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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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The unfortunate rise of four-letter words

By Julia Waldow, Print Arts & Style Editor When I was in elementary school, I used to admire the “big kids” who I saw on the playground.  Everything they did, whether it was running the mile or gossiping with their friends, seemed so chic and sophisticated. Their statuses were elevated in my mind due to […]

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Not a cause for celebration

By Julia Waldow, Print Arts & Style Editor When Chris Brown performed the songs “Turn Up the Music” and “I Can Only Imagine” to a multitude of screams and cheers at the 2012 Grammy awards,  I was shocked. However, when he snagged the award for Best R&B album, I was appalled.  How is it that […]

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Technology is getting our generation too distracted

Parmis Sahrapima, Web Co-Editor-in-Chief Speaking as a student who faces the same problems and goes through the same experiences as millions of other teenagers, I can honestly admit that the first thing that comes to my mind when I get home from school is my precious computer. For others, it may be their cell phone, […]

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