boiling Point Editorial Board -- one which a year or even a month ago would not have seemed...

The rabbi, the coach and the media

The rabbi, the coach and the media

June 17, 2019

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board There are few figures at school more beloved than Coach Ryan Coleman. Adored for his devotion to his players, revered ...

The Just Community may be back

The Just Community may be back

June 13, 2019

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board Greek legend tells us of a mythical creature called the phoenix -- a flaming bird that every 500 years would self-i...

CLARA’S CALLS: Happy Endings, and may the Raptors win

CLARA’S CALLS: Happy Endings, and may the Raptors win

June 4, 2019

By Clara Sandler, Co-Editor-in-Chief Acharon acharon haviv. The last one is the most precious. This Rashi perfectly embodies how I feel as I wri...

EDITORIAL: Beware the Madness of March

EDITORIAL: Beware the Madness of March

March 14, 2019

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board Every year, 68 Division I college basketball teams meet for an adrenaline-filled, nationwide extravaganza to deter...

COLUMN: Are the Chargers LA’s curse?

COLUMN: Are the Chargers LA’s curse?

March 13, 2019

For the first 15 years of my life, I was football team-less. I rooted for teams here and there -- I had a Manning brothers phase between second and fifth...

COLUMN: Cheating?

COLUMN: Cheating?

March 12, 2019

As I have started high school the fear of the future has overcome me, introducing a type of peer pressure I did not expect: the very popular idea of cheating. In...

COLUMN: A year after Parkland, living for those who can’t

COLUMN: A year after Parkland, living for those who can’t

March 10, 2019

Every morning, I make the long drive over the hill from the Valley and my mind drifts with daydreams. Last week on Feb. 14, my mind drifted to Parkland. Teenagers...