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African poaching concerns must reach Americans Hawthorne School named 2014 California Distinguished School DECA to compete in ICDC, attend National Leadership academies LACMA, Film Independent host Portlandia screening, Q Cult Classics: The Grand Budapest Hotel
 

African poaching concerns must reach Americans

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief According to a study published a few weeks back by Genome Research, African elephants were deemed “superior smellers,” due to their innate ability to distinguish different odors better than any animal ever examined. However, despite their remarkably sensitive schnozzes, it seems as if elephants are unable to sniff out the danger to […]

Hawthorne School named 2014 California Distinguished School

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Robert Katz, web editor-in-chief Hawthorne School was recently named a 2014 California Distinguished School by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. According to a press release from the California Department of Education (CDE), Torlakson named 424 public elementary schools California Distinguished Schools for their “strong commitment and innovative approaches to […]

DECA to compete in ICDC, attend National Leadership academies

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Culminating its 2013-2014 competition year, DECA, the global high school and collegiate program that prepares young entrepreneurs for careers in management, finance, marketing and hospitality, is set to host the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, Ga. from May 3 to May 6. The conference, as reported by DECA’s official […]

LACMA, Film Independent host Portlandia screening, Q&A

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Max Stahl, comment editor The Dream of the 90s was alive in Los Angeles last Thursday night. Thanks to Film Independent (and Dr. Steven Rubenstein for giving us his tickets), Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia, the satirical sketch comedy series, graced us with their presence at the Los Angeles […]

Cult Classics: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Friday, March 7, marked the limited release of Wes Anderson’s newest film–a vibrant, feathery tale of 1930s Eastern Europe and a certain hotel concierge, M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), who reigns over the prominent Grand Budapest Hotel in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka. The plot unravels into an alternative comedy (which is […]

Stop smoking, get healthy

29 May 2014

 Lolita Gorbacheva, cub writer Teens all over the world smoke, and hurt the insides of their bodies. Many try to quit, but their surroundings push them into smoking and influences ruin their health. “I tried to quit at least five times but every time I am with friends who smoke, they persuade me to do […]

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Beverly students determined to stay healthy

29 May 2014

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart, cub writer Taylor Weiss, cub writer Whether it’s a breakthrough juice trend or a wild new exercise method, students at Beverly are determined to do whatever it takes to stay fit. Some follow a certain diet, while others have a strict exercise routine. Each student has their own reason, but one thing is […]

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Answers to May 20 senior crossword puzzle

24 May 2014

Across 3. Robert (Katz) 5. Danny (Licht) 7. Dani (Klemes) 8. Max (Stahl) 10. Marguerite (Alberts) 12. Brenda (Mehdian) 13. Zoe (Kenealy) Down 1. Arman (Zadeh) 2. Jessica (Lu) 4. Braden (Bochner) 6. Audrey (Park) 7. Dami (Kim) 9. Michelle (Banayan) 11. Mabel (Kabani)  

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Rubenstein organizes tech-club for teacher aid

22 May 2014

Jackson Prince, sports editor In order for Beverly to improve its technological prowess in this ever-evolving world, English teacher Dr. Steven Rubenstein is putting together a “club of sorts” for students and teachers to boost their skills in this area. “The idea is to have a body of students who can improve their technological knowledge […]

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Volleyball falls 3-2 to Heritage Christian, eliminated from CIF

20 May 2014

Arman Zadeh, sports editor The boys volleyball team was four points away from advancing to the third round of CIF playoffs for the first time in over 15 years, and in its first year under new head coach Daryl Adams. The team lost to Heritage Christian High School, 3-2, on May 15, making a second […]

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13 compete at league, Block qualifies for Finals

20 May 2014

Jessica Lu, news editor Track season closed with sophomore pole vaulter Amanda Block qualifying for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) SS Division 3 Finals, the only competitor of the 13 members who qualified to CIF. Prior to CIF, the boys team finished second at Ocean League finals and the girls took third. “For the team […]

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Moments of the year: Norman athletics year in review

20 May 2014

Arman Zadeh, sports editor Jackson Prince, sports editor Eunice Kim, staff writer Audrey James, staff writer Well, 2013-2014 has come and gone, and Beverly has seen some outstanding moments from our teams and athletes. Before we say goodbye, we asked athletes of Norman Nation what they thought their team’s moment of the year was. Football […]

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Phone usage causing discontinuities within relationships

20 May 2014

As seen in the May 23 print edition Danny Licht, editor-in-chief At a music festival last summer, a few girls pushed their way in front of me, and that was fine — it was a music festival — but when they did, they also disregarded the music. They continued their conversation. They drowned out one […]

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Amendments proposed during ASB election season

20 May 2014

Jessica Lu, news editor In light of the spring Associated Student Body (ASB) elections, junior Amir Kashfi has proposed new amendments to the ASB Constitution regarding the qualifications for the Student Board Member position, which currently is part of Head Row. Kashfi, who has no previous ASB experience, originally aimed to run for the position, […]

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Editorial: New anti-bullying law well intentioned, misguided

20 May 2014

As seen in the May 23 print edition Bullying isn’t something adults should just let happen. That’s more or less a settled issue. Sure, there are those who still believe students being bullied should solve the problem themselves, but tragedies like the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick have made it abundantly clear that when bullying […]

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