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Women’s March exhibits change

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief There is no question that the Women’s March of Jan. 21, 2017 was a game changer. Record turnouts for rallies across the country meant that over one in every 100 Americans came out to show their vehement opposition to many of the expected policies of the Donald Trump White House. Not only did […]

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Beverly seniors need Naviance

Sam Bernstein staff writer   College is important. Success with grades, extracurricular activities and sports will always help prospective students further their education. Some students care quite a bit about getting into top schools like Ivy Leagues; however with no backup options to these top schools, students end up hurting themselves in the long run. Students […]

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Second semester seniors should stay focused

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief The minute school let out on Dec. 16, seniors instantly felt a huge weight lift of their shoulders. In one minute, they transitioned from stressed out college applicants to second semester seniors without a care in the world. However, the classic uncaring attitude of seniors in their second semester needs to change. […]

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Students punished for adolescence

Ben Dahan staff writer   Students around the country can be arbitrarily subjected to arrest for simply behaving inappropriately, something that all adolescents do at one time or another. This reached media infamy last October when a South Carolina student was ripped from her desk and violently arrested by her school resource officer. The girl […]

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Arguments against, for Electoral College

CON Sam Bernstein staff writer America needs to repeal the Electoral College. Last Tuesday, Americans had an election, and citizens voted Hillary Clinton to be its next president. However, Clinton likely will not be our next president. In an outdated, unfair process, Donald Trump captured the presidency by beating Clinton 290-232 in the Electoral College. […]

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Guest writers: Beverly Vista eighth graders share opinions

Negative effect of construction site By: Hannah Sokolovsky This year at Beverly Vista a new field was installed and construction was begun. This Construction has been disrupting classes and is not good for student’s health. The debris from the construction site like cement, wood and more can be harmful to the students and teachers. Many […]

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The Trump Presidency and the Tragedy of Bernie Sanders

Evan Minniti staff writer To many, the victory of Donald Trump seems like a defeat for human progress. Many feel demoralized, angry and confused about how such a right-wing demagogue could be voted into power by the increasingly progressive American people. However, we must realize that Trump’s victory could have been prevented by an independent left-wing […]

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Hosting a tremendous election viewing party

Jason Harward, graphics editor Note: this piece is satirical and meant to be taken as such. Some things in life are certain. Black Friday sales will begin in the middle of June. There will be a typo in a Highlights newspaper. And Wolf Blitzer will grace the screen during CNN’s election night coverage. While this […]

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Weed should not be freed in California

AJ Wolken staff writer California Proposition 64, one of the many propositions to be voted on in November, proposes legalizing recreational marijuana for those 21 and older. The passing of the proposition would make weed just as easy to access as alcohol, which would have many consequences. Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, the only states […]

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Television has flipped the script on Hollywood

Isaiah Freedman Sports Editor Before the early 2000s, cinema reigned supreme over television shows. Famous actors would always flock to Hollywood, while TV was relegated to the actors who “couldn’t make it on the big screen”. But ever since shows such as ‘The Sopranos’,‘The Wire’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ became smash-successes quarterbacked by big-time actors in […]

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