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Athletic programs will be opening up on campus soon.

Athletes coming back to campus

Van Nuys is planning on having athletes return to campus for conditioning.
By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief Nov 9, 2020
It is expected that student athletes will be returning on campus to condition soon.
ENOUGH ALREADY These last few months have been very stressful on students. Many really need a break.

Calming down the monkey mind

2020 has been a stressful year. Here are five tips that may help you battle that stress.
By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief Nov 7, 2020
Feeling stressed and anxious? Here are 5 tips that may help you out!
Charles Wilken

2020 Retiring faculty: Mr. Charles Wilken

By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief Jun 23, 2020

Your first name: Charles Your last name: Wilken What subject(s) do you teach? Science and Robotics What classes did you teach this year? Robotics and Biology What year did you begin teaching?...

Janice Carr

2020 Retiring faculty: Ms. Janice Carr

By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief Jun 23, 2020

Your first name: Janice Your last name: Carr What subject(s) do you teach? English What classes did you teach this year? H.English 10A/B, English 10A/B, English 11A/B, H. English 11A/B What...

Elizabeth Sterling

2020 Retiring faculty: Ms. Elizabeth Sterling

By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief Jun 15, 2020

Your first name: Liz Your last name: Sterling What subject(s) do you teach? English, ELD What classes did you teach this year? 9th & 10th Grade English; ELD 3rd level What year did you...

Thomas Kirkpatrick

2020 Retiring faculty: Mr. Thomas Kirkpatrick

By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief Jun 15, 2020

Your first name: Tom Your last name: Kirkpatrick What subject(s) do you teach? English and Stagecrafts What clubs and extracurricular activities have you sponsored? None What year did you begin...

Austel Brandon has been a teacher for 36 years, and has been a teacher at Van Nuys for 28 years.

2020 Retiring faculty: Brandon Austel

Although he is done teaching, Brandon Austel plans on staying busy.
By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief Jun 10, 2020
A new chapter begins for Brandon Austel.
Dunmore is now officially signed.

Signed: Ruby Dunmore

A new chapter has opened in Dunmore's soccer career.
By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2020
Ruby Dunmore is on to bigger and better things with the WVWC Womens Soccer team.
A recent picture Tekashi 6ix9ine posted on his Instagram account, flexing his money.

6ix9ine’s $200,000 donation declined

6ix9ine was already huge before his arrest but at the moment he might be the most famous person on the planet.
By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2020
"No Kid Hungry" has faced severe backlash for declining 6ix9ine's $200,000 donation.
Closing the schools would negatively affect some students.

CON: Cancelling school is not beneficial for all

"Like many other students, I get excited by the possibility of school closing due to Coronavirus. More fun and less stress because of a virus we believe we aren’t at risk of is a dream come true. But when we put aside our selfish ways to consider those who benefit from school being in session, our perfect fantasy turns into a horrifying reality."
By Gwen Langi, Pro & Con Editor Mar 13, 2020
"Like many other students, I get excited by the possibility of school closing due to Coronavirus. More fun and less stress because of a virus we believe we aren’t at risk of is a dream come true. But when we put aside our selfish ways to consider those who benefit from school being in session, our perfect fantasy turns into a horrifying reality."
Betty Barbarash is a junior currently in a 14-day isolation after being sent home from my study abroad program in Italy.

MY STORY: Tales from coronavirus quarantine

I was in Italy at a study abroad program when the virus swept the country. Here’s what I experienced.
By Betty Barbarash, Contributor Mar 13, 2020
I was in Italy at a study abroad program when the virus swept the country. Here’s what I experienced.
LAUSD closes all schools beginning  March 16 to help stem the spread of covid-19.

Coronavirus threat closes all LAUSD campuses beginning March 16

By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief Mar 13, 2020
All LAUSD schools will close beginning Monday March 16 due to coronavirus, announced Superintendent Austin Beutner.
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