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Beverly’s own 12th man

Amanda Christovich, cub writer Boys varsity basketball Head Coach Jarvis Turner said that his players thrive when a gym “is packed.” On Jan. 22, there were no empty seats in the Swim Gym. The bleachers became a sea of black. Clad in either black clothes or black body paint, students of all grade levels united […]

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Cult Classics: The Big Lebowski

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief “The Big Lebowski” (1998) possesses a certain attitude—one that makes unemployment and incessant bowling seem a little less bleak; one that transcends the commonality of other crime comedies. The scattered storyline follows stoner Jeffrey Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), nicknamed “The Dude,” who is mistaken for well-off philanthropist Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston), a […]

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Lawndale defeats girls varsity soccer

Marguerite Alberts, spotlight editor Despite their defensive play, girls varsity soccer lost to Lawndale on Jan. 8, 4-0. Senior Arielle Harris, captain of the team, expressed feelings of frustration after the game. “I know we could have played much better than we did,” Harris said. “I think we became discouraged after Lawndale [first] scored and […]

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ASB releases spring candidate information

As the spring semester approaches, students in the Associated Student Body (ASB) prepare for the election process. Click on the links below to read about the candidates. Head Row Candidates Senior Row Candidates Junior Row Candidates Sophomore Row Candidates Freshman Row Candidates

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Hiatt releases latest book in series

Michelle Banayan, news editor “For years I’ve been thinking we needed a different mythology book; and since we couldn’t find one, I thought I’d write one,” English teacher Bill Hiatt said. With that in mind, Hiatt came up with the plot for his latest series, whose most recent book, Divided Against Yourselves, was just published […]

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Meet the Teachers: John Borsum chooses a cosmo-pilot-an lifestyle, pursues traveling

As seen in the Nov. 26 issue Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Hailing from Long Beach, Calif., math teacher John Borsum has his head in the books and his heart in the sky. Having earned his pilot’s license at age 50, Borsum balances his schedule between flying his instrument-rated airplane and traveling worldwide in his pursuit […]

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iPads have a place beside the blackboard

As seen in the Nov. 26 issue Education as we know it is undergoing a global pilot program. Since the 1950s, when the Manchester Mark 1 first booted up at the Victoria University of Manchester, scholars, educators and computer scientists have sought to integrate digital technology into classrooms worldwide. Although efforts to marry computers to […]

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Highlights, Watchtower students attend National High School Journalism Convention

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Photos by: Gaby Herbst, adviser Robert Katz, web editor-in-chief Arman Zadeh, print sports editor Ten students from both Highlights and Watchtower attended the National High School Journalism Convention in Boston, Mass., Nov. 14-17. The biannual convention, hosted by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Journalism Education Association (JEA), allowed […]

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French Dept. celebrates National French Week

  Marguerite Alberts, graphics editor After a month of planning, the French Club, with the help of students in French classes, continued its 15-year-old tradition of celebrating La Semaine Nationale du Francais (National French Week). The events, which took place from Nov. 12 through Nov. 15, were held in an effort to spark interest in […]

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Culinary arts program hosts open house

Eunice Kim, staff writer The culinary arts program, taught by chef Rick Leece, is hosting an open house this Thursday, Nov. 14. Students will be cooking and showing their parents and friends what they’ve learned in the program. “[For this year’s open house] we’ll have a live action pasta station which the students will be […]

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