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Normans react to global rash of terrorist attacks

Nirav Desai, staff writer In addition to the claiming of 130 lives, the recent terrorist attacks in Paris have spurred some to call into question why international attention has been focused largely on the events of Nov. 13 rather than on similar massacres that occurred in the past month in other areas of the world. […]

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Mock Trial adds new approach to debate

Sophia Goldberg staff writer Learning public speaking skills and analyzing the justice system’s structure are the basic skills future businessmen and lawyers need to form. Now, students can join the Mock Trial Club to better these skills while interacting with their peers. With around 20 members who participate weekly, co-presidents Cecilia Amato and Hannah Knecht work together […]

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Future of Thrifty Ice Cream in doubt, Walgreens noncommittal

Nirav Desai staff writer Thrifty Ice Cream, a longtime Los Angeles treat, is in danger of melting away into discontinuity after Walgreens’ $17.2 billion purchase of Rite Aid Pharmacy. Thrifty, the award-winning staple of Southern California drugstores for 75 years, may not survive the impending merger of the two corporations, which will officially combine to […]

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Academic Decathlon team outcompetes opponents in preseason scrimmage

Sophia Goldberg staff writer The Academic Decathlon team competed in their first scrimmage of the year at West High School in Torrance on Nov. 14 after months of practicing after school and on Saturdays. Scoring 29,138 points during their pre-season event, the AcaDeca team placed fourth in Los Angeles County, 10th in California and 16th in […]

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Dancer makes ‘pointe,’ takes position as trainee for professional ballet company

Jamie Kim staff writer Her eyes were fixated on the screen as she was entranced by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s ballet party in the movie, “You’re Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley’s Ballet Party.” This moment 12 years ago defined the beginning of a dream she would never cease to chase. In January of 2016, senior […]

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Pole vaulter Amanda Block ‘swings’ an acceptance to Brown University

Sadie Hersh, co-editor-in-chief After spending her many days of her high school career lifting weights, running and training at UCLA, senior pole vaulter Amanda Block has earned acceptance to Brown University for fall 2016. Block started pole vaulting in 8th grade, but her path to this sport came by way of gymnastics. “I competed in […]

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Girls varsity volleyball falls to Culver City

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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UC system to increase acceptance rate of in-state applicants

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

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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Wild for WILD

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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