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Varsity football loses close game against Cerritos

Sam Bernstein staff writer The varsity football team travelled to Cerritos to face the Cerritos High School Dons for a non-conference game. Friday night’s game ended in heartbreak for the Normans, as they lost 22-16 after holding a two-score lead for most of the second half. The Normans record dropped to 0-4 after the Dons […]

Boys water polo loses by one to Thousand Oaks

Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief The varsity boys water polo team hosted Thousand Oaks High School on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 3:00 p.m. The Normans lost to the Lancers by a slim margin of 16-17. Senior co-captain Jonathan Artal thought that despite the loss, the team showed much improvement in technique and stamina. “Although we lost today, all […]

Day N Night hits a home run at Angel’s Stadium

Priscilla Hopper media manager AJ Wolken staff writer Day N Night shines in second annual festival After a chaotic first year of poor organization and logistical issues, there was much speculation about the success of this year’s Day N Night music festival held at the Angel’s Stadium in Orange County. The festival, presented by Revolt, […]

Westfield’s Century City mall modernizes, revitalizes after renovations

AJ Wolken staff writer After more than four years of construction, Westfield Century City mall will finish renovations this fall. Westfield spent more than $955 million to increase the mall to over 1.3 million square feet and it was worth every penny. The mall looks to be completely revitalized, with tons of new stores and […]

TAW presents upbeat twist on Shakespeare classic

Brian Harward staff writer With hip-hop currently trending on Broadway, led by the wildly popular “Hamilton,” Theater Arts Workshop’s (TAW) performance of the rap-heavy “Bomb-Itty of Errors” is a timely twist on Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.” Although rap-influenced musicals are extremely popular now, the concept of using hip-hop in musicals is nothing new. “‘Hamilton’ was […]

Sports rituals can be crazy for everyone

22 September 2016

Isaiah Freedman Sports Editor When an athlete has an exciting and captivating pre-game ritual, the results can be spectacular. Whatever the ritual may be, its demonstration serves as the perfect suspension-builder and hype machine for whatever sporting event is to follow. Think LeBron James’ legendary powder throw, the Seattle Seahawks’ ferocious mosh pit, Steph Curry’s […]

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Chef’s Table: France unveils the culinary future

22 September 2016

Evan Minniti staff writer Get ready to be hungry and to read subtitles! In Netflix’s “Chef’s Table: France”, David Gelb takes us on a cinematic and culinary odyssey with four French chefs who are off to reinvent the cuisine at each of their Michelin-starred restaurants. Each of the four episodes is fantastic. At the beginning of […]

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Anonymous messaging app cultivates antisocial culture

21 September 2016

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart culture editor As a senior in high school in 2017, I’ve grown used to the fad of the “anonymous message” app. Two years ago it was YikYak. One year ago it was Orqa, which was quickly shut down in order to prevent bullying. Now, students are faced with yet another medium to confess […]

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Embrace Your Beauty Mark/Active Minds Club promotes importance of mental health

21 September 2016

Lauren Hannani staff writer Stress and anxiety can be common for students stuck in a strenuous work routine. However, the Embrace Your Beauty Mark/Active Minds Club hopes to lessen or prevent this struggle from occurring during the school year by boosting students’ mental health. After experiencing her own struggles in school, club president Rebecca Meshkani […]

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California Supreme Court upholds power of teacher unions, permanent status

19 September 2016

Jason Harward, staff writer A polarizing issue, the relevance of teacher unions, was recently heard by the California Supreme Court by way of Vergara v. California, a case that dealt with the power and boundaries of teacher unions and the extent of permanent status. Permanent status, which is often (and mistakenly) called tenure, is what […]

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Work Experience is no ordinary class

19 September 2016

Isaiah Freedman Sports Editor For a class that only meets once a week, Work Experience packs a huge learning punch. Open only to students who currently have jobs or are TAs (Teacher Assistants), the class is designed to prepare students for life after school. Spearheading the Work Experience Program, which meets twice a month, is […]

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Girls varsity tennis wins big against Crossroads

19 September 2016

Ben Dahan staff writer The varsity girls tennis team secured a lopsided win against Crossroads on Friday, Sept. 16, with an end score of 16-2. This game marks another victory for coach YuYu Myinttun and the team this season after losing their first game. The run up to the game was hectic since many of the […]

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New leader of BSU sets new goals

16 September 2016

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart culture editor Leadership of the Black Student Union, better known as BSU, is switching hands. Now that last year’s president Kenya James has graduated and is currently attending Clark Atlanta University, senior Tess Reinhardt has taken the reigns. “I established a relationship with Kenya last year and we both collaborated ideas for the […]

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Girls varsity volleyball loses to West Torrance

16 September 2016

Lauren Hannani staff writer Girls varsity volleyball fell to West Torrance in its first league home game on Thursday, Sept. 15 with a final score of 3-1. The team was defeated in three sets, losing to the opposing team 8-25 in the first set, 16-25 in the second and 9-25 in the fourth. Some of […]

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Song Pom’s comeback

14 September 2016

Song Pom has been absent for over a decade. Coach Jimmie Sanford decided to bring back the dance-cheer hybrid for the 2016-2017 season.  

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