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Chef cooks up positive relationships with students

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor Schoolwide, he is simply known as “chef.” During lunch, his doors are open to students, whether they are enrolled in his class or not. There, students can be found cooking, talking and laughing along with culinary teacher Rick Leece. “[My favorite thing about teaching] is building the relationships with the students […]

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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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California Supreme Court upholds power of teacher unions, permanent status

Jason Harward, staff writer A polarizing issue, the relevance of teacher unions, was recently heard by the California Supreme Court by way of Vergara v. California, a case that dealt with the power and boundaries of teacher unions and the extent of permanent status. Permanent status, which is often (and mistakenly) called tenure, is what […]

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Lower enrollment leads to more opportunities for students

Sophia Goldberg, Business Manager Benjamin Shofet, Co-Editor-in-Chief With enrollment steadily dropping in each of the five BHUSD schools over the past six years, the district can now allocate a larger amount of money to spend per student. The district receives its funding through property taxes, and the budget is independent of how many students are […]

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How punk rock keeps AP History teacher revved for class

Olivia Gonzalez Britt, cub writer Wearing his Doc Martens and mutton chops, AP U.S. History and Government teacher Dan Moroaica has the time to work, be with his family and live the secret life of a punk rockstar. Moroaica and his friends founded the Cirkumvent band in 1996 during their sophomore year of high school […]

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New English teacher promotes animal welfare

Lauren Hannani staff writer Rescuing animals and spreading the word on animal welfare is the norm for new English teacher Samantha Miller. Her dedication to animals began as a child, as she grew up with a family of animal lovers.  From a young age, Miller has supported the welfare of animals through volunteer work, helping […]

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English enthusiast returns to the classroom

Lauren Hannani staff writer After coming to Beverly as a long-term substitute in place of a teacher on maternity leave last year, ninth and tenth grade English teacher, Patti Ann Harootian, returns to teaching for her second time as a member of the Beverly staff. Harootian moved to California from her home state, Massachusetts, after receiving […]

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Renee Cobb’s ‘master planner’ benefits Beverly

Veronica Pahomova staff writer Max Yera staff writer When stepping into Renee Cobb’s House A office, one cannot help but notice that there is not one article of stationary out of place. The pens are neatly arranged in their holders and the notes and papers are all almost equidistant. The true treasure, however, is bestowed […]

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Findley: more than a teacher

Taylor Weiss, cub writer By the girls locker room, up the stairs, to the right and through the door, the dance room is filled with dancers. At the front of the room, Dance Company coach Dana Findley stands in her workout gear. At an early age, Findley knew her passion was dance and has pursued […]

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P.E. coach Paysinger reveals his secret identity

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart, cub writer  A physical education coach is usually regarded as a gruff and a no-nonsense kind of person. Vonzie Paysinger may be some of these things, but his hard-headed disposition can only be found on the field. When taken aside, Paysinger’s true colors begin to show. A man who truly cares about the […]

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