The Boiling Point

EDITORIAL: Gaza and the perils of polarization

EDITORIAL: Gaza and the perils of polarization

June 13, 2018

Our school is full of passionate and spirited supporters of Israel. We celebrate Israeli culture, and recognize the religious importance of the nation. But we have gotten to a point where that same emotion bleeds into our discussions of the political side of Israel.

EDITORIAL: Thanks and farewell to 11 years of greatness and gravitas

EDITORIAL: Thanks and farewell to 11 years of greatness and gravitas

June 11, 2018

A recent yet untraceable colloquialism which has entered the lexicon of many Shalhevet students is the term “Old Shalhevet.” There is no exact year which divides “old Shalhevet” from “new Shalhevet” -- perhaps the new building, or changes in faculty and leadership.

Just Community takes a step in the right direction

Just Community takes a step in the right direction

May 23, 2018

Dead. That’s the word a lot of people use to describe the Just Community and its three branches. But in a rare and admirable feat of liveliness and action, the Agenda Committee recently proposed a referendum to allow three Student Activities Committee co-chairs, instead of two, and to have two vice chairs, as opposed to one as in previous years.

EDITORIAL: Not everyone lives in Beverlywood

EDITORIAL: Not everyone lives in Beverlywood

May 16, 2018

By the BP Editorial Board Not all Shalhevet students live in Beverlywood, or even “the city.” In fact, a good number of students live in the San Fernando Valley, near the beach or even near the airport. These students are expected to be in school at the same time and manage the same workloads, even though they live as much as three times as far from 910 South Fairfax.

EDITORIAL: Playing with food

EDITORIAL: Playing with food

April 9, 2018

On any given day at school, one can see students hunched over, staring at screens, their fingers restless from typing away yet another essay, assignment or email. Pairs of eyes are tired from the constant blue light, and the near seven hours of sitting per day takes a toll on posture and energy. Students are on technology all the time, and most of their entertainment also involves electricity or the use of fossil fuels from driving around town to various hang-outs and restaurants.

EDITORIAL: Playing with passion

EDITORIAL: Playing with passion

April 8, 2018

By the BP Editorial Board Color War at Shalhevet is an event of intense competition among the four grades, during which the school exudes an air of e...

EDITORIAL:  Don’t end friendships over a dilemma without facts

EDITORIAL: Don’t end friendships over a dilemma without facts

February 11, 2018

As soon as the news broke that our principal had been removed from his administrative roles, most, if not all, students took to their grade-wide group...

EDITORIAL: What is, and is not, on our front page

EDITORIAL: What is, and is not, on our front page

February 6, 2018

By The BP Editorial Board When the Editorial Board gathered to discuss placing the story of Dr. Weissman’s departure on Page 1, the schism we observed in Shalhevet was reflected around the table. As a newspaper, we are consta...

OPINION: Bring the ‘covenant’ to Town Hall

OPINION: Bring the ‘covenant’ to Town Hall

November 15, 2017

The Agenda Committee’s officers signed a “covenant” early this year, outlining guidelines that every officer had to abide by, such as adhering to the S...

OPINION: Modesty isn’t the issue when poor women need assistance

OPINION: Modesty isn’t the issue when poor women need assistance

November 15, 2017

Two weeks ago, senior Sarina Finn — standing on the corner of Pico and Robertson outside Walgreens — collected 4,704 tampons and pads for wom...

Constitutional convention will revitalize Just Community

BP Editorial Board

September 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Unsigned Editorials

In 2003, Shalhevet’s students, faculty, administration and staff together created a constitution that outlined the purpose and practice of Town Hall, school election guidelines, and a procedure and policy for bringing proposals to the community to debate and decide. Over time, much of the constitution was lost, and the Agenda Committee essentially made up rules and policies as n...

OPINION: Our Series ends, but not our commitment

September 15, 2017

In May of 2016, the Editorial Board of the Boiling Point pledged that for the next year, every issue of The Boiling Point would address drinking in some way, “recognizing that journalism has a unique capacity for advocacy, especially in a high school setting where we are true peers.” That coverage became a series called Alcohol Roulette.