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Board of Education promises no reconfiguration during 2018-19 school year

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief In the interest of moving forward with a simpler, more focused approach toward reconfiguration, the Board of Education unofficially promised the community that no students would be relocated in the 2018-19 school year at the Feb. 6 special board meeting. The decision was made in part as a courtesy to parents, many of […]

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Norman Aid presents ‘Reality Party’ to parents

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief Vivian Geilim opinion editor Parents walk from room to room in what can only be described as a “haunted house” of reckless behavior. The binge drinking, fighting and even sexual assault portrayed, however, are not by accident–they are meant to shock parents into discussing difficult conversations about teenage drug and alcohol use. […]

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New turf renovation promises safer experience for athletes

Jason Harward editor-in-chief The installation of a new synthetic turf, which began Aug. 1, is expected to finish and be ready for play on Monday, Oct. 9. While the old turf had outlived its life by 5 years and was quickly deteriorating past safe play, the fall schedule of renovation was not the most ideal for […]

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Mead brings experience, enthusiasm to new administration

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief Mark Mead is the boss. But, instead of changing his style for his new position, Mead continues to preach collaboration and positivity, important traits during construction and administrative turnover. Mead’s background as an English teacher, wrestling coach, ASB and Link Crew advisor and assistant principal gives him a unique perspective on how to […]

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Swim places third in Ocean League finals, seniors bid farewell

Jason Harward design editor The varsity swim team placed third overall in Ocean League finals on Friday, May 5, with only one swimmer, senior Greg Ayzenberg, moving to the next round. The team’s 494 total points fell short of Santa Monica’s 847 and El Segundo’s 777. Although Ayzenberg’s 48.71 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle was the […]

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Kick for a Cure showcases heart on and off field

Jason Harward, design editor The girls varsity soccer team partnered with the Tower Cancer Research Foundation (TCRF) in their fundraising event Kick for a Cure, which raised $1,400 through food sales and donation forms TCRF is a non-profit based in Beverly Hills which funds innovative cancer research and provides support for families affected by the […]

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Highlights sheds a new light on Thanksgiving

Family importance of Thanksgiving Isaiah Freedman sports editor Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to indulge in heavy, sleep-inducing food and warm, cozy family time around the blazing fire as the winds howl outside. (I have always thought Thanksgiving is better when it is cold outside and toasty warm inside.) But most importantly, Thanksgiving is a time […]

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Hosting a tremendous election viewing party

Jason Harward, graphics editor Note: this piece is satirical and meant to be taken as such. Some things in life are certain. Black Friday sales will begin in the middle of June. There will be a typo in a Highlights newspaper. And Wolf Blitzer will grace the screen during CNN’s election night coverage. While this […]

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University of Chicago recognizes Minna Kim

Jason Harward, graphics editor English teacher Minna Kim received the “Outstanding Educator” Award from the University of Chicago at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 1. The award was made possible by Beverly alumni Aleks Recupero, a University of Chicago freshman, who recommended Kim for the honor. “The letter that I got in the […]

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Students reflect on impact of substance abuse

Jason Harward staff writer Jamie Kim news editor Drugs and alcohol are a part of many students’ high school experience, whether one wants to admit it or not. As the Teen Rehab Center (TRC) puts it, a teenager “might enter high school as a child, but they will graduate a young adult.” One of these […]

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