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Beverly Hills High School

Volume 86, Issue Eight · February 10, 2012

Who let the dogs in? Recent visits by the drug dogs indicate increased prevention measures Lilia Abecassis Staff Writer “Please step outside and leave all your belongings behind,” the Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) officer says clearly and with more than just a hint of authority as he walks into the room. The disrupted English class steps outside and lines up against the wall as a German Shepherd is instructed to search the room for narcotics, alcohol and other illegal substances. After two minutes of nerve-racking anxiety, the class is relieved to know that nothing had been found. The dog and officers walk out into the hallway and the students are cleared to go back in to work. But this is not always the case. There have been times when a student is found in possession of an illegal substance. When this is the case, the BHPD is allowed to arrest a student and pull him or her directly out of class if he or she is found in possession of an illegal substance. [continued on page 11] Photo courtesy of LT. MARK ROSEN

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Winter formal closes out fall semester on a high note.

Highlights decodes how to survive this Valentine’s Day, single or mingled.

Girls’ soccer dethrones Samo and clinches league, undefeated.

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February 10, 2012 Highlights

AcaDeca places third in competition

Junior David Mnitsa discusses a physics problem with fellow Academic Decathlon members Heidi Hart, Victor Lee and Jenny Chieu. VINCENT BROCK

Ginelle Wolfe Staff Photographer On Saturday, Feb. 4, the Academic Decathlon team recieved third place overall at a competition at University of Southern California’s Galen Center. This win ensured the team’s advancement to the state competition later in the year. AcaDeca member Jenny Chieu received third place overall in division one, the top division. AcaDeca member Victor Lee received a perfect score on the math portion of the competition. Across all of the nine categories, the team won 15 gold, eight silver and four bronze medals. During the competition, students competed in ten subjects. “Decathlon is a ten subject competition, seven of them being objective and three of them being subjective: essay, speech, and interview,” junior Adina Babaian said. Members of AcaDeca prepare for every subject of the competitions. “We basically study [all of the subjects] and over two Saturdays we compete with other schools,” AcaDeca advisor Dina Yoseph said. The team focused on three subjects on the first day of competition.

“There’s a speech which you prepare in advance; it’s about 3-4 minutes long. [There’s also] an impromptu speech, about one and a half to two minutes long. You’re given a prompt and you have one minute to prepare a speech, and [then] you have to deliver it,” senior Jeremy Deutsch said. The second Saturday of the competition, members take scantron tests and participate in a “super quiz” in an arena. There are seven tests, each 30 minutes long, that cover the different objective subjects. There is only one competition each year, but the team can qualify to go to state. This year, the competition theme was Imperialism. Every member was required to read The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Competitors learn material from ten different subjects: math, science, economics, art, music, literature, history, essay writing, interviews and speeches. They study to strengthen themselves in all the core subjects. “I think the most important skill we’ve learned is interviewing because you go in [to the competition] and you really learn how to present yourself well,” Deutsch said. According to AcaDeca member Heidi

Hart, the class is a big time commitment. “You can’t do anything else during the month that we compete. There’s always going to be a subject every weekend that you can improve on and there’s no choice but to learn it,” Hart said. Students added that AcaDeca should be the only extracurricular if one is considering joining the team. “Be prepared to stay here late,” Yoseph said. During the year, the team makes sure to prepare well for competition by studying a one-thousand page book called The Resource Guide. Students also have to master the arts as well, mainly through the books listed on the United States Academic Decathlon website. In addition to the books, the website provides several practice tests. “We have CDs that students have to know all the music from. There’s also an art book in which students learn about all the paintings and the artists who painted them,” Yoseph said. The team is looking forward to the state competition, which will take place later in the year. Last year the team came in seventh place, one place away from making it to state.

Faculty’s semester reflections, goals the district. I want to continue to conduct my weekly Friday With the advent of the 2012 visits and to find ways spring semester, the school to make our district’s and district are reflecting Action Plan come alive,” upon the past semester and Superintendent Dr. Gary working toward specific Woods said. goals to increase involvement As this was his during the current one. first semester as The school is working to Assistant Principal Toni Staser, Principal Carter Paysinger and Superintendent Dr. Gary Woods superintendent for the better student involvement express their hopes for the new semester and reflect on the past semester. Photos courtesy of PAM BHUSD, it was difficult around campus. This past KRAUSHAAR and ALEX MENACHE for Woods to start making semester, staff, ASB and the changes immediately. Also, the next enrichment will be mainly However, he is looking forward to the new school site council gathered data to determine focused on clubs and extracurricular activities semester and has many new ideas. the percentage of students involved in school programs and clubs. Moving into the new to give students an opportunity to connect to “I am attempting to establish three their school. semester, their goal is to get the entire student superintendent advisory committees. The “I believe the best way to go through high focus of these advisory committees will body involved in school activities. school is to support the academic day with be on academics, athletics, and visual and “One of the goals for this year is that 100 some sort of club or extracurricular,” Principal performing arts programs in the district,” percent of our students will be connected Carter Paysinger said. to school in a club or program. We are Woods said. The district is also working to help looking at student participation in all of our Involvement is a common goal among both improve the schools while sharpening their the district and school levels. Just as Woods extracurricular activities and clubs,” Assistant achievements of last semester. Principal Toni Staser said. “We are going to is looking to improve the district with the “[My biggest accomplishment this past incorporation of the three committees, the work with ASB to find out how we can connect semester was] creating my Action Plan and school administrators and staff are working with the students who are not involved.” starting to focus the district and its schools toward benefiting the school and students ASB is planning to survey students as to why on achieving aspects of this plan. I also by increasing the connection between the they are not involved in school activities and completed 14 Friday visits at each school in students and school. how school involvement can be improved. Michelle Banayan Staff Writer

