The Boiling Point

PAGE THREE: New schedule reflects our school’s values

PAGE THREE: New schedule reflects our school’s values

September 4, 2017

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 o...

OPINION: 13 hours of “Why?”

OPINION: 13 hours of “Why?”

June 12, 2017

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 awarene...

COLUMN: More than a traffic light

COLUMN: More than a traffic light

May 24, 2017

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

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

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 hardl...

OPINION: When hate comes to visit

OPINION: When hate comes to visit

April 3, 2017

“Same sex marriage dooms nations,” “God hates the people in Hell,” and “144K Jews will repent,” were never phrases we expected to land – l...

OPINION: How to fix the sunrise minyan

OPINION: How to fix the sunrise minyan

February 28, 2017

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.

OPINION: Becoming an undercover Jew

OPINION: Becoming an undercover Jew

February 20, 2017

Growing up in a Modern Orthodox community in a free country, I’ve always been proud of my Judaism and have felt safe to express it. But is there a li...

OPINION / MLK Holiday: Use the whole day

OPINION / MLK Holiday: Use the whole day

February 6, 2017

Wait, we just had school on a national holiday? This year, Shalhevet commemorated Martin Luther King Day by having a normal school day with one hour and ...

OPINION / National unity starts with each of us

OPINION / National unity starts with each of us

February 5, 2017

On the rainy Friday morning of Jan. 20, all eyes in the gym were glued to a screen on which history was being shown. The entire Shalhevet student body...

Page Three: When normal days aren’t normal, there’s a problem

Page Three: When normal days aren’t normal, there’s a problem

January 24, 2017

“What now?” I ask as I rub my eyes and check my phone to see the ever-so-common Shalhevet good morning greeting, “Special Schedule.”  Five minutes...

OPINION: The King is still dreaming

OPINION: The King is still dreaming

January 16, 2017

African-Americans seemed to gain full equality after the Civil Rights Movement, because they were granted the right to vote, and Jim Crow laws were abolished. Bu...