The Boiling Point

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

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.

OPINION: When hate comes to visit

OPINION: When hate comes to visit

April 3, 2017

“Same sex marriage dooms nations,” “God hates the people in Hell,” and “144K Jews will repent,” were never phrases we expected to land – l...

EDITORIAL: Favoritism: a multi-sided call for action

BP Editorial Board

January 27, 2016

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

EDITORIAL: For leadership, two is less than one

BP Editorial Board

May 30, 2013

Fairness Committee, Choir, Boiling Point, the Senior class, Yearbook, SAC, Basketball. All of these groups have had something in common this year: co-chairs. More and more, our seniors are deciding to split the bill. Rather than risk competitive elections against their friends or face the challenges of leadership themselves, seniors arrange to be co-chairs. Both...