The Boiling Point

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Arts & Culture Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Arts on Campus, Award-winners, Opinion, Top Stories, Two Boiling Points of View

  Innovative: The VINZ takes brave architectural steps Frank Gehry, the world-renowned architect and visionary famous for Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, once said, “You've got to bumble forward into the unknown.” The Vinz, a mixed-use apartm...

OPINION: Taming our roots

OPINION: Taming our roots

Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

December 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Features, Top Stories

My scalp is burning. My nose is dripping. The combined smell of formaldehyde and the melting, unpronounceable chemicals in my mascara have turned my eyes into a watery disarray.

HIRSCHONOMICS: All about that Bitcoin bubble

HIRSCHONOMICS: All about that Bitcoin bubble

December 25, 2017


Filed under Hirschonomics, Outside News

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


Filed under As I see it, Columns, Opinion

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?

Sam Hirschhorn & Zack Hirschhorn, Staff Columnists

November 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Hirschonomics

This year, the major student-run businesses at Shalhevet are bagels, pancakes and the Student Store. Last year, the major student businesses were bagels, pancakes, and the Student Store. Two years ago, the major business are bagels,  pancakes, and the Student Store (shocking, we know). Our...

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

Shana Lunzer, Staff Columnist

November 19, 2017


Filed under Community, Page Three Columns

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 ou...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Seniors’ decision for prom up in the air

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Seniors’ decision for prom up in the air

November 15, 2017


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

No, Prom is antithetical to our values   By Tali Schlacht, 12th grade In recent weeks, Shalhevet seniors have been debating whether to hold a prom or a Senior Soiree. Soiree was implemented for the first time last year with the class of 2017, and the administration had hoped it would...

OPINION: Bring the ‘covenant’ to Town Hall

OPINION: Bring the ‘covenant’ to Town Hall

The BP Editorial Board

November 15, 2017


Filed under Award-winners, Opinion, Unsigned Editorials

The Agenda Committee’s officers signed a “covenant” early this year, outlining guidelines that every officer had to abide by, such as adhering to the Student Handbook, being in dress code, being enthusiastic about school programs, and volunteering at school events. It was written by ...

OPINION: Modesty isn’t the issue when poor women need assistance

OPINION: Modesty isn’t the issue when poor women need assistance

The BP Editorial Board

November 15, 2017


Filed under Award-winners, Opinion, Unsigned Editorials

Two weeks ago, senior Sarina Finn — standing on the corner of Pico and Robertson outside Walgreens — collected 4,704 tampons and pads for women in need. Not only was this charity innovative, but it was extremely important, as low-income women all over Los Angeles have a real difficulty m...

OPINION: Understanding 9/11 requires more than facts

OPINION: Understanding 9/11 requires more than facts

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Arts & Culture Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Features

Sept. 11, 2001, was one of the darkest days in US history. Three thousand people's lives came to an end.

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

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

Clara Sandler, Community Editor

October 22, 2017


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

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!

Clara Sandler, Community Editor

October 2, 2017


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

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 and superiority. Even though the Dodgers have been playing this song for years, this season it truly reflects their performance. But before I get to that, some...