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Kate Orlanski

Kate Orlanski, Features Editor

Kate Orlanski joined the Boiling Point as a staff writer during her freshman year and now serves as Features editor during her junior year. Outside of journalism, she is co-chair of the Young Americans for Freedom club, a member of the Model Congress team and secretary of the Agenda Committee. 

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PERSPECTIVE: Social media has become a platform for fun in the time of Covid, including in the world of Jewish memes.

With memes and TikToks, teens lighten the mood of ‘corona break’

By Kate Orlanski, Features Editor
April 29, 2020

Earlier this year,  social media seemed like the problem, blamed for causing unnecessary panic over the novel coronavirus...

Sophomores Miriam Saedian and Audrey Gold film a TikTok dance in an empty classroom

Addicted to TikTok

By Kate Orlanski, Features Editor
January 29, 2020

By Kate Orlanski, Features Editor Spend a day roaming the halls of Shalhevet and you are bound to see flocks of teenagers filming...

ENDING: As the menorah readies for eight candles at once, its a good time to consider to manage assimilation versus authenticity during the rest of the year.

[Photo] With last candle, thoughts on taking Hanukkah into the rest of the year

By Rachel Lasry, Senior Writer
December 29, 2019

ENDING: As the menorah readies for eight candles at once, it's a good time to consider to manage assimilation versus authenticity...

BOOM:   Firehawk senior Jacob Benezra performs his second slam-dunk of the night as the Firehawks beat the Ramaz Rams 50-44 in the opening game of the Fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Tournament in the Reich Family Gymnasium.  Afterwards, the Firehawk girls took on their Ramaz counterparts and trounced them 59-20.

[Photo] Both Firehawk teams dominate on opening day at Glouberman

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor 
November 6, 2019

BOOM: Firehawk senior Jacob Benezra performs his second slam-dunk of the night as the Firehawks beat the Ramaz Rams 50-44 in...

HONOR:  Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, who has been teaching for over four decades, accepted the Jewish Educator Award from Mr. Richard Sandler, executive vice president of the Milken Family Foundation.

[Photo] Rabbi Lieberman wins $15,000 Milken Jewish Educator Award

By Molly Litvak, Community Editor 
November 4, 2019

HONOR: Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, who has been teaching for over four decades, accepted the Jewish Educator Award from Mr. Richard...

YUM: Companies that specialize in making kosher versions of popular non-kosher snacks are now part of a $13 billion industry.  Treif, or forbidden, foods are one type of food that cant be enjoyed by those who keep kosher; another are kosher dairy items, which cant be eaten immediately after meat.

Kosher knockoffs offer a taste of the wide world of American snacks

By Kate Orlanski, Features Editor
October 28, 2019

BP Graphics by Zev Kupferman Sandwich Cremeos. Chips a Plenty. Elite Cheetos Crunch. Chesters Puffcorn. Chili & Lime Rolled...

The Green New Deal: Big cost, big ambitions

The Green New Deal: Big cost, big ambitions

By Kate Orlanski, Staff Writer
June 13, 2019

A resolution that seeks the physical result of protecting the environment combined with the more abstract result of an improved...

WORKERS: Crews from power and gas companies worked at Fairfax and 8th Street this morning to find safe access to the broken water main.

[Photo] FLOOD: All basement classrooms under inches of water after city main breaks

By Molly Litvak, Outside News Editor
April 2, 2019

WORKERS: Crews from power and gas companies worked at Fairfax and 8th Street this morning to find safe access to the broken water...

ASMR:   Senior Josh Sarir starts his ASMR video by tapping with his finger on his glasses case while speaking in a low, whispery voice. The tapping produces soothing sounds which have been found to lower viewers’ heart rates. Screenshot from youtube.com

Videos of people making ‘calming noises’ go viral in new trend of ASMR

By Kate Orlanski, Staff writer
February 10, 2019

Sending chills down people’s spines is a new way to unwind. Video clips of people whispering, eating, tapping on microphones...

DOMINANT: The Firehawks led the entire game as they in Sundays championship against the SAR Sting. Asher Dauer, No. 33, jumped for a bucket in the games closing minutes.

[Photo] FIREHAWK BOYS CRUISE TO THEIR FIRST-EVER GLOUBERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP

By Alex Rubel, Sports Editor
November 4, 2018

DOMINANT: The Firehawks led the entire game as they in Sunday's championship against the SAR Sting. Asher Dauer, No. 33, jumped...

Students said they would miss watching Ms. Sunshines facial expressions as a guide to understanding Town Hall.  These are candid photos of her taken during the last Town Hall of the year, May 31.

[Photo] A legacy of excellence as Ms. Sunshine retires

By Clara Sandler and Hannah Jannol
June 10, 2018

Students said they would miss watching Ms. Sunshine's facial expressions as a guide to understanding Town Hall. These are candid...

  BATTLEGROUND: In Pennsylvania, History teacher Dr. Keith Harris explained the scene at the monument to Union Major General John Buford, who chose the site for the battle of Gettysburg, recognizing its strategic importance.

Gettysburg 2018: On battlefield, comparing today’s sites to history

By Kate Orlanski, Staff Writer
May 8, 2018

A group of young historians made Shalhevet history last month when Dr. Harris’s SAS Civil War and Reconstruction class headed...

CROWD: 18,000 people filled the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC on March 5 to hear from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

At AIPAC conference, Netanyahu was ‘like a friend’

By Kate Orlanski, Staff Writer
March 29, 2018

For Shalhevet’s delegates to this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., an appearance by Israeli Prime Minister...

ADVOCATE: Eitan Arom, former senior writer at the Jewish Journal, told JSPA attendees how journalism can represent the downtrodden while still being true to journalistic principles. He has publicized of the plight of the Yazidi minority in Iraq.

Annual JSPA conference helps students see journalism through Jewish lens

By Kate Orlanski, Staff Writer
March 11, 2018

About 40 young journalists mingled in a high-ceilinged  multi-purpose room, snapping photos on digital cameras and wielding...

DIVERGE: The Vinz is separated into two different buildings. One is made of limestone and metal, and the other half, which touches Olympic, is made of graded metal and features the VINZ in large metal letters.

[Photo] TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Arts & Culture Editor
January 31, 2018

DIVERGE: The Vinz is separated into two different buildings. One is made of limestone and metal, and the other half, which touches...

WINNER: Samson got to meet Congressman Ted Lieu when receiving his award. In addition to meeting the Congressman, Samson has the chance to travel to Washington, D.C. and present his app in the Capitol Building.

District winner of Congressional App Challenge is Shalhevet freshman

By Kate Orlanski, Staff Writer
January 7, 2018
Freshman Samson Taxon has won First Prize for his congressional district in the Congressional App Challenge, a competition that invites high school students to design original computer apps of any kind to share and sell if they’d like.
EYE: Hurricane Irma lingered off Floridas southeast coast longer than expected, confounding predictions that it would head up the east coast and devastate Miami. Instead, it moved west over Cuba and then turned north, heading up  the states west coast.

Florida teens say Hurricane Irma was ‘like buckets of water being thrown at our window’

By Kate Orlanski, Staff Writer
October 26, 2017
Sitting alone in hot, dark houses with boarded up windows, amidst whirring generators, crackling radios and flickering battery powered lamps, thousands of Floridians waited restlessly for the historic Hurricane Irma to strike.  
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