Quick Reads Faculty discovers cause of fire drill On Jan. 23, the school's fire alarm went off and continued into sixth period. It was followed by an announcement that advised all students and staff members to evacuate the school buildings. This was not the first time the fire alarm had rung this year, so students and teachers questioned the reality of an actual fire. With the recent outbreak of false alarms, this drill left students wondering, “Is it real?” “I think [the drill] was unnecessary,” senior Tatjana Asla said. “Was there even a fire? I would rather be in a classroom.” Once excused from the football field, students still felt confused about what exactly had happened. One senior English teacher speculated that the alarm was triggered by rain water in the control system. However, Assistant Principal Toni Staser revealed the truth of the matter. “Someone pulled the alarm,” Staser said. “When the alarm sounded, we [the administration] were not able to turn off the alarm, and rather than having any question with the alarm ringing, we had to take any precautions and follow all procedures for the drill.” According to Staser, the cause of the continuous ringing is unknown, but there is an automatic print out of the alarm location whenever the alarm is pulled. “The most important thing is to constantly re-educate students on the seriousness of pulling an alarm, which puts everyone’s safety in question,” Staser said. Educating students about the dangers of fire alarm misuse continues to be a priority for the school administration. Sarit Kashanian

Goler to bring Wingshooters author English teacher Julie Goler is planning to bring renowned author Nina Revoyr to Beverly on June 5 to speak about her life and her new book Wingshooters. This is the second year Goler has invited an author to speak on campus. “[Revoyr] is a super charismatic and very inspiring person. She holds everyone’s attention and is an extraordinary speaker,” Goler said. Goler had many options about authors to bring, but always had her eye on Revoyr. “She was definitely my first choice for a Los Angeles writer. I started following her works since Southland’s publication, and have loved her ever since,” Goler said. Published in February 2011, Wingshooters has received praise from Publisher’s Weekly and a positive review in the Los Angeles Times. It has been compared to classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird due to its prominent theme of racism. Wingshooters is written from the point of view of a nine-year-old girl named Michelle. In the racist Wisconsin town where Michelle lives, she follows the recently transplanted African-American couple through their difficult, complex lives. The novel culminates in disturbing and thrilling scenes that may leave the reader horrified or begging for more. Goler hopes to bring Revoyr at least as much student participation as Louis Zamperini received last year when he visited Beverly to discuss Laura Hillenbrand’s non-fiction book Unbroken. Oliver Gallop

3 news Quick Reads Preparations made for WASC visit The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is an organization that conducts school evaluations every six years or less. Due for a “check-up” in the spring of 2013, Beverly’s staff is starting to prepare for this visit. WASC’s purpose is to accredit schools in one of six regions of the country so that they may be deemed legitimate enough to continue functioning. “We’ve always gotten a six-year clear, but in our visits, [WASC representatives] have been adamant about their recommendations,” WASC Coordinator Michelle Halimi said. Faculty members, parents and students are currently working on the fourth part of criteria, the expected school-wide learning results (ESLRs). This chapter focuses on the school’s graduation requirements. The staff routinely prepares for WASC visits by observing the school’s needs and indicating areas of improvement. There is also a group of over 25 students involved in its preparation. One of these students is junior Natasha Natarajan, a student in Service Learning and co-chair of the student WASC committee. “My job is to organize the students and help them progress in getting the school’s WASC applications completed,” Natarajan said. “I wanted to expand my knowledge and experience by participating in WASC.” By maintaining its standards, the school expects to receive another successful accreditation from WASC during the next visit. Sarit Kashanian

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Van Rossum plans summer trip to France Zoe Kenealy Staff Writer History teacher Pete Van Rossum is hosting a trip to Paris in which students from all classes will have an opportunity to visit Paris during the summer of 2012. The trip departs after summer school ends, Aug. 6, and returns Aug. 14.  Van Rossum has led ten trips to Europe, and, according to Van Rossum, students have repeatedly shared that they enjoyed the independence and sense of adventure that goes along with the overall experience of being in Europe. “I think that going on this trip will definitely be a fun adventure to have with my friends. I’m going to try to convince all of them to go because [being in Europe with my friends] seems like it’d be fun,” sophomore Amir Movassaghi said. The trip has not happened Students pose in front of the Eiffel Tower on Van Rossum’s 2008 trip to France. Photo courtesy of PETE VAN ROSSUM over the past three years peoples’ ability to travel, and the dollar due to the recession, which made it difficult for some families to has also been pretty weak, which made it harder for families to commit to it,” Van afford the cost of the trip. “I think the economy had an effect on Rossum explained.

While in Paris, students will visit the Eiffel Tower and the palace of Versailles. In addition to sightseeing, students will have an opportunity to explore the streets of Paris. “[Paris is] truly one of the world’s greatest cities, and there’s nothing like it. It’s like a giant open-air museum,” Van Rossum said. The trip to Paris is also beneficial to students, as it fits in with the curriculums of courses such as World History, AP European History, and French. Students will have the opportunity to see the Notre Dame Cathedral and the D-Day Beaches, along with the WWII cemeteries, which are all places that students might learn about in class. “I don’t think a person is truly educated until they’ve had some travel experience,” Van Rossum said while talking about the educational benefits of the trip. The trip costs $3875; this includes the price of admission to many attractions including Versailles and the Eiffel Tower, but does not cover lunches and miscellaneous spending. For any questions regarding the trip to Paris, students should speak to Mr. Van Rossum in Room 277. Students are recommended to make their reservations quickly, as the slots for the trip are said to fill in a short amount of time.

February 10, 2012 Highlights

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Enrichment? According to this author, our new timewaster is akin to for-profit daycare

Ryan Feinberg Spotlight Editor What are we “enriching,” again? The requirements of the State Department of Education, and nothing more. I can hardly remember when the educational system in our beloved nation made the monumental switch from educating to babysitting. One must have been too often absent to be oblivious to the bell schedule issues that have plagued our prestigious district. The bell schedule committee resolved the issue by creating a schedule that suited the school, which included an enrichment class every few weeks. The obvious goal of enrichment is to increase school minutes, and here’s why: The state mandates that we meet the required minutes. Thus, we are left with a seemingly random, useless fifty-minute period in which we expect the overseeing teacher to break out the maracas and serenade us with nursery rhymes. In January, the school offered 92 enrichment options. Of those, 61–approximately twothirds–were listed as “tutorial periods.” That which we call a daycare by any other name still doesn’t smell sweet.

