The Boiling Point

Two Boiling Points of View: Too close to tyranny

Jenny Newman, Senior Staff Columnist

March 11, 2011

America’s Founding Fathers believed government should be set up so power would not be concentrated too heavily in the hands of any one person. Though the Internet wasn’t around at that time, that warning still applies today. Don’t get me wrong; the Founders were not paragons of virtue, at least by modern standards. Most of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence...

Two Boiling Points of View: The real world requires it

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Managing Editor

March 11, 2011

Freedom is a marvelous thing. Whether freedom of speech, freedom to protest, or the freedom to surf the Internet, freedom has become synonymous with 'happiness,' and 'America,' and for all the right reasons. This is because freedom is what propelled America to heights that were unforeseen when the founding fathers wrote the Constitution. And so, one would logically assume...

Two Boiling Points of View: Juniors should start fundraising now, to avoid a crunch next year

Adam Kellner, Staff Writer

December 31, 2010

Walking down the hall, you see an upperclassman harassing a group of students to buy a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and you think to yourself, “Oh, not another one -- didn’t they just have a fundraiser yesterday?” Then you notice that it isn’t a senior, but rather a junior. How refreshing! As the senior Poland-Israel trip approaches, the seniors have been cramming...

Two Boiling Points of View: For Poland-Israel fundraising, juniors should wait their turn

Rebecca Asch, Opinion Editor

December 31, 2010

Imagine a year when the senior class stays at home to watch television instead of going on the annual class trip to Poland and Israel. Because of fundraising by juniors, this could actually happen. The trip—which takes students through the concentration camps in Poland and then flies them to more cheerful Israel—is an annual venture for the Shalhevet senior class. However,...