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ASB makes history with gender free Homecoming court Athletes open up about anthem protests New junior makes impact on varsity basketball New turf renovation promises safer experience for athletes Season series: Varsity Football Ep. 2
 

ASB makes history with gender free Homecoming court

Priscilla Hopper media manager The only lasting tradition is change, and this year, ASB Advisor Jennifer Goolsby and the Head Row ASB members made the executive decision to change one of the most prominent and popular high school traditions: Homecoming kings and queens. The 2017-18 Homecoming court nominations are no longer one girl and one […]

Athletes open up about anthem protests

AJ Wolken staff writer During the preseason of the 2016 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit, and eventually kneel, during the national anthem to “stand up for people who are oppressed.” The backlash that followed the protest was immense, with people all over America taking different stances on the situation, ranging […]

New junior makes impact on varsity basketball

Sam Bernstein staff writer Described by friends as a De’Aaron Fox lookalike and described by teammates as “hard-working” and “‘confident”, boys varsity basketball has a fresh face at the wing with new student Marcel Stevens. Stevens, a junior, transferred from Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance. Stevens said the move went well and appreciates the […]

New turf renovation promises safer experience for athletes

Jason Harward editor-in-chief The installation of a new synthetic turf, which began Aug. 1, is expected to finish and be ready for play on Monday, Oct. 9. While the old turf had outlived its life by 5 years and was quickly deteriorating past safe play, the fall schedule of renovation was not the most ideal for […]

Season series: Varsity Football Ep. 2

Priscilla Hopper media manager Sophia Goldberg sports editor Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief EPISODE 2: TEAM LEADERS Seniors Thomas Goolsby and Jonathan Tansey touch on the importance of leadership and how what it means to be a team. Varsity football’s next game is away against Hawthorne High School Oct. 6. 

Students run catering service

20 October 2017

Desiree Gonzalez Staff Writer Evan Minniti Culture Editor Culinary teacher Chef Rick Leece has started a new program for his most experienced students. With more than three years of experience under his supervision, four students are now catering to more than two dozen staff and faculty members. The program, which Leece started this semester, is expected to […]

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Teachers play music in classroom, encourage positive environment

19 October 2017

Natasha Dardashti staff writer There are a few ways to spend time in class before the bell rings. Some teachers prefer students sit in silence, others don’t mind them talking to classmates and friends. But some teachers like to add a different kind of energy to the room: music. English teacher Steven Rubenstein began playing […]

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Boy Scouts to accept girls, announcement sparks discussion within school

19 October 2017

Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief Boy Scouts of America announced on Oct.11 that starting next year, it will allow girls to join the organization. In 2018, girls will be allowed to join the Cub Scouts program, and in 2019, a program allowing older girls to earn the rank of Eagle Scout will be instated. This announcement has not […]

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Gender neutral homecoming mirrors school unity

19 October 2017

Vivian Geilim opinion editor We are modernized. We are progressive. We are the 21 century. We are the LGBTQ+ community just as we are the feminist community. Just as we are the Black lives matter community, the Muslim community and the Hispanic community. And as a community and as a school, we are ONE. For the […]

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Junior strives to beat coach’s cross-country record

19 October 2017

Catherine Gagulashvili calendar manager Described as number one by his coach, captain of the boys varsity cross-country team junior Aaron Selikovitz is attempting to beat Beverly alumnus, head varsity and assistant distance coach Mark Luevano’s mile time and 3,200-meter record. With a mile time of 4 minutes, 49 seconds, Selikovitz is only 26 seconds short of […]

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Freshman math prodigy takes it to the mat

18 October 2017

Brian Harward staff writer He was the seventh grader in Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry (AAT), the eighth grader in Math Analysis Honors, and now, the ninth grader in AP Calculus BC. Freshman Jacob Lee is running out of math classes to take. However, this is not a new kind of problem for Lee, who began […]

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Students passion leads to self made clothing companies

17 October 2017

310 girl launches clothing line ‘310 Club’ Rinesa Kabashi photo editor Mikaela Rabizadeh social media editor “You’re too young to start a business.” A concept senior Romy Krgatbashyan is all too familiar with. Despite discouraging attitudes against her eagerness to develop her own clothing company, Krgatbashyan dives head first into the fashion industry at just 18 years […]

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Boys varsity water polo defeats Milken

17 October 2017

Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief The boys varsity water polo team beat the Milken Wildcats on Monday, Oct. 16, by a score of 12-6. While this match was a non-league play, it was a game many players were anticipating. “Milken has always had a strong water polo program, and many players on both teams have known each other […]

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Service Learning participates in ALS Walk

17 October 2017

Lauren Hannani culture editor A group of Service Learning students commuted to USC Exposition Park on Sunday, Oct. 15, to attend the annual Walk to Defeat ALS event. In doing so, they cheered on teams of people who were walking for a person affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or who died because of it. […]

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Administration confident in safety of drop-off plans despite student disagreement

16 October 2017

Sophia Goldberg sports editor Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief Getting 1,400 students to class on time in two short bursts of about 10 minutes is no small feat, especially when construction along the front of the school has knocked out what used to be the accepted drop-off area along Moreno. However, House A Assistant Principal Phil Wenker […]

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