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Varsity football loses close game against Cerritos Boys water polo loses by one to Thousand Oaks Day N Night hits a home run at Angel Westfield TAW presents upbeat twist on Shakespeare classic
 

Varsity football loses close game against Cerritos

Sam Bernstein staff writer The varsity football team travelled to Cerritos to face the Cerritos High School Dons for a non-conference game. Friday night’s game ended in heartbreak for the Normans, as they lost 22-16 after holding a two-score lead for most of the second half. The Normans record dropped to 0-4 after the Dons […]

Boys water polo loses by one to Thousand Oaks

Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief The varsity boys water polo team hosted Thousand Oaks High School on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 3:00 p.m. The Normans lost to the Lancers by a slim margin of 16-17. Senior co-captain Jonathan Artal thought that despite the loss, the team showed much improvement in technique and stamina. “Although we lost today, all […]

Day N Night hits a home run at Angel’s Stadium

Priscilla Hopper media manager AJ Wolken staff writer Day N Night shines in second annual festival After a chaotic first year of poor organization and logistical issues, there was much speculation about the success of this year’s Day N Night music festival held at the Angel’s Stadium in Orange County. The festival, presented by Revolt, […]

Westfield’s Century City mall modernizes, revitalizes after renovations

AJ Wolken staff writer After more than four years of construction, Westfield Century City mall will finish renovations this fall. Westfield spent more than $955 million to increase the mall to over 1.3 million square feet and it was worth every penny. The mall looks to be completely revitalized, with tons of new stores and […]

TAW presents upbeat twist on Shakespeare classic

Brian Harward staff writer With hip-hop currently trending on Broadway, led by the wildly popular “Hamilton,” Theater Arts Workshop’s (TAW) performance of the rap-heavy “Bomb-Itty of Errors” is a timely twist on Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.” Although rap-influenced musicals are extremely popular now, the concept of using hip-hop in musicals is nothing new. “‘Hamilton’ was […]

Most anticipated movies of 2012

16 January 2012

Kevin Park, Staff Writer One of the biggest Hollywood traditions, the annual Golden Globe Award, took place last weekend. This year’s Golden Globe Award had a different perspective from those of previous years. If the last two years were years of blockbuster movies, such as Avatar, The Hurt Locker, The Social Network, and Inception, this year was […]

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A look at Israeli culture from a traveler’s view

15 January 2012

Zachary Fouladian, Staff Writer Beverly is special, and not just because of our lovely bell schedule or the construction happening on the lawn. Our school has many Jewish students; enough that Jewish holidays become school holidays. Schools just three or four miles away have comparatively few, numbering in the tens instead of the hundreds. So, […]

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Girls’ frosh/soph soccer loses scrimmage, but looks on bright side

14 January 2012

Marguerite Alberts, Staff Writer On the upper field, the girls Frosh/Soph soccer team lost a scrimmage they hosted against El Segundo. The final score was 4-0, El Segundo. This season the team has four players who are out and one player that is still playing despite an injury. “They affect the team in practices and […]

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Watchtower yearbook update

13 January 2012

Yearbook prices are on the rise.  Make sure to buy yours for $130 before Jan. 21 when the price WILL GO UP! Head to www.jostensyearbooks.com to purchase your yearbook by Jan. 20 to take advantage of this price.  And while you’re there, don’t forget to make your yearbook unique with your very own personalization.  Time […]

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Arson fires raise awareness before the new year

13 January 2012

Parmis Sahrapima, Web Co-Editor-in-Chief The week leading up to the New Year turned out to be a disappointment for quite a few people as arson fires broke out in the Los Angeles area. With a total of 55 cars set on fire, the firebombs were reported to have taken place at public parking lots and […]

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Girls’ JV soccer scoreless against Lawndale

13 January 2012

Parmis Sahrapima, Web Co-Editor-in-Chief With only three minutes left to the first half of the game, girls’ JV soccer player Carmen Garrido made her way across the field to help her teammates in their match against Lawndale. The final score stayed tied at 0-0. There were a few good opportunities for both teams, but all […]

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And THAT’S why I hate today

13 January 2012

Zachary Fouladian, Staff Writer Friday the 13th and I don’t exactly get along. First time I ever remember having a bad one was in elementary school. I was rushing to lunch (it was pizza day) and I managed to slam right into the hardest-headed kid in the school. I got my first nosebleed ever right […]

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Breaking Night: a must read

13 January 2012

Candice Hannani, Staff Writer Last year, many students were encouraged to read Unbroken and meet Louis Zamperini, the man who miraculously survived the WWII Japanese POW camps described in the book. Yet there is another hero who deserves recognition for becoming successful despite a formerly tumultuous life. Through her memoir Breaking Night, Liz Murray vividly […]

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Electronic music, DJs should be praised

13 January 2012

Candice Hannani, Staff Writer New, unique, creative. It seems like today our world revolves around these three words. And what goes around does so in a full 360; the music industry is no exception, as electronic music has become incredibly popular within the past few years, ushering in a modern genre of computerized sounds. We’ve […]

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Freshmen basketball blows out Hawthorne, continues season strong

13 January 2012

Arman Zadeh, Staff Writer On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the boys’ freshmen basketball team continued on their already successful season with a win, blowing out the Hawthorne Cougars by a score of 63-21. Beverly now stands with a record of 14-3. By halftime, the Normans led with a score of 30-9, but the team did not […]

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