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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 […]

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Tips on how to get into the National Honors Society

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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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 […]

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SLIDESHOW: DECA takes on state

AJ Wolken staff writer Vivian Geilim opinion editor DECA, a business and entrepreneurship club, returned from its state conference on March 5. The club came back from the competition in Santa Clara with many accolades, including two teams of students who qualified for the national competition in Anaheim. Sean Toobi and Mia Grossman placed fourth in the State in […]

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Symphonic Band members perform at the California All-State Music Education Conference

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief   Symphonic band members bassoonist Yunchao Zhang and oboist Julie Park performed with the All-State High School Symphonic Band at the seventh annual California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC) from Feb. 16 to 19. The performance was held at the Fairmont Hotel and the San Jose Convention Center, and brought great honor […]

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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 […]

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Culinary Arts, KBEV succeed in SkillsUSA

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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Super Bowl LI sparks excitement

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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What to expect when being political on social media

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief Social media. What once began as platforms for sending mass messages of funny cat videos have quickly evolved into outlets for political opinions. The election season has inevitably transformed these websites into harsh waves of political articles, Trump memes, social justice warfronts and everything in between. And though posting one’s perspective on […]

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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 […]

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