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Go to sleep, you red-eyed monsters

Danny Licht, Print Culture Editor I didn’t discover my affinity for sleep until I had to go to Hebrew school. It was then that I first experienced the empty-faced, groggy-eyed, monotone lifestyle of the awakened (in the least religious sense of the word). It was because of my disdain for those wasted early-morning hours that […]

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Music video fails to do justice for “Call Me Maybe”

Parmis Sahrapima, Web Co-Editor-in-Chief Carly Rae Jepsen, a Canadian artist and singer-songwriter, released her viral song “Call Me Maybe” through 604 Records on Sept. 20, 2011. After the song attracted international attention, Jepsen was signed to Schoolboy Records and released her single in the United States. Produced by John Ramsay, “Call Me Maybe” is an […]

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Chipotle creates confusing new store

Zachary Fouladian, Staff Writer Chipotle is a popular destination for Beverly students. Start walking east from the school on Gregory or Charleville, and a hop, skip and a jump later you’ve hit Beverly Drive, home to an ever-changing population of stores but an ever-present Chipotle. And that’s part of Chipotle’s allure: even if you don’t […]

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Governor Brown’s budget proposal threatens sharp education cuts

Robert Katz, Staff Writer On Monday, Jan. 14, Governor Jerry Brown proposed a collection of budget cuts dealing with the state’s swollen deficit, which has reached $15.7 billion, an unfortunate far cry from the $9.2 billion estimated by the state in January. This will, naturally, lead to more severe cuts to healthcare, welfare and salary […]

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Addicted to the Internet?

By Arman Zadeh, Staff Writer It’s no wonder that kids today are more unproductive than ever. In a generation defined by Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and the rest of the Internet, are we really to blame for this handicap we call the world wide web? Being raised around the joys of the Internet and […]

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In defense of vinyl

Robert Katz, Staff Writer It’s no secret that the entire world is being digitized. Our money, our mail, our books, even our social lives are, at every moment, being copied, saved and re-saved to invisible, unintrusive, globe-spanning networks. While there are many perks to this trend, I’d like to speak out against the digitization of […]

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What not to do on your birthday

Pasha Farmanara, Web Co-Editor -in-Chief Everyone enjoys celebrating their birthday. There is no better feeling than waking up on your birthday, knowing that the entire day is going to be dedicated to you. However, some students are confused about how to celebrate their birthdays at school.  Many students forget that although it is their birthday, […]

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Facebook, a manipulative plot to take over the world

Arman Zadeh, Staff Writer This is the fourth in a series of four articles that will focus on social media and its place in high school. Admit it, we’ve all laughed a little too hard at one point after visiting Facebook. What has now become the easiest excuse for avoiding work is only getting better […]

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Five trends to avoid

Marguerite Alberts, Staff Writer Wacky trends are not something that only our favorite stars do. There are plenty of them here at school. Not to be the fashion police, but people certainly have some, shall we say, different ideas about what is and is not appropriate to wear to school. However, I have to ask: […]

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False fire alarms are more than just overwhelming

Parmis Sahrapima, Web Co-Editor-in-Chief What every student and faculty member at Beverly has become aware of is that the number of fire alarms in our school has increased. Because of this increase, many students and teachers are taking the fire alarms less seriously. Students now view the fire alarms as pranks and jokes, while teachers […]

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