The Boiling Point

Someone else to remember

Someone else to remember

Maia Lefferman, Chief Photo Editor

January 28, 2020

The loss of a great hero is devastating to all. Kobe’s legacy is everlasting and his contributions to basketball are unprecedented. Throughout today and yesterday, people mourned the death of all of the victims of the helicopter crash, and especially Kobe Bryant. However, I found it difficult to f...

We hear you

We hear you

Boiling Point Editorial Board

January 28, 2020

On Sunday, the world lost a basketball superstar whose legacy has inspired the next generation of basketball players. The Boiling Point decided to post a compilation of reflections on Kobe Bryant’s loss, and invited students and faculty to write personal reminiscences on what Kobe meant to them. ...

We can hold two ideas at once

We can hold two ideas at once

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief I’ve felt a lot of things over the past few days. I was at first shocked, in complete denial that something could happen to someone I felt almost familiar with. Kobe existed when I was born and throughout my life until now. Living in LA it felt like y...

THE SPIN: Open letter to the process we all know and hate

THE SPIN: Open letter to the process we all know and hate

Jacob Benezra, Page 3 Columnist

January 23, 2020

Dear College Admissions Process, I could have started this letter while I was in the middle of completing your vital, yet aggravating, work. Instead, I composed myself, soldiered on through weeks and weeks of torture, and saved my rant for this day. You knew that you were governing our future, so ...

For the Clipper who used to be a Raptor, only love

For the Clipper who used to be a Raptor, only love

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Cheif

November 1, 2019

There were four seconds left on the shot clock in a tied game seven against the Philadelphia 76ers. Kawhi Leonard caught the inbounds pass and dribbled to the right sideline, double-teamed by two Sixers. He stepped back and launched an impossible shot. It bounced off the right rim, then th...

About this fob thing…

About this fob thing…

Jacob Benezra, Page 3 Columnist

October 25, 2019

First off, I want to thank the Boiling Point for offering me this opportunity to share my ideas. Now all of you are trapped hearing the crazy thoughts bouncing around in the void between my small ears. It was not long ago when I thought my Shalhevet career would consist of basketball and basketball...

Let’s rename the Wildfire Theater

Let’s rename the Wildfire Theater

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board

October 10, 2019

Few if any students at Shalhevet today have any memory of Nat Reynolds, z"l, who died last summer at the age of 86. But all of us are nevertheless benefiting from his work. In the process of interviewing those who knew Mr. Reynolds, it became clear to the Boiling Point that Shalhevet as we know ...

AIPAC: More than a justification machine

AIPAC: More than a justification machine

October 4, 2019

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board, On Thursday, August 15, U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were prohibited by the Israeli government from traveling to Israel. The two have been outspokenly critical of the Israeli government. President Trump twe...

OPINION – Our college graphic: A dissent

OPINION – Our college graphic: A dissent

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Community Editor

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 like an issue at all. Every May, many seniors across the country experience the euphoria of committing to the school where they will spend their...

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 for his basketball intellect, he of course would be upset when he had good reason to believe that the coach of a rival school -- and someone he’d c...

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