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My cell phone took over my life. I had to change.

My cell phone took over my life. I had to change.

By Gwen Langi, Pro & Con EditorPublished June 29, 2021
I find myself consumed by my phone whether it’s during virtual classes or late into the night past my bedtime. I tell myself a few minutes of scrolling through social media won’t cause any harm.
New chapter

Exit Interviews: Questions and Answers with VNHS’ Newest Retirees

By Ani Tutunjyan, Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished June 28, 2021
"I am looking forward to slowing down my professional life and building up my personal life by traveling with my family, finishing the genealogy project I started many years ago, starting my garden, and reading the hundreds of books I have saved to read for this time of my life. The idea of not having a daily schedule to follow is a dream."
Principal Gardea poses for her first day back on campus after announcing her retirement on April 26th, 2021.

Leaving a legacy: Principal Gardea retires

By Ani Tutunjyan, Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished June 28, 2021
With numerous “Best Magnet” titles under her belt, Principal Yolanda Gardea will be retiring from San Fernando Valley’s second-oldest high school leaving behind a legacy and big shoes to fill.
Mr. Crosby retires after 23 years of teaching at Van Nuys High School.

He’s history: Teacher Robert Crosby retires

By Ani Tutunjyan, Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished June 20, 2021
Mr. Crosby shares his experiences and what he loved most about being a teacher.
Helen Kim poses for her senior class picture.

Valedictorian: “The best place in the world is right here, right now.”

By Nathan Han, Web EditorPublished June 13, 2021
Helen Kim, one of the class of 2021’s valedictorians, delivered a speech at the senior graduation on Friday June 11th, 2021.
For the first time in over a year, the VNHS campus has opened its doors for students to return to campus under covid guidelines.

I am a junior, yet I have never been on campus.

By Shaan Bhatia, Current Events EditorPublished June 9, 2021
"Although I could’ve taken the same classes from the comfort of my room, there are some positives to being on campus."
API Playlist curated to honor Asian Pacific Islander artists

Honoring AAPI Heritage Through Your Ears

By Csarina Jarencio, Assistant Podcast EditorPublished May 27, 2021

Asians and Pacific Islanders have always been underrepresented in the media, especially the music industry. It’s time to collect dues and credits for Asian and Pacific Islander musicians, singers, artists,...

Participating in Event 8 for ‘Large Group Comedy’ are (top left) Ava Azarmi, Jude Struble, Francesca Gomez, (bottom left) Felix Dennis, Siena Viviano (dir.) and Emi Kim.

Actors in Action to Finals

By Isabela Diaz, Business ManagerPublished May 21, 2021

Members of Actors in Action, Van Nuys High School’s very own drama club, have been recognized as finalists for the Spring Shakespeare Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, DTASC, Festival. Students...

A nurse prepares a nasal swab covid-19 test for students and faculty on May 12, 2021 on campus in the quad. An LAUSD testing crew is scheduled to administer tests every week until the end of the semester.

Covid testing at campus

By Ivan Delgado, Photo EditorPublished May 19, 2021

The new hybrid learning schedule is now fully implemented for the remainder of the school year and all facility and students are required to get COVID tested every week in order to ensure the safety of...

Superintendnent Austin Beutner (RIght) and Principal Gardea (Left) poses for a portrait outside of Van Nuys High School.

One of the Best Magnet Programs in America

By Shaan Bhatia, Current Events EditorPublished May 17, 2021
Without Gardea's drive to see ALL students succeed, VNHS would not have been the same without her.
Naomi Lee deals with new responsibilities as the senior class president.

Senior Board President Naomi Lee’s Senior Game Plan

By Nathan Han, Web EditorPublished May 13, 2021
Naomi Lee believes that impending deadline of senior events will motivate the class of 2022
A quick fix in your closet

A quick fix in your closet

By Felipe Rodriguez, Staff WriterPublished May 4, 2021

  Have you ever just wanted to change your fashion but you feel like you can’t because you have limits when it comes to money? Well believe it or not there are ways you can have a step up...

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