I can’t help but think that educating is a lost art. Take Socrates, for example, one of the greatest thinkers our world has ever known. In all honesty, did he teach Plato, a revolutionary thinker in regards to the fatherson relationship, because he was funded to do so? Sure. But did he create a class, too divergent to seamlessly transition into, and too brief to accomplish any solid amount of work, for Plato to remain entertained, or even conscious for that matter? No. As a student and victim of enrichment, I must admit I have no concrete, detailed solution. Truthfully, concocting a solution seems a waste of time, almost like enrichment itself! The downside to enrichment was clear to me after the first round of sign-ups: students might be drawn to a certain enrichment because a teacher is offering extra credit, but they lose the potential knowledge that might have been gained from a different teacher’s enrichment. I have been to different enrichments and had quite different experiences with all. I can sum it up by saying this: I, having forgotten to sign up for enrichment, was placed in a special education class. And I do think special

education is one of the most fantastic and important creations in the modern education system. With that being said, I do not feel I belonged in that class and could have achieved much more in another environment. An obvious response would be, “That’s your fault! You did not sign up!” True. My mistake. I forgot we had to sign up for classes on a monthly basis. Still, I offer a suggestion: increase productivity. How? Create a system in which the enrichment periods rotate based on a student’s everyday schedule, similar to the tutorial system of last year. For example, the first enrichment of the year would be in the student’s first period class, the second enrichment in the student’s second period class, and so on. I do not know the regulations regarding school minutes and to be honest, I do not care to know the rules. I do care, however, that the student body urges the administration to be cognizant of the fact that according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a school is “an institution for teaching children,” not a daycare.

The Editorial

The Staff

Park Displace

Nathan Ong and Mallika Sen Editors-in-Chief

Candice Hannani News Editor

Danny Licht Opinion Editor

Benjamin Hannani Feature Editor

Julia Waldow Arts & Style Editor

Ryan Feinberg Spotlight Editor

Chanan Batra Sports Editor

Sayeh Mohammadi Business Manager

Lilia Abecassis Assistant to News Editor

Oliver Gallop, Alex Menache, AJ Parry and Ginelle Wolfe Staff Photographers

Bless Bai, Sasha Park and AJ Parry Staff Cartoonists

Michelle Banayan, Oliver Gallop, Celine Hakimianpour, Mabel Kabani, Sarit Kashanian, Zoe Kenealy, Dami Kim, Hae Lee, Brenda Mehdian, AJ Parry, Shannon Toobi and Arman Zadeh Staff Writers

Gaby Herbst and Katie Murray Advisers

The mission of Highlights is to inform and entertain the community of Beverly Hills in an accurate, objective, thorough, timely and well-designed manner. · This newspaper is produced by the Advanced Journalism class of Beverly Hills High School 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. · Correction from The Cub Edition: The photograph pertaining to the winter formal featured Josh Galen, not Josh Gelman, as stated.


Beverly students know Roxbury Park as the venue of summer camps, AYSO games and scandalous middle school dances. Lately, however, the park has been the focus of intense community debate, as the city council attempts to determine how to proceed with revitalization. In December, the council unanimously rejected all bids regarding the execution of the Roxbury Park Master Plan, approved in 2008, as the submitted estimates exceeded the allocated budget. The rejection has allowed debate to reignite over the extent to which the park should be overhauled. Although the current expense projection is too high, Highlights firmly believes that the park facilities should be fully rebuilt, with a concerted effort to preserve the approved plan.At a Jan. 26 community meeting, residents raised concerns over potential eradication of the park’s famed green space. Yet the belief that the vast recreational area will be paved over to

make way for a monstrous complex is patently false. According to a staff report provided by the department of Community Services, 98.2 percent of the green space will remain intact. The missing 1.8 percent will be occupied by a two-story facility and parking space. The building will include city office space, meeting space, and rooms for recreational activity. Community members have expressed a dislike for the increased height; however, a visit to the park reveals dilapidated facilities in desperate need of repairs and reinvention. The plan has the support of the organizations that frequently utilize the park, including the Beverly Hills chapter of the American Youth Soccer Organization and the Beverly Hills Active Adult Club, which represents seniors. This latter age group is a constant fixture at the park; residents argue that the city fails to heed community opinion, yet the city is currently

honoring the opinions of the target constituency. A rebuild is actually more cost-effective. Our city government needs to plan longterm; when costly renovations are required every decade to simply patch over defects it actually cause expenses to accrue. Thus, a one-time complete overhaul would prove to eventually save the city money. Roxbury Park needs to increase its attractiveness quotient, thus requiring radical changes. At the moment, Santa Monica and Culver City outdistance our city in terms of recreational area. If the city can lure Angelenos (including its own residents, for that matter) to its park facilities and programs, it can potentially recoup costs and fills its coffers. Beverly Hills certainly likes its art, as evidenced by City Hall and its surrounding streets. We need to translate this penchant for artistry into a beacon of a park that will set the standard in Los Angeles.

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Fall Semester: Sunset

A photographer’s perspective:

Whether the occasional dance, club party, formal event or a celebratory get-together is at question, everyone’s primary drive to party is to connect with one another through dancing, singing, or high-fiving. As a photographer, I have an opposite motive: to stroll through the bundled-up crowds of sweaty teenagers alone and capture any “Kodak” moments that might be happening. Frequently shooting club dances of hormonal teenagers has skewed my view on the high school party scene, but I am anything but bored. If the atmosphere of an event has life to it, as Formal did, I am having fun documenting all the excitement around me. As a photographer, getting great photos is a challenge and my ultimate goal. So being a bit isolated from the rest of the party is anything but a negative. Vincent Brock

The occasion:

Sunset’s Key Club played host to Beverly’s winter formal dance on Thursday, Feb. 2, the same day as the end of finals. Outgoing ASB president senior Tyler Neman said the date was chosen as “a good way to start out the second semester.” The $30-40 dollar tickets covered admission, a drink, appetizers and a three-course dinner. DJ Epic Twelve from Power 106 spun at the venue. ASB sold 392 tickets, which Neman describes as “a perfect amount.” “I really, really liked people dancing. I hope everyone had a good time,” he said. 1. A projection celebrating the end of finals loomed above the stage 2. Seniors Jacky Elkouby and Roxanne Aichinger pose on the dance floor 3. ASB Senior President Joel Yadidian embraces the camera’s attention 4. The fearsome head of our mascot leered at entrants 5. Seniors Sara Newman and Aaron Kerman strike and intimate pose 6. Sophomore Shay Saver demonstrates her enthusiastic excitement 7. Junior Lily Ting and senior Maddy O’Neill smile widely for the camera.




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Valentine’s Day: Crush or Crushed? Don’t know where to take your date on Valentine’s Day? Highlights presents the ultimate date guide.

