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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

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Van Nuys High School
Somewhere over the Rainbow: Waterfalls are a popular sight in Yosemite National Parks, however, they can’t be accessed up close without hiking at least one mile from the parking lot.

California Adventure: The Ultimate Guide to Famous Places and Secret Spots

The Do's and Don'ts to some of California's popular spots and a guide for a cost-efficient trip.
By Beverly Regino, Photo EditorPublished June 9, 2022
The Do's and Don'ts to some of California's popular spots and a guide for a cost-efficient trip.
Devin Lautrette has been practicing and having fun with his kendama since he was 12.

The kendama toy became his passion

For junior Devin Lautrette, it’s not about how many he owns but how many tricks he can do with just one.
By Diana Zalmanov, Staff WriterPublished June 2, 2022
For junior Devin Lautrette, it’s not about how many he owns but how many tricks he can do with just one.
The popular series has already been renewed for two more seasons.

REVIEW | “Heartstopper” pleases fans with its positive representations of LGBTQ relationships

For your pride month viewing, the Mirror recommends this heart-warming show released on Netflix, based on the digital web-comic.
By Emma Salehi, Staff WriterPublished June 2, 2022
For your pride month viewing, the Mirror recommends this heart-warming show released on Netflix, based on the digital web-comic.

Fill Your Life With Spice | Episode 16: Unfiltered

From the State Assembly in Sacramento to room 112, Emily “Emi” Kim joins Andrea Parada to talk about current events and their professional growth.
By Andrea Parada, Podcast StaffPublished May 22, 2022
Andrea brings Emi to share their thoughts on entertainment, online school and career paths. BYLINE: Andrea Parada
POLITICS | Congressman Tony Cardenas speaks to economic and government students

POLITICS | Congressman Tony Cardenas speaks to economic and government students

Mr. Tony Cardenas comes to talk to students about how he became a Congressman, the issues he’s working on for the state and his advice for students of color who want to get involved in politics and represent the U.S.
By Rosendo Rubalcava, Current Events/Features Staff WriterPublished May 20, 2022
Mr. Tony Cardenas comes to talk to students about how he became a Congressman, the issues he’s working on for the state and his advice for students of color who want to get involved in politics and represent the U.S.

Fill Your Life With Spice | Episode 15: Track Star!

Andrea Parada returns with her first ever video podcast joined by Moises Velasquez.
By Andrea Parada, Podcast StaffPublished May 20, 2022
After a two-month hiatus, Andrea comes back to Fill Your Life With Spice with Moises Velasquez
STRIKE TWO: Maximilian Fiore (#64) decides not to swing at a fair pitch in the third inning of the preseason game against Arleta, as the Mustang’s catcher, Michael Bonilla (#15), reaches to snag the ball. Fiore struck out, but the team went on to clobber the Mustangs 16-5 at home on March 4.

BASEBALL | Wolves lose in second round to Eagle Rock

The 12-5 team were upset by the lower-seed Eagles causing an early exit from the Division II playoffs.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished May 19, 2022
The 12-5 team were upset by the lower-seed Eagles causing an early exit from the Division II playoffs.
People have been protesting across the nation in support of or to try and ban Roe v. Wade. Protesters were in the Van Nuys Courthouse recently.

The abortion law dividing America

As the Supreme Court grapples with the decision of one of the most hotly contested topics, it's important to remember how it will affect the individuals and what a overturning could mean for our generation.
By Kimberly Luna, Staff WriterPublished May 19, 2022
As the Supreme Court grapples with the decision of one of the most hotly contested topics, it's important to remember how it will affect the individuals and what a overturning could mean for our generation.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL | Varsity team loses in final round of CIF championship

BOYS VOLLEYBALL | Varsity team loses in final round of CIF championship

While the team came up short in the championship game, the boys fought their hardest until the final whistle. 
Published May 18, 2022
While the team came up short in the championship game, the boys fought their hardest until the final whistle. 
Norman Nakpil prepares to forehand the ball to his opponent.

TENNIS | Undefeated for the season, the tennis team lands in the league playoffs

The Wolves finished the regular season 10-0 — undefeated. Competitors 0-10 Reseda and 4-6 Sylmar posed little resistance. Kennedy was in the midst of a transition year, having lost many seniors and training the new younger classmen into a new team. Their position as the cross-town Van Nuys rivals was replaced by the SOCES Knights, but the Wolves were clearly the stronger team.
Published May 17, 2022
The Wolves finished the regular season 10-0 — undefeated. Competitors 0-10 Reseda and 4-6 Sylmar posed little resistance. Kennedy was in the midst of a transition year, having lost many seniors and training the new younger classmen into a new team. Their position as the cross-town Van Nuys rivals was replaced by the SOCES Knights, but the Wolves were clearly the stronger team.
Max Kalvan appears next to a tank.

Remembering Dunkirk in 2022

Sophomore and historical enthusiast Max Kalvan shares his surprise at how different exploring the historical site in France was from the film and media that portrays it.
By Angelina Kanno, Staff WriterPublished May 12, 2022
Sophomore and historical enthusiast Max Kalvan shares his surprise at how different exploring the historical site in France was from the film and media that portrays it.
Students are often overwhelmed with the idea of one test determining their whole year.

The AP exams are toxic for students

Collegeboard exploits students' desires to achieve academic success for college applications with tests that inaccurately determine understanding.
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff WriterPublished May 12, 2022
Collegeboard exploits students' desires to achieve academic success for college applications with tests that inaccurately determine understanding.
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