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The Student News Site of Beverly Hills High School



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Theater teacher retires after 38 years of teaching

Highlights June 2, 2022

Kate Kotlyar copy editor Theater teacher Kaz Chandler will retire at the end of the year after teaching for 38 years, with her final six years at the high school. After teaching for 32 years, Chandler...

A stack of AP prep books

Discrepancies between AP grades, test scores raise concerns

Highlights June 1, 2022

Mia Gorlick Watchtower staff member Some teachers on campus have a policy that allows students who earn a five on the AP exam to have their grades raised to an A. For example, in one AP math class,...

Senior Victor Buschauds Beach Building

Advanced Architecture student inspired by buildings in Singapore

Highlights May 24, 2022

Using AutoCAD and other mediums, senior Victor Buschaud promotes environmentalism with his Singaporean "Beach Building" in his Advanced Architecture class. Throughout making the building, Buschaud introduces...

Cordycep Monument portrays a statue in ancient ruins that would be infested by parasitic fungi called cortisol using Procreate.  I had the fungi infest a remnant of a lost civilization like a live statue. If this were a game, youd be able to interact with it and it would say some weird riddle, Yang said.

AP Studio Art student concocts fungal universe through design 

Highlights March 10, 2022

Defne Onal managing editor Using Procreate and other mediums, senior Tina Yang promotes the study of mycology with her series "Myco" in her AP Studio Art class. Throughout her series, Yang introduces...

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As a Russian, I am angered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Highlights March 1, 2022

Kate Kotlyar copy editor I am Russian and I am angered by Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.  While I am ethnically Ukrainian and Moldovan, my parents grew up in the Soviet Union, went to...

Cover of Arya Yektafar’s album

Student releases album, gets hundreds of thousands of streams

Highlights December 3, 2021

Senior Arya Yektafar started singing and songwriting when he was around 10 years old. This year, he was able to share this passion with the world by releasing his album, “Thoughts Leave Scars.”  “Thoughts...

Teenagers volunteer for Safe Place for Youth as a way to help the homeless. Photo credit: Leia Gluckman

Students, organizations work to combat homelessness in Los Angeles

Highlights October 18, 2021

Emma Newman co-editor-in-chief  Candice Anvari co-editor-in-chief  Ava Spina staff writer  Senior Leia Gluckman, with help from her mom, Judy Friedman, first started working to combat...

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Robotics team wins three awards in FIRST Robotics competition

Highlights June 2, 2021

Daria Milovanova staff writer The robotics Team 1515 ‘MorTorq’ received three awards in the FIRST Robotics Competition on May 13. The team won the Creativity Award for their achievements in design...

Sue Yovetich  won an Apple Award for the 2020-21 school year. “Its a great honor, I love Beverly and I love the district. It just reminds me of all the different moving pieces and important people that really play a role in bringing to the classroom and delivering for students and providing for the community. Its beyond one person, its definitely a collaboration and a team effort and Im just thrilled to be a part of that,” Yovetich said. Image courtesy of Sue Yovetich.

BHHS faculty members receive Apple Awards

Highlights June 2, 2021

Kate Kotlyar staff writer Three faculty members from BHHS were named Apple Award winners in a ceremony on May 5.  The district named Physiology and Environmental Science teacher Sue Yovetich,...

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BHUSD enforced mask policy

Highlights June 2, 2021

Kate Kotlyar staff writer When English teacher, journalism adviser and ombudsperson Gaby Doyle walked into the girls’ bathroom on the second floor patio, she saw a group of students with their masks...

2020 - 2021 School Year Reflection Video

2020 – 2021 School Year Reflection Video

Highlights June 2, 2021 After this tiring and grueling year, students reflect upon it how they thought it went.

Jewish club members show support for Israel

Jewish club members show support for Israel

Highlights May 27, 2021

Karely Molina Martinez staff writer  In light of the recent events occuring in the Middle East, many Jewish club members showed their support for Israel by attending a “sit-in” on Thursday,...

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