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Theater Arts Workshop performs Model UN attends annual UCLA conference Second annual Science and Engineering Fair fires up in EDC Boys water polo CIF run ends in quarterfinals District continues to power through construction process

Theater Arts Workshop performs ‘Almost, Maine’

Catherine Gagulashvili calendar manager “Almost, Maine,” a performance put on by the Theater Arts Workshop (TAW) Acting Emphasis Class, is a beautifully directed array of romantic comedy scenes and vignettes. Taking place in a small, starry, fictional town of Almost, Maine, the story unfolds, presenting several unique stories, all lingering on the promise and pain of […]

Model UN attends annual UCLA conference

Lauren Hannani culture editor The Model United Nations (MUN) team brought home several awards this past weekend after participating in UCLA’s annual BruinMUN conference. Freshmen Maya Mejia and Aasha Sendhil won an Honorable Mention, while freshman Alya Mehrtash and sophomore Michaela Forouzan took home Outstanding. However, for Mejia, the most fulfilling part was not winning […]

Second annual Science and Engineering Fair fires up in EDC

Desiree Gonzalez staff writer In celebration of science and students’ passion for the subject, the Beverly Hills Education Foundation sponsored the annual Science and Engineering Fair in the EDC on Wednesday, Nov. 8, where students were required to develop a scientific question, run experiments and create a board that summarized their work. After judges interacted with […]

Boys water polo CIF run ends in quarterfinals

Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief During the quarterfinal match against Valley View High School on Saturday, Nov. 4, the boys varsity water polo team lost 15-10, losing its bid for semifinals of CIF-SS DIvision 7 Boys Water Polo Championships. “It was a tough loss for us but every player gave it their all, and there was nothing […]

District continues to power through construction process

Ben Dahan news editor Lauren Hannani culture editor Students may be wondering why they are still sitting in bungalow classrooms while the school’s buildings supposedly are under construction but remain hollow and unconstructed. However, progress in construction has been happening behind the scenes, even though the changes are not yet physically noticeable. Over this last […]

‘New Voices’ movement promises freedom for all student journalists

17 November 2017

Sophia Goldberg sports editor Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief Priscilla Hopper media manager DALLAS, Texas — Rights that Highlights sometimes takes for granted–the unrestricted access to and distribution of district information as well as the reasonable freedom to write what we believe without fearing administrative action–are not a reality for student journalists in many parts of the country. Speaking […]

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Editorial: We must expect more from ASB

15 November 2017

There is no doubt that student government is supposed to play an important role in a school. A strong student government is associated with contagious school spirit and an unwavering protection of students’ interests and rights. Yet our student government has let its potential fall by the wayside in favor of uninspired party planning of […]

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Medical missions change junior’s outlook on life

11 November 2017

Evan Minniti staff writer If one were to trek through the Nepalese Himalayas or cut through brush in the Guatemalan jungle, there is a chance that junior Julia Yaris would be there, too. Since 2014, Yaris has visited Nepal and Guatemala multiple times with her mother as part of medical missions organized by Himalayan HealthCare […]

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Stranger Things 2 | Culture Vultures

09 November 2017

Listen to the inaugural episode of Highlights’ new culture podcast, hosted by juniors Sam Bernstein and Jude Binkley, featuring our Stranger Things correspondent, Evan Minniti.

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Four-year college pipeline: detrimental to students with other goals

08 November 2017

Brian Harward staff writer A new reality is currently settling in for high school seniors: college applications are nearly due. For a period of a couple months, these applications are on the mind of many seniors, and the reason for this is rarely questioned. Why do so many seniors–students with different abilities and goals–all take […]

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Philanthropic alumnus supports performing arts

07 November 2017

Catherine Gagulashvili Calendar Manager Ben Dahan News Editor Nearly four decades ago Michael J. Libow, a prominent member of the Beverly Hills community, was a student at Beverly. Libow was “a painfully shy, heavyset kid” who “felt ostracized by the cool kids.” He was an AP student with an aptitude for mathematics who never participated in extracurricular […]

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Girl Up fundraises at Beverly for women’s issues

06 November 2017

Evan Minniti staff writer According to the United Nations (UN), women make up two thirds of the illiterate population worldwide. With women’s education becoming an increasingly important topic in the global community, the United Nations Foundation started Girl Up in 2010. It fundraises in order to “help the hardest to reach girls living in places […]

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Interact Club volunteers at carnival for military-based kids

03 November 2017

Lauren Hannani culture editor Interact club members celebrated Halloween a little bit early, on Saturday, Oct. 28, when they volunteered at a Halloween-themed carnival designed for the children of those in the military. Taking place at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, the carnival was held for hundreds of marines and […]

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Boys water polo advances to CIF-SS Division 7 quarterfinals

02 November 2017

Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief The boys varsity water polo team beat the Garden Grove High School Argonauts in the second round of the 2017 Division 7 CIF-SS Division 7 Boys Water Polo Championships by a close score of 14-12. This win allowed the team to advance to the quarterfinals. “In my three previous years on water polo, […]

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Senior makes impact with programming

01 November 2017

Natasha Dardashti staff writer From assisting the computer science class to entering 24-hour competitions, senior Andrew Mokhtarzadeh has touched base with every opportunity to learn programming since the ninth grade. In his freshman year, Mokhtarzadeh joined the school’s fledgling Introduction to Coding class to expand on his childhood interest in computers. There, he learned the […]

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