Pro-charter Forces Take Control of LAUSD

May 18, 2017

FEATURE: In what was the most expensive school board race in history, pro-charter candidates Nick Melvoin and Kelly Fitzpatrick-Gonez come out on top.

BY WOO HAN

“DigitalDruglord” Takes a Hit on top of the R&B Charts

May 16, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT: Blackbear’s newest album is blowing up.

BY MADISON BROWN

Guide To What To Wear To Prom: Guy Edition

May 16, 2017

FEATURE: Chelsea Ma gives tips to guys attending Met Gala.

BY CHELSEA MA

Transgenderism: Facts versus Feelings

May 11, 2017

OPINION: Transgender individuals in our society, and how the state should treat them. Why biology must be taken into consideration for the sake of equity.
BY JACK BECKMAN-SMITH

Symphonic Concert Pictures

May 12, 2017

PHOTOS: The Symphonic Concert, hosted by the Van Nuys Orchestra, had their assemblies in the Hubbard auditorium on Thursday, May 11, and will perform their show on Friday, May 12, at 7:10 P.M.

BY THERESA NGUYEN

McCarthy’s Hilarious Impression

May 9, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT: Casting Sean Spicer in a new light on “SNL”
BY MADISON BROWN

How to Find the Perfect Outfit For Prom

May 5, 2017

FEATURE : Chelsea Ma, the winner of “Project Runway Junior”

gives advice about how to shine for that once-in-a-lifetime magical moment.
BY CHELSEA MA

WASC Committee Recommends Six Year Accreditation

May 4, 2017

FEATURE : Van Nuys High School passes intensive three-day review with flying colors.
BY TYLER JUNG & MAYRA MACIAS

“The Boss Baby:” Positivity and Innocence Amid a Few Fart Jokes

May 5, 2017

FEATURE : Overall, The Boss Baby is a good film for what it is, especially considering the entire movie was geared towards engaging toddlers.
BY MADISON BROWN

Boy’s Varsity Volleyball Hyped Up For Playoffs

May 7, 2017

SPORTS : Spikers finish the season strong and look to dominate the upcoming playoffs.
BY LAUREN WOOLSEY AND ARIANA RODRIGUEZ

High School Journalists Force Principal to Resign

April 26, 2017

FEATURE : New administrator forced to resign after students discover that her credentials were worthless.
BY CHELSEA MA & GINA KIM

LGBTQ+ Videos Go Missing on YouTube

April 25, 2017

FEATURE : The LGBTQ+ community is in an uproar after the censorship of their content in new update.
BY LINDSAY TIDMARSH

Teenagers Who Changed the World

April 24, 2017

FEATURE : Who says young people can’t be activists or even win a Nobel Prize if they put their minds to it?
BY MHAR TENORIO

CAMPUS NEWS

Class of ’54: Robert Redford Robert Redford is a an acclaimed actor, director, producer, businessman, and an alumnus of Van Nuys High. BY KESHAN HUANG

More College Offerings New agreement with College district will result in more offerings on campuses. BY KESHAN HUANG

Van Nuys High Hosts First Open House Mixer The Magnet Program invites prospective families to an Open House Mixer to learn more about the school. BY KESHAN HUANG
& TYLER JUNG

First Magnet Open House Magnet program promotes opportunities available at Van Nuys High School. BY TOMMY CHAN

An Unforgettable Night in Neverland The 2016 Homecoming Dance is a magical moment under the stars on the campus quad. “The quad looked beautiful… BY STEPHANIE TYO

College Season is Upon Us Are college fees a hindrance to high school students? BY EZRA KIM

Hear the Buzz of the Day? he honeybees flying from their beehive in the main building created a distraught situation for students passing by but were taken care of by pest control specialists. BY KESHAN HUANG

Parent Center’s First Parent School Trip Aims to give parents the experience of what their child will go through after high school. BY TYLER JUNG & EZRA KIM

AcaDec’s Onwards to Victory The Van Nuys AcaDec team competed in the annual city competition. BY JEEHYUN KIM & JI YEONG PARK

Unqualified Hostile to Education Meet the billionaire who’s goal is to dismantle public education in the U.S. BY TYLER JUNG & KHRISTA SAYO

Mixed Results at Science OlympiadThe VNHS Science Olympiad team misses qualifying for state finals. BY THERESA NGUYEN & SHIMLA RAHMAN

Eliminated From StatesAfter months of preparation, VNHS Science Bowl team loses the chance to go to States. BY TOMMY CHAN & YERIN OH

