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Practice Model United Nations conference

Celine Hakimianpour, staff writer  The Model United Nations club will begin recruiting new members by hosting a practice Model UN conference on Dec. 8. The conference is open to any student at Beverly who is interested in representing an assigned country and discussing an international issue up for debate. This conference will also give students […]

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Open Access Inspected

Jessica Lu, staff writer, and Mabel Kabani, opinion editor From Nov. 30 print edition Under Beverly’s implementation of the Open Access policy, students gain an expanded ability to self-select their classes. When students meet recommended prerequisites such as grades, teacher recommendations and sometimes CST scores, they are automatically eligible for the following year’s honors or […]

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BHUSD to cut $3.5 million

Robert Katz, assistant web editor From Nov. 30 print edition Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) administrators have begun formulating a reduction plan for the 2013- 2014 school year. While Governor Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 passed on Nov. 6, the district still must carve $3.5 million of the originally estimated $6 million deficit. “I was […]

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Highlights receives national awards

Candice Hannani, feature editor Twelve members of the Highlights staff flew to San Antonio for the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention from Nov. 15-18. There, the group competed in multiple competitions and won several awards. Highlights received the National Pacemaker Award, the highest national honor that a high school newspaper can obtain, and […]

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Knowing your limits

Michelle Banayan and Mabel Kabani, news editor and opinion editor From Nov. 30 print edition Tuesday morning, a hoard of juniors and seniors were led down the steps of the school to the front lawn in order to witness the reenactment of the aftermath of a car crash caused by driving while under the influence […]

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Girls’ Basketball Team and Service Learning feed the homeless Thanksgiving weekend

Alex Menache, staff writer Beverly’s Service Learning and basketball programs teamed up to provide food for the homeless this Thanksgiving weekend. Ten Service Learning members and 20 members of the girls’ basketball team volunteered at People Assisting The Homeless, a service center in Hollywood that provides support for homeless individuals and families to successfully transition […]

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National DECA week spreads awareness, recruits members

Jessica Lu, staff writer National DECA week concluded its annual promotion on Friday, Nov. 16.  Each year, officers brainstorm new ideas to inform, recruit and give back. “We wanted students to be aware of what DECA is and why they should join,” Co-President Hooman Zarrabi said. “There’s really no other program that can prepare students […]

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Highlights receives Pacemaker

The print edition of Highlights received one of the top honors for high school newspapers:  The Pacemaker. Pacemaker finalists and recipients were announced on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in San Antonio, TX.  Fifty-five schools were chosen as finalists and 22 schools were recognized as Pacemakers. Upon learning of […]

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Marching band exhibits at Riverside Community College

Robert Katz, assistant web editor The marching band attended an invitational band exhibit at Riverside Community College on Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, to prepare for the 2013 New Year’s Day Parade in the streets of London, England. They played alongside two other Southern California high school bands from Shurr High School and Great Oak High […]

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Academic Decathlon team improves scrimmage score

Candice Hannani, print feature editor       The Academic Decathlon team attended their first scrimmage, or mock competition, where the team earned 51 out of 63 awards on Nov. 10 at El Rancho High School. The team’s total score increased by about 8,200 points from the prior year, which is a large improvement according to senior Jenny Chieu. […]

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