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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.
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.
The new Omnicron variant has brought a surge in cases, affecting even people with vaccines.

Over 300 positive covid cases reported on campus

As individuals return to campus for the start of the spring semester, recent reports of the numbers of positive covid-19 cases among students and staff members serve as explanation for the significant amount of noted absences.
By Angelina Gevorgyan, Executive Editor Jan 17, 2022
As individuals return to campus for the start of the spring semester, recent reports of the numbers of positive covid-19 cases among students and staff members serve as explanation for the significant amount of noted absences.
“They are postponing it, not canceling it,” Ferrin said, emphasizing the prospect of the dance taking place at a later point in time.

The Homecoming Dance is still happening … just not yet

Students received new updates and answers to their burning questions regarding the indefinite Homecoming dance postponement during a meeting at lunch on Monday organized by ASB advisor Mr. Ferrin.
By Angelica Venturina, Print Editor-in-Chief Oct 4, 2021
ASB advisor answers burning questions about the recent Homecoming Dance postponement.
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.
Track and Field Coach Fernando Fernandez speaks to runner Uriel Ruiz after a relay race. Both are wearing masks and following covid-19 guidelines.

Covid-19 | Through the eyes of vaccinated athletes

By Contreras Melanie Jun 9, 2021

Now that Californians 12 and older are eligible to receive the covid-19 vaccine, Junior and Senior athletes at VNHS are getting vaccinated in hopes of things finally returning to normal next fall. “Everything...

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.
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.

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine shows 95% effectiveness

Drug maker Pfizer and BioNTech said their final analysis shows their vaccine is safe and 95 percent effective.
By Eleonora Badikyan, Staff Writer Nov 18, 2020
The companies plan to apply for emergency authorization from the FDA "within days."
HAIR, HAIR, HAIR EVERYWHERE Thats some crazy covid hair!

Crazy coronavirus coiffure

Every day is kind of a bad hair day during the covid pandemic. Students reveal their 'dos and don'ts.
By Itzel Gallardo and Gwen Langi Nov 18, 2020
Quarantine is keeping us cooped up, but students are finding ways to keep their coifs creative.
History teacher Daniel Klain is interacting with his students during his zoom 2nd period class on November 13, 2020.

PHOTO STORY | Teaching from campus during a pandemic

They're in the classrooms while students remain at home
By Ivan Delgado, Photo Editor Nov 13, 2020
Some teachers have chosen to work from their classrooms as covid-19 rages on while their students attend school virtually from home
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