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Highlights previews summer movie slate

Nirav Desai staff writer Students have been treated to an embarassment of riches during the last few Mays. On account of Hollywood, and probably some local parents who work in the industry, what was previously celebrated as the final month of the school year now marks the beginning of the summer movie season. This extended […]

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Venoco drill site vacation vexed by bankruptcy

Nirav Desai staff writer The bankruptcy of Venoco Inc., the oil and gas exploration corporation that drills oil on land leased from Beverly Hills Unified School District since 1978, has thrown an obstacle into the path of district officials who hope to secure the vacation of the drilling premises by Dec. 31, 2016. The Colorado-based […]

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March Madness mania among students makes mark

Nirav Desai, staff writer “March Madness” used to be sane. Originally referring to the simple unpredictability of the single-elimination NCAA basketball tournament, the phrase has joined the likes of “literally,” “dying” and “literally dying” as terms that have seen their meanings altered since the advent of the Internet. Previously, die-hard fans cried, stressed and cheered […]

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Care about Career Day

Nirav Desai, staff writer As Career Day nears, it becomes all too common to hear ambivalent Normans griping about not wanting to waste a day at school and instead daydreaming about eating brunch at Toast or engaging in recreational activities with herbal concoctions during school hours on March 30. This is a shame, as the […]

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A Guide to the Iowa Caucus

Nirav Desai staff writer Though the upcoming Iowa Caucus has dominated the American political limelight for the past few weeks, the quadrennial process may still remain confusing for many around the country. This article hopes to assist those who fall into this category in understanding this exciting moment in the ongoing election season. Has anything […]

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Highlights highlights the value of Kobe Bryant

Nirav Desai staff writer Isaiah Freedman staff writer   Dear Kobe,   The game won’t be the same without you. We followed you for our entire childhoods And now we’re the same age as you were When you were just a rookie, Just a kid out of high school.   You barely even played in […]

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‘The Incredible True Story’ is logical, though minor, step up for Logic

Nirav Desai, staff writer Throughout the first stage of his career, Logic seemed to check all the boxes of an aspiring rapper who was on the precipice of mainstream recognition. He had established a solid underground following via the Internet, his debut album, “Under Pressure,” earned an encouraging critical response and people, the same people […]

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Master of Fun

Nirav Desai staff writer Aziz Ansari has proven himself to be a renaissance man on a mission over the past few years with his scene-stealing supporting role on the recently-canceled Parks and Recreation, a successful filmed stand-up gig at Madison Square Garden and the release of critically acclaimed book “Modern Romance.” Ansari continues his fruitful […]

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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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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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