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The Student News Site of Oakmont High School

Norse Notes

The Student News Site of Oakmont High School

Norse Notes

The biggest events of 2020-2024.

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How did we get here?

Cooper Hicks, News Editor May 30, 2024

2020: Covid-19 Pandemic. On Jan. 9, the World Health Organization announced that a deadly virus had emerged in Wuhan, China. Months later, the virus reached over 20 million people with under 800,000...

Pro-Palestinian protest outside of the White House, Washington D.C.

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Protests spread like wildfire across college campuses

Cooper Hicks, News Editor April 24, 2024

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations began a week ago at Columbia University, causing the school to switch to hybrid classes for the remainder of the semester. Hybrid learning is classes in-person, as well as...

Vladimir Putin’s interview with Dmitry Kiselyov 2024 at the Kremlin.

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Russian presidential election 2024 results

Cooper Hicks, News Editor April 19, 2024

The Russian presidential election was held from March 15 to March 18, and the results were not at all surprising. Putin won easily as he only faced easy challengers, as well as harshly suppressing and...

The ruby red slippers Judy Garland wore in the “Wizard of Oz” movie.
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Second man charged with theft of “Wizard of Oz” slippers

Caroline Livermore, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

A 76-year-old man by the name of Jerry Hal Saliterman appeared in court on March 15 for the theft of the ruby red slippers from “Wizard of Oz,” after nearly two decades of evading legal charges.  The...

A photo of part of the Little Saint James Island that features abandoned buildings.

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Epstein Island Situation

Jocelyn Hughes, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Epstein Island, also known as Little Saint James Island, was owned by billionaire Jeffery Epstein who was accused of sex trafficking on this island. Who was Jeffery Epstein and what did he do? To get...

King Charles on his 75th birthday in Nov. 2023.


King Charles diagnosed with cancer

Cooper Hicks, News Editor February 12, 2024

King Charles III began his rule of England after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, who ruled as queen for just under 70 years, making her the longest reigning monarch in British history. Additionally,...

Former President Donald Trump holds campaign rally In Rochester, New Hampshire.
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Trump wins the 2024 New Hampshire primary

Cooper Hicks, News Editor February 8, 2024

Former President Donald Trump easily took the win on Jan. 23 at the New Hampshire primary, which makes the certainty of an election rematch with President Joe Biden increasingly likely. Trump’s victory...

An Oakmont student likes Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Instagram post from the week she was released.

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Viktoriya Rotaru, Social Media Director January 25, 2024

Summary of Blanchard’s incarceration and release  Gypsy Rose Blanchard was a lifetime victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare form of abuse she received from her mother, Cluaddine “Dee Dee”...

Front entrance of the National Hurricane Center building, taken in 2017.

Hurricane Idalia approaches

Canan Babcock, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

On Aug. 27, Hurricane Idalia was discovered by the National Hurricane Center, making landfall in the early hours of the morning and devastating the areas that it reached. Hurricane Idalia has devastated...

Tribute to Jimmy Buffett when he passed.

The death of Jimmy Buffett

Canan Babcock, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

On Friday, Sept. 1, James William Buffett was pronounced dead.  Born on Dec. 25, 1946, Buffett was exposed to sailing by his grandfather and grew to fall in love with it, referring to himself as a...

Introducing the iOS 17 update and its exciting new features!

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Another Update?

Peyton Anderson, Photo Editor August 31, 2023

Apple announced another update for the iPhone XS generation. iOS 17 is coming this fall! The preview has shown us updates such as live voicemail, catch-up and swipe arrows, video call voicemails, and many...

Well known actors such as Bryan Cranston, Brendan Fraser, Michael Shannon, and Steve Buscemi were all in attendance during the SAG-AFTRA protest in New York. Cranston took a moment to deliver a powerful speech where he calls out Bob Eiger, and demonstrates that “we [writers and actors] will not be having our jobs taken away and given to robots.” 

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Day 100: The strike continues!

Sasha Hulsey, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 30, 2023

On July 14, 73 days after the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike, 160,000 SAG-AFTRA members joined them. This is the first time in 63 years both are joint on the picket lines, and are fighting...

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