That’s what she said Sometimes what we say isn’t what we really mean. Unfortunately, there’s a hidden meaning behind almost every phrase within a relationship. For example, when a girl asks her boyfriend, “do I look fat” when they clearly aren’t fat, she really is just fishing for compliments. Whether or not the girl is really putting on some weight, the answer is always going to be “no;” unless, of course, the guy is looking to be castrated. The following commonlyused phrases can easily be interpreted dryly. However, they can also be interpreted with what your lover really means in their mind as well.

“It’s a really GOOD movie”


Why can’t you just watch Brad Pitt and learn something from him?

I swear if I have to watch one more movie where someone getting decapitated or farting are the main plot points... Guys:

NAKED WOMEN. Enough said. ...for a chick flick.


Santa Monica

Beverly Hills

Los Angeles Drive out to the heart of Los Angeles where the Grove invites you and your valentine to spend the day shopping, watching the water shows, and cuddling in the theater. Sit back and relax while the famous trolley takes you from place to place.

What can possibly go wrong on a fun day on the beach? We are fortunate to be in close proximity of the coast, where there are many opportunities for a perfect date, some of which could be found at the Santa Monica Pier. Along with fun rides and arcade games, the pier offers easy access to Third Street Promenade and the nearby Aquarium, which is open Tuesday through Sunday. (Sunday admission is free.) Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cirque du Soleil is also in town at the pier performing their show OVO, a love story between two bugs. Finally, don’t forget to stay on the boardwalk for the breathtaking view of the sunset. This will be the perfect ending to a romantic and fun date.

For the couples that want to stay home and relax during the day, stock up on ingredients to cook a plate of heartshaped pasta that will make a typically ordinary dish special. It’s an affordable gesture that will not only satisfy your stomachs but also satisfy your hearts. Get to know each other even better by baking a batch of cookies and cupcakes. Who knows; maybe sweets can help you fall in love faster! So why not take this ideal opportunity to connect with each other; you may end up enjoying dish-washing for once.

The Farmer’s Market at the Grove gives you and your valentine a fun place to stroll around and get a quick bite to eat without emptying out your wallet. The Farmer’s Market exudes a friendly environment and will surely make you and your valentine feel welcome.

When the sun sets, take your girl out to a romantic dinner for two on Canon Drive. We recommend trying Coupa Café, Il Tramezzino, Porto Via or Il Fornaio. Any of these places would be a marvelous choice for your Valentine’s Day dinner.

“I don’t know.”


I know everything, but some things are better kept private. I want you to feel bad, and suffer silently. Guys:

There’s nothing I can say that will satisfy you. If I play stupid, maybe she’ll let it go.

I can’t come up with a lie quickly enough.

Celine Hakimianpour

“I’m not angry.”

Battle of the Sexes: Valentine’s Day Edition


You already know I am angry, so why don’t you figure out WHY?

Don’t mind me frowning or twitching or on the verge of tearing up. Don’t worry. If I was really mad, then you will know soon enough, and suffer for it. Guys:

I’m about to snap any minute now.

That means I AM angry. So stop asking.

Inspired by David Kuoch’s The Decoder

Graphics by AJ PARRY


Empty Wallets: A Love Story Arman Zadeh Staff Writer

We’re not millionaires. Just because we live in Beverly Hills does not mean we have unlimited amounts of money. Every time we pay for your dinner and you always insist that you can pay, we always pay, so stop insisting. We spend fifty dollars here and thirty dollars there at every meal, and our wallets

now feel like shriveled raisins. Don’t get us wrong, we’re always going to pay and we’re always going to drive, it’s a duty. And don’t forget, flowers are expensive. You don’t even water them. One bouquet costs like 25 bucks and they die in less than a week, anyway. But we know they mean a lot, so, please girls, give us a break and appreciate that we’re trying our best.

Revenge of the Brokenhearted Brenda Mehdian Staff Writer

in the sun. If you want to be extra nice, you can even throw in some We all dread that moment when, tomatoes and onions! This will after weeks of finally building up the be such a pleasant surprise that confidence to ask that guy to be your he won’t even know how to thank Valentine, he rejects you. Why not you. Do not worry if he completely consider being the bigger person ignores you, this is only because he and doing something nice for him. doesn’t know how he can repay you Try making him some breakfast for your lovely gift! by throwing some eggs at his newly You can even try to take up a new washed car and letting them cook hobby, like boxing. Take a picture of

his face and put it on a pillow. Then punch the pillow repeatedly as hard as you can. Not only will this give you a way to take out your anger but you can even imagine how his face would look like after you beat him up. See, he wasn’t as good looking as you thought he was! You can also fill his locker with chocolates and fattening foods. He can say goodbye to that beloved six-

pack! His blubbery stomach will scare all the girls away and he will not have a Valentine either! So this Valentine’s Day, do not get mad if you get rejected or if you don’t have a valentine, just get even! DISCLAIMER- Highlights in no way condones or recommends any of these actions, but we do hope that this made you laugh, as that was the writer’s only intent.

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February 10, 2012 Highlights

Petersen exhibit examines scooter history, styles Julia Waldow Arts&Style Editor The “Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter” exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum from June 18, 2011 to May 28, 2012 showcases different types of scooters and describes their history and purpose as an affordable, trendy mean of transportation. The exhibit features dozens of scooters arranged in chronological order from the early 20th century to present day. According to the exhibit, the earliest scooters were derived from kick-push children’s cars. Later, the word “motor” was added to the name to separate scooters from unpowered mechanisms. Early scooters on display include a 1919 Scottamota, which ultimately defined

modern scooters and could travel up to 15 miles per hour, and a self-propelled 1920 Briggs and Scratton scooter. The exhibit also displays interesting, unique scooters, including the 1947 “King O’ The Road” scooter. At 13 feet long, this scooter is the world’s largest motorscooter. Built by a 14 year old named Bruce Baldwin Mohs, the “King O’ The Road” could travel up to 60 miles per hour and be driven 500 miles in 16 hours. “Scooters” also features multiple Italian Vespa scooters, a brand that offers a chic and sophisticated but inexpensive mode of transportation. The Vespa, which was introduced in 1946, mobilized masses and helped Italy during postwar recovery. The exhibit features a 1951 replica of the original scooter Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck rode in Roman Holiday,

A teal 1956 Cushman eagle scooter gleams by the entrance to the exhibit. JULIA WALDOW

