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ASB amends by-laws in hopes of more ‘efficient’ class

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief Two new amendments to the Associated Student Body (ASB) Constitution were approved Wednesday, Nov. 29. The first reduces the number of elected officials per class from five to four, while the second changes commissioner positions from year-long to semester-long. Commissioner positions, which are currently selected by blind application at the beginning of […]

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Anti-bullying efforts administered, analyzed

Vivian Geilim Opinion Editor Brian Harward Staff Writer District stalls on updated bullying code, awaits new information Nearly three months after after the board’s discussion of bullying, there have been no changes to the district’s policy against bullying. During the Aug. 22 board meeting, board member Noah Margo said that he felt the district was not tough […]

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Graphic design project provides students political voice

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief After the Las Vegas shootings brought gun violence to the center of the political stage, art teacher Michael Federman allowed his graphic design students to add their voice to the debate by making a poster taking a stance on some part of gun control legislation. Federman believes learning graphic design goes hand in […]

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American Sign Language course connects students with new community

Brian Harward staff writer It’s a silent class. On one hand, it’s taught in complete silence; on the other, it’s a class that not many students know exists. It’s American Sign Language class. American Sign Language (ASL) is taught in two hour chunks twice a week. It fulfills the school’s foreign language requirement, yet the […]

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Write-offs bring success to newspaper, yearbook

Student journalists from the Highlights News and Watchtower Yearbook publications attended the National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas, Texas, this past weekend.  While attending the conference, students from each staff participated in informative sessions, learned from high-profile speakers and took part in engaging workshops. Along with educational presentations, each student who attended the convention […]

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‘New Voices’ movement promises freedom for all student journalists

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Interact Club volunteers at carnival for military-based kids

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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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 […]

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