The Boiling Point

A slice of Shalheaven: Coming and going… and going…

Lexi Gelb, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2010

Filed under A slice of Shalheaven, Columns

I’ve got one foot out the door, and the other firmly planted in the Student Lounge. It’s a long stretch, and even after two years of Yoga Minyan, it’s difficult. As a second-semester senior, the combination of having my academic year slowly peter out and having my school change quickly, and often unpredictably, in front of my eyes, is a strange one. Between the...

At school, be cute and tzniut

Eli Willis, Staff Columnist

May 23, 2010

Filed under Columns, Fashion, Features

It's time to rethink our relationship with skirts. There's always been that struggle of trying to get away with a skirt that’s just a little too short, but is just oh-so-adorable and matches your outfit perfectly. And there have been varying degrees of enforcement. But now that our new dress code enforcement system has taken effect, it’s time to put away those too-short...

‘La Gondola’ brings us Italy, but just misses

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2010

Filed under Columns, Features, Restaurant reviews

Despite its relatively new location in Beverly Hills and everything it needs to make it a leading Kosher restaurant -- including being Italian -- La Gondola has many minor issues that are preventing it from reaching that top level. Ironically, the first of these issues is its location. A well-established and long-standing restaurant that had been on Wilshire Boulevard near...

13TH GRADE: Basketball and learning: An Israel experience

Jacob Moskowitz, BP Emeritus

March 18, 2010

Filed under 13th grade, Columns, Opinion

There’s a lot going on here at Nativ. Different things happen every day, and each and every little detail added up makes the experience what it is --amazing. Therefore, telling you a few highlights is the easiest way to go. Pretty much every day during the week is the same. Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday I have class from 8:45 in the morning until 6:15 at night, with a...

Treat senioritis with a grain of salt

Aliza Kellerman, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2010

Filed under A slice of Shalheaven, Columns, Community, News

Wake up in the morning feelin’ like P.Diddy. Except not. Because you’re actually a senior at Shalhevet, and the last thing you feel like doing is getting out of bed. No, the last thing you feel like doing is taking a test. Actually, the last thing you feel like doing is coming to school. Why get up when you’ve already sent in your college applications (and double checked...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: USA chills down competition at Olympics; Saints steal Superbowl

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

March 18, 2010

Filed under Columns, Sports

Along with the always-enjoyable Super Bowl, the just-ended 21st Winter Olympics captivated a larger-than-usual audience with its wide array of chilly competitions in the past month. The Vancouver-hosted events ended on February 28 after 14 days of grueling competition.  With returning medalists and surprising upsets, average viewership was the highest since the 1994 games,...

Shiloh’s takes you to France

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

January 6, 2010

Filed under Columns, Features, Restaurant reviews

If you are looking for a truly relaxing and enjoyable evening with a serene atmosphere, you can stop searching, because I have found the quintessential place: Shiloh’s Steakhouse. Just from the outside (on Pico Boulevard, of course), you should already be able to tell that this will be a great meal, and experience too, for that matter. With a valet waiting to park your...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: Depriving Laker fans of their free tacos … and other miscarriages of sportsmanship among athletes, the public and the media

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

January 6, 2010

Filed under Columns, Sports

Lack of sportsmanship sadly pervaded a couple of big games this month, one professional and the other a yearly matchup between cross-town college rivals. Curiously, some major stories include free tacos, one team’s dreadful start, and a scandal concerning the private life of a golf pro. Interestingly, a taco promotion that the Los Angeles Lakers hold every home game has...