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A Dance Company’s annual show opening this week
 

A ‘Twisted’ Show

Karen Shilyan, business manager Students of Theatre Arts Workshop, along with director Annie Terry,  are crossing new barriers with the upcoming winter play, “Twisted Myths”. It is composed of original adaptations of popular stories from Greco-Roman mythology. The students crafted each piece from scratch, in conjunction with Terry’s guidance. The adaptations are unique in that […]

‘Selma’ provides deep, meaningful historical interpretation

Juliette Deutsch, co-editor-in-chief  “Selma”, a film directed by Ava DuVernay and produced by Oprah Winfrey, manages to depict a focal point in the Civil Rights Movement and American history. The film follows the events leading up to the 1956 march from Selma to Montgomery led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo). The film […]

‘Whiplash’ controls viewers through captivating acting, story

Guy Ginsberg, sports editor “Whiplash”, Damien Chizelle’s dark and jazzy thriller, follows the story of Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), a tunnel-visioned, aspiring jazz drummer studying music at the Schaffer Conservatory under the infamous twistedly encouraging conductor Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). The story illustrates a boy’s destruction through psychotic and abusive treatment from his conductor and […]

‘The Theory of Everything’ gives love new meaning

Lolita Gorbacheva, staff writer “The Theory of Everything” was awe-inspiring, majestic, sumptuous and delightful. The film was nominated for five Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne. A heartwarming yet heartbreaking journey, “The Theory of Everything” paints the beauty of a tragic love story. The film was marked by picturesque cinematography, as well […]

Dance Company’s annual show opening this week

Lucas Harward, staff writer Dance Company will be performing their annual show from Jan. 14-17 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Half of the pieces that will be performed at the show were choreographed by one or more of the student-dancers. The group has been preparing for this show since the start of school in […]

Coffee popularity increases among adolescents

20 January 2015

Lucas Harward, staff writer In recent years, a new trend has caught fire and captivated the adolescent population: coffee. Young people are currently the fastest growing population of coffee drinkers, and teens are drinking more coffee every year. In 2013, 13 percent of all visits to coffee shops were by consumers under 18 years of […]

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From Salter to Broadway: Jonathan Silverman inspires Normans

16 January 2015

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief The students of the Performing Arts Dept. were graced by a visit from alumus Jonathan Silverman on Tuesday. The actor/director talked to students during lunch, as well as Madrigals during sixth period. Silverman, who was an active member of the department in the early ‘80s, performed in the various plays, musicals and […]

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Majority of Normans support indictment for Wilson

16 January 2015

The students of the Beginning Journalism class publish their own four-page newspaper each year.  This year, there were too many stories for the short paper.  Over-run stories, like this one, were published on-line for reader enjoyment. Evan Minniti, cub writer The people have spoken. The majority of Norman students have stated that they were against the […]

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DECA excels in their first competition

13 January 2015

Lolita Gorbacheva, staff writer This weekend, DECA traveled to Anaheim,  for a competition against the majority of Southern California’s DECA clubs. “The competition went great! We had 46 students attend which is a record for our chapter,”  DECA president Olivia Koshy said. DECA SoCal CDC Results Gaining more students and support, Beverly’s DECA has become […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch becomes unexpected sex symbol

13 January 2015

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart, staff writer Part time English detective, part time dragon, full time unlikely sex symbol, the oddly captivating actor Benedict Cumberbatch has taken the stage as one of the most alluring Englishmen to grace the screen. The television show “Sherlock” is mainly thought of as the catalyst of Cumberbatch’s sudden rise to fame. The […]

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Monthly student recognition program begins

12 January 2015

Lucas Harward, staff writer Ten students were recognized for their recent achievements inside and outside of the classroom during the PTSA meeting on Jan. 9. Beverly is introducing this program to recognize students who receive nominations from their teachers. Each month, two students from any grade will be chosen as Outstanding Model Citizens. In addition, […]

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Boys varsity basketball champions of 2014 MaxPreps Holiday Classic

09 January 2015

  Guy Ginsberg, sports editor The boys varsity basketball team was crowned champions of the Gear To The Max division at the 2014 MaxPreps Holiday Classic in Palm Springs. The Normans surpassed Urspring, a German club, in the championship game on Dec. 30. Throughout the tournament, Beverly defeated Redmond, JSerra Catholic, Cathedral Catholic and Urspring. […]

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‘The Interview’ disappoints viewers, doesn’t reach expectations

09 January 2015

Veronica Pahomova cartoonist For weeks, “The Interview” reoccuringly made headlines everywhere, informing the nation that North Korea was against the release, and considered it both humiliating and an act of terrorism. A movie directly targeting a country that doesn’t like America is already something to talk about, and the genuine threats only added to the fuss. […]

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Homosexual student barred from blood donation

18 December 2014

Brenna Nouray, Watchtower yearbook staff writer The day of the yearly blood drive, Dec. 4, senior Aaron Azizi was seen walking around campus with a sign that read, “I am not allowed to donate blood.” According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, men who have had sex with another male, even protected, cannot donate […]

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‘Tis the season for holiday tunes

17 December 2014

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief This holiday season, a plethora of fine music has been released for the public’s pleasure. Old artists and new have added to the playlist, making for a delightful-sounding December. Here are four of the season’s hottest songs.   “Mary, Did You Know?” by Pentatonix  Three years ago, this group took the stage of Sing-Off, […]

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