The Boiling Point

OPINION: Let students help solve the schedule problem

the BP Editorial Board

October 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

We’ve all come to expect the moans and groans of stressed-out juniors and seniors.  But sophomores?  Freshmen? This year’s new schedule, which was imposed on the students, rather than decided on democratically, burdens underclassmen by shortening their lunch period to about half an hour, and adding an extra class period to their day. That means less time for them...

OPINION: LGBT pledge: A moment of opportunity for all of us

The Boiling Point Editorial Board

October 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The Boiling Point wholeheartedly commends Rabbi Segal and the board for pioneering LGBT support within the greater Modern Orthodox community, making Shalhevet a model for thoughtful transformation within halachic boundaries. And now that Rabbi Segal has done his part, we the students need to do ours. No true culture change is possible unless it comes from the ground up....

The biggest challenge to ’emunah’ of our time

The biggest challenge to ’emunah’ of our time

September 14, 2016

By Rabbi Ari Segal, Head of School

Page Three: Charm gives way to beauty, with places to learn, to sleep, to hide

Page Three: Charm gives way to beauty, with places to learn, to sleep, to hide

July 28, 2016

Many people ask me what I am going to miss about Shalhevet, and I usually say, “The old building.” Sure, the new one isn’t cockroach infested, and yes, it doesn’t look like an insane asylum, but the clean, sterile new building doesn’t have the same personality as the old Shalhevet.

OPINION: What we would have said at Town Hall

The Boiling Point Editorial Board

May 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

For a while in late February, a major Just Community discussion took place around The Boiling Point – starting with a Town Hall Feb. 18 concerning what our role is and what the meaning and consequences are of having an uncensored student newspaper. It was affirming to hear many speak about the positive role BP plays in the school. However, Editor-in-Chief Eric Bazak was ...

What can happen in a second

What can happen in a second

May 15, 2016

It’s funny how important seconds are. In one second something can happen that will change your life forever. That’s what happened to me, in one sec...

OPINION: A pledge, and a challenge, on binge drinking

The Boiling Point Editorial Board

May 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Most of the Editorial Board was in New York during the Town Hall discussion regarding alcohol, parties and safety. Specifically, the Town Hall focused on peer pressure to drink and how some feel the need to drink to enjoy their Saturday night. Multiple students described the hour-long conversation as intimate and emotional -- an accomplishment by any standard. But how succes...

What we’re wearing: In our closets, a reminder of what makes us human

What we’re wearing: In our closets, a reminder of what makes us human

May 7, 2016

During a Model Congress practice in early February, co-captains Boaz Willis and Daniel Soroudi prompted their award-winning debaters to search the Internet for quotes that could further the team’s already perpetual debate success.

OPINION: A fearful farewell to the dragon of childhood

OPINION: A fearful farewell to the dragon of childhood

April 25, 2016

“A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys,” is a line from Peter, Paul, and Mary’s Puff the Magic Dragon. Here I am, three days before I turn 18, being saddened by this line. I can’t help but compare myself to Holden Caulfield, my favorite anti-hero. The mysterious novel The Catcher in the Rye is the only book north of 50 pages that I have read more than once. Holden informed so much of who I am today, and as I’m in his position, I can’t help but mentally compare myself to him.

PUBLIC EDITOR: An ear and a voice for BP readers

PUBLIC EDITOR: An ear and a voice for BP readers

March 1, 2016

Hello BP readership! My name is Tamar Willis, a member of Shalhevet’s Class of 2014 and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus.  I am excited to announce that sta...

Senioritis: Redundancy and redemption

Senioritis: Redundancy and redemption

February 19, 2016

By Shirel Benji, Staff Columnist Twenty-five minutes into class, and you’re already staring at the clock, counting the minutes until it ends. Your ...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet cap enrollment at 240 students?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet cap enrollment at 240 students?

February 11, 2016

NO: Keep on growing By Eric Bazak, Editor-in-Chief   It’s that time of the year when seniors sweat over interviews and stress over their chances of being a...