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California declared in state of emergency as rare rain storms leave 12 dead and 120,000 without power

California declared in state of emergency as rare rain storms leave 12 dead and 120,000 without power

President Biden issued a State of Emergency warning for California earlier this week due to the rain.
By Olamide Olumide, Staff WriterPublished Jan 13, 2023
President Biden issued a State of Emergency warning for California earlier this week due to the rain.
Students and parents alike battle heavy rain during rush hour mornings.

Heavy rain leads to colossal crashes

Every winter, car accidents in California take a drastic increase because of the rainy weather.
By Olamide Olumide, Staff WriterPublished Jan 9, 2023
Every winter, car accidents in California take a drastic increase because of the rainy weather.
RSV. Flu. Covid. What to know as we enter this ‘tripledemic’ holiday season

RSV. Flu. Covid. What to know as we enter this ‘tripledemic’ holiday season

With growing reports of the respiratory virus RSV in young children, Flu season just beginning, and COVID-19 cases on the rise, we are experiencing the threat of a ‘tripledemic.’
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff WriterPublished Dec 13, 2022
With growing reports of the respiratory virus RSV in young children, Flu season just beginning, and COVID-19 cases on the rise, we are experiencing the threat of a ‘tripledemic.’
LAPD officers were spotted in the main building hall shorty after the incident occurred.

Back-to-back school lockdowns shed light on Van Nuys campus safety

On Friday, Dec. 9, Van Nuys High School went into lockdown for a total of two times. The first lockdown occurred during the 4th period and then the second during the 5th period.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff WriterPublished Dec 9, 2022
On Friday, Dec. 9, Van Nuys High School went into lockdown for a total of two times. The first lockdown occurred during the 4th period and then the second during the 5th period.
Potential suspects put their hands above their heads in front of St. Elisabeth Church.

2 teens stabbed outside Van Nuys High School

Authorities received a call about a stabbing that took place outside Van Nuys High School around 4:19 p.m. on Dec. 7.
By Lindsay Han and Zachary SkolnickPublished Dec 7, 2022
At around 4:19 p.m. on Dec. 7th, authorities received a call about a stabbing that took place right outside of Van Nuys High School.
Firefighters and policemen rushed to the scene on Thursday, and later searched the middle school for any unaccounted victims and found none.

10 students suffer suspected overdoses at Van Nuys Middle School

LAUSD is sitting on a ticking time bomb as they bounce back from yet another drug incident.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff WriterPublished Dec 2, 2022
LAUSD is sitting on a ticking time bomb as they bounce back from yet another drug incident.
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters dressed in full turnout gear enter Van Nuys High School as the school’s fire alarms continue to blare on and off.

Fire alarm madness

Late in the school day, students and staff were interpreted by the fire alarm going off constantly. The alarm was triggered from a pull station in either the small or the big gym. LAFD arrived at the school to address the issue as well as LAUSD electricians.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff WriterPublished Dec 1, 2022
Late in the school day, students and staff were interrupted by the fire alarm going off constantly. The alarm was triggered from a pull station in either the small or the big gym. LAFD as well as LAUSD electricians arrived at the school to address the issue.
With deadlines approaching faster than you can say application

Last-minute college app tips: Advice from a former application evaluator

As the deadline to submit college applications looms right around the corner, seniors are faced with the question of what college admissions officers are looking for in a potential student.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff WriterPublished Nov 14, 2022
As the deadline to submit college applications looms right around the corner, seniors are faced with the question of what college admissions officers are looking for in a potential student.
Muslim women share their experiences with hijabs

Freedom or force: The divide over hijabs

A headscarf. At first glance it may just seem like an article of clothing, but it’s much more than that. It is a physical form of representation for women all around the world to show devotion towards their God, and express their identity.  
By Lindsay Han, News/Features Co-EditorPublished Nov 8, 2022
A headscarf. At first glance it may just seem like an article of clothing, but it’s much more than that. It is a physical form of representation for women all around the world to show devotion towards their God, and express their identity.  
Concheros dancers make their way to the victory stand, ready to perform and excite!

Honoring the dead with a lively celebration

Van Nuys High School goes all out in celebrating Día de los Muertos
By Olamide Olumide, Staff WriterPublished Nov 5, 2022
Van Nuys High School goes all out in celebrating Día de los Muertos
The school recently installed menstrual product dispensers in many of the girls’ bathrooms. However many notice that these dispensers are always empty, it is still a step closer to free menstrual products for women.

A new addition: free menstrual products

Van Nuys High School makes free menstrual products a new addition to the girls bathrooms.
By Mia Ramirez, Staff WriterPublished Oct 26, 2022
Van Nuys High School makes free menstrual products a new addition to the girls bathrooms.
Administrators supervise the area as the conflict is swiftly dealt with by other faculty.

Re-restorative action against conflicts on campus

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, a physical altercation broke out on the quad between two students. Measures were taken to provide adequate punishment for the students involved.
By Olamide Olumide, Staff WriterPublished Oct 22, 2022
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, a physical altercation broke out on the quad between two students. Measures were taken to ensure that an issue like this would not happen again.
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