The Boiling Point

EDITORIAL: Favoritism: a multi-sided call for action

BP Editorial Board

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Unsigned Editorials

There are no facts. There is no evidence. But there are feelings, and feelings are important enough to confront the topic of favoritism.

Two rows away from Rubio at the GOP debate

Two rows away from Rubio at the GOP debate

Nicole Newman, 12th Grade

November 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Upon seeing me on television during the CNN Republican primary debate Sept. 16, my family and friends bombarded me with questions about whether the stage was really that hot, as all of the candidates seemed to be sweating. While I affirmed their assumptions as to the extreme heat, the room temperature was not the most important part of my experience.

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Is it kosher to read during davening?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Is it kosher to read during davening?

Eric Bazak and Noah Rothman

November 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Two Boiling Points of View

ERIC BAZAK: Yes: An ideal alternative for the disconnected NOAH ROTHMAN: No: Even though it’s hard, we have to pray

Thanks for opening the doors, we won’t let you down

October 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

My son was part of the Ikar Tuesday Hebrew classes at Ikar in 5775. (He was Bar Mizvah 2 Adar 5775). When we arrived for the new year and saw how the JCC was packed as never before--with the JCC itself, all the people who use the JCC on a regular and irregular basis, Ikar's Hebrew classes, and, now Shalhevet--we were quite surprised.

In all that’s new, a strong echo of 1999

In all that’s new, a strong echo of 1999

Eric Bazak, Editor In Chief

October 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

My classmates and teachers consistently talk about how Shalhevet so drastically changed over the years. In many ways, they’re right. Naturally teachers come and go, rules change, curriculums mature, and buildings are remodeled. But scrape off all the added detail and what remains is a core impressively untainted by time.

Sharing the building, but not the decision

The Boiling Point Editorial Board

September 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

When news came that Ikar would be using our new building forTuesday afternoon Hebrew school and religious services, it was only natural to cringe. Ikar is associated with our dreadful days spent at the cramped, hot, and locker-less JCC.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility

The Boiling Point Editorial Board

September 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

You’re parked on Barrows Drive and it’s two minutes before class. You make some mental calculations: it would take four minutes to run up to Fairfax and cross at the light, or it would take one minute to simply dash across the street while traffic is stopped. It’s clear which one is faster, but it’s also clear which one is right.

Cancelling class to build a utopia

Cancelling class to build a utopia

Will Bernstein, 12th Grade

September 13, 2015


Filed under Page Three Columns

At face value, it seems to make little to no sense that the school would cancel 10 periods of class time for hour-long discussions on what the Just Community is supposed to look like. Is this really worth the time we are investing?

OPINION: Hail and farewell to two more of Shalhevet’s greatest

June 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Shalhevet has a Hall of Fame. No, not some building or display case that houses memorabilia of legendary athletes. It’s more like a list of the most illustrious administrators and faculty members the school has ever had. People who didn’t positively affect just the school, but also the students. Perhaps they even saved Shalhevet from a financial crisis or two.

OPINION: Don’t wait until next spring to clean up election mess

June 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

This year’s Just Community elections were a mess. The rules were vague, leaving voters and candidates with both questions and misconceptions about rules as election day approached. When it came time to vote, choosing who to vote for seemed the least of our problems.

Don’t wait until next spring to clean up election mess

June 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

By the BP Editorial Board This year’s Just Community elections were a mess. The rules were vague, leaving voters and candidates with both questions and misconceptions about rules as election day approached. When it came time to vote, choosing who to vote for seemed the least of our problems. De...

America vs. Israel at the ballot box? Probably not

America vs. Israel at the ballot box? Probably not

Avishai Rabin, 12th grade

May 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Having written my primary college essay on how much I identify with the positive qualities of taxes, I think it is safe to say I am fairly staunch in my political beliefs.