Left to right: A mint green 1951 Vespa reproduction of the scooter from Roman Holiday and a lemon yellow 1962 Fuji Rabbit scooter sit on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum. JULIA WALDOW

as well as a woody version of the three wheel 1956 Vespa APE and a 1962 Vespa GS160 that could reach up to 62 miles per hour. Moreover, the exhibit presents European and Asian scooters and examines foreign countries’ roles in the scooter industry. According to the exhibit, scooter developments made in China, India and Korea spread to the United States in the mid-twentieth century. In 1979, Vespa withdrew from the U.S. market due to competition from Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki. Lastly, the exhibit displays innovative scooter advertisements, children’s scooters and model toy scooters. It also examines the differences between a scooter and a motorcycle (scooters can

be driven on the streets and require drivers to step through the frame, while motorcycles can be driven on the freeways and require drivers to step over the frame) and gives listeners a free, guided audio tour on their cell phones. “Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter” presents interesting, colorful eye-candy for scooter, motorcycle, bike and car lovers alike. It highlights a century-long scooter history by examining a quirky, economic vehicle’s look and importance. Who knew that there was so much more to scooters than pastel colors, flashing lights and leather seats? Student tickets to the exhibit are five dollars with a school ID. The Petersen Automotive Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Exercise gains popularity Kreation sells diverse juices Alex Menache Staff Writer Cardio Barre is an exercise class created by Richard Gloria, the author of Raise the Barre. In recent years, Cardio Barre has been popping up in major cities and urban areas such as Beverly Hills, Manhattan and Hollywood. It has been featured in magazines such as Us Weekly, Glamour and People. Cardio Barre is best described as a blend of Pilates, yoga, strength training and ballet and has become increasingly popular among dancers and athletes. Alisa Rattner Gonzalez, owner of Beverly Hills Cardio Barre, greets guests as they walk in. Gonzalez, who lost weight by doing the exercises, is living proof of the changes that Cardio Barre can have on one’s body. Cardio Barre offers great customer service, storage space, apparel, towels, weights and children’s day care. All the teachers, especially Gabby Sansosti and Kamilah Barrett, are energetic and motivating and provide a great escape from an exhausting and stressful day of school or work. The class takes place on a ballet bar and implements the five basic ballet positions. The teacher constantly rotates around the class and makes sure that students are doing the positions correctly. The onehour class typically starts with a warm up, followed by cardio, upper body and core sessions. It finally transitions into a relaxing cool down that implements breathing techniques, yoga positions and stretches. Cardio Barre stresses the use of small

movements in order to gain results and is mostly made up of tight contractions and expansions of leg, arm and core muscles. At the end of the class, students feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Although the exercises are hard in the moment, the end result is worth every drop of sweat. The Cardio Barre, which costs $16 for one session and $150 for ten sessions, is a great class for those who want an innovative way to exercise and stay healthy without having to hit the track.

Cardio Barre offers a unique exercise class. Photo courtesy of Cardio Barre

Alex Menache Staff Writer Upon entering Kreation Juice, the newest addition to the Beverly Drive area, customers are politely greeted by the owner and are given samples of almost every juice at the shop. One of the juices, Feel Better, is a cold pressed juice made of apple, ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper. Another juice, Skin, is packed with everything in the vegetable aisle including carrots, spinach and parsley. It is amazing that something that sounds so unappetizing could be so tasty and healthy. The most popular and unique juice at the store is the “Chia Seed” water. The juicery describes the beverage as an ancient Persian health secret that increases heart health, mental health, digestive health and weight loss. The drink, which is filled with oval-shaped sesame seeds, is definitely a highlight of visiting Kreation. Interested in a cleanse? Kreation sells detox plans with everything from Chlorophyll water to cold pressed juices and alkaline water. Aside from the freshly prepared juices, Kreation has a smoothie bar. Unlike Jamba Juice, Kreation offers unique and premium ingredients such as almond butter, cacao, carob, parsley, kale, flaxseed, acai berries, maple syrup, horsetail herbs, maca powder, goji berries, granola, bee pollen, raw honey, rose water, aloe vera and agave nectar in its drinks. Additionally, customers can add live algae, wheatgrass, ginseng, liquid

chlorophyll, apple cider vinegar and much more to their beverages. At first glance, Kreation seems incredibly costly and unreasonable (juices range from $5 to $7 and supershots range from $1 to $2.50), but its topnotch ingredients and amazing juicing machinery makes it worth every penny. Aside from the fact that it is incredibly tasty and healthy, Kreation’s early hours and prime Charleville location make it an easy, convenient treat to pick up on the way to or from school.

Kreation Juice at 9465 Charleville Blvd. sells inventive and colorful juices and smoothies. ALEX MENACHE

February 10, 2012 Highlights

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Teachers exhibit growing trend in facial hair Hae Lee Staff Writer

Michel Paul shows off his beard and hair. GINELLE WOLFE

Steve Madaris is all grins about his mustache. GINELLE WOLFE

Facial hair seems to be a popular trend among the male teachers at Beverly. Math teacher Michel Paul, history teacher Dan Moroaica and math teacher Steve Madaris all have distinctive styles of facial hair that contribute to the instructors’ styles and appearances. Paul, who maintains what he finds a comfortable and practical style, says that his style is minimal. He has long hair, almost to his waist, and a beard inspired by his hero Paramanhansa Yoganada, a yoga master and founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship. “[My style] is just who I am,” Paul said. “A lot of men my age have already gone bald. I figure, why not enjoy the hair you have? I wash my hair and that’s about it. I don’t even bother with a dryer, and I just let my hair dry naturally.” However, Paul does not mind baldness due to its low maintenance. “At one point I actually did seriously consider the possibility of becoming a monk and shaving my head,” Paul said. Moroaica, on the other hand, has had sideburns for six years and facial hair since he grew a goatee in the tenth grade. “I love facial hair, but I don’t like mustaches. They itch my upper lip,” Moroaica said. He describes his style as classic with a hint of the 19th century look. Suspenders are his favorite article of clothing because he finds them more practical than belts. “I think Mr. Moroaica’s facial hair goes

