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African poaching concerns must reach Americans Hawthorne School named 2014 California Distinguished School DECA to compete in ICDC, attend National Leadership academies LACMA, Film Independent host Portlandia screening, Q Cult Classics: The Grand Budapest Hotel
 

African poaching concerns must reach Americans

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief According to a study published a few weeks back by Genome Research, African elephants were deemed “superior smellers,” due to their innate ability to distinguish different odors better than any animal ever examined. However, despite their remarkably sensitive schnozzes, it seems as if elephants are unable to sniff out the danger to […]

Hawthorne School named 2014 California Distinguished School

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Robert Katz, web editor-in-chief Hawthorne School was recently named a 2014 California Distinguished School by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. According to a press release from the California Department of Education (CDE), Torlakson named 424 public elementary schools California Distinguished Schools for their “strong commitment and innovative approaches to […]

DECA to compete in ICDC, attend National Leadership academies

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Culminating its 2013-2014 competition year, DECA, the global high school and collegiate program that prepares young entrepreneurs for careers in management, finance, marketing and hospitality, is set to host the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, Ga. from May 3 to May 6. The conference, as reported by DECA’s official […]

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 […]

Round Table: VMAs

29 August 2014

Co-editor-in-chief Jackson Prince started a roundtable in which he, Highlights staff writers and fellow members of the Norman Nation discuss various topics. In the first episode of the series, he and staff writers Sadie Hersh, Guy Ginsberg and Marty Schnapp will dissect the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards that took place on Aug. 24.

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The trouble with our textbooks

28 August 2014

Amanda Christovich, staff writer Beverly is abuzz with improvements. From fixing the Swim-Gym to revamping the college application assistance process, administrators and teachers are working tirelessly to improve upon our school’s standard of excellence. However, Beverly has invested so much attention in creatively improving itself that it has practically neglected to address one of the […]

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Highlights wins big at 56th SoCal Journalism Awards

01 July 2014

Placing as best high school newspaper at the LA Press Club’s 56th SoCal Journalism Awards on June 29, Highlights beat out Daniel Pearl Magnet High School’s The Pearl Post for the second year in a row. In addition, all three student entrants placed against college-aged competitors. Sports co-editor Jackson Prince took second place for his […]

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Determination Succeed in Summer

29 May 2014

Ben Shofet, cub writer Grace Manzo, cub writer Raleigh Goldinger, cub writer  While many students are out enjoying themselves over the summer, many other students are determined to succeed in high school by taking summer school. Students take summer school for one of two reasons, to get ahead in their studies, or for credit recovery. […]

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Wrong side of determination

29 May 2014

Veronica Pahomova, cub writer Kayla Nassib, cub writer Karleen Youssian, cub writer As the amount of determination goes down, so do the goals and achievements. What seemed to be a future with education and balanced finances takes a sharp turn into one with low income and job rejections. One side of the high school spectrum contains […]

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Stop smoking, get healthy

29 May 2014

 Lolita Gorbacheva, cub writer Teens all over the world smoke, and hurt the insides of their bodies. Many try to quit, but their surroundings push them into smoking and influences ruin their health. “I tried to quit at least five times but every time I am with friends who smoke, they persuade me to do […]

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Beverly students determined to stay healthy

29 May 2014

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart, cub writer Taylor Weiss, cub writer Whether it’s a breakthrough juice trend or a wild new exercise method, students at Beverly are determined to do whatever it takes to stay fit. Some follow a certain diet, while others have a strict exercise routine. Each student has their own reason, but one thing is […]

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Answers to May 20 senior crossword puzzle

24 May 2014

Across 3. Robert (Katz) 5. Danny (Licht) 7. Dani (Klemes) 8. Max (Stahl) 10. Marguerite (Alberts) 12. Brenda (Mehdian) 13. Zoe (Kenealy) Down 1. Arman (Zadeh) 2. Jessica (Lu) 4. Braden (Bochner) 6. Audrey (Park) 7. Dami (Kim) 9. Michelle (Banayan) 11. Mabel (Kabani)  

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Rubenstein organizes tech-club for teacher aid

22 May 2014

Jackson Prince, sports editor In order for Beverly to improve its technological prowess in this ever-evolving world, English teacher Dr. Steven Rubenstein is putting together a “club of sorts” for students and teachers to boost their skills in this area. “The idea is to have a body of students who can improve their technological knowledge […]

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Volleyball falls 3-2 to Heritage Christian, eliminated from CIF

20 May 2014

Arman Zadeh, sports editor The boys volleyball team was four points away from advancing to the third round of CIF playoffs for the first time in over 15 years, and in its first year under new head coach Daryl Adams. The team lost to Heritage Christian High School, 3-2, on May 15, making a second […]

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