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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.

How education can stop a growing rape culture

30 November 2017

Sam Bernstein staff writer As the number of people coming out with stories about how they have been sexually taken advantage of grows, we as a place of learning have to realize that there’s only one solution to help ease this problem out of everyday life: to start consent education early. Middle schoolers receive vague […]

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2018 Grammy Nominations | Culture Vultures

30 November 2017

Sam Bernstein staff writer Jude Binkley staff writer In this week’s episode Jude and Sam discuss Soul Train, the nominations for the upcoming Grammys, and the release of Pixar’s Coco. Featuring fashion correspondent Mikaela Rabizadeh.

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Graphic design project provides students political voice

29 November 2017

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief After the Las Vegas shootings brought gun violence to the center of the political stage, art teacher Michael Federman allowed his graphic design students to add their voice to the debate by making a poster taking a stance on some part of gun control legislation. Federman believes learning graphic design goes hand in […]

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Lacrosse goalie brings experience to the team

28 November 2017

Lauren Hannani culture editor Playing lacrosse goalie can be a rough task. Preventing the ball from going into the goal while shielding your body from the ball at the same time is only an overview of what the position entails. However, for junior Henry Grote, it’s just the fun activity he’s been playing since he […]

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Karate kids kick to black belt success

27 November 2017

Priscilla Hopper media manager The fight song for martial artists rings: “Tseh!”, “Kiah!” and “Fuah!” And seniors Amanda Lee and Daniel Chorn know this song all too well. They have each dedicated countless hours of studying formations and perfecting their art form to achieve the status of black belt. Lee found her knack for uniformity […]

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Pros and Cons of giving the student board member a vote

23 November 2017

The Student Board Member is the student body’s representative on the Board of Education. Though the member attends every public meeting, s/he is not privy to closed session information, which includes student disciplinary action and pending litigation. The member is given a preferential vote, in which s/he can voice support or opposition to an agenda item […]

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American Sign Language course connects students with new community

21 November 2017

Brian Harward staff writer It’s a silent class. On one hand, it’s taught in complete silence; on the other, it’s a class that not many students know exists. It’s American Sign Language class. American Sign Language (ASL) is taught in two hour chunks twice a week. It fulfills the school’s foreign language requirement, yet the […]

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Write-offs bring success to newspaper, yearbook

20 November 2017

Student journalists from the Highlights News and Watchtower Yearbook publications attended the National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas, Texas, this past weekend.  While attending the conference, students from each staff participated in informative sessions, learned from high-profile speakers and took part in engaging workshops. Along with educational presentations, each student who attended the convention […]

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‘New Voices’ movement promises freedom for all student journalists

17 November 2017

Sophia Goldberg sports editor Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief Priscilla Hopper media manager DALLAS, Texas — Rights that Highlights sometimes takes for granted–the unrestricted access to and distribution of district information as well as the reasonable freedom to write what we believe without fearing administrative action–are not a reality for student journalists in many parts of the country. Speaking […]

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Theater Arts Workshop performs ‘Almost, Maine’

16 November 2017

Catherine Gagulashvili calendar manager “Almost, Maine,” a performance put on by the Theater Arts Workshop (TAW) Acting Emphasis Class, is a beautifully directed array of romantic comedy scenes and vignettes. Taking place in a small, starry, fictional town of Almost, Maine, the story unfolds, presenting several unique stories, all lingering on the promise and pain of […]

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