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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 […]

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The Ticketmaster: Josh Fouladian will fight your parking ticket for you

Isaiah Freedman staff writer Walking back to your car and seeing a plain white envelope lying on the windshield can be a crushing feeling. Most likely, you just received a parking ticket, a costly $158 penalty. Usually, the best course of action is to suck it up, fork over the money and move on. Another […]

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Chef cooks up positive relationships with students

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor Schoolwide, he is simply known as “chef.” During lunch, his doors are open to students, whether they are enrolled in his class or not. There, students can be found cooking, talking and laughing along with culinary teacher Rick Leece. “[My favorite thing about teaching] is building the relationships with the students […]

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Dance Company showcases its Wooden values

Ben Dahan staff writer The members of Dance Company showcased their choreographed pieces based on the John Wooden Pyramid of Success on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The dancers took to the small Salter Theater stage to present themes ranging from courage, friendship, loyalty and confidence. Each piece was taken from the hearts of the students, who choreographed […]

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Student leaders take on responsibilities

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart culture editor Lauren Hannani feature editor Rinesa Kabashi staff writer With many clubs and extracurricular activities at school come many determined leaders. As their interests later became their passions, some students took over the responsibilities of big groups with big goals. One of the extracurriculars that requires a dedicated leader is Watchtower. Senior Andrea Di Battista, […]

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Travel ban breakdown: what happened, who’s affected?

Explanation of  Trump’s travel ban   Ben Dahan news editor Natasha Dardashti social media editor On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration and travel from seven Muslim majority countries–Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen– for 90 days in order to give time for stricter federal vetting processes. The ban […]

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Senior leads Jewish international organization

Lauren Hannani staff writer Many teenagers meet their friends through Instagram or Snapchat, but senior Noah Lee meets his friends through United Synagogue Youth (USY) by travelling around the country and meeting teens associated with this organization.   As international president of USY, which currently has more than 10,000 participants in 17 regions across North […]

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Teacher couples express their love

Priscilla Hopper staff writer Teachers Josh and Alissa Glass, Pete Van Rossum and Celest Mcdonald share their experiences as couples in the work place.

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Dance teacher pursues her passion around the country

Lauren Hannani staff writer Starting ballet when she was just three years old, dance teacher Chrissie Leong has always had a strong passion for dance, whether that meant dancing in front of a huge audience or alone in her room as a source of therapy. After completing her undergraduate degree at UC Irvine, Leong went […]

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An open letter to Coach Kessler

Sam Bernstein staff writer I remember the first time I ever spoke to Mr. (Coach) Kessler. It was in the first grade, during recess on the tarmac next to the handprint wall at Horace Mann Elementary School. I was playing kickball and I had kicked a playground ball as hard as I could. Looking back, I […]

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