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Pete Van Rossum, globetrotting teacher Top four Thanksgiving pie picks Highlights, Watchtower participate in Washington D.C. conference How to be funny in an over-sensitive society Alumnus Turteltaub interviewed, speaks to theater students

Pete Van Rossum, globetrotting teacher

Ben Shofet, graphic editor World History and AP European teacher Pete Van Rossum has traveled nearly all over the world. From Madrid to Prague and everywhere in between Van Rossum has seen it all. And when he began his teaching career at Beverly in 1999, he became of of the only teachers in the entire […]

Top four Thanksgiving pie picks

Juliette Deutsch, co-editor-in-chief With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the day might call for turkey and stuffing, but is never complete without a slice of pie at the end of the delicious meal. Here is a hand-picked selection of the best pies in Los Angeles that will definitely have your Thanksgiving guests coming around for […]

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 […]

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”, […]

Following the followers: so where are the leaders?

07 November 2014

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief @katyperry, @justinbieber, @taylorswift13, @ladygaga and @britneyspears. You know them. You probably follow them. In fact, these people amass 245,950,853 followers. To put it into perspective, if all their followers lined up in single file, they’d wrap around the Earth approximately six times. We have fixated our Twitter accounts on these figures, as well as countless […]

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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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Offensive Halloween costumes don’t keep up with the times

05 November 2014

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, […]

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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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Slideshow: Halloween at Beverly

31 October 2014

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 […]

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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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