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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 […]

Letter to the Editor regarding ‘Sexism present in the arts’

06 May 2016

May 6, 2016 Volume 89, Issue 14 This letter was written in response to the article “Sexism present in the arts” printed in the March 11, 2016, Issue 11. Dear Highlights. As the Producer/Director of the Performing Arts Department’s production of Spamalot, I feel obligated to respond to the recent article, “Sexism present in the […]

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Venoco drill site vacation vexed by bankruptcy

05 May 2016

Nirav Desai staff writer The bankruptcy of Venoco Inc., the oil and gas exploration corporation that drills oil on land leased from Beverly Hills Unified School District since 1978, has thrown an obstacle into the path of district officials who hope to secure the vacation of the drilling premises by Dec. 31, 2016. The Colorado-based […]

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Lakers hire Luke Walton, search for new identity

05 May 2016

Isaiah Freedman staff writer After firing coach Byron Scott, who went 38-126 in two underwhelming years on the sidelines, the Lakers have hired Golden State Warriors Assistant Coach Luke Walton. Walton, who played nine seasons as a Laker, had an outstanding 39-4 record filling in for Steve Kerr earlier this season. Even though Walton had […]

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Girls varsity lacrosse defeats Santa Monica in last game

03 May 2016

Veronica Pahomova, staff writer Girls varsity lacrosse emerged victorious over rival Santa Monica High School (SAMO) on April 29, a win the team has not been able to celebrate in recent years. Playing a dirty yet rewarding game, as player Sarabeth Tansey described, the team won 8-6. Not only was this much-celebrated game the team’s last […]

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Boys varsity lacrosse falls to Santa Monica in last game

03 May 2016

Jason Harward reporter Sophia Goldberg writer The boys varsity lacrosse team lost 15-8 to Santa Monica High School in their last game this past Friday, April 29. The Normans ended their season with a record of 0-7 in league and 2-14 overall. Even though the game ended with a loss, the effort given by the […]

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When life gives Beyoncé lemons…

29 April 2016

Sadie Hersh co-editor-in-chief “Take one pint of water, take half a pound of sugar, the juice of eight lemons, the zest of half a lemon…” This is the lemonade recipe Beyonce recites to her audience as they tune in to HBO or TIDAL to experience the artist’s visual album, “Lemonade.” While a lot of controversy […]

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Annual art show commences

26 April 2016

Max Yera staff writer The annual ArtReach Festival was held this past Thursday, April 21 in the EDC building from 5 to 7 p.m. The festivities were put on by ArtReach, a club whose primary focus throughout the year is to display the art of students of all grades. “Theater showcase musicals, while sports have […]

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Supporters of Armenia and Turkey protest their combating views on the events of 1915

25 April 2016

Veronica Pahomova staff writer Stretching from McCarthy Vista all the way past South Fairfax Avenue, thousands of protestors gathered along Wilshire Boulevard on Sunday April 24, 2016 in hopes of demonstrating each opposing country’s belief on the events that occurred on 1915. Red, blue and orange covered one portion of the streets, skies and roads, while the […]

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Commentary: A day without your cellphone

25 April 2016

Sadie Hersh co-editor-in-chief Imagine going a day without your phone. I know this may seem impossible because of what seems to be the urgent need to update Snapchat stories and check Instagram posts, but believe it or not, this school day of separation from your phone is possible. In a moment of panic as I rushed […]

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Jesse Eisenberg’s ‘The Revisionist’ leaves audience in awe

21 April 2016

Veronica Pahomova staff writer Whether one knows him as Zombieland’s Columbus, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, magician J. Daniel Atlas or notorious DC villain Lex Luthor, Jesse Eisenberg’s genius is not restrained to the big screen. This prominent sight for sore eyes is also a playwright, and an exquisitely marvelous one at that. Eisenberg’s “The Revisionist”has […]

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