The Boiling Point

COLUMN: Let’s crush stereotypes

COLUMN: Let’s crush stereotypes

February 8, 2018

My grandmother was the sports fan in my dad’s family. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and went to Ohio State University, so she was a diehard O...

HIRSCHONOMICS: All about that Bitcoin bubble

HIRSCHONOMICS: All about that Bitcoin bubble

December 25, 2017

Bitcoin, which has been in the news a lot lately, is a digital currency (crypto-currency) created in 2009. It has seen a ridiculously rapid rise in value, and then last week it started to fall.  What’s going on?

COLUMN: In co-curriculars, less is more

COLUMN: In co-curriculars, less is more

December 24, 2017

During freshman orientation two years ago, I remember Principal Dr. Noam Weissman talking about the importance of after-school activities. They’re so important, he said, that Shalhevet calls them “co-curriculars,” instead of “extracurriculars.”

HIRSCHONOMICS: Why is it so hard to run a student business at Shalhevet?

HIRSCHONOMICS: Why is it so hard to run a student business at Shalhevet?

November 19, 2017

This year, the major student-run businesses at Shalhevet are bagels, pancakes and the Student Store. Last year, the major student businesses were bagels,...

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

November 19, 2017

When we were children, all we could do was feel. We knew very little, so our beliefs were based mainly on intuition. We didn’t know the difference b...

COLUMN: To kneel or not to kneel: that is not the question

COLUMN: To kneel or not to kneel: that is not the question

October 22, 2017

Around the NFL, players are kneeling during the National Anthem to protest our president and racial discrimination around the United States. Players and owners are uniting to stand up for what they believe, and I support them.

COLUMN: Dodgers we love it!

COLUMN: Dodgers we love it!

October 2, 2017

When you go to a Dodger game at Dodger Stadium and they win, Randy Newman’s “I Love LA” rings through the stadium. The song is all about LA pride...

COLUMN: Invest? Yes. But maybe not with a broker

COLUMN: Invest? Yes. But maybe not with a broker

September 18, 2017

Summer is over and it’s time to go back to school. Hopefully, you did something with your summer, and didn’t just hibernate in your room watching Game of T...

PAGE THREE: New schedule reflects our school’s values

PAGE THREE: New schedule reflects our school’s values

September 4, 2017

At the end of every August, I spend 10 days with my entire extended family on my mom’s side. We are around 40 people, each with our own very strong o...

PAGE THREE: Waiting for the day

PAGE THREE: Waiting for the day

April 9, 2017

That outfit is so gay!” “Stop being a fa**ot and let’s go.” “Don’t be so gay, just do it.” Phrases like these echoed around my skull during my dark days in the closet. Whenever I heard them, however I may have been feeling that day, they stripped me of my confidence, devalued me, and contributed to why I chose to suffer rather than reveal myself for who I truly was.

Page Three: When normal days aren’t normal, there’s a problem

Page Three: When normal days aren’t normal, there’s a problem

January 24, 2017

“What now?” I ask as I rub my eyes and check my phone to see the ever-so-common Shalhevet good morning greeting, “Special Schedule.”  Five minutes...

As I See It: A Slumberless Sleepover

As I See It: A Slumberless Sleepover

November 21, 2016

 It’s easy to learn from your own mistakes. But what happens when you see someone else make one? Can you still learn from it?   While I...