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LAUSD has not put out a definite time for the end of the mask mandate.

LA County schools lift mask mandates starting March 12 but LAUSD holds firm

According to new LAUSD superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, the Los Angeles Unified School District will not be dropping its indoor mask mandate and will continue it for an indefinite period of time.
By Angelica Venturina, Print Editor-in-Chief Mar 9, 2022
According to new LAUSD superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, the Los Angeles Unified School District will not be dropping its indoor mask mandate and will continue it for an indefinite period of time.
I hope that the class of 2022 can walk across the stage and receive our diplomas in person.

I want to finish my last semester at school

Continue weekly testing, safe covid protocol and quick response to positive cases, but don’t shut down schools to go back to online-learning.
By Mereline Perez, Staff Writer Jan 31, 2022
Continue weekly testing, safe covid protocol and quick response to positive cases, but don’t shut down schools to go back to online-learning.
The new omnicron variant increased cases after the hoidays.

In-person learning is putting students at risk

With the surge of covid cases due to the omicron variant, online learning seems like the most appropriate approach.
By Julianna Macfarlane, Staff Writer Jan 25, 2022
With the surge of covid cases due to the omicron variant, online learning seems like the most appropriate approach.
A nurse prepares a nasal swab covid-19 test for students and faculty on May 12, 2021 on campus in the quad.

Mandatory baseline testing and a new date to return to campus

Employees and students in Los Angeles County are expected to have a negative covid-19 test and follow the new health and safety protocols before stepping foot on campus next semester
By Angelica Venturina, Print Editor-in-Chief Jan 3, 2022
Employees and students in Los Angeles County are expected to have a negative covid-19 test and follow the new health and safety protocols before stepping foot on campus next semester.
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.
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.
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.
Vaccination stations set up in the small gym allow for students and adults to get vaccinated safely.

The road to normalcy: Covid-19 vaccinations offered on campus

By Isabella Thomas, Staff Photographer Sep 29, 2021
Instead of the usual covid testing, covid vaccinations stations replaced them on Wednesday.
CDC issued vaccine passport after taking a covid-19 vaccine.

One step closer to normal

Getting the covid-19 vaccine takes courage and patience but now people are closer to regaining control of life.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-Chief Apr 7, 2021
With just two doses of the covid-19 vaccine, people are becoming resistant to the virus that seems to have no end while trying to return to normalcy.
Mynor Hernandez

He had covid, which “definitely isn’t fake”

This senior and his family tested positive. It was a harrowing experience.
By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-Chief Nov 20, 2020
It began with an aunt who was exposed at work. But Mynor Hernandez was spared the worst as his symptoms lasted only four days.

Two Cents podcast episode 4: Coronavirus and gender reveals

By Sevak Harutyunyan and Lou Pendergrass Sep 14, 2020
Sevak Harutyunyan and Lou Pendergrass return to give their two cents on gender reveal parties and online classes.
Graduate

Grad N Go: An unprecedented graduation

After much anticipation and uncertainty from seniors, it has been announced that the graduating class of 2020 will have an in-person ceremony.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief Jun 1, 2020
After much anticipation and uncertainty from seniors, it has been announced that the graduating class of 2020 will have an in-person ceremony.
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