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All-gender bathroom installed under new law Music culture in Norman Nation Students in the industry: musicians on the rise Struggle for voting rights Bundles of Hope is here to help
 

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 […]

Struggle for voting rights

Ben Shofet co-editor-in-chief   Since 1789, the United States has expanded the voting rights of its citizens. Following the Civil War, African-Americans gained the right to vote with the passing of the 15th Amendment. After years of fighting, women gained the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment. And most recently, with […]

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 […]

And THAT’S why I hate today

13 January 2012

Zachary Fouladian, Staff Writer Friday the 13th and I don’t exactly get along. First time I ever remember having a bad one was in elementary school. I was rushing to lunch (it was pizza day) and I managed to slam right into the hardest-headed kid in the school. I got my first nosebleed ever right […]

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Breaking Night: a must read

13 January 2012

Candice Hannani, Staff Writer Last year, many students were encouraged to read Unbroken and meet Louis Zamperini, the man who miraculously survived the WWII Japanese POW camps described in the book. Yet there is another hero who deserves recognition for becoming successful despite a formerly tumultuous life. Through her memoir Breaking Night, Liz Murray vividly […]

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Electronic music, DJs should be praised

13 January 2012

Candice Hannani, Staff Writer New, unique, creative. It seems like today our world revolves around these three words. And what goes around does so in a full 360; the music industry is no exception, as electronic music has become incredibly popular within the past few years, ushering in a modern genre of computerized sounds. We’ve […]

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Freshmen basketball blows out Hawthorne, continues season strong

13 January 2012

Arman Zadeh, Staff Writer On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the boys’ freshmen basketball team continued on their already successful season with a win, blowing out the Hawthorne Cougars by a score of 63-21. Beverly now stands with a record of 14-3. By halftime, the Normans led with a score of 30-9, but the team did not […]

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You can vote, but do you know enough to?

13 January 2012

Zachary Fouladian, Staff Writer High school is a time when most students reach the legal voting age, but how many of us actually know enough about politics to make that decision? For most of our lives, we could get by without knowing the specifics, just hating Bush can get you by in most of California. […]

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College Apps: overwhelming or overrated?

13 January 2012

Pasha Farmanara, Web Co-Editor-in-Chief From the day one starts high school, until graduation everything a student does is for one reason. It is the reason students deprive themselves of sleep, bury their faces in textbooks and check JupiterGrades every chance they get. Students do all of this to get into a good college. Over a […]

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Brian Song moves up the rankings

13 January 2012

Pasha Farmanara, Web Co-Editor-in-Chief It is the last hole, and after four days of golfing and almost five hours into his round, it all comes down to this. He just walked two and a half miles over hilly terrain with a 35 pound golf bag on his back. Even though he has many aches and […]

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MATCH makes a difference

13 January 2012

Marguerite Alberts, Staff Writer Giving back to the community is the job of every human on earth, whether it is actively participating in organizations, doing community service or donating money to charities. Making a difference in the community is entrusted to every generation, particularly teenagers, because they are the world’s future. Teenagers like sophmores Sarah […]

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DIY duo gets crafty

13 January 2012

Julia Waldow, Print Centerfold Editor The term DIY, or Do It Yourself, usually describes crafts, costumes, clothing and gifts.  For juniors Drew Hirschinger and Leah Weissbuch, DIY is more than just a saying or an action; it’s a lifestyle. During the summer of 2011, Hirschinger and Weissbuch created their own YouTube channel, CraftDuJour, to post DIY […]

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Highlights launches online component

13 January 2012

Kevin Park, Staff Writer and Web Designer Having been successful as a long-established school newspaper, Highlights finally goes online for the first time in the school’s history. Highlights online is run by nine students in adviser Gaby Herbst’s period eight desktop publishing class.  The online newspaper will provide students with the latest school news, 24 […]

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