The Boiling Point

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

Some people have to discover their interests; others have no choice but to follow them. Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks has been a member of the Boiling Point staff since the first semester of his freshman year. He soon found a love for journalism and became the paper’s Arts & Culture editor the next semester, moving on to Features editor in his sophomore year, and Community Editor and becoming a member of the BP's Editorial Board his junior year. Jacob is now the paper’s Editor-in-Chief as well as director and creator of its forthcoming new magazine. Jacob is an avid moviegoer as well as a diehard fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Raptors.

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief

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 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
Fairness leaders search for consistency as role expands (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
Not just her initials: Skirball exhibit explains why RBG is ‘notorious’ (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)