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Measure HH divides the city

Ben Dahan staff writer Isaiah Freedman sports editor Originally published in volume 90, issue four on October 28. Residents of the city of Beverly Hills have been deeply divided the last couple months over the passing of the Hilton Condominium Tower Initiative, commonly known as Measure HH. The developer behind the initiative, Israeli-born owner of […]

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The man behind it all: Romeo Carey runs KBEV

Ben Shofet, Business Manager Actor. Mentor. Teacher. Producer. Traveler. Coach. These are just a few of the many titles that Film Production teacher Romeo Carey holds. Although Carey has been at Beverly for almost a decade, he is more than your average teacher. Highlights: Tell me about your upbringing. Carey: My early life was like living […]

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Library preps for staff changes, relocation

Nirav Desai, staff writer The library and its occupants are currently dealing with a slew of changes which include impending construction, a recently filled position vacancy and a search for paid students assistants. Library technician Barbara Jebejian retired over the summer, taking Head Librarian Karen Boyarsky by surprise. “I didn’t know [Jebejian’s retirement] was coming, […]

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Though society has progressed, slut shaming exists

Mabel Kabani, print editor-in-chief As high schoolers living in Beverly Hills, Calif., we like to think of ourselves as smart, progressive and forward-thinking students who challenge stereotypes, promote unity and fight inequality, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation. Though we rush to defend attacks and condemnations against the cultures, backgrounds and socioeconomic conditions of […]

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Urban Outfitters saps self-esteem

Juliette Deutsch, social media director “Over the weekend I walked into Urban Outfitters and saw a girl pick up a grey t-shirt that had the Eat Less graphic on it. The girl was normal looking and the shirt said ‘Eat Less.’ I was nauseated by the thought of a girl thinking that she needs to […]

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Students design blueprints for Beverly

As seen in the Feb. 21, print edition. Audrey Park, staff writer The Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) partnered with an architectural firm and is in the process of reviewing earlier planning sessions, held in 2010, to make decisions on renovation plans for Beverly. The committee assigned to this project includes teachers, site administrators, […]

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Guide advises early looking for students

As seen in the Feb. 21, print edition. Dami Kim, culture editor Like most first-year students at Beverly, new college counselor intern Erica Larsen was “completely lost” when she first stepped onto campus. Having graduated from a small high school, Larsen did not know what to expect on her first day of work. “[When I […]

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Rep. Waxman retires after 40 years

As seen in the Feb. 21, print edition. Max Stahl, comment editor For Henry Waxman, Democratic representative of California’s 33rd district, which contains Beverly Hills, it has always been policy over politics. One of Washington’s most productive statesmen, Mr. Waxman has amassed over his 40 years in the House a substantial list of legislative achievements […]

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Beverly athletes recruited to colleges nationwide

Sammy Edwards (Lacrosse)  Jackson Prince, sports editor Junior midfielder Sammy Edwards, formerly on the radar of top lacrosse colleges such as Bucknell, Syracuse, Jacksonville and Amherst, committed to Loyola University Maryland, a Division 1 school for lacrosse, this past December. But Edwards, unlike many other high school athletes, didn’t choose lacrosse to merely fill his seventh period. […]

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Katya Souchitski: student, athlete, rhythmic gymnast

Brenda Mehdian, staff writer As sophomore Katya Souchitski prepared herself to perform her final routine of the competition, she could could feel the adrenaline pumping through her whole body and her hands begin to sweat. “You are just practicing, relax,” she told herself as she stepped onto the mat. Rhythmic gymnastics is a form of gymnastics […]

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