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Soccer program, Tower Cancer Research Fund come together Foodie Series Ep. 2: Ellen Varsity wrestling dominates in “King of the Hills” dual-meet Graphic design project provides students political voice Theater Arts Workshop performs
 

Soccer program, Tower Cancer Research Fund come together

Rinesa Kabashi photo editor The Tower Cancer Research Foundation was founded by the Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group to conduct clinical trials and have helped in the approval of 15 cancer drugs.   “Having a cancer fundraiser made this game extra meaningful. Knowing that this game symbolizes our team doing something to help the cancer community […]

Foodie Series Ep. 2: Ellen’s Southern Kitchen

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief Priscilla Hopper media manager What’s a visit to Dallas without Chicken-Fried Chicken? Highlights had to stop for a taste of the authentic cuisine while at the National High School Journalism Convention; all we can say is, it was worth it. The all-day breakfast, massive plates and overall comfort food vibe was exactly what our trip […]

Varsity wrestling dominates in “King of the Hills” dual-meet

Brian Harward staff writer Varsity wrestling defeated Lawndale, Calabasas and Torrance high schools in the King of the Hills tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The team began with a close win over Lawndale, defeating the Cardinals 47-27. Then they dominated Torrance and Calabasas, with final scores of 66-18 and 54-18, respectively. The meet commenced with […]

Graphic design project provides students political voice

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief After the Las Vegas shootings brought gun violence to the center of the political stage, art teacher Michael Federman allowed his graphic design students to add their voice to the debate by making a poster taking a stance on some part of gun control legislation. Federman believes learning graphic design goes hand in […]

Theater Arts Workshop performs ‘Almost, Maine’

Catherine Gagulashvili calendar manager “Almost, Maine,” a performance put on by the Theater Arts Workshop (TAW) Acting Emphasis Class, is a beautifully directed array of romantic comedy scenes and vignettes. Taking place in a small, starry, fictional town of Almost, Maine, the story unfolds, presenting several unique stories, all lingering on the promise and pain of […]

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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You can vote, but do you know enough to?

13 January 2012

Zachary Fouladian, Staff Writer High school is a time when most students reach the legal voting age, but how many of us actually know enough about politics to make that decision? For most of our lives, we could get by without knowing the specifics, just hating Bush can get you by in most of California. […]

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College Apps: overwhelming or overrated?

13 January 2012

Pasha Farmanara, Web Co-Editor-in-Chief From the day one starts high school, until graduation everything a student does is for one reason. It is the reason students deprive themselves of sleep, bury their faces in textbooks and check JupiterGrades every chance they get. Students do all of this to get into a good college. Over a […]

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Courtesy of Hye Song

Brian Song moves up the rankings

13 January 2012

Pasha Farmanara, Web Co-Editor-in-Chief It is the last hole, and after four days of golfing and almost five hours into his round, it all comes down to this. He just walked two and a half miles over hilly terrain with a 35 pound golf bag on his back. Even though he has many aches and […]

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