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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...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Will the new party crackdown work?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Will the new party crackdown work?

January 15, 2017

Yes: Over time, it will change school culture By Zack Hirschhorn, 11th Grade This is the way rule-breaking is normally handled at Shalhevet: A stu...

OPINION: Leaders of four high schools show how it should be done

The Boiling Point Editorial Board

January 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Clothes are for sale. Cars are too. But enrollment slots in schools are most definitely not. Shalhevet’s increasing applicant pool each year has led to a gradual increase in spending, potentially distracting from the school’s important qualities with gourmet food at events and elaborate giveaways. A similar problem had arisen at other local Jewish schools as well....

OPINION: Fake Instagram accounts can’t escape teen realities

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board

January 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Finstas, or ‘fake’ Instagram accounts, can be an innocent way to share funny moments in school, ugly selfies, and cute throwback pictures. But when a finsta becomes an outlet for oversharing, venting or being flat-out inappropriate -- as is often the case -- what started out innocently can take an ugly turn. First, it will probably bring you the opposite of what you...

As I See It: A Slumberless Sleepover

As I See It: A Slumberless Sleepover

November 21, 2016

 It’s easy to learn from your own mistakes. But what happens when you see someone else make one? Can you still learn from it?   While I...

Two Boiling Points of View: Should Ben Shapiro have been allowed to speak at School?

Two Boiling Points of View: Should Ben Shapiro have been allowed to speak at School?

November 20, 2016

No: Free speech is different when it takes place at a high school By Hannah Jannol, Community Editor Ben Shapiro’s Sept. 12 appearance at an assembly of the...

Page Three: The ‘wow’ that we want

Page Three: The ‘wow’ that we want

October 23, 2016

Wow. That was the word I and many of my fellow classmates during our freshman year would use to describe our first Town Hall. The topic was in no way memorable, the comments were average and a good portion of the room seemed to be lost in a different dimension.

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