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Mr. and Mrs. Norman host the De-Stress Fest.

De-stress fest brings puppies and fun to students before finals

Kate Oller, Staff Writer January 9, 2024

‘Tis the season to bake holiday treats, listen to holiday music and relax as the new year approaches… unless you’re a high school student preparing for final exams. A great way to destress is to...

Top row: junior Kate Lewis, senior Nick Kay, junior Celine Shadgoo, senior Simone Mehdizadeh. Bottom row: senior Nicole Banafsheha, junior Hannah Naydavood. Photo courtesy of Ali Norman-Franks.

NormanAid reads children’s books to elementary students

Highlights April 19, 2021

Kate Kotlyar staff writer As a part of their NormanAid MonthlyAid themes, NormanAid peer counselors recorded themselves reading children’s books about the necessities of building healthy relationships...

Jonathan Cristall wrote What They Dont Teach Teens, a book about skills to enhance safety for teenagers. His website contains more biographical information about Cristall and his book

Los Angeles Prosecutor speaks about digital safety, sexual consent on NormanAid monthly podcast

Highlights December 3, 2020

Los Angeles Prosecutor, Beverly alum (class of 1990) and author of What They Don’t Teach Teens Jonathan Cristall spoke on NormanAid's monthly “Make Today Well Lived” Podcast for November’s digital...

NormanAid continues providing counseling services for students in a multitude of concerns.

Staff continues providing mental health support resources through NormanAid, Student Success Team

Highlights November 29, 2020

Daria Milovanova staff writer To support students facing challenges in the online school’s unfamiliar environment, mental health resources like NormanAid and the Student Success Team (SST) are available.     Assistant...

Pandemic presents obstacles with mental health

Pandemic presents obstacles with mental health

Highlights September 30, 2020

Daria Milovanova staff writer The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted various aspects of everyone’s life, including mental health. Having to stay inside all day long and experiencing a lack of social...

Students would benefit from added mental health class to high school

Students would benefit from added mental health class to high school

Highlights October 14, 2019

Emma Newman staff writer Despite the fact that 20 percent of teens worldwide have mental health issues, mental health education is not a graduation requirement at Beverly.  Our school needs to...

NormanAid opens up peer counselor position for upcoming school year

NormanAid opens up peer counselor position for upcoming school year

Highlights April 23, 2019

Alya Mehrtash staff writer Walking into NormanAid, you are bound to see familiar faces of the peer counselors. Peer counselors are student aides who work at the NormanAid center. You can find the peer...

Freshmen participate in Signs of Suicide program

Freshmen participate in Signs of Suicide program

Highlights October 1, 2018

Ava Seccuro staff writer Alya Mehrtash staff writer The NormanAid Center has urged all freshmen to participate in the optional Signs of Suicide (S.O.S.) program to be educated on the warning signs of...

NormanAid kicks off MonthlyAid with Seek Support month

Highlights September 8, 2018

Alya Mehrtash staff writer NormanAid has begun promoting their MonthlyAid program, beginning with September as Seek Support month. Since the launch of the program during the 2017-18 school year, NormanAid...

Taken by Nicolette Kay
Students enjoy the benefits of NormanAids Stress Less Week during Puppies and Pics Day.

NormanAid spreads positivity through students

Highlights May 31, 2018

Ava Seccuro, Alya Mehrtash, Nicolette Kay, cub writers [youtube] Throughout the school year, the NormanAid Center strives to help the student body with everyday...

The LGBTQ topic raises awareness on the idea of acceptance for all people. I believe we need to accept everybody as they are. Tall, short, skinny, more buff. I just believe that we need to accept people for who they are,” Jackson said.

Contrasting outlooks on LGBTQ community

Highlights May 26, 2016

Priscilla Hopper, cub writer Cathy Lee, cub writer Debby Rasson, cub writer AJ Wolken, cub writer Issues related to LGBTQ, such as same-sex marriage and transgender bathrooms, have been the subject of...

Senior Madeleine Tirella walks into Norman Aid.

Confirmed end of peer counseling

Highlights September 2, 2015

Vivian Geilim, staff writer  For the first time, Beverly Hills High School’s popular program, Norman Aid, started the year without the participation of student counselors.  “This is the first year...

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