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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 […]

Why ‘South Park’ is the funniest, smartest show on television

06 November 2015

Max Yera staff writer Well into its 19th season, “South Park” has obtained the reputation of being a satirical, rather crass cartoon series that often tests the boundaries of irreverence. The style has undoubtedly brought the television series massive success and thus a review of the show once again proclaiming its excellence seems rather ridiculous. Nevertheless, […]

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Girls varsity volleyball falls to Culver City

05 November 2015

Isaiah Freedman staff writer Girls varsity volleyball lost 16-25, 10-25 and 10-25 to Culver City on Tuesday, Nov. 3. In addition, it was senior night for those seniors on the team. Senior captain HaRim Lee is proud of her fellow teammates for their perseverance against Culver. “It was a great effort by all the teammates and an […]

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Westside Tavern Peach Burrata Review

04 November 2015

    Isaiah Freedman Staff writer The Westside Tavern is a cool, darkly illuminated restaurant snuggled in the corner of the Westside Pavilion mall. The restaurant, even though situated in a mall, is quite expensive and secluded. The sprawling restaurant has a plush and comfortable seating arrangement and even though the place is so massive, […]

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UC system to increase acceptance rate of in-state applicants

03 November 2015

Jamie Kim staff writer A plan to boost the number of in-state undergraduates for the 2016-17 school year in all University of California (UC) schools will soon be underway. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, UC president Janet Napolitano announced this proposal, which she will fully discuss in more detail during the UC Board of Regent’s meeting […]

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Haunted Homecoming spirit week wrap-up

02 November 2015

Sadie Hersh, co-editor-in-chief Natasha Dardashti, staff writer Vivian Geilim, staff writer Jamie Kim, staff writer With Homecoming ending, spirit week reflects the enthusiasm felt on Friday Oct. 30 for the football game against Santa Monica High School (SAMO). The Norman Nation sported pajamas, tourist attire, the color pink, matching clothing and Halloween costumes. These spirit […]

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Spooky music to get in the Halloween mood

31 October 2015

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart, staff writer Everything is better with a little music. Before you go trick-or-treating tonight, make sure to set the ambience with this eclectic bunch of Halloween tunes. 1. Dracula’s Wedding- Outkast ft. Kelis Anyone who wants to get funky this Halloween should turn this song on to full volume. Although neither Outkast nor Kelis […]

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Spirit assembly gets students excited for the wrong reasons

30 October 2015

Sadie Hersh, co-editor-in-chief Sydney Tran, staff writer With Haunted Homecoming swiftly encroaching, it’s only natural that there be an assembly getting students hyped about the week’s coming events; however, this Tuesday’s spirit assembly may have invoked the wrong kind of “excitement.” While it may seem like a tradition to students who have attended these annual […]

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Varsity volleyball bumps way to victory

29 October 2015

Natasha Dardashti staff writer In the second to last game of the season, girls varsity volleyball won by a landslide against Lawndale yesterday. With scores of 25-7, 25-4, and 25-13, the team feels assured for the upcoming game to come against the Culver Volleyball Club on Nov. 3. Winning this game has boosted the morale […]

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Vegetarian food month in review

29 October 2015

Juliette Deutsch, co-editor-in-chief Los Angeles has grown to be an incredibly vegetarian and vegan friendly city. Whether you’re after authentic Mexican food  or craving something sweet, there’s a way to do it the “veggie” style. Here is a round-up of some of the tastiest vegan and vegetarian food that L.A. has to offer. Toca Madera […]

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Wild for WILD

28 October 2015

Natasha Dardashti staff writer It seems like every day a popular YouTuber is jumping onto the musical bandwagon. With hordes of fangirls willing to pay for anything their idols do, a harmonic voice isn’t necessary in the era of auto-tune. Of course, because I am a teenage girl who also tends to buy into pointless […]

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