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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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Former VP Biden addresses political divide at local event

Brian Harward staff writer Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke on Sunday, Oct. 22, as part of the Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series at the Saban Theater at an event that a group of Beverly students attended. He touched on today’s political climate before answering questions from the audience which ranged from gun control to the […]

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District-wide fundraiser raises money for Harvey

Lauren Hannani culture editor Although the storms have passed, efforts to raise money for Houston after Hurricane Harvey’s significant damage are still underway. This now applies to our own school district as well, which has teamed up this month to bring quick and efficient relief to Texas. After the Category 3 hurricane came to an end […]

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District aims to update textbooks to align with state, local standards

Catherine Gagulashvili calendar manager Sophia Goldberg sports editor Desiree Gonzalez staff writer Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief The necessity for textbook remains constant, yet the textbook content changes, and for a while, we have not been able to keep up with the ever changing nature of textbooks. In an increasingly technological world, the district has tried to incorporate online components […]

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