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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 […]

The Ticketmaster: Josh Fouladian will fight your parking ticket for you

03 March 2017

Isaiah Freedman staff writer Walking back to your car and seeing a plain white envelope lying on the windshield can be a crushing feeling. Most likely, you just received a parking ticket, a costly $158 penalty. Usually, the best course of action is to suck it up, fork over the money and move on. Another […]

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Symphonic Band members perform at the California All-State Music Education Conference

02 March 2017

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief   Symphonic band members bassoonist Yunchao Zhang and oboist Julie Park performed with the All-State High School Symphonic Band at the seventh annual California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC) from Feb. 16 to 19. The performance was held at the Fairmont Hotel and the San Jose Convention Center, and brought great honor […]

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Chef cooks up positive relationships with students

01 March 2017

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor Schoolwide, he is simply known as “chef.” During lunch, his doors are open to students, whether they are enrolled in his class or not. There, students can be found cooking, talking and laughing along with culinary teacher Rick Leece. “[My favorite thing about teaching] is building the relationships with the students […]

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Dev Patel delivers an incredible performance in “Lion”

27 February 2017

Sam Bernstein staff writer Garth Davis, in his feature debut, brought the riveting nonfiction book “A Long Way Home” to life in his Oscar nominated film “Lion”. Dev Patel delivered the best performances of his budding careers in this heart-wrenching tale about a young man destined to find his way back home. “Lion” follows Saroo Brierley, […]

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Carruth’s ‘Upstream Color’ is flawed, but beautiful

24 February 2017

Evan Minniti staff writer There are a lot of cute piggies, scary parasites and raw emotions in “Upstream Color”, a science-fiction romantic epic, and the second feature film for writer-director-actor-composer Shane Carruth. In an era when so many mainstream movies with budgets in the tens of millions can look so visually flat and uninteresting, “Upstream […]

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Science Olympiad unable to qualify for state in regional competition

23 February 2017

Max Yera co-editor-in-chief The Science Olympiad team competed at the Antelope Valley Regional competition this past Saturday, Feb. 18. There were 33 high schools from California competing, and Beverly placed 13th overall. Since only the top five schools advance to state, this competition will be the last of the school year. “We registered for this […]

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Dance Company showcases its Wooden values

22 February 2017

Ben Dahan staff writer The members of Dance Company showcased their choreographed pieces based on the John Wooden Pyramid of Success on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The dancers took to the small Salter Theater stage to present themes ranging from courage, friendship, loyalty and confidence. Each piece was taken from the hearts of the students, who choreographed […]

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Girls varsity basketball wins CIF second round

22 February 2017

Jamie Kim news editor The girls varsity basketball team won its away game on Monday, Feb. 20, against Big Bear High School, allowing the team to advance from the second round of the 2017 CIF Southern Section Girls Basketball Division 4A Playoffs to quarterfinals. The team defeated Big Bear 47-38, and the victory felt sweet […]

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Board reconvenes to discuss budget cuts

21 February 2017

    Ben Dahan news editor On Feb. 17, the Board of Education held its second study session regarding the recommended budget cuts of up to $5 million for the coming school year. This was a follow up from the first meeting, held on Feb. 9. The discussion about budget cuts originates from the district’s current […]

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Student leaders take on responsibilities

21 February 2017

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart culture editor Lauren Hannani feature editor Rinesa Kabashi staff writer With many clubs and extracurricular activities at school come many determined leaders. As their interests later became their passions, some students took over the responsibilities of big groups with big goals. One of the extracurriculars that requires a dedicated leader is Watchtower. Senior Andrea Di Battista, […]

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