Spidey at VNHSAfter months of preparation, VNHS Science Bowl team loses the chance to go to States. BY KESHAN HUANG & ELISSA CHOI & KHRISTA SAYO

National Recognition for VNHSVNHS is now one of 10 schools in the entire district to receive the Magnet Schools of America (MSA) Distinction Award. BY WOO HAN

Mayor Eric Garcetti ReelectedCitizens vote to incorporate new measures to their city. BY TOMMY CHAN

PEOPLE

Our New A-G Office Staff A-G Counselors implement new strategies to increase Van Nuys’ graduation rate.   BY SHAYDA SHEVIDI & WOO HAN

VN’s Bronze-Star Patriot Colonel Flynn is in charge of the Van Nuys High School’s Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC).   BY KESHAN HUANG & TYLER JUNG

Meet the New Staff for ELD Two staffs tackle new jobs, new responsibilities, and new environments.   BY CHANDLER BEON & AMANDA GODFREY

Adieu to Dr. Terarakelyan The two year push to implement a Restorative Justice is winding down.   BY WOO HAN

FEATURE

Where Does the Money Go? Running Van Nuys High School is expensive and complicated. Find out how the school’s money gets spent.  BY AMANDA GODFREY & CHANDLER BEON

The Controversy Over Freedom of SpeechThe debate about whether or not the Pledge of Allegiance violates our first amendment rights and insight into student opinions.  BY SHAYDA SHEVIDI

The Voices of Van Nuys Find out more about the voices behind the morning announcements and what it takes to speak to thousands of students every day.  BY JENISA CHUAYJARERNSOOK

Legalization of Marijuana Recreational marijuana legalized in states like California but not for high school students.  BY KESHAN HUNAG & ELISSA CHOI

Insignt into the Helpful Parent Center Recreational marijuana legalized in states like California but not for high school students.  BY TOMMY CHAN & EZRA KIM

The Devil’s Advocate The Satanic Temple, headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts, is pushing for After School Satan Clubs to be established in public schools.  BY AMANDA GODFREY

How Safe is Our School? Take a closer look into how our school is kept safe.  BY SHAYDA SHEVIDI & WOO HAN

Restoring Relationships with Restorative Justice Restorative Justice provides meaningful opportunities for students to develop self-discipline and positive behavior in a caring and supportive environment.  BY WOO HAN

Students Give Teachers a LessonStudents win against the teachers 27-25 in an intense Students vs. Teachers basketball game hosted in the big gym.  BY ANTONIO IBARROLA

Birth of a Nation?As President Trump begins to implement extreme policies that are potentially detrimental to the California, a growing movement to secede is receiving increasing support.  BY MHAR TENORIO & WOO HAN

Restorative Justice In, Suspensions OutWith the implementation of a new program, there has been only one suspension for the 2016-2017 school year as of January, impressive for a campus of nearly 3,000 students. BY WOO HAN

School Under ScrutinyVNHS is being put under the microscope as officials check for compliance with the Federal Title 1 program. BY WOO HAN

A Day Without ImmigrantsAll undocumented residents, citizens, and immigrants to boycott from daily activities on Thursday, Feb. 16 in light of Trump’s recent immigration bans in certain countries. BY TYLER JUNG

Locking Down the SATCollege Board plans to heighten test security because of cheating problems. BY KESHAN HUANG & TYLER JUNG

ICE; Know Your RightsImmigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been conducting raids throughout Southern California, especially in areas nearby. BY SHAYDA SHEVIDI

Muslims Not WelcomeTurns out President Trump is finally putting words, promises and Tweets into action. But, for the worst. BY SHAYDA SHEVIDI & KESHAN HUANG

All About the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Discover what the cadets in blue do and what they stand for as a program. BY ANDREW FLYNN & JORGE MARTINEZ

Chelsea Ma’s Personal Thoughts A peek into the mindset of the winner on Project Runway Junior Season 2 BY CHELSEA MA

The Great Pineapple DebateInsight into how the great pineapple on pizza debate began and how VNHS students feel about it. BY CHANDLER BEON & AMANDA GODFREY

To Pee or Not to Pee Trump interprets the Education Amendment to restrict transgender students from using their preferred restroom facility. BY ELISSA CHOI & KHRISTA SAYO

OPINION

Identity Politics
Trump and Clinton are pitting one group against another avoiding policy matters BY JACK BECKMAN-SMITH

45th “President” of the U.S.?
The first President of the United States who has never held public office nor served in the military.  BY KESHAN HUANG & TYLER JUNG

