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Effects of Paris terrorism ripple through Beverly Dancer makes pointe, takes position as trainee for professional ballet company Haunted Homecoming spirit week wrap-up Knotfest in a knutshell Normans promote pride

Effects of Paris terrorism ripple through Beverly

Evan Minniti, staff writer The recent terrorist attacks that the Islamic State carried out in France, which claimed the lives of 137 people, has sent shock waves across the international community. Even, here in the United States, French students and Americans learning to speak French have been affected. Many people have added the tricolour flag […]

Dancer makes pointe, takes position as trainee for professional ballet company

Jamie Kim staff writer Her eyes were fixated on the screen as she was entranced by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s ballet party in the movie, “You’re Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley’s Ballet Party.” This moment 12 years ago defined the beginning of a dream she would never cease to chase. In January of 2016, senior […]

Haunted Homecoming spirit week wrap-up

Sadie Hersh, co-editor-in-chief Natasha Dardashti, staff writer Vivian Geilim, staff writer Jamie Kim, staff writer With Homecoming ending, spirit week reflects the enthusiasm felt on Friday Oct. 30 for the football game against Santa Monica High School (SAMO). The Norman Nation sported pajamas, tourist attire, the color pink, matching clothing and Halloween costumes. These spirit […]

Knotfest in a knutshell

Veronica Pahomova cartoonist Knotfest is a bunch of metalheads with similar styles and music taste headbaging and moshing together to some of their favorite bands. This festival took the stigma on heavy metal music and swallowed it whole, proving that attendance to this event is worth any negative opinions that are thrown afterward. Metal music, […]

Normans promote pride

Isaiah Freedman staff writer Lauren Hannani staff writer Evan Minniti staff writer As the school year progresses and the seasonal activities occur, our teams, teachers, electives and student organizations reflect pride while representing our school. One of the aspects of school pride is the relationship that grows among the members of a team. “I think the cheer team […]

Model UN delegates triumphant at annual BruinMUN

18 November 2015

Lauren Hannani staff writer Members of Model UN were given several awards for competing against schools such as Mira Costa High School and Palos Verdes High School at UCLA’s annual BruinMUN conference on Nov. 14 and 15.     Junior Cathy Lee, sophomore Jonathan Artal, and freshmen Adriel Ghadoushi and Eli Boudaie left the campus with […]

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Academic Decathlon team outcompetes opponents in preseason scrimmage

16 November 2015

Sophia Goldberg staff writer The Academic Decathlon team competed in their first scrimmage of the year at West High School in Torrance on Nov. 14 after months of practicing after school and on Saturdays. Scoring 29,138 points during their pre-season event, the AcaDeca team placed fourth in Los Angeles County, 10th in California and 16th in […]

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Photography sparks creativity in junior

10 November 2015

Natasha Dardashti staff writer Since she was 10-years-old, junior Andrea Di Battista has always had a camera in her hands. Her years of photography were heavily supported by her grandfather. Upon finding out about Di Battista’s interest in photography, he gave her his own film camera. “He gave it [the film camera] to me the […]

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Mental Health Awareness Day sheds light on suicide prevention and mental health

09 November 2015

Jason Harward, staff writer Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds. Take that in. More teens die from suicide, which is treatable through medicine and/ or counseling, than from AIDS, birth defects, cancer and heart disease combined. These serious diseases do not even compare to the deaths accumulated by suicide.. And each […]

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Hilarity of ‘Fuddy Meers’ begins tonight

06 November 2015

Max Yera staff writer The Theatre Arts Workshop (TAW) will premiere its second fall play “Fuddy Meers” tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Salter Family Theater in what will be the first of three previews. “Fuddy Meers” is a dark comedy that follows the abduction of an amnesiac named Claire as she encounters various amusing […]

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Inside Service Learning

06 November 2015

Jamie Kim, staff writer Veronica Pahomova, staff writer Sydney Tran, staff writer Students see them in the hallways carrying boxes of cans and recyclables, wearing their maroon sweatshirts and harboring the joy that will soon be spread to the community. But who are these people that roam Beverly’s corridors? They are Service Learning. Service Learning, a district-wide organization […]

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Pole vaulter Amanda Block ‘swings’ an acceptance to Brown University

06 November 2015

Sadie Hersh, co-editor-in-chief After spending her many days of her high school career lifting weights, running and training at UCLA, senior pole vaulter Amanda Block has earned acceptance to Brown University for fall 2016. Block started pole vaulting in 8th grade, but her path to this sport came by way of gymnastics. “I competed in […]

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Why ‘South Park’ is the funniest, smartest show on television

06 November 2015

Max Yera staff writer Well into its 19th season, “South Park” has obtained the reputation of being a satirical, rather crass cartoon series that often tests the boundaries of irreverence. The style has undoubtedly brought the television series massive success and thus a review of the show once again proclaiming its excellence seems rather ridiculous. Nevertheless, […]

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Girls varsity volleyball falls to Culver City

05 November 2015

Isaiah Freedman staff writer Girls varsity volleyball lost 16-25, 10-25 and 10-25 to Culver City on Tuesday, Nov. 3. In addition, it was senior night for those seniors on the team. Senior captain HaRim Lee is proud of her fellow teammates for their perseverance against Culver. “It was a great effort by all the teammates and an […]

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Westside Tavern Peach Burrata Review

04 November 2015

    Isaiah Freedman Staff writer The Westside Tavern is a cool, darkly illuminated restaurant snuggled in the corner of the Westside Pavilion mall. The restaurant, even though situated in a mall, is quite expensive and secluded. The sprawling restaurant has a plush and comfortable seating arrangement and even though the place is so massive, […]

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