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The Just Community may be back

The Just Community may be back

June 13, 2019

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board Greek legend tells us of a mythical creature called the phoenix -- a flaming bird that every 500 years would self-immolate and turn into a pile of ash, from which a new phoenix would be born. While our school’s mascot is a Firehawk -- not a phoenix -- which has...

CLARA’S CALLS: Happy Endings, and may the Raptors win

STAR: Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard gets ready to drive in the Raptors 118-109 victory over the reigning-champion Golden State Warriors on May 30. Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals MVP with the San Antonio Spurs, played a team high 43 minutes and scored 23 points in the game.

Clara Sandler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

Acharon acharon haviv. The last one is the most precious. This Rashi perfectly embodies how I feel as I write this last, most precious column. How is my run with the Boiling Point, with the sports section, over? Instead of dwelling on the sad, let’s focus on the exciting. The exciting that i...

EDITORIAL: Beware the Madness of March

EDITORIAL: Beware the Madness of March

March 14, 2019

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board Every year, 68 Division I college basketball teams meet for an adrenaline-filled, nationwide extravaganza to determine who takes home the NCAA Championship trophy. The world has dubbed this absurdly hectic and entertaining month “March Madness.” At Shalheve...

COLUMN: Are the Chargers LA’s curse?

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Clara Sandler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019

For the first 15 years of my life, I was football team-less. I rooted for teams here and there -- I had a Manning brothers phase between second and fifth grades when I rooted for the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts. But in the back of my mind, and in the back of my dad’s mind, we longed for...

COLUMN: Cheating?

COLUMN: Cheating?

Liad Machmali, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

As I have started high school the fear of the future has overcome me, introducing a type of peer pressure I did not expect: the very popular idea of cheating. In middle school this was incomprehensible to me, as no one really cared enough about a grade to be caught cheating and face the possibility...

COLUMN: A year after Parkland, living for those who can’t

HONOR: About 90 students and faculty sang songs and read psalms in the parking lot March 14, 2018 to honor victims of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 14 students and three teachers. About half the school stayed in class.

Bayley Sandler, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

Every morning, I make the long drive over the hill from the Valley and my mind drifts with daydreams. Last week on Feb. 14, my mind drifted to Parkland. Teenagers who were my age or in my age range either died or forever have to deal with the PTSD that comes with having seen their friends die. We...

EDITORIAL: Reaching out to heal the world, wherever

EDITORIAL: Reaching out to heal the world, wherever

March 7, 2019

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board When 12 volunteers from B’nai David Judea Congregation flew to Arizona last month to welcome 30 families who were awaiting asylum hearings, they were following one of Judaism’s most fundamental values -- Ve’ahavta le’re’echa kamocha, Vayikr...

EDITORIAL: A Just Community not only for students

EDITORIAL: A Just Community not only for students

February 8, 2019

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board    A week ago, the administration announced a new addition to the Student Handbook, which has not yet been updated online, titled the Harassment/Discrimination/Retaliation Prevention Policy. This policy improves an area of the Handbook previously left a...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Is Schoology a place for politics?

December 9, 2018

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW:

EDITORIAL: Pittsburgh, Parkland and your bar mitzvah

EDITORIAL: Pittsburgh, Parkland and your bar mitzvah

December 5, 2018

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board    Shock, horror, confusion, despair. When we hear news of mass shooting, and these days that’s regularly, we become numb. Numb because we still cannot understand why someone did something so horrible. Numb because we cannot believe that it happened aga...

EDITORIAL: Unity and equality through the Glouberman tournament

EDITORIAL: Unity and equality through the Glouberman tournament

November 29, 2018

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board There’s something in the air during the five days of Glouberman, when the East Coast yeshiva league -- formally known as the Metropolitan Yeshiva High School League -- invades the West Coast. An indescribable energy fills the school as Shalhevet hosts more than ...

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