really well with his style. I always see him in a t-shirt, slacks with suspenders and All-Star shoes,” senior Stephen Schienberg said. Moroaica grows a beard every year from March through May as a good luck charm for AP testing. Even though Moroaica finds mustaches uncomfortable, Madaris’s mustache plays an important role in his life. “Truthfully, I’ve had my mustache for so long that I don’t think I would recognize myself without it,” Madaris said. “Also, the one time that I did shave it, I discovered how sensitive my upper lip had become. Even breathing put my nerves on edge.”
 Madaris started growing his mustache during his freshman year of college. However, he shaved it off when he was in an opera production of Aida because the director did not think that ancient Egyptians wore facial hair. “I shaved my mustache just before [getting my makeup done] on dress rehearsal night, and I have never considered shaving it again,” Madaris said. 
 In addition to growing facial hair, Madaris defines his style by khaki pants, button-down Oxford cloth shirts and sweaters. “[These clothes] never go out of style, so I don’t have to worry about the latest trends. I have articles of clothing that are over ten years old and still look great,” Madaris said. 
 With so many teachers at Beverly, Paul, Moroaica and Madaris’s facial hair helps to set them apart from the crowd.

Dan Moroaica models his mutton chops. OLIVER GALLOP

Wet your whiskers with these fun facts! The London Handlebar Club is the world’s oldest “whisker club” of handlebar mustache-wearing men. A soul patch is a small goatee that grows below a man’s lower lip and above his chin. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial competition where men from around the world compete in seventeen categories. Civil War Union General Ambrose Burnside’s facial hair and last name coined the term “sideburns.” Julia Waldow

February 10, 2012 feature 10 Highlights Alumnus films documentaries, meets legends Benjamin Hannani Feature Editor Class of 2008 graduate Michael Lee is pursuing his passion of basketball through a unique route: documentary filmmaking. Co-producer Dr. Elliot Haimoff, class of 1973, had been searching for a production assistant who was passionate and knowledgeable about basketball when he ran into Lee’s mother, Nancy, at a Beverly multi-year reunion. Nancy recommended

Michael, who initially joined Haimoff’s staff as a production assistant and was later promoted to associate producer. “Michael did such a fine job as a production assistant, that when it was time to set up my next TV documentary special, which is a history of the old American Basketball Association [ABA], I wanted to increase the responsibility load for the next show because I saw that Michael had so much potential,” Haimoff said.

From L to R: Class of ‘08 alum Michael Lee, Bill Sharman, Phil Jackson, Joyce Sharman, Dr. Elliot Haimoff, and Samuel Oldham. Photo courtesy of MICHAEL LEE

Lee first assisted with a documentary about the 40th anniversary of a Lakers record and is currently working on a documentary about the history of the ABA. While working on the documentaries, Lee has met some of the greatest individuals in basketball history. The esteemed interviewees included Kareem AbdulJabbar, Phil Jackson, Bill Russell and Bill Walton. The interviews were not only essential pieces of the documentary, but also served as awesome encounters for Lee. “[Interviewing] Phil Jackson was amazing,” Lee said. “At the Lakers Center this [past] summer, he just came in. He was so cool wearing flip-flops, shorts – just so laid back, funny, nice. It was at the Lakers’ practice facility and once you ever get to go there with Phil Jackson, it’s really cool.” A passionate Lakers supporter himself, Lee thought his knowledge as a fan helped him contribute to the documentary. In preparation for interviews, his background was especially helpful when offering feedback. However, Lee acknowledged the necessity of curbing his enthusiasm. “The more you know, the more helpful you can be,” Lee said. “You do have to restrain yourself, obviously, when you’re in the presence of greatness. You get a little star-struck.” As an associate producer, Lee had a

hands-on experience with filmmaking. He was one of the select crew members present for interviews, alongside the cameraman and the film’s producers. What especially stood out to Lee about the documentary process was the use of writers and the great deal of precision which a documentary demands. “It takes a lot of planning. First, [you need] the idea,” Lee said. “Then, it’s like a TV show: you need to write the story. You write, plan who you’re going to interview… After you write a rough plot, then you decide ...what footage you’re going to use. Once you get all the interviews and footage, you have to put it together and make it flow.” After benefitting from a connection related to Beverly himself, Lee advises students to actively network. Since Lee hopes to one day work in the front office a basketball team, he expressed how grateful he is to have built such valuable connections. He is happy to share that he has the business card of Lakers general manager Mitch Kuptchak, which may be helpful connection later on. “[Explore your] connections,” Lee said. “Meet as many people as you can… even if it’s someone you may not think is important. Someone might be able to help you later on…You may have to start small, but this came out of nowhere. Something might lead to something else.”

How To Make a Documentary in 4 Steps 1. Find an inspiration

2. Outline

3. Assemble Footage

4. Edit

Without an inspiration, there is no documentary. Dr. Haimoff was inspired to produce a documentary about the ABA after interviewing Dennis Murphy, the founder of the ABA, for a previous documentary.

Just like a television show or film, a documentary is predicated on a story. Before filming begins, writers work on a storyboard and figure out potential interviewees.

Once the storyboard has been finalized, producers must find relevant clips and interview sources. Clips can often be timeconsuming and difficult to acquire.

After clips and footage have been gathered, the crew has attained all necessary resources. From that point on, it is up to the producers to put the material together in a way that flows. Benjamin Hannani

Life as student in parent’s class is not so bad Danny Licht Opinion Editor Every weekday morning at eight, hundreds of students are dropped off in the carpool lane. A few Beverly parents, however, stick around for the day. No, they’re not helicopter parents, they’re teacher-parents. For them, every day is “Bring Your Kid to Work” day Among the most intimate of these relationships is the one between junior Alexandra Carlson and her mom, Corinne, better known as French teacher and foreign language chair Mme Carlson. More than a drop-off relationship, these two spend 45, 51, 55 or 90 minutes together, depending on the color of our Mondrian-like schedule, in room 240, where Mme Carlson teaches Alex’s Honors French 7/8 class. This isn’t the first time they have been in class together either. When Alex was a freshman, her mom taught her Honors French 3/4 class. But before you shudder with sympathy, listen here: Alex wouldn’t have it any other way. Although it’s “difficult being the teacher’s daughter and everything,” Alex says. “I wouldn’t want any other French teacher.” Naturally, there are perks that come with this unusual relationship. “If I ever need help on homework or if there’s a concept I don’t understand, she’s like right there,” Alex said buoyantly. “I live with her, so it makes things a lot easier in terms of that.” But, according to her mom, this relationship didn’t always flow so smoothly. “When she was a freshman, it was a little bit weird,” she admitted. “My guess is that it was probably stranger for her than it was for me. It was easier for me to kind of separate the relationship and try to treat

