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‘A Little Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Review

Ryan Feinberg, print edtior-in-chief On a cultural whim sparked by an extra-credit opportunity for my 12th grade AP Literature class, I took a six-mile trip to the Lillian Theatre to view “A Little Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a contemporary rock-and-roll adaptation of Shakespeare’s 16th century work. The production embodies a love quadrangle presented through rock ballads […]

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Beverly High (Cartoon 5 of 9)

Audrey Park, cartoonist  

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Christmas activities in Beverly Hills

Pasha Farmanara, web editor-in-chief Beverly Hills has stepped up their holiday cheer this year, offering its residents an ice skating rink, live holiday performances and carolers in the city. Check out some of the exciting holiday attractions in Beverly Hills. 1.) Beverly Hills Holiday Ice Rink Get ready to show off your ice skating skills […]

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A Preview of December’s New Releases

Max Stahl, staff writer December 7 “Playing for Keeps” Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 106 min. Genre: Romantic Comedy Director: Gabriele Muccino Starring: Gerard Butler The Premise: A retired soccer player tries to get his life back on track by coaching his son’s soccer team, but he has trouble resisting flirting with the other players’ mothers. As the […]

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Lit students see play, workshop with troupe

Max Stahl, staff writer From Nov. print edition Seniors from Krisha Deaver and Dr. Steven Rubenstein’s AP Literature classes attended a performance of “Hamlet” on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, in order to enrich their understanding of the play. “[Watching it live] gave me a better understanding of the play,” […]

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Students explore conference, boring city

Jessica Saadian, staff writer From Nov. 30 print edition Members of Highlights traveled to San Antonio to learn more about journalistic writing at the JEA/NSPA National Fall High School Journalism Convention from Nov. 15-18. While in the city, students were able to visit several of San Antonio’s downtown attractions, including the Alamo, a historical site; […]

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Rihanna releases catchy, irritating track

Danny Licht, culture editor From Nov. 30 print edition In “Diamonds,” Rihanna’s Billboard-topping song from her latest album, “Unapologetic,” the singer and her cast of writers and producers fashion a catchy, familiar tune that, owing to its merciless repetition, drags on longer than it should. Its motif, the simile “like a diamond,” is overused until […]

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Beverly High (Cartoon 4 of 9)

Audrey Park, cartoonist

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AP Literature students experience Hamlet live

Kevin Park, Staff Writer AP Literature students from Dr. Steven Rubenstein and Krisha Deaver’s classes went on a field trip to the Broad Stage to experience “Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: Hamlet” on Monday, Nov. 19. With its goal to give each student access to world-class artists and performances that will transform and expand their understanding of […]

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Top four boba places in Los Angeles

Oliver Gallop, graphics editor Boba or bubble tea, as some call it, has recently emerged as the beverage of choice for many people in Los Angeles and the rest of the United States. The tea-based drink, first created in Taiwan during the 1980’s, comes in many different flavors with an option for chewy tapioca pearls. […]

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