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Varsity football loses close game against Cerritos Boys water polo loses by one to Thousand Oaks Day N Night hits a home run at Angel Westfield TAW presents upbeat twist on Shakespeare classic
 

Varsity football loses close game against Cerritos

Sam Bernstein staff writer The varsity football team travelled to Cerritos to face the Cerritos High School Dons for a non-conference game. Friday night’s game ended in heartbreak for the Normans, as they lost 22-16 after holding a two-score lead for most of the second half. The Normans record dropped to 0-4 after the Dons […]

Boys water polo loses by one to Thousand Oaks

Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief The varsity boys water polo team hosted Thousand Oaks High School on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 3:00 p.m. The Normans lost to the Lancers by a slim margin of 16-17. Senior co-captain Jonathan Artal thought that despite the loss, the team showed much improvement in technique and stamina. “Although we lost today, all […]

Day N Night hits a home run at Angel’s Stadium

Priscilla Hopper media manager AJ Wolken staff writer Day N Night shines in second annual festival After a chaotic first year of poor organization and logistical issues, there was much speculation about the success of this year’s Day N Night music festival held at the Angel’s Stadium in Orange County. The festival, presented by Revolt, […]

Westfield’s Century City mall modernizes, revitalizes after renovations

AJ Wolken staff writer After more than four years of construction, Westfield Century City mall will finish renovations this fall. Westfield spent more than $955 million to increase the mall to over 1.3 million square feet and it was worth every penny. The mall looks to be completely revitalized, with tons of new stores and […]

TAW presents upbeat twist on Shakespeare classic

Brian Harward staff writer With hip-hop currently trending on Broadway, led by the wildly popular “Hamilton,” Theater Arts Workshop’s (TAW) performance of the rap-heavy “Bomb-Itty of Errors” is a timely twist on Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.” Although rap-influenced musicals are extremely popular now, the concept of using hip-hop in musicals is nothing new. “‘Hamilton’ was […]

Tips on how to get into the National Honors Society

04 April 2017

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief Since the National Honors Society application is due this Friday April 7, Highlights is giving some tips to juniors who are hoping to get in.

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Drama Lab’s one acts illuminate the Salter

03 April 2017

Priscilla Hopper staff writer The latest projects assigned to the Drama Lab students included writing and directing their own scripts which were performed on March 30 in the Salter Theater. Mirrors Mirrors was written by sophomore Izabella Paz and directed by junior Elianna Litov. The story revolves around four aspiring ballerinas each obsessed with their […]

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Students in the industry: musicians on the rise

31 March 2017

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 […]

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Struggle for voting rights

30 March 2017

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 […]

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Students apply to art schools

29 March 2017

Lauren Hannani staff writer Inspired by their love for the arts, some students already have goals to attend an art school after graduating. Although some of these seniors are still not sure yet which college they want to go to, they are determined to attend a school that encourages creativity and passion. Senior Katie Hertz, […]

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Robotics team finishes strong at annual competitions

28 March 2017

AJ Wolken staff writer The Robotics team, Mortorq, competed in its only two competitions of the year during spring break. They earned an eighth place finish out of 45 teams in Ventura, and a 20th place finish out of 60 teams in Long Beach. Although the team didn’t come out of the competition with any awards […]

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Bundles of Hope is here to help

17 March 2017

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 […]

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SLIDESHOW: Juniors prevail at Junior-Senior night

16 March 2017

AJ Wolken staff writer After an epic night of food, games and fun, the juniors earned the victory at ASB’s annual Junior-Senior night. The two grades battled each other in various events such as musical chairs, tug-of-war and dodgeball. It was a tight competition and came down to the last event, the three-point shootout, where the juniors beat […]

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Film Review: ‘Get Out’ provides fresh take on horror genre

14 March 2017

Max Yera co-editor-in-chief Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy, and debut feature film, “Get Out” has seemingly emerged as one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed releases of 2017, and for good reason. This dark, strange and gripping tale of a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) visiting the family home of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) manages […]

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Our Vending machines are misleading us

13 March 2017

Isaiah Freedman staff writer It’s perfectly acceptable for vending machines to serve unhealthy snacks and treats. In fact, that is their core purpose, to provide a quick dose of carbohydrates to help students labor through a long day of school. They are not obviously not expected to contain gourmet food. However, the “Health Vending by […]

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