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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 […]

Normans’ Senior Night foiled by Vikings

Isaiah Freedman sports writer The Santa Monica Vikings defeated the Normans 50-47 in a closely contested match on Senior Night. Ironically, it was the same score as Beverly’s win over Crossroads a week ago; however, with a much more sober result for the home team. The rivalry game was unsurprisingly sold out, with as many […]

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.

Mehraban’s three-pointer tops Crossroads in close game

Isaiah Freedman senior sports consultant Boys varsity won the closest game of the season, beating Crossroads 50-47 thanks to a clutch three-point buzzer beater by guard Jason Mehraban. The narrative before the game centered on Ron Artest (son of Laker Metta World Peace) facing off against Shareef O’Nea (son of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal)l, […]

Women’s March exhibits change

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief There is no question that the Women’s March of Jan. 21, 2017 was a game changer. Record turnouts for rallies across the country meant that over one in every 100 Americans came out to show their vehement opposition to many of the expected policies of the Donald Trump White House. Not only did […]

Spirit lends to Wish Week success

06 February 2017

Jamie Kim news editor Vivian Geilim opinion editor For the second annual Wish Week on Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, the student body united to help make 5-year-old Leighton Kaba’s wish to go to Disneyland come true. To generate spirit among the community, ASB planned a week full of events. On Monday, Jan. 30, an Tuesday, Jan. 31, […]

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Listening to Carlin’s “The Destroyer of Worlds” is a blast

03 February 2017

Ben Dahan news editor “Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds.” Those were the chilling words, borrowed from Hindu scripture, that ran through J. Robert Oppenheimer’s mind as he witnessed the destructive capacity of his creation, which he was now handing to world leaders to unleash at will. Venerable podcaster Dan Carlin delivers this […]

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Super Bowl LI sparks excitement

02 February 2017

Jamie Kim news editor With an annual average of 70,000 spectators cheering wildly in the stands and 111.9 million viewers intensely watching the television screen, the Super Bowl has always stood as a testament to American culture. Since the very first kickoff in 1967, the Super Bowl, this year being Super Bowl LI, is a […]

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Democratic Chickens Come Home To Roost

02 February 2017

Evan Minniti staff writer Trump is now president, and with him comes a whole reactionary circus of billionaires and incompetents firmly tied to the rule of Wall Street. Trump’s actions may make him the most rightwing president in recent memory. Because of this, the Democrats and Barack Obama try to cultivate a “left” image around themselves, […]

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Varsity wrestling falls to Samo

01 February 2017

Rinesa Kabashi staff writer The varsity wrestling team lost against SAMO on Tuesday, Jan. 31; however, the loss did not deter any of the athletes. Instead, each player plans on building off the areas that went well and improving in the fields necessary to prepare for their next match. Senior Cameron Ifekwunigwe, who won all […]

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Shyamalan returns to form with ‘Split’

31 January 2017

Evan Minniti staff writer M. Night Shyamalan is not considered an amazing director. The man is responsible for such cinematic atrocities as “The Last Airbender” and “The Happening”, among others. A man who started his career with so much promise, directing fantastic psychologically and dramatically engaging thrillers like “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable”, became regarded as […]

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AP achievement should be reflected in grades

30 January 2017

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief Students need to be rewarded for their hard work. If they are taking the hardest classes in high school (APs), they should get some benefit. There is one step that teachers can take to reward students for taking these challenging classes, and for studying incredibly hard for the AP test at the end […]

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Speech and debate team win at competition

26 January 2017

Jamie Kim news editor Six members of the speech and debate team competed at Narbonne High School on Jan. 21, with three competitors bringing back awards. Sophomores Dean Becker and William Lee won a bronze medal and a first place trophy, respectively, in the impromptu event, and junior Ben Dahan won a bronze medal in […]

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What to expect when being political on social media

25 January 2017

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief Social media. What once began as platforms for sending mass messages of funny cat videos have quickly evolved into outlets for political opinions. The election season has inevitably transformed these websites into harsh waves of political articles, Trump memes, social justice warfronts and everything in between. And though posting one’s perspective on […]

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Chargers move to LA yields no winners

23 January 2017

Isaiah Freedman senior sports consultant Boy, do circumstances change quickly. This time last year, Los Angeles, the second largest market in the country, did not have a football team. Fast forward a whole year and our city currently has two: the Rams and now the Chargers. With the Chargers announcing their move last week to […]

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