The Boiling Point

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...

The biggest challenge to ’emunah’ of our time

The biggest challenge to ’emunah’ of our time

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

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

Mati Davis, Staff Writer

July 28, 2016


Filed under Page Three Columns

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 pos...

What can happen in a second

What can happen in a second

Shirin Nataneli, 12th Grade

May 15, 2016


Filed under Page Three Columns, Top Stories

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 second I heard the pop, the next I was on the turf clutching my knee. I remember telling myself I was being stupid, that I should get up and keep playin...

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 i...

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

Micah Gill, Staff Columnist

May 7, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Columns, What We're Wearing

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

Noah Rothman, Senior Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

“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


Filed under Opinion

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 starting this issue, I will be serving as the Boiling Point’s Public Editor. This means that any comments, criticisms, concerns or complaints you have about...

Senioritis: Redundancy and redemption

Senioritis: Redundancy and redemption

February 19, 2016


Filed under Page Three Columns

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 mind can’t help but spacing out. Noticing your teacher’s angry glare, you nod your head, trying to make it seem as if you’ve heard every single w...

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

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

Eric Bazak and Micah Gill

February 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Two Boiling Points of View

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 accepted to their desired school – and I don’t mean college.  I’m actually referring to eighth grade “seniors,” who are busy applying t...

OPINION: We’re more safe, but we’re not more prepared

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

BOOM! A major earthquake has just shaken Los Angeles during school hours. Quick, what does the school want us to do? Where are the earthquake supplies?