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“It” frightens but also moves

Evan Minniti culture editor Based on the first half of Stephen King’s legendary 1986 novel, “It” takes place in 1980s Maine, and follows a group of outcast children who must fight back against a reawakened ancient cosmic evil in the form of a psychotic clown who is hell-bent on murdering them. A lot of blood, […]

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Westfield’s Century City mall modernizes, revitalizes after renovations

AJ Wolken staff writer After more than four years of construction, Westfield Century City mall will finish renovations this fall. Westfield spent more than $955 million to increase the mall to over 1.3 million square feet and it was worth every penny. The mall looks to be completely revitalized, with tons of new stores and […]

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TAW presents upbeat twist on Shakespeare classic

Brian Harward staff writer With hip-hop currently trending on Broadway, led by the wildly popular “Hamilton,” Theater Arts Workshop’s (TAW) performance of the rap-heavy “Bomb-Itty of Errors” is a timely twist on Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.” Although rap-influenced musicals are extremely popular now, the concept of using hip-hop in musicals is nothing new. “‘Hamilton’ was […]

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2017 March of the Living Recap

Ben Shofet, co-editor-in-chief Over the past two weeks, I alongside several other Beverly students took part in the 2017 March of the Living program (MOTL) with the Los Angeles Delegation. The trip was a total of two weeks. In the first week, as a group, we traveled to Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin, visiting numerous concentration […]

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” flies into theatres

Evan Minniti staff writer The Marvel Cinematic Universe can be a mixed bag. One of the stronger films they have made was 2014’s hit “Guardians of the Galaxy”. It was a smart, original but imperfect, action-comedy filled with many weird characters and a fun soundtrack. 2017’s sequel, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” continues where the […]

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TV shows continue to influence high schoolers

Whether it be binge-watching a new Netflix series or anxiously awaiting for the latest episode of “Game of Thrones,” the way high schoolers watch television leaves massive imprints on culture. Multiple generation-defining shows have emerged from this era of television, leaving students facing both positive and negative impacts. The impact left on students lead to a variety […]

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Frank Ocean’s four new singles are his best

Sam Bernstein staff writer Christmas came early this year for Frank Ocean fans. The 29-year-old vocalist based out of New Orleans has been featured on four new singles in the last month. His beautiful voice and impeccable writing skill has been missed, even though it was recently on display in his new album, Blonde. It […]

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Artists explain meanings behind pieces for art festival

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor On April 20, the arts department hosted its annual art show. However, this year’s show was special in its additional acts. The opening of the gallery turned into a festival, with performances from Dance Company and live music from jazz band and solo student musicians. The event also featured games and food […]

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‘DAMN.’ showcases a vengeful, angry Kendrick Lamar

Jason Harward, design editor Kendrick Lamar has done it again. After two incredible albums, Good Kid M.A.A.D. City and To Pimp a Butterfly, as well as an experimental but well done soundtrack that, very literally, did not have a title, Cornrow Kenny is back. Kendrick’s past two stellar projects proved his lyrical genius, but this […]

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Guerilla Tacos is the best food truck in L.A.

Isaiah Freedman staff writer When Guerilla Taco’s owner and head chef Wes Avila started serving tacos from his truck in 2012, his mission was simply to cook tasty, quality food, not win awards, according to the truck’s website. Guerilla Tacos serve the best tacos in L.A., period. As a result of the truck’s popularity, the […]

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