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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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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 VenturinaPublished October 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 WriterPublished October 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 PhotographerPublished September 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-ChiefPublished April 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-ChiefPublished November 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 PendergrassPublished September 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-ChiefPublished June 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.
Anti-lockdown protesters claimed measures to control the spread of COVID-19 are an infringement of freedom.

Protesting is “exercising constitutional rights” only if you’re right-wing

Protests reveal a double-standard, where the peaceful are met with violence while the violent are met with peace.
By Gwen Langi, Pro & Con EditorPublished May 26, 2020
Protests reveal a double-standard, where the peaceful are met with violence while the violent are met with peace.
The stay-at-home order was initially reinstated on March 19.  It was extended until May 15. And now, it may last three more months.

LIVE: Infographics tracking covid-19 pandemic in LA

Live infographic updates tracking deaths and cases in LA County and Van Nuys.
By The Mirror StaffPublished May 21, 2020
Live infographic updates tracking deaths and cases in LA County and Van Nuys.
Informational flyer regarding the recently launched LAUSD Mental Health Hotline via Superintendent Austin Beutners Twitter (@AustinLASchools)

Staying connected while social distancing

It’s left to us to check on one another as quarantine spells out danger for those who usually seek assistance from mental health professionals.
By Gwen Langi, Pro & Con EditorPublished May 18, 2020
It’s left to us to check on one another as quarantine spells out danger for those who usually seek assistance from mental health professionals.
Dance Company performing before the Homecoming game

Stepping it up: How Dance Company keeps on performing in quarantine

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, band, dance and theater performances have been put into a halt. However, Dance Company is finding ways to keep on dancing.
By Beverly Regino, Photo EditorPublished May 15, 2020
Due to the covid-19 outbreak, band, dance and theater performances have been put into a halt. However, Dance Company is finding ways to keep on dancing.
The stay-at-home order was initially reinstated on March 19.  It was extended until May 15. And now, it may last three more months.

“Stay-at-Home” order likely to extend until August, according to a LA Public Health official

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, said that the stay-at-home order and restrictions for may be in place for three more months. 
By Mhar Tenorio, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished May 12, 2020
Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, said that the stay-at-home order and restrictions for may be in place for three more months. 
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