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Highlights, Watchtower participate in Washington D.C. conference

Members of Highlights and Watchtower travelled to Washington D.C. last week to attend the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention. Highlights members Jackson Prince, Amanda Christovich, Sadie Hersh and Juliette Deutsch, as well as Watchtower staff writer Andrea Di Battista, were accompanied by adviser Gaby Herbst on the five-day trip. Wednesday  The group arrived […]

How to be funny in an over-sensitive society

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief According to the South Park episode titled “Jared has Aides”, a touchy subject cannot be joked about until exactly 22.3 years have passed since its relevance. The episode aired in March 2002 in response to society’s reaction to the AIDS crisis and the resultant, nearly universal cultural intolerance for making fun of […]

Offensive Halloween costumes don’t keep up with the times

Sadie Hersh, photo editor Come Halloween morning, the halls were packed with a mixture of appropriate and not-so-appropriate costumes, and the student body was as spirited as ever. From bunnies and superheroes to loofahs and dynamic duos, students were on their game, for the most part. Some students, however, could differentiate between humorous and offensive, […]

Slideshow: Halloween at Beverly

Karen Shilyan, business manager Whether spending the night trick-or-treating, garnering free shaving cream at Walden, walking down the parade in West Hollywood or at a Norman party, most Normans feel that Halloween is a night engrained in Beverly Hills culture. So for a day, Normans became someone, or something, they’d always wanted to be. They showed off their creative […]

Alumnus Turteltaub interviewed, speaks to theater students

Lucas Harward, staff writer Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief Beverly’s Drama Dept. is beginning a series of “Tuesday Theater Talks,” in which alumni currently involved in show business return each Tuesday and are interviewed by students in the Salter Theater. The interviewee on Oct. 28 was director Jon Turteltaub, who has directed movies such as “Cool Runnings”, […]

Fundraising for annual trip to Albion Street

20 November 2014

Karen Shilyan, business manager Every December, students, with the help and guidance of Service Learning, collaborate to collect funding to give gifts to sister school Albion Street Elementary School. Often these gifts are the only ones that the students receive for the holiday season. Donations from the PTSA, students, or personal donors such as Beverly […]

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Thought-provoking ‘Interstellar’ lacks emotional depth

19 November 2014

Celine Rezvani, staff writer ‘Interstellar’, Christopher Nolan’s latest thought-provoking thriller, hit theaters worldwide on Nov. 7 and has grossed $96.6 million since. The film takes place in the not-so-distant future, where earth has been devastated by a natural disaster and is left nearly barren. Humans must increasingly abandon all aspects of daily life to focus […]

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Normans get political

18 November 2014

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart staff writer Amanda Christovich staff writer On Nov. 4, many eligible voters of Beverly Hills and beyond will sport their patriotic “I Voted!” stickers after participating in the 2014 election. However, many young voters will choose not to make themselves heard in this election. Students are currently the most underrepresented voting population. According to Civic Youth, […]

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MUN participates in the BruinMUN conference

17 November 2014

Lolita Gorbacheva, staff writer Model United Nations attended the BruinMUN Conference on November 8 and 9. Students competing were awarded several awards. Over 1000 students attended from 70 different schools in four different countries. Model UN and NHS advisor Malia Frutschy stated that it was the biggest delegation ever. After two days of negotiating with […]

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Baked and Wired: Georgetown’s sweetest spot

16 November 2014

Juliette Deutsch, co-editor-in-chief Tourists and cupcake connoisseurs travel from all over the country to get a glimpse and a taste of the famous Washington, D.C., cupcake scene. The area is home to the well-known Georgetown Cupcake, which was featured on TLC’s hit reality show “DC Cupcakes”. Take a walk down the tree-lined streets of Georgetown and you […]

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Tales of teenage romance: why your ‘Relationship Status’ isn’t your actual relationship status

15 November 2014

Guy Ginsberg sports editor Here’s a hypothetical: You ask out your crush, your crush agrees, you’re ecstatic, she’s ecstatic. What do you do? You jump on Facebook and change your relationship status from “single” to *click click* “in a relationship with.” Who wouldn’t? There’s something gratifying about sharing your romantic conquests with friends and family, […]

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Girls varsity tennis fail to advance in CIF Semi Finals

13 November 2014

Karen Shilyan, business manager Varsity tennis players Martina Bocchi, Katarina Stefanovic and Lolita Gorbacheva advanced from Quarter Finals of CIF on Monday to compete in Semi Finals which took place on Wednesday. They each celebrated a win against their competitors. Varsity tennis singles player Martina Bocchi was proud of what they accomplished. “It was a […]

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New ROP course prepares students for music entertainment industry

12 November 2014

Lucas Harward, staff writer Audio Production is a new ROP class that teaches students how to write, create, engineer, mix and master music using different types of hardware and software. The class, taught by Alex Breitman, is a stepping stone for students who are interested in entering the music entertainment industry and is worth credit. […]

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Artificial flashlights

12 November 2014

Ben Shofet, graphics editor For iPhones and Androids alike, there are the apps that collect so much of our personal information blantaly, like Facebook and Twitter. However, there is one type of apps that steal much more information, without the knowledge of their 500 users. “We’ve all become victims of installing many apps on our smartphones […]

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Following the followers: so where are the leaders?

07 November 2014

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief @katyperry, @justinbieber, @taylorswift13, @ladygaga and @britneyspears. You know them. You probably follow them. In fact, these people amass 245,950,853 followers. To put it into perspective, if all their followers lined up in single file, they’d wrap around the Earth approximately six times. We have fixated our Twitter accounts on these figures, as well as countless […]

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