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If voted on, students will leave five minutes earlier at 3:32 p.m. with the BIC-eliminated schedule on regular days.

There may be shorter school days ahead

Students have until Friday, Dec. 17 to vote whether to eliminate BIC or maintain the current schedule for next semester.
By Angelica Venturina and Angelina Gevorgyan Dec 11, 2021
Students have until Friday, Dec. 17 to vote whether to eliminate BIC or maintain the current schedule for next semester.
Alberto Carvalho will step up as LAUSDs next superintendent with over a decade of experience under his belt.

Who is LAUSD’s new superintendent?

Alberto Carvalho, who has been Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent since 2008 and received national recognition for his leadership, will be the next superintendent of LAUSD.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief Dec 11, 2021
Alberto Carvalho, who has been Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent since 2008 and received national recognition for his leadership, will be the next superintendent of LAUSD.
Unvaccinated LAUSD students may no longer be barred from campuses Jan. 10 if the Board of Education votes to delay the vaccination deadline until the next academic year.

LAUSD may push back deadline for student covid vaccinations to fall 2022

The Board of Education will vote Tuesday whether to delay the vaccine mandate deadline until the Fall 2022 semester.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief Dec 11, 2021
The Board of Education will vote Tuesday whether to delay the vaccine mandate deadline until the Fall 2022 semester.
A classroom of 29 students had only 14 in attendance Friday following the arson threat made through Instagram.

Students stay at home amid arson threat made by Instagram Account

Hallways were uncharacteristically quiet as many students did not attend school due to a threat made over Instagram by a private account "vnhs_burnn" warning individuals to “Stay tuned on friday [sic].”
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief Dec 3, 2021
Hallways were uncharacteristically quiet as many students did not attend school due to a threat made over Instagram by a private account "vnhs_burnn" warning individuals to “Stay tuned on friday [sic].”
California students will now have access to free menstrual products in school bathrooms beginning next academic year.

A step toward menstrual equity

New law passed by Governor Gavin Newsom requires all public California middle schools, high schools and universities provide free menstrual products in bathrooms starting next school year.
By Angelica Venturina, Print Editor-in-Chief Nov 7, 2021
New law passed by Governor Gavin Newsom requires all public California middle schools, high schools and universities to provide free menstrual products in bathrooms starting next school year.
The library shows off their featured books with Halloween-themed decorations.

Kicking off October with a little spice

By Isabella Thomas, Staff Photographer Oct 14, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | The magnet office and library shows off their Halloween spirit with fun decorations.
(L to R) Seniors Isabela Diaz, Alika Tsytsurina, Sarah Ramirez Guzman, Viviene Carvajal, Chidiogo Angel Chiawa ,Claudia Segura, and Alexis Golden are showered with gifts during the final game of their season at home.

VOLLEYBALL | The team sends off the seniors with a victory in their final home game

The seven seniors are congratulated by the team with a variety of gifts
By Samantha Ramos and Nathan Han Oct 13, 2021
The win on Monday brings the team's overall standing to 3-6 with only one game left in the season.
Seniors wait in line in front of the big gym to take their SAT.

School administers SAT and PSAT/NMSQT

Students came to school with their No. 2 pencils, IDs and calculators to take the SAT or PSAT.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief Oct 13, 2021
Students came to school with their No. 2 pencils, IDs and calculators to take the SAT or PSAT.
“They are postponing it, not canceling it,” Ferrin said, emphasizing the prospect of the dance taking place at a later point in time.

The Homecoming Dance is still happening … just not yet

Students received new updates and answers to their burning questions regarding the indefinite Homecoming dance postponement during a meeting at lunch on Monday organized by ASB advisor Mr. Ferrin.
By Angelica Venturina, Print Editor-in-Chief Oct 4, 2021
ASB advisor answers burning questions about the recent Homecoming Dance postponement.
ASB members take down the decorative lights following the postponement announcement after spending the day setting up for the Homecoming dance.

Covid concerns cause Homecoming Dance to be postponed

An increase in covid-19 cases among students has resulted in the anticipated Homecoming dance to be indefinitely postponed, eliciting disappointment from individuals expecting to attend the event.
By Angelina Gevorgyan and Angelica Venturina Oct 1, 2021
Students upset after the dance is cancelled at the last-minute due to positive covid cases.
PAJAMA DAY: Sebastian Estrada, Ella Robinson and Kaylyn Majers are decked out in their pajamas to kick off spirit week.

Spirited with pride: Students participate in Spirit Week

Students wore themed outfits for the week leading up to the Homecoming football game and parade and — now postponed — dance.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief Oct 1, 2021
Take a look at some of the outfits from this year's Spirit Week.
Senior Heidy Rosales-Castillo closes her eyes as she gets her first dose of the covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

California becomes the first state to require covid-19 vaccinations for students

All California students ages 12 to 17 will be required to get the covid-19 vaccine beginning next semester or the following school year as stated by Governor Newsom following FDA approval.
By Emma Salehi, Staff Writer Oct 1, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom announces that all students ages 12 to 17 must receive the covid vaccine by next semester.
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