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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. 

Jackson takes on role of construction assistant superintendent

28 April 2017

Lauren Hannani staff writer AJ Wolken staff writer Retired no more. Starting July 1, Principal Dave Jackson is returning to the district, not as an educator, but as Assistant Superintendent of Construction and Facilities. With this position, Jackson will be in charge of coordinating with the contractors that the superintendent and Board of Education hire […]

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TV shows continue to influence high schoolers

28 April 2017

Whether it be binge-watching a new Netflix series or anxiously awaiting for the latest episode of “Game of Thrones,” the way high schoolers watch television leaves massive imprints on culture. Multiple generation-defining shows have emerged from this era of television, leaving students facing both positive and negative impacts. The impact left on students lead to a variety […]

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SLAG motivates young readers

27 April 2017

Priscilla Hopper staff writer One by one, a group of passionate bookworms files into a small room every month to discuss how to make the library a better place for the student body. These bibliophiles are known as SLAG–or the Student’s Library Advisory Group. SLAG was created by former librarian Karen Boyarsky. This year’s new […]

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Congresswoman Bass answers students

25 April 2017

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 […]

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Frank Ocean’s four new singles are his best

25 April 2017

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 […]

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Artists explain meanings behind pieces for art festival

24 April 2017

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor On April 20, the arts department hosted its annual art show. However, this year’s show was special in its additional acts. The opening of the gallery turned into a festival, with performances from Dance Company and live music from jazz band and solo student musicians. The event also featured games and food […]

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‘DAMN.’ showcases a vengeful, angry Kendrick Lamar

23 April 2017

Jason Harward, design editor Kendrick Lamar has done it again. After two incredible albums, Good Kid M.A.A.D. City and To Pimp a Butterfly, as well as an experimental but well done soundtrack that, very literally, did not have a title, Cornrow Kenny is back. Kendrick’s past two stellar projects proved his lyrical genius, but this […]

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All-gender bathroom installed under new law

22 April 2017

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) […]

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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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