The Boiling Point

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

PAGE THREE: Where feelings go too far

November 19, 2017

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 b...

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

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 la...

OPINION: Bring the ‘covenant’ to Town Hall

OPINION: Bring the ‘covenant’ to Town Hall

November 15, 2017

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 S...

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

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

November 15, 2017

Two weeks ago, senior Sarina Finn — standing on the corner of Pico and Robertson outside Walgreens — collected 4,704 tampons and pads for wom...

OPINION: Understanding 9/11 requires more than facts

OPINION: Understanding 9/11 requires more than facts

October 29, 2017

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

October 22, 2017

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!

October 2, 2017

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...

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 1990, and this year issued an air strike against pro-Assad forces in Syria. ...

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 constitution was lost, and the Agenda Committee essentially made up rules and policies as n...

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

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

September 18, 2017

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 T...

OPINION: Our Series ends, but not our commitment

September 15, 2017

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

By Asher Dauer, 11th Grade Social, political, and religious openness are all things that immediately come to mind when thinking of Shalhevet. The scho...