The Boiling Point

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Which side has the facts in the gun control debate?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Which side has the facts in the gun control debate?

May 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Two Boiling Points of View

Emotion will not solve America’s gun violence problem By Sam Rubanowitz, 10th grade “It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.” - Barbara Jordan On Friday, March 23, Mia Freeman and Hayley Licata, survivors of the shooting at...

Just Community takes a step in the right direction

Just Community takes a step in the right direction

May 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Unsigned Editorials

Dead. That’s the word a lot of people use to describe the Just Community and its three branches. But in a rare and admirable feat of liveliness and action, the Agenda Committee recently proposed a referendum to allow three Student Activities Committee co-chairs, instead of two, and to have two vice chairs, as opposed to one as in previous years.

COLUMN: Getting lost in the game in times of loss

COLUMN: Getting lost in the game in times of loss

Clara Sandler, Community Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Clara's Calls, Opinion, Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

While basketball is definitely not my favorite sport, I do identify as a Laker fan. Being a Laker fan is usually easy, but in recent years, it has been difficult to have hope for an organization that really seems so helpless. Going into the playoffs, I did not have a team that I was particula...

EDITORIAL: Not everyone lives in Beverlywood

EDITORIAL: Not everyone lives in Beverlywood

May 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Unsigned Editorials

By the BP Editorial Board Not all Shalhevet students live in Beverlywood, or even “the city.” In fact, a good number of students live in the San Fernando Valley, near the beach or even near the airport. These students are expected to be in school at the same time and manage the same workloads, even though they live as much as three times as far from 910 South Fairfax.

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Judaic classes be graded?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Judaic classes be graded?

Aidel Townsley, Opinion Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Two Boiling Points of View

Yes, our experience in Judaic classes must be active. School days at Shalhevet are packed full with learning, tests, and the formidable grading. The pressure to perform well in classes and succeed remains steady throughout high school (barring senioritis.) Our dual curriculum makes the school ...

EDITORIAL: Playing with food

EDITORIAL: Playing with food

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Unsigned Editorials

On any given day at school, one can see students hunched over, staring at screens, their fingers restless from typing away yet another essay, assignment or email. Pairs of eyes are tired from the constant blue light, and the near seven hours of sitting per day takes a toll on posture and energy. Students are on technology all the time, and most of their entertainment also involves electricity or the use of fossil fuels from driving around town to various hang-outs and restaurants.

EDITORIAL: Playing with passion

EDITORIAL: Playing with passion

April 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Unsigned Editorials

By the BP Editorial Board Color War at Shalhevet is an event of intense competition among the four grades, during which the school exudes an air of excitement and ruach (spirit) that lasts for two-and-a-half days. It creates bonds between students who would not have connected otherwise, through the comm...

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

Shana Lunzer, Staff Columnist

March 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Page Three Columns, Top Stories

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 between right and wrong per se, but we did know that our feelings were hurt when someone wouldn’t share with us. It was an age when our feelings were a...

PAGE THREE: For better or for worse or for two dollars

PAGE THREE: For better or for worse or for two dollars

Shana Lunzer, Staff Columnist

March 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Page Three Columns, Top Stories

No one wants to admit the existence of sexual harassment. It's an uncomfortable phrase and society’s attitude thus far has been neglectful. But, quite surprisingly, ignoring it hasn’t made it go away. Women have finally taken to the streets and to Twitter and started the #MeToo movement, which in r...

EDITORIAL: Don’t end friendships over a dilemma without facts

EDITORIAL:  Don’t end friendships over a dilemma without facts

BP Editorial Board

February 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Unsigned Editorials

As soon as the news broke that our principal had been removed from his administrative roles, most, if not all, students took to their grade-wide group chats to voice their reactions -- a mixture of confusion, anger, curiosity, shock and even a lack thereof. Some immediately jumped into denying that...

COLUMN: Let’s crush stereotypes

COLUMN: Let’s crush stereotypes

Clara Sandler, Community Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Clara's Calls, Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

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 Ohio and Buckeye fan. She loved football and she would watch baseball playoffs because otherwise it was too boring. When she passed away in 2010, my dad in...

EDITORIAL: What is, and is not, on our front page

EDITORIAL: What is, and is not, on our front page

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Unsigned Editorials

By The BP Editorial Board When the Editorial Board gathered to discuss placing the story of Dr. Weissman’s departure on Page 1, the schism we observed in Shalhevet was reflected around the table. As a newspaper, we are constantly searching for the facts of a story, trying our hardest to inform our com...