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LACMA, Film Independent host Portlandia screening, Q Cult Classics: The Grand Budapest Hotel Karen Rappaport discusses Israeli study abroad program Rep. Waxman retires after 40 years Radio Airlift to host Battle of the Bands
 

LACMA, Film Independent host Portlandia screening, Q&A

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Max Stahl, comment editor The Dream of the 90s was alive in Los Angeles last Thursday night. Thanks to Film Independent (and Dr. Steven Rubenstein for giving us his tickets), Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia, the satirical sketch comedy series, graced us with their presence at the Los Angeles […]

Cult Classics: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Friday, March 7, marked the limited release of Wes Anderson’s newest film–a vibrant, feathery tale of 1930s Eastern Europe and a certain hotel concierge, M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), who reigns over the prominent Grand Budapest Hotel in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka. The plot unravels into an alternative comedy (which is […]

Karen Rappaport discusses Israeli study abroad program

Eunice Kim, staff writer History teacher Joanie Garratt invited Karen Rappaport, a director of the admissions for the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), to speak about a high school study abroad  program in Israel on March 14. Students at AMHSI have a significantly different studying environment from other high schools. While regular high […]

Rep. Waxman retires after 40 years

As seen in the Feb. 21, print edition. Max Stahl, comment editor For Henry Waxman, Democratic representative of California’s 33rd district, which contains Beverly Hills, it has always been policy over politics. One of Washington’s most productive statesmen, Mr. Waxman has amassed over his 40 years in the House a substantial list of legislative achievements […]

Radio Airlift to host Battle of the Bands

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Following its one year anniversary on Feb. 10, Radio Airlift is currently holding auditions for its first Battle of the Bands. The event, which is to take place in late March or early April, will include live performances from Beverly students and teachers. The competition, judged by teachers (including history teacher […]

Michelle Halimi appointed assistant principal

23 April 2014

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Michelle Halimi was approved as assistant principal (in effect fall 2014) by the BHUSD Board of Education on Tuesday night, April 22. Currently an English teacher, Service Learning teacher WASC coordinator and alumna, Halimi has been a member of Beverly’s faculty for eight years and is eager to begin her new […]

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The sinking of the Sewol: common sense versus trust

23 April 2014

Michelle Banayan, graphics editor The Sewol, a South Korean ferry on its way to Jejo County on an island off the coast of South Korea, was carrying 476 passengers when it capsized on April 16. Out of the hundreds of people on board the ferry were 325 high school students taking a field trip, most […]

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The downsides of visiting colleges too soon

11 April 2014

As seen in the April 10 print edition Marguerite Alberts, spotlight editor College season is upon us. Notifications of acceptances and rejections have flown in and now seniors are faced with the tough choice of where they will spend the next two years, at least. As the year winds down and I reflect on the […]

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Freshman Gaon gets starting nod, follows brother

11 April 2014

Jessica Lu, news editor Third baseman and pitcher Grant Gaon has played baseball since he was six, and now starts on the varsity baseball team. Gaon believes that his efforts in improving his game enabled him to land a spot on the varsity team as a ninth grader. “I worked hard, and that’s why I […]

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2048’s psychological machinations tempt addiction

11 April 2014

As seen in the April 10 print edition Max Stahl, comment editor If I asked you what two to the 11th power was, you’d probably have to stop and think about it. Or you’d pull out your calculator. That’s all right; I don’t really care how good you are at arithmetic. You’d punch 211 into […]

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Artificial sweeteners may be deadly, but I don’t care

11 April 2014

As seen in the April 10 print edition Zoe Kenealy, staff writer As a friend of mine sipped her Splenda-sweetened iced coffee, she researched the negative side effects that the small, pink, zero-calorie packet comes with. As she sipped, she read the long litany of symptoms that accompany sipping a beverage with a packet of […]

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‘Baseball Swing’ concert performs at Annenberg

11 April 2014

Audrey James, staff writer Baseball Swing hails the attachment between baseball and music with a concert featuring more than 2,000 images and videos from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum forming connections between the music played by the All-Star Baseball Jazz Band. Baseball Swing is a musical that presents a nine-piece jazz band […]

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College rankings misinform applicants, parents

11 April 2014

As seen in the April 10 print edition Mabel Kabani, editor-in-chief Every September when summer ends and school begins, U.S. News & World Report releases its annual college rankings list. These rankings, published first in 1983, have become the major claim to fame of this otherwise defunct magazine. Similar to the likes of Forbes’ “50 […]

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Coach Adams brings experience to varsity volleyball

11 April 2014

Arman Zadeh, sports editor The varsity boys volleyball team features a number of fresh new faces this season, including freshman Owen Lloyd and sophomore David Bina. With the help of these latest additions, the team is picking up right where it left off following a second round playoff exit last season and is aiming towards […]

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Fingers X Crossed

11 April 2014

As seen in the April 10 print edition Audrey Park, staff writer Audrey James-Anenih, staff writer Beverly alumni Miles Mcfly, Dave Dillinger, Joseph Perez and Bridge Perez, along with Maria Rubin, founded FingersxCrossed (FXC), a “collective of talented individual that came together to form a lifestyle brand.” Although four of the founders graduated from Beverly, […]

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