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All-gender bathroom installed under new law Music culture in Norman Nation Students in the industry: musicians on the rise Struggle for voting rights Bundles of Hope is here to help
 

All-gender bathroom installed under new law

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor New regulations from the California state government created a requirement for a single-stall all-gender bathroom to be implemented in all government facilities, including public schools, beginning March 1. In accordance with this law, a new gender-neutral bathroom has been installed and is planning on being opened this week. For transgender (trans) […]

Music culture in Norman Nation

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief From the hard-hitting rap trio Migos, to the recently debuted KPop sensation BLACKPINK, all the way to country’s very own Blake Shelton, music can be found as the topic of numerous discussions worldwide. The average American listens to around four hours of music each day, so it is no coincidence that one […]

Students in the industry: musicians on the rise

Sam Bernstein, staff writer Lauren Hannani, culture editor Last year, most students knew him as that guy from class. Now, people from all over the country  know him as Young Pari$, a young rapper whose music they can find on Youtube and SoundCloud. As a new “recording artist trying to make it big,” Phillip Billups, class of […]

Struggle for voting rights

Ben Shofet co-editor-in-chief   Since 1789, the United States has expanded the voting rights of its citizens. Following the Civil War, African-Americans gained the right to vote with the passing of the 15th Amendment. After years of fighting, women gained the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment. And most recently, with […]

Bundles of Hope is here to help

Isaiah Freedman staff writer It’s around noon on a hot Sunday, Mar. 12, at Temple Isaiah’s annual Purim festival, and senior Jack Harris does not have to be there. The festival is flush with taco trucks, grilled cheese trucks, pop-a-shots, whack-a-mole, moon bounces and slides. However, one stand separates itself from all the others, and […]

Guerilla Tacos is the best food truck in L.A.

20 April 2017

Isaiah Freedman staff writer When Guerilla Taco’s owner and head chef Wes Avila started serving tacos from his truck in 2012, his mission was simply to cook tasty, quality food, not win awards, according to the truck’s website. Guerilla Tacos serve the best tacos in L.A., period. As a result of the truck’s popularity, the […]

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Congresswoman will attend Beverly club meeting

20 April 2017

Evan Minniti staff writer Congresswoman Karen Bass from California’s 37th District will be attending the Countable Club’s first meeting in the Salter Theatre on April 21 during fourth period. Countable Club, formed by sophomore Adriel Ghadoushi, aims to get the student body more interested in politics and arrange for students to talk to elected representatives. […]

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Finals after AP exams, recipe for disaster

18 April 2017

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief AP students at Beverly know the struggle of taking an AP and weeks later taking a final on the same material. While this does take place in only a select few classes, it hinders the successful transition the next year’s classes and ruins many students’ plans for the final efforts to pull up […]

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“24:Legacy” exhilarates with fresh take

18 April 2017

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief “24: Legacy” brings back all the nostalgia of the original gritty action drama, while also introducing a slate of fresh new characters and plot. “24” is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest action shows of all time. It had everything: multiple plots with fascinating characters, heart-stopping action, and a protagonist deeply […]

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Friends of Greystone teen advisory member looks to pass down experience

12 April 2017

Jamie Kim news editor Almost as well-versed in the history of the Greystone Mansion as the park rangers and as passionate about the restoration of the mansion as the donors, senior Julian Saadeh can be found leading student tours of the mansion and even at some of the many events hosted at the mansion. Saadeh is […]

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Varsity swimming topples Torrance

07 April 2017

Sophia Goldberg sports editor The swimming team beat Torrance High School Thursday, April 6, in their second meet of the season. All four age groups, girls and boys JV and girls and boys varsity, won a majority of their respective events.  Varsity boys beat Torrance 85.5-84.5, varsity girls won 106-63, JV boys won 81-63 and JV […]

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Tips on how to get into the National Honors Society

04 April 2017

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief Since the National Honors Society application is due this Friday April 7, Highlights is giving some tips to juniors who are hoping to get in.

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Drama Lab’s one acts illuminate the Salter

03 April 2017

Priscilla Hopper staff writer The latest projects assigned to the Drama Lab students included writing and directing their own scripts which were performed on March 30 in the Salter Theater. Mirrors Mirrors was written by sophomore Izabella Paz and directed by junior Elianna Litov. The story revolves around four aspiring ballerinas each obsessed with their […]

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Students apply to art schools

29 March 2017

Lauren Hannani staff writer Inspired by their love for the arts, some students already have goals to attend an art school after graduating. Although some of these seniors are still not sure yet which college they want to go to, they are determined to attend a school that encourages creativity and passion. Senior Katie Hertz, […]

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Robotics team finishes strong at annual competitions

28 March 2017

AJ Wolken staff writer The Robotics team, Mortorq, competed in its only two competitions of the year during spring break. They earned an eighth place finish out of 45 teams in Ventura, and a 20th place finish out of 60 teams in Long Beach. Although the team didn’t come out of the competition with any awards […]

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