Donald Trump, For America
Trump’s policy and stances may be more moderate than you’ve been lead to believe.  BY JACK BECKMAN-SMITH

Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric
Undocumented student expresses her opinions and feelings toward President-Elect’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.  BY GUADALUPE PEREZ

Russian Hackers or Champions of Liberty?
The political elite are in disarray after their shadowy interactions.  BY JACK BECKMAN SMITH

Ode to Obama
A champion of minority rights and affordable healthcare rides into the sunset after completing his 8-year term as president.  BY SHIMLA RAHMAN

Fighting for Human Rights
Millions of people around the world take part in the Women’s March for Equality the day after President Trump is sworn in to protest the new administration. This is one student participant’s perspective on the experience.  BY KHRISTA SAYO

Inaugurating America’s 45th President
The inauguration of President Donald J. Trump sparks various passionate responses from across the nation. While some applaud him for his success, many others aren’t afraid to show their distaste. BY TYLER JUNG

Premature Parenthood
Making birth control more accessible for teenagers does not undermine a parent’s authority or lead to more sex; Instead, it actually leads to fewer pregnancies. BY MARGARITA HOVSEPYAN

Sweden’s Great Multicultural Experiment
Sweden’s thrown their country away in a useless humanitarian effort BY JACK BECKMAN-SMITH

Java Giant’s Promise to Refugees Shortchanges Veterans
The effort to employ 10,000 refugees should be redirected to aid American servicemen instead. BY MARGARITA HOVSEPYAN

SPORTS

Power 106 Celebrities Help Fundraise
The Van Nuys Basketball teams participate in a celebrity game featuring YouTuber Alex Wassabi.  BY BRIAN CLAVIO

Wolves Eliminated from Playoffs
CIF FLACS ends in disappointment for Wolves.  BY NAZARET JAREKIAN

Wolves Beat Panorama Pythons
The Boy’s Varsity Basketball Squad holds perfect record in league games after beating Panorama.  BY NAZARET JAREKIAN

Wolves Blow Out the Tigers by 43 Points
The Boy’s Varsity Basketball Squad maintains their perfect record in league games after beating San Fernando.  BY NAZARET JAREKIAN

Wolves Suffocate Reseda Regents
The VNHS Boys’ Varsity Basketball squad continues their conference winning streak to 6-0 with another dominating performance.  BY BRIAN CLAVIO & ANTONIO IBARROLA

Spartans Succeed in Beating the Wolves
Despite the return of star guard Tyree Winborn, the Boy’s team falls apart in the final period for a 64-60 loss against the Sylmar Spartans. BY NAZARET JAREKIAN

Tigers Whimper in Defeat
With star guard Tyree Winborn regaining momentum, Van Nuys Wolves score 86-42 and win against the San Fernando Tigers BY NAZARET JAREKIAN

Captain Hitter
 Meet Boy’s Varsity Volleyball captain, John Galvan, who is to enter this year’s season. BY ARIANA RODRIGUEZ & LAUREN WOOLSEY

Wolves Sink Pirates
Division leader in points, Tyree Winborn scores 35 for a major victory, as team advances to semifinals for third year straight. BY NAZARET JAREKIAN

Wolves Head to Finals
Wolves head to their first finals under Coach Porter. Leading scorer Tyree Winborn scores 26 for semi-final win. BY NAZARET JAREKIAN

Wolves Win City Championship
Van Nuys Varsity Team headed to State Playoffs after Tyree Winborn drops 41 points in defeating Sotomayor 73-56. BY NAZARET JAREKIAN

The Wolves Maul the Tigers
Varsity prevails against Fulton, 6-1. BY ANTONIO IBARROLA

Wolves Eliminated from State Championships
Kevin Hurlic’s 17 points is not enough to move the team past first round. BY NAZARET JAREKIAN

Another Loss for the Golf Team
Van Nuys Boy’s team once again falls short of a victory, losing 301-231. BY BRIAN CHOI & BRIAN HAN

Spartans Conquer the Wolves
Sylmar crushes Varsity 13-2 in first league play BY ANTONIO IBARROLA

Wolves Maul Tigers
Both Boy’s Varsity and JV volleyball teams defeat San Fernando in close matches. BY ARIANA RODRIGUEZ & LAUREN WOOLSEY

ENTERTAINMENT

New Campus Craze
The Mannequin Challenge is a popular social trend at Van Nuys High School.  BY KEVIN MO

