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Congresswoman Bass answers students

Ben Dahan News Editor Congresswoman Karen Bass, from California’s 37th district, touched on a range of topics during her forum with students last Friday. She answered questions from moderator Adriel Ghadoushi, the sophomore president of the Countable Club and the student responsible for bringing Bass to campus, as well as questions from audience members of the nearly […]

Frank Ocean’s four new singles are his best

Sam Bernstein staff writer Christmas came early this year for Frank Ocean fans. The 29-year-old vocalist based out of New Orleans has been featured on four new singles in the last month. His beautiful voice and impeccable writing skill has been missed, even though it was recently on display in his new album, Blonde. It […]

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 […]

District set to sell superintendent house

17 November 2016

Ben Dahan staff writer The district is in the process of selling a house on Doheny Drive, that was purchased in 2012 to entice and house superintendents. “We bought it as an investment property for the district, and to use as incentive to hire and retain the very best staff who could work and live in […]

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Orchestra and Band perform at California Adventure

17 November 2016

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief The Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Band took to the streets of Disney’s California Adventure on Wednesday, Nov. 16 to perform as guests in one of the theme park’s concert halls. With their last performance being two years ago, this group of selected performers felt both honored and exhilarated for their performance and […]

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Student poll workers assist community

16 November 2016

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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Ben Bushman’s death marks legacy in community

16 November 2016

Lauren Hannani staff writer Whether he was the physical education teacher, assistant principal or principal, Ben Bushman dedicated a great amount of his time trying to make school worthwhile for both students and teachers. On Nov. 13, Bushman died after working in the district for 38 years, but his contributions to the school and the […]

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Trump election sparks opposing protests

15 November 2016

Priscilla Hopper staff writer Students gathered during nutrition on Nov. 15, 2016, to voice their opinions on President-elect Donald Trump. Juniors Nicholas Pupiec and Christine Kim explain their reasoning behind participating in the rally.

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Technology gains momentum in 1:1 goal

14 November 2016

Jamie Kim news editor In addition to the 400 laptops purchased last year, more laptops and other technological gadgets are being ordered to modernize of the school. Paralleling the district’s initiative to have a 1:1 ratio of students to personal electronic devices, such as iPads and laptops, the high school’s plan has gained momentum in achieving […]

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Number of tests on Fridays reduced for November

14 November 2016

Evan Minniti staff writer During the month of November, students will not have to take tests from the science and English departments on Fridays. The reasoning behind this decision is that students can sometimes take four or more tests in one day. If tests are spread across the week more evenly, supporters reason that students can […]

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The Trump Presidency and the Tragedy of Bernie Sanders

14 November 2016

Evan Minniti staff writer To many, the victory of Donald Trump seems like a defeat for human progress. Many feel demoralized, angry and confused about how such a right-wing demagogue could be voted into power by the increasingly progressive American people. However, we must realize that Trump’s victory could have been prevented by an independent left-wing […]

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Hosting a tremendous election viewing party

08 November 2016

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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Seniors say their goodbyes

07 November 2016

  Rinesa Kabashi staff writer Priscilla Hopper staff writer Students and parents gathered on the football field as they watched the football and cheer teams seniors walk across the field on Nov. 4. For cheer co-captain Briana Perez, it was overall an emotional night. “I was so emotional, but my makeup was so nice so I couldn’t […]

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