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NEW! JUNIOR BLOG: This is the year

NEW! JUNIOR BLOG: This is the year

May 10, 2013

6:30 am. Get out of bed. Brush my teeth. Change my clothes. Drive to school. First period, try not to fall asleep. Davening; thank G-d for this day....

Dr. Steven Mercer, who broadened college options, will expand his consulting practice

Dr. Steven Mercer, who broadened college options, will expand his consulting practice

May 9, 2013

Dr. Steven Mercer, who has served as Director of College Counseling since January of 2008, has decided to leave Shalhevet to work full time at his own...

Alumni in Boston in lockdown during hunt for second Marathon suspect

Alumni in Boston in lockdown during hunt for second Marathon suspect

April 19, 2013

Shalhevet alumni in the Boston area reported varying degrees of abnormalcy on their campuses Friday after a shootout the night before that killed one of...

Eric Garcetti, who would be LA’s first Jewish mayor, defends his record at event in Hancock Park

Eric Garcetti, who would be LA’s first Jewish mayor, defends his record at event in Hancock Park

April 14, 2013

"Wendy actually just blamed me for causing the recession," mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti gibed to a laughing audience last Wednesday. With only 41 ...

Senior trip – From Majdenek to Jerusalem: We made it

Senior trip – From Majdenek to Jerusalem: We made it

April 12, 2013

Boiling Point staffers are reporting from the senior trip to Poland and Israel.   We made it. After one of the most exhausting weeks of my li...

Video by Rachel Sentchuk wins Beth Jacob teen Holocaust contest

April 8, 2013

By Eric Bazak, Staff Writer Shalhevet freshman Rachel Sentchuk won two prizes when she was named a winner of Beth Jacob Congregation’s Multi Media co...

After Cornell, Fallas would like to play pro ball in Israel

After Cornell, Fallas would like to play pro ball in Israel

March 21, 2013

Days after being named Sarachek Tournament MVP, Firehawk co-captain Jojo Fallas was interviewed by Features Editor Alexa Fishman about the season and hi...

PLO ambassador tells JCC audience that separation is the key to peace

PLO ambassador tells JCC audience that separation is the key to peace

March 13, 2013

Palestinians and Israelis are like an unhappily married couple in need of a formal separation, according to the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Ch...

Mr. Ablin will leave to become new General Studies Principal at Hillel Hebrew Academy

Mr. Ablin will leave to become new General Studies Principal at Hillel Hebrew Academy

March 4, 2013

By Jacob Ellenhorn, Co-Editor-in-Chief A  letter was sent this evening to parents at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, announcing that Mr. Jason Ablin wo...

Asking questions and facing danger, alumnus mines complexity of the Middle East

Tamar Willis, Features Editor

February 21, 2013

SHALHEVET AT 20: A SERIES Editor's note: Shalhevet's first academic year was  1992-93, meaning the school is now 20 years old. The Boiling Point will profile alumni from each graduating class. All students in high school face a hard truth. One day, they will walk out the doors of high school forever and be thrust into the real world. Where will they go next?&nbs...

Novel solution to Shabbat problem propels Daniel Schwartz to become first-ever observant Jewish president of Penn Model Congress

Novel solution to Shabbat problem propels Daniel Schwartz to become first-ever observant Jewish president of Penn Model Congress

February 20, 2013

Agenda Chair Daniel Schwartz made history Feb. 7 as the first observant Jew to be elected president of the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Model Congress conference i...

Early Shavuot pushes senior trip into April, before APs

February 2, 2013

By Alexa Fishman, Staff Writer Among many changes to the senior Poland-Israel trip, the date has been moved up to April 10 - 28 this year, more than a month earlier than in years past. Officials said the reason was that since Shavuot falls out on May 13th, AP’s had to be pushed off until theier make-up dates, and if the trip didn’t start until after AP’s, it would have t...