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The Student News Site of Oakmont High School

Norse Notes

The Student News Site of Oakmont High School

Norse Notes

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...

Lahaina Town, Maui architecture. Captured in Feb. 2014.
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Hawaii’s second largest island turned to ash

Cooper Hicks, News Editor August 30, 2023

The island of Maui has been hit with a series of wildfires that have covered the island in smoke, ash, and debris of crumbled housing and businesses. According to the Hawaii Wildfire Management, about...

The area of Plum, Pennsylvania highlighted on map.
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Plum, Pennsylvania home explosion

Goji Diehl, Features Editor August 25, 2023

On the morning of Aug. 12, a home in Plum, Pennsylvania exploded. The explosion resulted in two other houses being leveled and several others in the area damaged. Since the incident, many houses within...

Taylor Swift at the Eras Tour at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on July 28.

Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour & the US economy

Viktoriya Rotaru, Social Media Editor August 24, 2023

Taylor Swift’s “Eras'' tour stretches across 17 states and five continents with Swift performing at an impressive 131 concerts in total. Despite being in the public sphere since 2006, this tour really...

Following the strike, tons of creative signs have been posted and praised online. Some examples are, “A.I. this sign wrote” poking fun at A.I.’s spotty and flawed writing abilities, “Pay your writers or we’ll spoil ‘Succession’,” and “Hey Amazon, free delivery is your job, not ours!”

Writers strike for equal pay

Sasha Hulsey, Staff Writer June 11, 2023

On May 2, 11,500 members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike in Los Angeles, advocating for fair pay. The last time this happened was in November of 2007, where writers stood their ground...

Grieving family and friends at a memorial for the Allen shooting victims.

Allen, Texas mall shooting

Chris Restivo, Staff Writer June 11, 2023

On Saturday, May 12, the Allen Premium outlets in Texas was targeted in a mass shooting which left eight people dead and seven more injured. Officials have reported that the shooter had previous firearm...

AH-64 Apache attack helicopter like the two that crashed in Alaska.

U.S. Army helicopter crash

Chris Restivo, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

On April 28, two helicopters were heading to fort Wainwright from a mission at Donnelly training area, when they collided at 1:39 p.m., killing three servicemen and leaving a fourth critically wounded. An...

Candle light vigil held for the victims of the shooting, candles with names of four victims are seen in frame.

Alabama birthday party shooting

Chris Restivo, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

The small town of Dadeville, Alabama has been shaken deeply as a 16th birthday party was recently the target of a mass shooting, leaving four dead and at least 32 injured. The shooting happened at approximately...

Carlson speaks to an audience at the Student Action Summit 2018, hosted by Turning Point USA.

Tucker Carlson is fired from Fox News

Jocelyn Hughes, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Tucker Carlson has been fired from Fox News, with his final airing on Fox News being Friday, April 21. There are many different reasons why Carlson was fired from Fox News, with the most significant ones...

Portable classrooms have run their time because of maintenance costs.

Farewell, portables

Alisi Tuatonga, Features Editor May 11, 2023

On March 23, Roseville Joint Union High School District held a board meeting that granted approval of removing Oakmont’s portable classrooms P-12, P-13, and P-17 through P-20 next school year.  As...

Hypersonic Missile in Flight Concept Rendering.

The current status of the US hypersonic missile

Arun Mukundan, Staff Writer May 3, 2023

China and Russia, the biggest threats to America, currently have hypersonic missiles in their arsenal. Hypersonic missiles can be armed with or without a nuclear warhead, and can go past speeds of Mach...

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