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Editorial: Board disputes undermine community goals Coping with anxiety: students share their experiences OPINION- The unspoken problem: discrepancies throughout the curriculum Gratitude Garden sows seeds of appreciation for faculty, campus SLIDESHOW: Sharing smiles with Albion street
 

Editorial: Board disputes undermine community goals

Our district is in dire straits. The implications of a structural budget deficit and the clean-up of the oil well continue to loom over our heads. Seemingly never-ending litigation and a high administrative turnover rate have sapped our energy. An evolving relationship with the city, following the recent tense negotiations over the Joint Powers Agreement, […]

Coping with anxiety: students share their experiences

Natasha Dardashti staff writer Lauren Hannani culture editor Disclaimer: Some names were changed in this article to protect sources and provide anonymity. Being in control has always been important to Jules. Whether it’s through her rigorous courses or achievement in hobbies, Jules has always been able to manage a workload typical to a high achieving […]

OPINION- The unspoken problem: discrepancies throughout the curriculum

The elephant in the (class)room Find the news article regarding the issue here. Vivian Geilim opinion editor There is an elephant that lingers through the halls of Beverly. A topic we all think about, but seldom take action on. The discrepancy amidst student’s education. The evident problem of the unregulated and dissimilar curriculum that is shared between two […]

Gratitude Garden sows seeds of appreciation for faculty, campus

Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief As much of the school remains in the throes of construction, there is very little greenery around campus. What used to be stretches of freshly-cut grass, the front lawn is now a plot of dirt and dried weeds. The Village is comprised of identical bungalows, separated by metal fences and strictly aligned […]

SLIDESHOW: Sharing smiles with Albion street

Vivian Geilim opinion editor Every year, Albion St. elementary receives seasons greetings from Beverly High. Service Learning organizes the annual event by raising money for gifts to give to the elementary school at Albion.

National French Week celebrations aspire to bring light to French culture

08 December 2017

Catherine Gagulashvili staff writer In L.A. County, with a French-speaking population of 38,600 people, the organizers of National French Week, celebrated across the nation from Nov. 1-7, made an effort to be heard and recognized for their celebrated language and culture. National French Week, being celebrated on campus from Dec. 6-8, is to include the […]

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#MeToo: the stories and practices behind a movement

08 December 2017

Administration limited in power when dealing with off-campus sexual misconduct Find the opinion article on the #MeToo Movement here. Catherine Gagulashvili staff writer Evan Minniti staff writer Vivian Geilim opinion editor Sexual misconduct is a “hot button” issue at the moment. Politicians, actors, comedians and media giants have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, often from […]

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#MeToo: the stories and practices behind a movement

08 December 2017

Stories confirm what we know Find the news article on the #MeToo Movement here. Vivian Geilim opinion editor The action of sexual assault lives in infamy and will forever live in infamy. It is a recited axiom that the word ‘sexual assault’ piggybacks a negative connotation. So, my question is that if it’s a well-known […]

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Astrology girl turns to the stars

07 December 2017

Rinesa Kabashi photo editor Desiree Gonzalez staff writer A little girl took a visit to her aunt’s house and found a book on her aunt’s bookshelf that she would read and be very passionate about. As she was flipping through the pages from a book about zodiac signs, she fell in love with the pictures and junior […]

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Community service encourages students, provides satisfaction

07 December 2017

Sophia Goldberg sports editor Recognition for community service comes in all forms, from certificates to the overall fulfilling feeling students get from helping those in need and connecting with others. One way Beverly helps students earn recognition for their community service is the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Students can compile their community service hours in […]

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‘Vice Principals’ satirizes administrators’ work enviornment

06 December 2017

Ben Dahan News Editor The HBO comedy series “Vice Principals” follows the relationship of rival VPs, Neal Gamby (Danny McBride) and Lee Russell (Walton Goggins), desperately vying for the top spot at North Jackson High School: principal. In the wake of the show’s finale, Highlights asked Beverly’s assistant principals to weigh in on this portrayal […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Administration keeps schools open, will continue to monitor air quality

06 December 2017

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief With three major fires burning in Southern California and a mandatory evacuation area stretching as far into West Los Angeles as the UCLA campus, Superintendent Michael Bregy is staying on top of the constantly evolving wildfire situation. “We are in contact with the police chief and our police officer liaison to keep in […]

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Soccer program, Tower Cancer Research Fund come together

05 December 2017

Rinesa Kabashi photo editor The Tower Cancer Research Foundation was founded by the Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group to conduct clinical trials and have helped in the approval of 15 cancer drugs.   “Having a cancer fundraiser made this game extra meaningful. Knowing that this game symbolizes our team doing something to help the cancer community […]

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Foodie Series Ep. 2: Ellen’s Southern Kitchen

05 December 2017

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief Priscilla Hopper media manager What’s a visit to Dallas without Chicken-Fried Chicken? Highlights had to stop for a taste of the authentic cuisine while at the National High School Journalism Convention; all we can say is, it was worth it. The all-day breakfast, massive plates and overall comfort food vibe was exactly what our trip […]

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Alumna’s lifelong battle with illness inspires community

04 December 2017

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief The age of 25, for most people, is the beginning of life, not the end. But, as anyone will tell you, Mallory Smith, class of 2010, was not most people. Even though her cystic fibrosis (CF) diagnosis made turning 25 seem closer to an end, Mallory had plans for the life she saw […]

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