The Boiling Point

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet cap enrollment at 240 students?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet cap enrollment at 240 students?

February 11, 2016

NO: Keep on growing By Eric Bazak, Editor-in-Chief   It’s that time of the year when seniors sweat over interviews and stress over their chances of being a...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Is it kosher to read during davening?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Is it kosher to read during davening?

November 16, 2015

ERIC BAZAK: Yes: An ideal alternative for the disconnected NOAH ROTHMAN: No: Even though it’s hard, we have to pray

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet grads go Greek?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet grads go Greek?

May 8, 2015

No: A way to unlearn honor and midot Half of students involved in Greek life report their academics suffer due to excessive partying on school nights. Twenty-one p...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The new co-curricular ‘point’ system

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The new co-curricular ‘point’ system

September 20, 2014

If something’s not broken, why fix it? By Sigal Spitzer, Senior Staff Writer “Fair isn’t equal, fair is when everyone gets what they need in ...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should students pay for SAT tutors?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should students pay for SAT tutors?

June 10, 2014

Yes, invest in your future By Liat Bainvoll, 12th Grade Skimming through countless Naviance charts of past university acceptances, waitlists and denials that show a ...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet limit the number of  co-curricular activities it offers?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet limit the number of co-curricular activities it offers?

March 17, 2014

Yes, too many choices leads to failed clubs and stressed students By Nicole Newman, 10th grade Shalhevet’s greatest asset is its community. We have a wealth of fire, spirit and heart, and so many amazing thin...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet grads attend colleges that honor a boycott of Israeli universities?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet grads attend colleges that honor a boycott of Israeli universities?

January 29, 2014

Yes, don't sink to their level   By Avishai Rabin, 11th Grade Johns Hopkins University.  One of the finest universities in America.  After laboring for years to achieve the neces...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet have a uniform?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet have a uniform?

January 10, 2014

No, clothing is a form of expression   By Benny Balasz, Staff Columnist Uniforms have no place in Shalhevet. The one and only Jewish school whose ...

2 BOILING POINTS OF VIEW – Syria: Don’t turn away

2 BOILING POINTS OF VIEW – Syria: Don’t turn away

September 17, 2013

By Avishai Rabin, 11th Grade President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, “Whether we wish it or not, we are a great people and must play a gre...

2 BOILING POINTS OF VIEW – Syria: Intervention breaks international law

2 BOILING POINTS OF VIEW – Syria: Intervention breaks international law

September 17, 2013

After watching President Obama’s address to the nation on September 10, 2013, you might be inclined to support a military strike on Syria for the use...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: GAP YEAR – A year of freedom that preserves a miracle

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: GAP YEAR – A year of freedom that preserves a miracle

June 9, 2013

Right off the bat I was vehemently opposed to a gap year. Part of it was the little rebel inside of me pressing against my parents’ desires for me...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: GAP YEAR –  Juvenile and capricious

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: GAP YEAR – Juvenile and capricious

June 9, 2013

The gap year is becoming a popular option for many high school seniors, with many seniors graduating from Jewish high schools opting to spend it in Israel....