her like everybody else.” In fact, she does this so thoroughly that many students “took a long time to realize that she even was my daughter.” Many of her peers just have no idea. One of the first problems they had was that Alex “didn’t know what to call me,” Mme Carlson chuckled, as she briefly switched hats from mom-teacher to foreign language chair, handing Señor Lopez a stack of fresh Scantrons. “She didn’t know whether to call me ‘Madame,’ and she was too embarrassed to call me ‘my mom.’ Occasionally it was ‘Madame Maman.’” The reverse of that was also a problem. Per foreign language tradition, Alex adopted a French name, which was awkward for her mom to adapt to. “I had to get used to calling her Suzette. So it was a little awkward at first,” she recalled. But these days, things go easily. “Now she has no trouble calling me mom in class…and she’ll come in, and she gets things out of my desk. She’s totally comfortable.” At home, they sometimes recount the humorous moments from, what the teacher fittingly calls “a very sort of comical class,” one with “lots of personalities.” They share classroom anecdotes with her husband, “who thinks the whole thing is funny,” and is even “getting to know certain characters in the class.” Mme Carlson’s mother and father were French and history teachers, something clear to her 7/8 class, which focuses as much on French literature and history as it does on grammar and vocabulary. This fusion of subjects, however, doesn’t follow them home: the two only speak French together, Alex says, “when my grandma’s

Mme Carlson and daughter-student Alexandra enjoy the expansion of their relationship onto school grounds. VINCENT BROCK

home.” The first reaction students have when realizing this relationship, the teacher says, is, “Is that allowed? Is that legal?” Sure enough, she tells them, there’s no rule nor law barring it — but that isn’t to say she recommends it. “In some cases it works, and in some cases it doesn’t. I preferred not to have my son in my class,” she said. He couldn’t understand “why his friends in the class liked me.…His reaction was always, ‘You’re so different at school!’” To that, she would perspicaciously reply, “Well, you’re different here too.” Although her son took French, Mme Carlson was never his teacher. An issue Mme Carlson stressed is that

because Alex will have been in her class for two years, “technically she should ask me for a college recommendation.” And even though the teacher feels she is “capable to do that as though she was another person,” it would “be too obvious.” Because of their closeness, one might think that the teacher’s daughter would have a mouthful of complaints on the ride home, but Alex only gives what her mom calls in-class “quiet feedback”: occasionally “she’ll roll her eyes.” And when she said that, Mme Carlson lit up with a smile. “And I know what she’s thinking, ‘That’s so lame!’” While some might find it unfathomable to have a parent teach their class, the Carlsons do not. For them, c’est la vie.

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spotlight 11 BLESS BAI

Drug dog whisperers: BHPD and IDC surprise visits [continued from page 1] “The student is removed from campus,” Assistant Principal Toni Staser said. “The same goes for minors.” And that’s just the legal action; the school has consequences of its own. “Consequences are consistent. Anyone found in possession of illegal substances is automatically suspended for five days,” Staser said. “[He or she] can also face expulsion based on the circumstances.” Once a student is found in possession of an illegal substance, an investigation ensues. Further consequences depend on the substance, amount and whether or not the student was selling it. Beverly is searched by two completely separate search programs: one program through the BHPD and the other program through a company called Interquest Detection Canines, which serves 141 schools in the Los Angeles area. Beverly’s former principal Joseph Guidetti signed a contract with Interquest Detection Canines five years ago. The contract states that Interquest Detection Canines can search the school at their discretion. “We never know when [Interquest Detection Canines] is going to come,” Staser said. “Once you have a contract, they can show up whenever they want.” Interquest Detection Canines does not reveal how many times they come per year, either. “The number of visits is confidential because the students can know when we’re coming,” owner of the L.A. branch of Interquest Detection Canines Scott Edmonds said. “The kids are smart. They

would realize the routine.” Interquest Detection Canines and BHPD do not work alongside each other, but the BHPD is notified when

trained to find narcotics, contraband and bombs.” Interquest Detection Canines uses Labradors Retrievers or Golden Retrievers, while the BHPD tends to stick with German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. While it may seem like these programs are simply out to punish and arrest students, the true purpose is actually the opposite. “The purpose of our program is not to get students in trouble, but to prevent students from bringing contraband to school,” Edmonds said. “A success for us is when we have no students found in possession.”

“The purpose of our program is not to get students in trouble, but to prevent students from bringing contraband to school,” Edmonds said. Interquest Detection Canines finds a student in possession. In sharp contrast with Interquest Detection Canines unannounced visits, the school administration is fully aware of when the BHPD dogs will grace the linoleum hallways with their presence. “Our searches are done with full cooperation of the school administration,” Lieutenant Mark Rosen, BHPD’s Public Information Officer, said. However, the BHPD too will not release how often they visit. The dogs are extremely well trained, being able to sniff out any drug, from Tylenol to cocaine. “The dog is trained to detect a large range of odors; alcohol, drugs and others, but are only searching for the smell,” Staser said. Just because a dog sits down in front of a student’s bag, car or locker does not necessarily mean the student will be convicted. The BHPD dogs are trained in more than just detection of illegal substances. “The dogs are trained to find criminals,” Rosen said. “Some other dogs are

Both the BHPD and Interquest Detection Canines take preventative measures to make sure students do not end up in Juvenile Hall or with a criminal record. “The main purpose is to make students realize that contraband does not belong on a school campus,” Rosen said. “We recognize that it is only a very small minority of students that may bring weapons, drugs or other countraband on school campus. It is our duty to safeguard the majority of students who are [at school] to get an education.” The programs hope that the fear of getting caught is enough to stop students from bringing narcotics, alcohol and other illegal substances onto the campus in the first place. Then again, you don’t have to be Albert Einstein to know that smoking marijuana on school property isn’t the brightest idea.

Each family of Beverly Hills High School recieved the above letters informing parents on how to be cognizant of their child’s potential drug use. The letters are technically addressed to the parents but include information for students on the harms of drug use, with the intent of dissuading students to take part in the consumption of illegal substances.