The Life of Japanese Americans During WWII
The history of Japanese Internment camps through the voices of Van Nuys students. BY THERESA NGUYEN & JENISA CHUAYJARERNSOOK

Till Death Do Us Part
Discover one of Vincent Bugliosi’s prosecutions that shocked the people of Los Angeles. BY LUCAS SHIM

John Wick: Chapter 2
The action thriller is back in theatres for a sequel, making all of its viewers ask for more. “John Wick: Chapter 2” is just as successful as its prequel. BY TY WILLIS

Project Runway Junior Season 2 Champion: VNHS’s Own Chelsea Ma
Junior fashion designer takes home the prizes as the winner, along with a free trip to Italy. BY JENISA CHUAYJARERNSOOK & CHANDLER BEON

Things Get Stranger & Stranger
Find out more about the successful first season of Stranger Things. BY LUCAS SHIM

Must See: A New Musical Classic
JDamien Chazelle’s second feature film is a well celebrated modern age classic.  BY MADISON BROWN

A Controversial News
The Thriller you’ve been waiting for is jam-packed with personality, but is it worth the price of admission? Split is now playing in theatre.  BY LINDSAY TIDMARSH

Archie’s World Turned Upside-Down
The iconic comic series undergoes huge changes as it debuts on the CW.  BY TY WILLIS

A British Man Talks American Politics
“Last Week Tonight” gives viewers a humorous break from hyper-intense politics.  BY MADISON BROWN

Farewell, Wolverine
“Logan” Claws its way up to a dark conclusion.  BY LUCAS SHIM & TY WILLIS

Breaking Out
“Prison Break,” a smart heist-drama, offers incredible acting and storytelling as it enters its fifth season.  BY LUCAS SHIM

An Unforgettable “Thirteen Reasons Why”
The new Netflix show, based on the wildly popular teen novel, takes high school suicide to a whole different level. BY TY WILLIS

Behind the Curtains: Beauty and the Beast
Van Nuys High School’s Actors in Action recreated the magical Disney film into a sensational Broadway-style musical with help from the orchestra, Dance and Vocal Departments, stagecraft and design crew, and live concert production team. BY SHIMLA RAHMAN

PHOTOS

Winter Wonderland: Senior Picnic
The seniors picnic, Winter Wonderland, provided students with food, performances, and entertainment.  BY ELIZABETH ORTIZ

Black History Month
The VNHS Music Program honors the contribution of the African-American culture with poetry recitals, dance and band performances, and vocals of the Vannaires  BY TOMMY CHAN & THERESA NGUYEN

PHBAO Night (2/16)
Parents pick up their child’s 5-week progress report card and discuss their performances with teachers.  BY THERESA NGUYEN

Film Showcase Photos
The VNHS Film Student Crew projected their annual Spring Film Showcase. The genres include action, drama, comedy, horror, romance, and science-fiction.  BY THERESA NGUYEN

Boy’s Golf Team Pictures
Van Nuys Boy’s Golf Team competes against Reseda’s. BY YERIN OH

VNHS Got Talent
EduCare presented the talent show in the Donna Hubbard Auditorium where VNHS students gathered to show off their skills. BY SHIMLA RAHMAN

Van Nuys Full In Bloom
Aesthetic flowers blossom at Van Nuys High School as students and staff are mezmerized by their beauty during springtime. BY SHAYDA SHEVIDI & SHIMLA RAHMAN

Student Artwork to be Displayed at U.S. Capital
Woo Han  on May 19, 2017

Clavio Represents Pack in Boy’s Golf City Finals
Antonio Ibarrola  on May 17, 2017

Medical Emergency Leads to Lockdown
Lucas Shim  on May 16, 2017

Van Nuys High School presents “A Bird’s Eye View”
Christian Naves  on May 16, 2017

SBAC and Block Schedule
Yerin Oh  on May 16, 2017

Symphonic Concert
Kevin Mo  on May 12, 2017

The Mirror Wins First Place in ASPA Contest
Theresa Nguyen  on May 7, 2017

Girls Softball: VN vs Reseda
Antonio Ibarrola  on May4, 2017

Actors in Action Presents “Carpe Diem”
Gina Kim on April 26, 2017

Softball: The Cougars Pounce on the Lady Wolves
Antonio Ibarrola on April 26, 2017

WASC Committee Visits Campus for Review
Tommy Chan on April 24, 2017

Celebrating Sustainability
Tommy Chan on April 24, 2017

Vocal Department Awarded
Jenisa Chuayjarernsook on April 21, 2017

New ASB Officers
Mayra Macias on April 18, 2017