The Boiling Point

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...

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?

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

November 18, 2015

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?

November 16, 2015

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

October 8, 2015

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.