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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 […]

Culinary Arts, KBEV succeed in SkillsUSA

07 February 2017

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief   Competition winners are listed in the table below. Culinary Arts and KBEV’s competing members all won awards at the SkillsUSA Regional competition on Saturday, Feb. 4, allowing the teams to advance to the state competition. The successful participants in both Culinary Arts and KBEV were not only proud of their accomplishments, […]

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Spirit lends to Wish Week success

06 February 2017

Jamie Kim news editor Vivian Geilim opinion editor For the second annual Wish Week on Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, the student body united to help make 5-year-old Leighton Kaba’s wish to go to Disneyland come true. To generate spirit among the community, ASB planned a week full of events. On Monday, Jan. 30, an Tuesday, Jan. 31, […]

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Normans’ Senior Night foiled by Vikings

06 February 2017

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 […]

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Listening to Carlin’s “The Destroyer of Worlds” is a blast

03 February 2017

Ben Dahan news editor “Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds.” Those were the chilling words, borrowed from Hindu scripture, that ran through J. Robert Oppenheimer’s mind as he witnessed the destructive capacity of his creation, which he was now handing to world leaders to unleash at will. Venerable podcaster Dan Carlin delivers this […]

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Super Bowl LI sparks excitement

02 February 2017

Jamie Kim news editor With an annual average of 70,000 spectators cheering wildly in the stands and 111.9 million viewers intensely watching the television screen, the Super Bowl has always stood as a testament to American culture. Since the very first kickoff in 1967, the Super Bowl, this year being Super Bowl LI, is a […]

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Teacher couples express their love

02 February 2017

Priscilla Hopper staff writer Teachers Josh and Alissa Glass, Pete Van Rossum and Celest Mcdonald share their experiences as couples in the work place.

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Democratic Chickens Come Home To Roost

02 February 2017

Evan Minniti staff writer Trump is now president, and with him comes a whole reactionary circus of billionaires and incompetents firmly tied to the rule of Wall Street. Trump’s actions may make him the most rightwing president in recent memory. Because of this, the Democrats and Barack Obama try to cultivate a “left” image around themselves, […]

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Varsity wrestling falls to Samo

01 February 2017

Rinesa Kabashi staff writer The varsity wrestling team lost against SAMO on Tuesday, Jan. 31; however, the loss did not deter any of the athletes. Instead, each player plans on building off the areas that went well and improving in the fields necessary to prepare for their next match. Senior Cameron Ifekwunigwe, who won all […]

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Shyamalan returns to form with ‘Split’

31 January 2017

Evan Minniti staff writer M. Night Shyamalan is not considered an amazing director. The man is responsible for such cinematic atrocities as “The Last Airbender” and “The Happening”, among others. A man who started his career with so much promise, directing fantastic psychologically and dramatically engaging thrillers like “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable”, became regarded as […]

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AP achievement should be reflected in grades

30 January 2017

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief Students need to be rewarded for their hard work. If they are taking the hardest classes in high school (APs), they should get some benefit. There is one step that teachers can take to reward students for taking these challenging classes, and for studying incredibly hard for the AP test at the end […]

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