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Travel ban breakdown: what happened, who’s affected?

Explanation of  Trump’s travel ban   Ben Dahan news editor Natasha Dardashti social media editor On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration and travel from seven Muslim majority countries–Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen– for 90 days in order to give time for stricter federal vetting processes. The ban […]

Normans’ Senior Night foiled by Vikings

Isaiah Freedman sports writer The Santa Monica Vikings defeated the Normans 50-47 in a closely contested match on Senior Night. Ironically, it was the same score as Beverly’s win over Crossroads a week ago; however, with a much more sober result for the home team. The rivalry game was unsurprisingly sold out, with as many […]

Teacher couples express their love

Priscilla Hopper staff writer Teachers Josh and Alissa Glass, Pete Van Rossum and Celest Mcdonald share their experiences as couples in the work place.

Mehraban’s three-pointer tops Crossroads in close game

Isaiah Freedman senior sports consultant Boys varsity won the closest game of the season, beating Crossroads 50-47 thanks to a clutch three-point buzzer beater by guard Jason Mehraban. The narrative before the game centered on Ron Artest (son of Laker Metta World Peace) facing off against Shareef O’Nea (son of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal)l, […]

Women’s March exhibits change

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief There is no question that the Women’s March of Jan. 21, 2017 was a game changer. Record turnouts for rallies across the country meant that over one in every 100 Americans came out to show their vehement opposition to many of the expected policies of the Donald Trump White House. Not only did […]

Varsity girls basketball take CIF

17 February 2017

Rinesa Kabashi staff writer The girls varsity basketball team defeated Avalon High School 60-46 on Thursday, Feb. 16. Throughout the season, the girls have showed improvement and were able to prove their skills during the game. Captain Megan Saghian has seen more of a connection with the girls then the team has had previously. “When […]

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Comedy brings out the best in Ben-Iftah

17 February 2017

Priscilla Hopper staff writer In the second annual talent show on Feb. 2, virtually every performance consisted of singing or playing an instrument, but senior Michael Ben-Iftah had a different idea. Ben-Iftah used the talent show to showcase his stand up comedy. “I was like, ‘I got to try it sometime,’” he said jokingly. Ben-Iftah […]

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Freshman friends claw their way to varsity basketball

16 February 2017

Isaiah Freedman staff writer It is very rare for a freshman to be on the varsity basketball team. In the past five years, only four freshmen have ever made the varsity team. Just this year alone, however, there are two freshman on the team. Freshman Nick Andrews and Albert Fallas may be new to the […]

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Students receive prestigious awards for photos

16 February 2017

Lauren Hannani staff writer Seventeen students in photography class received awards after submitting their photos to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national recognition program for creative students from all over the country. Junior Emilia Kyriazis was awarded a Silver Key, which is the second best award after the Gold Key. She is very […]

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City Council hopefuls explain bid

15 February 2017

Ben Dahan news editor Evan Minniti staff writer Below is a selection of questions and answers from candidates running for Beverly Hills City Council, in the March 7, 2017, election. Minor grammatical and formatting changes have been made. Their answers and opinions were not changed.   Frances Bilak Why do you want to become a […]

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Senior leads Jewish international organization

14 February 2017

Lauren Hannani staff writer Many teenagers meet their friends through Instagram or Snapchat, but senior Noah Lee meets his friends through United Synagogue Youth (USY) by travelling around the country and meeting teens associated with this organization.   As international president of USY, which currently has more than 10,000 participants in 17 regions across North […]

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Speech and debate team awarded gold and silver

13 February 2017

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor Trophies and medals of every level were awarded to the Speech and Debate Team last Saturday at the Western Bay Forensics League’s Winter Congress Tournament. Sophomore Ryan Navi and freshman Diane Jeong each won silver medals, sophomore Sasha Kubichka won first place, sophomore Dean Becker won second place and junior Alex […]

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Board looks to make budget cuts due to $5 million deficit

09 February 2017

Sophia Goldberg sports editor With recommendations from Chief Administrative Officer La-Tanya Kirk-Carter, the board is looking into making $5 million cuts to the budget for the 2016-17 school year, with an additional $4 million projected deficit in budgets for the next two years. The board has done research as to which areas of the current budget […]

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Big Sean “moves” to bigger things

08 February 2017

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart culture editor Sean Don is back. And he’s here to stay. In the star rapper’s most recent album “I Decided”, Big Sean shows surprising growth and his determination to maintain his top dog status in the music world. But the most prominent theme on “I Decided” is Sean’s preaching of his unwavering resilience […]

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Culinary Arts, KBEV succeed in SkillsUSA

07 February 2017

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief   Competition winners are listed in the table below. Culinary Arts and KBEV’s competing members all won awards at the SkillsUSA Regional competition on Saturday, Feb. 4, allowing the teams to advance to the state competition. The successful participants in both Culinary Arts and KBEV were not only proud of their accomplishments, […]

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