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February 10, 2012 Highlights

Girls’ soccer wins league for first time in years Oliver Gallop Staff Writer On Tuesday, Feb. 8 the girls’ varsity soccer team clinched their league championship with a 5-0 win against Inglewood. The game against Inglewood marked the end of a very successful regular season for the Normans. “The win meant we’re still undefeated, and now we are Ocean League champs!” sophomore Ellie Dubin said. The win was highlighted with multiple goals by juniors Ashley Aviram and Kaela Reisfelt. Senior Tylor Fields also contributed to the score with another goal. The Normans became Ocean League champions for the first time since the league’s creation in 2003. Samo had been the Ocean League champion for eight straight years before now. Although the win against Inglewood was exciting, the 1-1 tie last week against rival Santa Monica was even more impressive. Aviram scored the only goal for the Normans, which kept their undefeated record in league intact. Beating Santa Monica was the team’s number one priority during the season because the Vikings have always been such a dominant force and have won Ocean League the past eight seasons. This season’s win and tie against Santa Monica were giant steps for the Normans, who hope to go far in the playoffs. “I think we pushed ourselves when it mattered, like the game against Santa

Monica. We kept up a good fight and toughed it out until the end. When we were down 1-0, we knew we couldn’t lose, so we had to try extra hard to score,” Aviram said. Aviram leads the Normans with an astounding 24 goals this season, and is close to the school record of 26. With CIF games still left to play, Aviram has enough time to become the all-time leading scorer at Beverly. Becoming league champions has not been particularly easy for the Normans. They faced tough competition and worked hard to attain their current 8-0-1 league record. “We really came together as a team and after the first win at Santa Monica, we knew that we had a possibility of going undefeated in league. We continued to improve every game and eventually reached our full potential,” junior Ashley Geilim said. Now that the regular season has come to a close, the Normans must look toward CIF playoffs. “We need to concentrate more on our game and hopefully can get further in CIF than we ever have,” Aviram said. Although details of the first playoff game are unknown, the Normans are willing to give whatever it takes and prepare for anything that comes their way. They will use the boost of confidence they gained from the league championship to kick their way to the

Striker Kaela Reisfelt dribbles the ball away from her opponent. OLIVER GALLOP


Water polo tries for CIF Basketball bounces out Arman Zadeh Staff Writer As girls’ water polo continues to strive for CIF playoffs, the team simultaneously prepares itself for a busy three game week to close out their regular season. They currently hold the third seed in the Ocean League. The team’s final schedule included games against Torrance, El Segundo, Samo, and Culver City. Beverly faced Torrance on Thursday, Feb. 2. Despite goals from senior Jenny Partida, who had three goals, sophomore Allie Kahn, with one goal, and junior April Banayan, also with one goal, the squad was defeated 6-5. Senior Celeste Bean believed it was a difficult game for the team. “None of the leading scorers…had any shots because we were really struggling to move the ball around,” Bean said. “On defense, because Tammy [Katz, captain] and I kept ending up with two [defenders] for each of us, the other girls [were left] open for some awesome shots.” The team faced El Segundo on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The squad was defeated by a score of 6- 2. Bean and captain Emily Grubman each scored. The Samo game was originally scheduled

for Jan. 31, but was rescheduled due to a fire that broke out in the Santa Monica boys’ locker room on. Sophomore Allie Kahn, along with her teammates, had mixed feelings regarding this turn of events. “The Samo burning was a great experience, but it was annoying that we had to sit there in the heat for an hour and then find out we were not allowed to play,” Kahn said. On Feb. 8, Beverly played a make-up game against Samo. Samo defeated Beverly by a score of 5-1 despite a strong defensive effort by the team. Katz scored the squad’s only goal. “Our defense, relative to our expectations, was spectacular, but we struggled to put shots away, a statistic which I would attribute to the size of [Samo’s] goals, which are smaller than usual,” Bean said. Although playoffs are only a short while away, Bowie is focusing the team on its immediate challenges. “Once we make [playoffs], then we’ll focus on what to do,” Bowie said. In order to make CIF, Beverly had to win its final game of the regular season against Culver City. The game against Culver City was on Thursday, Feb. 9, but results were not available as of press time.

Celine Hakimianpour Staff Writer Boys’ varsity basketball played Morningside on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and Samo on Friday, Feb. 3. The squad beat Morningside 52-46, but followed the win with an 80-53 loss to Samo. The team’s league record is now 4-4. In the home game against Morningside, Beverly showed motivation to win in the second half after a close halftime score of 2620. Point guard Austin Mills led the team in scoring with 15 points. Forwards Mike Lanier and Brodric Smith also contributed with ten points each, followed by guard Siavash Yektafar with nine points. Lanier also caught eleven rebounds. Head Coach Jarvis Turner said the team played strong on the defensive end against Morningside and kept it a low scoring game. Mills, Yektafar, and center Willie Green led the team on defense, according to Turner. Beverly’s next game was at Samo. Prior to the game, Yektafar believed the team was in good shape to face the Vikings. “We’re 4-3 in league now and we’re trying to get back on track,” Yektafar said. “We’re on a two game winning streak and we’re going to try and beat Samo this time around.”

Coach Turner was looking forward to the away matchup against first place Samo, but knew the game would be a difficult one. “We were missing our three best players last time we played Samo and that affected the game,” Turner said. “We gave a good effort but came up a little short.” This time, Beverly suffered an 80-53 loss, despite having its best players back in the lineup. “We started the game with great intensity and with the energy and motivation to defeat Samo. Despite the strong effort, we were behind 33-29 at halftime. We stepped onto the court in the second half feeling sluggish and unmotivated,” guard Brandon Neman said. Point guard Mills led the team with 15 points, followed by forward Lanier with ten points and forward Nick Reskin with nine points. “On offense we did not play to our potential,” Neman said. “We gave up too many offensive rebounds which led to second chance opportunities for the opposing team.” Despite the loss, Turner believes his team has a lot of potential and has gotten better as league play comes to an end. “We had a couple of let downs this year, but the guys are really getting better and improving for next year,” Turner said.

CIF Schedule February 13-Girls’ Water Polo vs. TBA February 14-Boys’ Soccer vs. TBA February 17-Girls’ Soccer vs. TBA February 17-18-Wrestling vs. Southern Section (at Corona High School) Goalie Lorrain Oill saves a goal from being scored. Photo courtesy of TAMMY KATZ

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