The Boiling Point

OPINION: Sharing a legacy of historical tragedy

OPINION: Sharing a legacy of historical tragedy

February 15, 2015

By the BP Editorial Board The Holocaust is a very complicated subject, and approaching it in casual conversation can be dangerous, to say the least.  One of...

A fate worse than mid-terms: no mid-terms

February 1, 2015

Filed under Opinion

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board Tests are never popular. When they’re oversized, cumulative, and count for 15 percent of your grade, they’re outright hated. Therefore, when the administration first announced that midterm exams would be cancelled for the 2014-15 school year – for the second year in a row – students were overjoyed. Without midterms, the last-min...

OPINION:  From Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Hebdo, satire is crucial force for change

OPINION: From Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Hebdo, satire is crucial force for change

January 14, 2015

Humor and satire diffuse the tension surrounding an issue, make the issue more comprehensible, and thus make engaging in the controversy more palatable for a larger audience.

New BP policy: What’s published is permanent

By the BP Editorial Board

December 22, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Teenagers sometimes do things that they regret. After all, isn’t part of growing up making mistakes? Sadly, in today’s day and age, it isn’t so easy to pretend that those mess-ups never happened.  Once something is on the Internet, it is on the Internet forever. Recently, a Shalhevet alumna asked us to remove her name from something published last year.  It sounded...

OPINION: Three hours of anonymity show an unflattering mirror

OPINION: Three hours of anonymity show an unflattering mirror

December 15, 2014

Shalhevet students are supposed to be different from other high school students -- after all, no other school teaches moral development from the firs...

OPINION: On schoolwide Shabbaton, vulnerability ruled and should have kept its crown

OPINION: On schoolwide Shabbaton, vulnerability ruled and should have kept its crown

December 14, 2014

On a recent Friday morning, about 140 of us sat on the gym floor in the JCC and watched a Ted Talk video about vulnerability and connection.  We were...

OPINION: My Coach Buckley

Mati Hurwitz, Sports Editor

December 12, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Christopher Buckley was the most special person to walk through the halls of Shalhevet. I am judging not by the count of gavels that the Model Congress delegations received or the individual Mock Trial awards students earned, but by my years of observing and watching his dedication, work ethic and extensive knowledge of everything he undertook. Growing close to him as a...

How should the US respond to ISIS?

How should the US respond to ISIS?

December 10, 2014

Just contain the situation  By Sara Sobolev, 12th grade Middle Eastern current events are always fascinating; issues date back thousands of years,...

New policy: What’s published is permanent

November 13, 2014

Filed under Opinion

By the BP Editorial Board Teenagers sometimes do things that they regret. After all, isn’t part of growing up making mistakes? Sadly, in today’s day and age, it isn’t so easy to pretend that those mess-ups never happened.  Once something is on the Internet, it is on the Internet forever. Recently, a Shalhevet alumna asked us to remove her name from somethin...

We’ve got that summertime Jew-ness

November 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

By Rina Katzovitz, Staff Writer The crash of waves against the sand and rock music blasting from speakers at a party are not the only sounds of summer for a Shalhevet student. Many students over the summer hear the raucous Shabbos songs of summer camp, or the lecturing of a Rebbi. Many become more personally connected with Judaism in ways that they aren’t able to at school...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The new co-curricular ‘point’ system

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The new co-curricular ‘point’ system

September 20, 2014

If something’s not broken, why fix it? By Sigal Spitzer, Senior Staff Writer “Fair isn’t equal, fair is when everyone gets what they need in ...

We would love to hear the police’s side of the story

We would love to hear the police’s side of the story

September 10, 2014

By the BP Editorial Board Plastered on the side of every LAPD police car is a motto: “To Protect and to Serve.” It’s a promise that the Los Angeles ...