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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 […]

Varsity girls basketball take CIF

17 February 2017

Rinesa Kabashi staff writer The girls varsity basketball team defeated Avalon High School 60-46 on Thursday, Feb. 16. Throughout the season, the girls have showed improvement and were able to prove their skills during the game. Captain Megan Saghian has seen more of a connection with the girls then the team has had previously. “When […]

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Senior finds passion through comedy

17 February 2017

Priscilla Hopper staff writer In the second annual talent show on Feb. 2, virtually every performance consisted of singing or playing an instrument, but senior Michael Ben-Iftah had a different idea. Ben-Iftah used the talent show to showcase his stand up comedy. “I was like, ‘I got to try it sometime,’” he said jokingly. Ben-Iftah […]

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Travel ban breakdown: what happened, who’s affected?

16 February 2017

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 […]

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Freshman friends claw their way to varsity basketball

16 February 2017

Isaiah Freedman staff writer It is very rare for a freshman to be on the varsity basketball team. In the past five years, only four freshmen have ever made the varsity team. Just this year alone, however, there are two freshman on the team. Freshman Nick Andrews and Albert Fallas may be new to the […]

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Students receive prestigious awards for photos

16 February 2017

Lauren Hannani staff writer Seventeen students in photography class received awards after submitting their photos to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national recognition program for creative students from all over the country. Junior Emilia Kyriazis was awarded a Silver Key, which is the second best award after the Gold Key. She is very […]

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City Council hopefuls explain bid

15 February 2017

Ben Dahan news editor Evan Minniti staff writer Below is a selection of questions and answers from candidates running for Beverly Hills City Council, in the March 7, 2017, election. Minor grammatical and formatting changes have been made. Their answers and opinions were not changed.   Frances Bilak Why do you want to become a […]

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Senior leads Jewish international organization

14 February 2017

Lauren Hannani staff writer Many teenagers meet their friends through Instagram or Snapchat, but senior Noah Lee meets his friends through United Synagogue Youth (USY) by travelling around the country and meeting teens associated with this organization.   As international president of USY, which currently has more than 10,000 participants in 17 regions across North […]

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Speech and debate team awarded gold and silver

13 February 2017

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor Trophies and medals of every level were awarded to the Speech and Debate Team last Saturday at the Western Bay Forensics League’s Winter Congress Tournament. Sophomore Ryan Navi and freshman Diane Jeong each won silver medals, sophomore Sasha Kubichka won first place, sophomore Dean Becker won second place and junior Alex […]

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Board looks to make budget cuts due to $5 million deficit

09 February 2017

Sophia Goldberg sports editor With recommendations from Chief Administrative Officer La-Tanya Kirk-Carter, the board is looking into making $5 million cuts to the budget for the 2016-17 school year, with an additional $4 million projected deficit in budgets for the next two years. The board has done research as to which areas of the current budget […]

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Big Sean “moves” to bigger things

08 February 2017

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart culture editor Sean Don is back. And he’s here to stay. In the star rapper’s most recent album “I Decided”, Big Sean shows surprising growth and his determination to maintain his top dog status in the music world. But the most prominent theme on “I Decided” is Sean’s preaching of his unwavering resilience […]

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