The Boiling Point

EDITORIAL: Playing with food

EDITORIAL: Playing with food

April 9, 2018

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 8, 2018

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 e...

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

March 26, 2018

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 be...

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

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

March 13, 2018

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...

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

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

February 11, 2018

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...

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...

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

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

February 6, 2018

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 consta...

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

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

January 31, 2018

  Innovative: The VINZ takes brave architectural steps Frank Gehry, the world-renowned architect and visionary famous for Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown and th...

OPINION: Taming our roots

OPINION: Taming our roots

December 31, 2017

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

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,...