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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. 

Freshmen take on new library project

16 October 2017

Lauren Hannani culture editor Every year, all freshmen are assigned the library project–an assignment that requires them to learn more about how to use the library and the resources it offers. Last year, the project was on hold while librarian Daniel Bradford transitioned into his first year at the school. However, Bradford and the English […]

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Sophomore fuels creative passions as Radio Airlift president

13 October 2017

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief The posters cover almost every square inch of the tiny Radio Airlift room, a glorified closet tucked in the corner of a blue hallway in the KBEV complex. Along with a dim, pink light, the posters bring life to the cramped space–a judgmental Kanye West, a formidable Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Mona-Lisa-inspired Frank Zappa, […]

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Drum Majors: the musketeers behind band

13 October 2017

AJ Wolken staff writer Priscilla Hopper media manager The highest position a band member can receive is Drum Major, and this year seniors Yeran Mkrtchian, Evan Timmerman and Michael Huang have earned that honor. Mkrtchian, Timmerman and Huang must assume more responsibility, but also gain the privilege of leading the entire marching band. Proud to have […]

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Senior pursues hobby of road cycling

12 October 2017

Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief Whizzing past on the bumpy roads, he pedals even faster to be the first to finish the mountain range course. But this is a grind he has grown accustomed to, since senior Jackson Nol has been an avid road cycler since the age of five. “I can’t really remember how I first got […]

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“Neo Yokio” proves to be mesmerizing disaster

11 October 2017

Natasha Dardashti staff writer What do you get when you combine Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, actor and online personality Jaden Smith, some of the most famous production companies in modern anime and ostentatious product placement? Well, you get “Neo Yokio”. Even before its premiere, the cast of “Neo Yokio” garnered instant attention among anime […]

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Lil Pump hurts rap industry with awful debut album

11 October 2017

Sam Bernstein staff writer Lil Pump, a Miami-based 17-year-old grunge rapper released his debut album on Oct. 6. The self-titled album, “Lil Pump,” which is available on Spotify and Apple Music, had feature verses from 2 Chainz, Cheef Keef, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty and Smokepurpp. Frankly, this album was terrible. It’s a ripoff of everything […]

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Science Building Facts Explained Ep. 1

10 October 2017

Brian Harward staff writer Ben Dahan news editor You know those facts on the first floor of the science building? Learn from teachers about the reasons behind them. In this episode, biology teacher Kyle Kobe explains the secrets behind bone development, and physics teacher Kevin Bowers explains an interesting anomaly in our solar system.  

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Junior makes her mark in the modeling industry

09 October 2017

Desiree Gonzalez staff writer From walking on the runway to filming shoots, junior Maria Chernyshova struts her way into the modeling industry. Scouted at the age of 13, Chernyshova was noticed by “We Love Your Genes,” the IMG models Instagram scouting account, through personal Instagram photos that Chernyshova had hashtagged. From there, the vice president of […]

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New biology teacher creates safe space for his class

09 October 2017

Evan Minniti culture editor Walking down the halls of the science building, one can see that room s305 has had a makeover. The door is covered in positive messages, encouraging students to feel safe and comfortable in the class. These changes can be attributed to the new biology teacher John Castle. Moving from Montana, where he […]

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Girls tennis drops first league game against Santa Monica

09 October 2017

Sam Bernstein staff writer The girls varsity tennis team opened league play on Oct. 5 with a loss to the Santa Monica Vikings. The Normans tied the Vikings 9-9 in overall games; however, lost the number of matches 84-78. One of the bright spots for the Normans was sophomore Hannah Kimura, who went 3-0 in […]

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