The Boiling Point

New technology could offer drivers a cure for texting

New technology could offer drivers a cure for texting

March 16, 2011

Car accidents are the leading cause of teenage deaths. This is common knowledge, as is the fact that most teenagers are addicted to their cell phones....

Star athlete wins at sports, school and choir — but especially soccer.

Star athlete wins at sports, school and choir — but especially soccer.

May 23, 2010

It’s a cold winter night as the Firehawks prepare for an 80-minute soccer war with the archrival YULA Panthers. The captains have met at the center of...

Purple and orange? For 2010, SAC offers Color War in a new light

Purple and orange? For 2010, SAC offers Color War in a new light

May 23, 2010

Flocks of students cheered, raced, and stomped through school and La Cienega Park painted purple and orange in a kaleidoscopic display of school spirit,...

Shalhevet’s first court is a slippery one, players say

Colleen Bazak, Staff Writer

March 18, 2010

In its first months of use, Shalhevet’s Sport Court has provided students with day-to-day enjoyment and a nicer place for P.E. However, some sports teams are finding it too slippery to use after school because of dew. After sundown, moisture builds up on the polyurethane tiles, causing players to fall, they say. Shalhevet’s Athletic Director, Mr. Joel Fisher, admitted...

Alan Veingrad: Football playing to Jewish praying

Adam Ashkenazi, Staff Writer

March 18, 2010

A six-foot-five, bearded Jew and retired Superbowl winner named Alan Veingrad walked into Shalhevet on Wednesday, Feb. 3. He described the enriching influence Judaism had on his life, mentioned the importance of achieving more than is required, and also touched upon the controversial topic of cheating to achieve goals. In front of a school-wide assembly in the Beit Midrash...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: USA chills down competition at Olympics; Saints steal Superbowl

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

March 18, 2010

Along with the always-enjoyable Super Bowl, the just-ended 21st Winter Olympics captivated a larger-than-usual audience with its wide array of chilly competitions in the past month. The Vancouver-hosted events ended on February 28 after 14 days of grueling competition.  With returning medalists and surprising upsets, average viewership was the highest since the 1994 games,...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: Depriving Laker fans of their free tacos … and other miscarriages of sportsmanship among athletes, the public and the media

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

January 6, 2010

Lack of sportsmanship sadly pervaded a couple of big games this month, one professional and the other a yearly matchup between cross-town college rivals. Curiously, some major stories include free tacos, one team’s dreadful start, and a scandal concerning the private life of a golf pro. Interestingly, a taco promotion that the Los Angeles Lakers hold every home game has...