The Boiling Point

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks
Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks was editor-in-chief during the 2019-20 school year and is now a student at the University of Toronto.

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus

May 21, 2020
Rabbi Lieberman elected faculty representative to new Judicial Review Subcommittee (Story)
May 14, 2020
CONSTITUTION OVERHAUL IS APPROVED, 149 – 20 (Story)
May 14, 2020
Voting has opened, Constitution must earn majority in at least three grades to pass (Story)
May 07, 2020
In historically uncontested election, vice-chair and secretary winners make news (Story)
May 05, 2020
Dr. Jerry Friedman and the roots of Shalhevet democracy (Story)
May 05, 2020
Zoom Town Hall will debate proposed new constitution tonight (Story)
Apr 23, 2020
Zoom assembly sparks daylong outpouring of family stories, inspiration for Yom Hashoah (Story)
Apr 02, 2020
Shalhevet to delay decision on reopening in-person school until after Pesach, Rabbi Segal says (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
YULA student tests positive for coronavirus after Bnei Akiva shabbaton; Rabbi Segal says spread to Shalhevet ‘inevitable’ (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
County health officials tell Shalhevet webinar school closures certain, timing undecided (Story)
Mar 08, 2020
Three coronavirus cases in people returning from AIPAC; one is in Los Angeles (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
Campus to close Monday as trial run for coronavirus shutdown tries out online classes (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
Sarachek Tournament cancelled as coronavirus outbreak closes YU (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Week of locked doors brings clean classrooms, loud hallways (Story)
Feb 21, 2020
Student body fails probationary period, locked doors to start Tuesday (Story)
Feb 09, 2020
LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Zach Helfand and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks (Story)
Feb 09, 2020
The Nine: Short reviews of the 2020 Best Picture nominees (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
Second meeting of Constitutional Convention considers whether ‘values of the school’ should be a reason to veto Town Hall proposals (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
We can hold two ideas at once (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
Shalhevet remembers growing up with Kobe (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Aviva Walls leaving, will lead day school in Fairfax, Virginia, next year (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
Fairness Committee may ban students from empty classrooms after teacher files complaint over food mess and poster vandalism (Story)
Jan 08, 2020
New play explores trauma’s impact across generations and cultures (Story)
Dec 31, 2019
10 stories that shaped the 2010’s (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
Move to revise Just Community constitution debates who should decide what’s debatable (Story)
Dec 15, 2019
Jojo Rabbit: Sparks of love in a world of hate (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Greta Thunberg finds local angle on climate change (Story)
Nov 24, 2019
Princeton Model Congress debaters take 6 awards, including first in novice committee (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
NEW LACMA: Designing the shape of the future (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
For the Clipper who used to be a Raptor, only love (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
Big crowd, small Shalhevet contingent joins worldwide walkout to protest inaction on climate change (Story)
Oct 03, 2019
LETHAL VAPOR: At least 12 deaths so far from mysterious vaping illness (Story)
Aug 29, 2019
Rabbis, others demonstrate against ‘get refuser’ while he is sitting shiva (Story)
Jun 18, 2019
OPINION – Our college graphic: A dissent (Story)
Jun 12, 2019
No bribes, but Shalhevet students have an edge for college (Story)
Jun 06, 2019
Bohemian is Back (Media)
May 10, 2019
Fairness Committee overturns result of election for next year’s Fairness chairs, committee to have three next year (Story)
May 10, 2019
Open Fairness hearing Friday morning will consider possible change to Fairness Chair election outcome (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
YUNMUN brings home first awards since team’s revival (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
Not just her initials: Skirball exhibit explains why RBG is ‘notorious’ (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
Fairness leaders search for consistency as role expands (Story)
Feb 24, 2019
The Eight: Short reviews of the 2019 Best Picture nominees (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Citing Student Handbook, Fairness rules admin cannot enforce school rules at Starbucks if student has not checked in to school (Story)
Feb 17, 2019
Second lockdown drill sets agenda for more security improvements (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Concert breaks new ground for Choirhawks with music written or arranged by students (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
Last nine spots in school parking lot go to juniors, by lottery (Story)
Jan 03, 2019
Alumnus arrested in theft of high-end items from celebrities (Story)
Dec 17, 2018
Old student lot re-opens, most spots still to be filled (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Refurbished and ‘cured,’ student lot to reopen Monday (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
Student parking lot waits while pavement ‘cures’ behind new fence (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Call for emails to senators starts dispute over politics on Schoology (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Ilan Ramon Jewish day School burns in Woolsey Fire (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Psalms and slow singing soften a day of broken hearts after Pittsburgh shooting (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Looking at refugees through a wider lens in ‘Dalya’s Other Country’ (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
Fairness imposes penalties for missing davening (Story)
Sep 20, 2018
Beloved by many, Jewish rapper will be remembered (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Heartfelt and funny, cultures clash in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
From Ph.Ds to scuba-divers, nine new teachers join faculty for 2018-19. (Story)
Aug 28, 2018
Reopening of old student parking lot delayed, but Tom Bergin’s lot may open sooner (Story)
Jun 08, 2018
College counselor Lisa Gruenbaum departing to focus on kids (Story)
May 22, 2018
Teachers using ‘daf aleph’ give students a chance to check in (Story)
May 03, 2018
Best of both worlds: seniors will have prom and soiree (Story)
Apr 22, 2018
Gathered on the roof, students become a giant choir to celebrate Israeli Independence Day (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
REVIEW: With cast and plot, ‘Black Panther’ leaps over Hollywood barriers (Story)
Mar 04, 2018
LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Sadie Toczek and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
THE NINE: Short reviews of the 2018 Best Picture nominees (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque? (Story)
Jan 21, 2018
An uncensored Ben Shapiro explains controversial views at first YAF event (Story)
Jan 13, 2018
Senior AP Art student helps teach Comp and Design class, inspiring sophomores (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
At the Skirball, a writer’s tale is told in art (Story)
Oct 29, 2017
OPINION: Understanding 9/11 requires more than facts (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
In ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ words of James Baldwin describe the past to illuminate the present (Story)
Apr 05, 2017
Fourth JSPA conference tackles conflict of interest and criticism of news media (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Fifth consecutive CSPA Gold Crown for the Boiling Point (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
Science Department chair Ayden Jacob announces he will not return next year (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
OPINION / MLK Holiday: Use the whole day (Story)
Jan 21, 2017
Boys finish fifth at Glouberman but regroup to win Milken (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
Live on the turf, the Civil War (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
‘Denial’ maps a journey through lies on the road to truth (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
‘Sweet Agony’ of Fantasy Football lures students anyway (Story)