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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 Karen Rappaport discusses Israeli study abroad program
 

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 […]

Karen Rappaport discusses Israeli study abroad program

Eunice Kim, staff writer History teacher Joanie Garratt invited Karen Rappaport, a director of the admissions for the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), to speak about a high school study abroad  program in Israel on March 14. Students at AMHSI have a significantly different studying environment from other high schools. While regular high […]

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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Board analyzes year, next year’s changes

20 May 2014

Mabel Kabani, editor-in-chief Though the members of the 2013-2014 BHUSD Board of Education believe that they have had a successful year in terms of launching new programs, being fiscally responsible and initiating necessary change among the high-school staff and administration, the immense amount of litigation the Board must deal with obstructs its ability to fulfill […]

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Exploring the value of the high-school experience

20 May 2014

As seen in the May 23 print edition Robert Katz, web editor-in-chief The end of high school is sort of a weird place to be. I always assumed I wouldn’t get this far (not that I had a specific reason for why I wouldn’t reach this point). I just assumed that the end of high […]

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Assistance for assistants: Summer internships for students staying in town this summer

20 May 2014

As seen in the May 23 print edition Brenda Mehdian, staff writer Eunice Kim, staff writer UCLA  For those students who are interested in science and are looking for a challenge, UCLA has a variety of internships available to high school students. The Nano Science Lab is an exclusive five-day summer workshop that deals with […]

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Board of Education implements new admin changes

20 May 2014

Audrey Park, staff writer Braden Bochner, staff writer The Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) Board of Education currently has two open positions to fill for high school assistant principals due to the retirement of House C Assistant Principal Toni Staser, the resignation of House B Assistant Principal Regina Zurbano and the non-renewal of House […]

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JEM Community Center hosts Oklahoma Thunder

JEM Community Center hosts Oklahoma Thunder

19 May 2014

Braden Bochner, staff writer The Jewish Education Movement (JEM) Community Center hosted the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder for their practice sessions in preparation for game six of the Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers. The JEM Community Center, located in Beverly Hills, is a community center with programs for children, teens and adults. The center is home […]

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Joseph and Goler collaborate for AP Art History and AP Literature

19 May 2014

Eunice Kim, staff writer  Starting next year, art teacher Deborah Joseph and English teacher Julie Goler will teach AP Art History and AP Literature. Students who wish to enroll in AP Art History must take Goler’s AP Literature class. However, students who wish to enroll only in AP Literature may do so by enrolling in […]

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Track team successful in league competition, advances to CIF

16 May 2014

Amanda Christovich, cub writer The track team’s final league competition at Culver City High School last Thursday witnessed prowess in the under class in both field events and sprints, while taking the top three spots on all levels. Boys varsity, girls frosh-soph and boys frosh-soph all took second place in their respective divisions, while girls […]

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