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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

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...