The Boiling Point

OPINION: Eerie silence about North Korea’s Holocaust-like actions

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Features

By Ariella Sassover, 11th grade Ever since World War ll the United States has been viewed as the world’s most powerful nation, with tremendous wealth, resources and military strength. The U.S. liberated the Holocaust concentration camps in 1944, toppled the Berlin Wall ending the Cold War in 199...

Constitutional convention will revitalize Just Community

BP Editorial Board

September 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Unsigned Editorials

In 2003, Shalhevet’s students, faculty, administration and staff together created a constitution that outlined the purpose and practice of Town Hall, school election guidelines, and a procedure and policy for bringing proposals to the community to debate and decide. Over time, much of the constitu...

COLUMN: Invest? Yes. But maybe not with a broker

COLUMN: Invest? Yes. But maybe not with a broker

Zack Hirschhorn and Sam Hirschhorn

September 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Hirschonomics, Top Stories

Summer is over and it’s time to go back to school. Hopefully, you did something with your summer, and didn’t just hibernate in your room watching Game of Thrones all day (especially since Westworld is definitely better). If you did manage to get out of the house, you may have earned some money fro...

OPINION: Our Series ends, but not our commitment

OPINION: Our Series ends, but not our commitment

BP Editorial Board

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Unsigned Editorials

In May of 2016, the Editorial Board of the Boiling Point pledged that for the next year, every issue of The Boiling Point would address drinking in some way, “recognizing that journalism has a unique capacity for advocacy, especially in a high school setting where we are true peers.” That coverage became a series called Alcohol Roulette.

OPINION: All views should be heard, including those on the right

OPINION: All views should be heard, including those on the right

September 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Features, Top Stories

By Asher Dauer, 11th Grade Social, political, and religious openness are all things that immediately come to mind when thinking of Shalhevet. The school prides itself on giving students the ability to confidently offer ideas and opinions whether it’s during Town Hall or an average Tanach class. ...

PAGE THREE: New schedule reflects our school’s values

PAGE THREE: New schedule reflects our school’s values

Shana Lunzer, Staff Columnist

September 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Page Three Columns

At the end of every August, I spend 10 days with my entire extended family on my mom’s side. We are around 40 people, each with our own very strong opinions and personalities. This sometimes makes for frustrating conversations, as you may fundamentally disagree with what another family member migh...

OPINION: 13 hours of “Why?”

OPINION: 13 hours of “Why?”

June 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Features, Top Stories

By Yishai Thau, Ninth Grade  The show 13 Reasons Why has done more harm than good and therefore it fails. It wants to be a show promoting awareness of our surroundings, so that we will come forth and help when bullying is seen. But it never fulfills this goal. Instead it promotes suicide, excusing...

COLUMN: More than a traffic light

COLUMN: More than a traffic light

Eva Suissa, Opinion Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Driving down Pico Boulevard on my way to school makes me feel independent, like an adult. But it also, surprisingly, makes me feel part of a community, because everyone follows the same rules on the road.

PAGE THREE: Waiting for the day

PAGE THREE: Waiting for the day

April 9, 2017


Filed under Page Three Columns

That outfit is so gay!” “Stop being a fa**ot and let’s go.” “Don’t be so gay, just do it.” Phrases like these echoed around my skull during my dark days in the closet. Whenever I heard them, however I may have been feeling that day, they stripped me of my confidence, devalued me, and contributed to why I chose to suffer rather than reveal myself for who I truly was.

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: JV sports: Too many players on the bench?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: JV sports: Too many players on the bench?

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Two Boiling Points of View

Yes - It’s unfair to everyone By Jonah Kaye, Staff Writer  There are 16 kids on the boys’ JV basketball team. The reality is that many of these kids hardly play at all in games, and if they do, it is usually the coach feeling sorry for a student and giving him 30 seconds of garbage time. It is ext...

OPINION: When hate comes to visit

OPINION: When hate comes to visit

BP Editorial Board

April 3, 2017


Filed under Award-winners, Opinion, Unsigned Editorials

“Same sex marriage dooms nations,” “God hates the people in Hell,” and “144K Jews will repent,” were never phrases we expected to land – literally– on Shalhevet’s front doorstep. When we were told that the Westboro Baptist Church would protest at Shalhevet Feb. 2, the Boiling Point’s E...

OPINION: How to fix the sunrise minyan

OPINION: How to fix the sunrise minyan

Zev Kent, Senior Editor

February 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Features

There’s something wrong at Hashkama minyan. As much as people are tired of hearing it, Hashkama was created as a minyan for people who want to daven, and right now, it’s not.