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Vine shutdown sets off emotion

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor “Do it for the Vine.” “I ain’t gonna do it!” “Do it for the Vine!” “I ain’t gonna do it!” “Do it for the Vine!” “I ain’t gonna do it!” Back in 2014, these words, along with its signature beat, were heard echoing down school hallways and playing from phones. Memes […]

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The “unsung heroes” keeping the lights on

Ben Dahan staff writer Mops. Monkey wrenches. Paint buckets. Nuts and bolts. Light bulbs. Sheers. Rakes. Wielders. Saws. Hammers. These are all things that can be found in the hands of the members of the maintenance and operations(MNO) department, who are integral in keeping BHUSD running. “We are in the business of the education,” La Tanya Kirk-Carter, chief […]

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Student poll workers assist community

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor Though the majority of high schoolers are unable to participate directly in the election process through voting, a few juniors and seniors made an impact on the community in their own way through volunteer work. With the implementation of the poll worker program, students were able to reach out to their […]

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Hosting a tremendous election viewing party

Jason Harward, graphics editor Note: this piece is satirical and meant to be taken as such. Some things in life are certain. Black Friday sales will begin in the middle of June. There will be a typo in a Highlights newspaper. And Wolf Blitzer will grace the screen during CNN’s election night coverage. While this […]

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“Ouija: Origin of Evil” review

Evan Minniti staff writer “Ouija: Origin of Evil”, the sequel to the truly terrible 2014 movie, “Ouija”, is a breathe of fresh air! “Origin of Evil” is a delightfully old-fashioned horror flick with great acting, nostalgic visuals and some truly chilling scares. In 1967 Los Angeles, a fake psychic (Elizabeth Reaser) struggles to take care of […]

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Star Trek mixed with Shakespeare: “Pericles” brings new sense of adventure

Max Yera co-editor-in-chief The Theater Arts Workshop (TAW) concluded their first production of the year this past Saturday with the final performance of “Pericles.” The show was a Star Trek adaptation of the Shakespearean play, a combination which created a notably unique experience for both actors and audiences. “‘Pericles’ was certainly a unique choice for […]

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Ice Cream: Ranking best and worse parlors in LA

Isaiah Freedman Sports Editor After a brief tug of war with frozen yogurt, the ice cream craze is back and better than ever. Finding quality creamy delights around Los Angeles is easier than it has ever been, however there are still some mediocre to yucky parlors. Here is a listing of the best ice cream […]

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Students reflect on impact of substance abuse

Jason Harward staff writer Jamie Kim news editor Drugs and alcohol are a part of many students’ high school experience, whether one wants to admit it or not. As the Teen Rehab Center (TRC) puts it, a teenager “might enter high school as a child, but they will graduate a young adult.” One of these […]

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Meet Westwood’s Favorite Deli, Fat Sal’s

Jason Harward, staff writer AJ Wolken, staff writer Fat Sal’s is the heart of late night foods and the innovator of restaurants, putting as many fried foods as possible in its sandwiches. Although the “Fat Sandwiches” are the fan favorites, Fat Sal’s also carries normal sandwiches, salads, burgers and more. It was started in Austin, […]

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Paley Center entertains with nostalgic “South Park” experience

Jason Harward, staff writer “But maaaaaam, I want to go to the “South Park” exhibit at the Paley Center.” It’s more than just a comedy. “South Park” has been a dynamic force for the last 20 years. It challenges norms and sets trends, all through a group of four kids living life in South Park, […]

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