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Highlights, Watchtower participate in Washington D.C. conference How to be funny in an over-sensitive society Offensive Halloween costumes don Slideshow: Halloween at Beverly Alumnus Turteltaub interviewed, speaks to theater students

Highlights, Watchtower participate in Washington D.C. conference

Members of Highlights and Watchtower travelled to Washington D.C. last week to attend the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention. Highlights members Jackson Prince, Amanda Christovich, Sadie Hersh and Juliette Deutsch, as well as Watchtower staff writer Andrea Di Battista, were accompanied by adviser Gaby Herbst on the five-day trip. Wednesday  The group arrived […]

How to be funny in an over-sensitive society

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief According to the South Park episode titled “Jared has Aides”, a touchy subject cannot be joked about until exactly 22.3 years have passed since its relevance. The episode aired in March 2002 in response to society’s reaction to the AIDS crisis and the resultant, nearly universal cultural intolerance for making fun of […]

Offensive Halloween costumes don’t keep up with the times

Sadie Hersh, photo editor Come Halloween morning, the halls were packed with a mixture of appropriate and not-so-appropriate costumes, and the student body was as spirited as ever. From bunnies and superheroes to loofahs and dynamic duos, students were on their game, for the most part. Some students, however, could differentiate between humorous and offensive, […]

Slideshow: Halloween at Beverly

Karen Shilyan, business manager Whether spending the night trick-or-treating, garnering free shaving cream at Walden, walking down the parade in West Hollywood or at a Norman party, most Normans feel that Halloween is a night engrained in Beverly Hills culture. So for a day, Normans became someone, or something, they’d always wanted to be. They showed off their creative […]

Alumnus Turteltaub interviewed, speaks to theater students

Lucas Harward, staff writer Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief Beverly’s Drama Dept. is beginning a series of “Tuesday Theater Talks,” in which alumni currently involved in show business return each Tuesday and are interviewed by students in the Salter Theater. The interviewee on Oct. 28 was director Jon Turteltaub, who has directed movies such as “Cool Runnings”, […]

Lakers start off season with discouraging numbers, demoralized players

06 November 2014

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart, staff writer Over the course of the past three years, the Lakers basketball team and franchise have been disappointing. It all started back in 2012 when legends Dwight Howard and Steve Nash graced the cover of a Sports Illustrated, emblazoned with the words, “Now This Is Gonna Be Fun”. Some would consider this to […]

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Bocchi, girls varsity tennis prepare for CIF

05 November 2014

Karen Shilyan, reporter Lucas Harward, writer Girls varsity tennis player Martina Bocchi went undefeated in the CIF Individual league round, making her the only player this year to advance to the CIF Individuals tournament. Bocchi, a junior, claimed she won all three of her matches fairly easily. “The other girl wasn’t that good, but I […]

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Upcoming election brings attention to lack of student participation in politics

04 November 2014

Amanda Christovich, staff writer Eleanor Bogart-Stuart, staff writer Today, Nov. 4, many eligible voters of Beverly Hills and beyond will sport their patriotic “I Voted!” stickers after participating in the 2014 election. However, many young voters will choose not to make themselves heard in this election. Students are currently the most underrepresented voting population. According […]

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ASB members, NOW interns present Halloween costume contest

30 October 2014

Celine Rezvani, staff writer A Halloween costume contest put together by ASB is to take place this Friday, Oct. 31. Using the NOW app, students can upload photos of their Halloween costumes and enter to win a $25 American Express gift card. Senior ASB President Daniel Newman feels this event is an opportunity to increase […]

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Culinary arts to host Hawaiian themed open house

30 October 2014

Lucas Harward, staff writer Beverly’s culinary arts program is hosting an open house on Oct. 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the third floor patio. The event will be luau-themed, featuring Hawaiian cuisine prepared by the students and overseen by Chef Rick Leece. According to Leece, menu items will include spicy teriyaki chicken, […]

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KBEV, School Board team up against MTA

28 October 2014

Celine Rezvani, staff writer Guy Ginsberg, sports editor As part of the school board’s efforts to curb the construction of the subway beneath Beverly, KBEV has been commissioned by the Board  to film an informational video warning against the dangers of construction. The School Board’s battle with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) began in 2010 when […]

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Idyllwild epitomizes importance of tradition

27 October 2014

Amanda Christovich, staff writer Christmas carols in October are a strange idea to most. But to the Madrigal Singers, “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells” annually accompany the arrival of the autumn air. During our yearly retreat to Idyllwild Pines, we spend countless hours rehearsing music for our holiday repertoire. Our rehearsals take place in […]

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Boys varsity water polo triumphant over Torrance

24 October 2014

Lolita Gorbacheva, staff writer The boys varsity water polo defeated Torrance High School 13-9 on Oct. 22. Captain Justin Shegerian noted a quick attack in the beginning of the match led to the victory. “We played well. We scored a lot of goals. Michael Fox started us off really strong by scoring a goal to […]

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What Makes Beverly BEVERLY?

24 October 2014

Veronica Pahomova, cartoonist Sadie Hersh, photo editor Lucas Harward, staff writer Guy Ginsberg, sports editor Celine Rezvani, staff writer Juliette Deustch, co-editor-in-chief Usually, orange and black are associated with Halloween. But, no longer. They’re the colors behind Beverly’s school spirit. These are the colors of the Norman Nation. Beverly is the only high school that […]

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Slideshow: Homecoming 2014

24 October 2014

Veronica Pahomova, cartoonist Sadie Hersh, photo editor Lucas Harward, staff writer Guy Ginsberg, sports editor Celine Rezvani, staff writer Juliette Deustch, co-editor-in-chief Beverly’s fiesta-themed Homecoming was jam-packed with events, spirit and food. From a Homecoming assembly regarding as being “one of the best yet,” according to several ASB members, to Cole Plante’s farewell performance, the week highlighted the Norman Nation. Bleeding orange, […]

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