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TIK TALKING TikTok’s logo may be less
visible if Congress gets its way.

Time is ticking for TikTok

The future of the social media app remains uncertain, as Congress has deemed it a national security threat.
By Allison Antonio, News/Features Editor Jun 6, 2023
The future of the social media app remains uncertain, as Congress has deemed it a national security threat.
Many Van Nuys High School teachers and administrators voted against adopting a block schedule for 2023-24 school year, and won.

The votes are in: teachers say no to block schedule

Van Nuys High School will not be adopting a block schedule and will stay with the six-period schedule for the 2023-24 school year.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff Writer Mar 30, 2023
Van Nuys High School will not be adopting a block schedule and will stay with the six-period schedule for the 2023-24 school year.
OVER AT LAST: The three-day strike is over, but critics question whether the pros of the strike truly outweight the cons.

The cons of LAUSD going on strike

The recent three-day strike by LAUSD teachers and staff for better wages has sparked mixed reactions among stakeholders. While some see it as a necessary step towards addressing the long-standing issue of underpaid education workers, others argue that it was not worth the cost of missed learning.
By Docette Danialypour, Staff Writer Mar 24, 2023
The recent three-day strike by LAUSD teachers and staff for better wages has sparked mixed reactions among stakeholders. While some see it as a necessary step towards addressing the long-standing issue of underpaid education workers, others argue that it was not worth the cost of missed learning.
Hundreds of LAUSD staff members make a sea of red while huddling together in the rainy weather. A faculty member happily holds up a peace sign.

Class dismissed: teachers take to the streets on first day of strike

Teachers and service workers alike were seen rallying on the streets, despite the rainy conditions.
By Lindsay Han and Baron Kim Mar 20, 2023
Teachers and service workers alike were seen rallying on the streets, despite the rainy conditions. Talks began between SEIU Local 99 and LAUSD.
Melissa Ageyenko, a brave Ukrainian refugee, lets us know about her life in Ukraine.

Caught in the crossfire

A student and her family were forced to flee the war between Russia and Ukraine, leading to a new life in America
By Angelina Gevorgyan and Angelica Venturina Mar 17, 2023
A student and her family were forced to flee the war between Russia and Ukraine, leading to a new life in America
LAUSD unionized employees rallied for better wages on Wednesday, Mar. 15.

School strike looms

Service workers and teachers unions join forces in plan to shut down LAUSD for three days over labor contracts.
By Mia Ramirez, Staff Mar 17, 2023
A three-day strike is planned by UTLA and SEIU Local 99 to shut down LAUSD schools. The unions accuse the district of illegal anti union activity and bad faith negotiations.
Teachers across Los Angeles rally to demand a significant increase in their pay.

Teachers and service workers hold massive rally

Union leaders announce a three-day strike beginning March 21
By Mia Ramirez, Staff Mar 16, 2023
Thousands of unionized LAUSD workers showed up at a downtown event to demand higher pay and better working conditions.
Due to the lack of support to teachers, they are going on strike against LAUSD.

Demanding change from the district

Multiple members of LAUSD’s school staff plan to go on strike some time in March in order to have their demands heard by the district.
By Mia Ramirez, Staff Mar 10, 2023
Multiple members of LAUSD’s school staff plan to go on strike some time in March in order to have their demands heard by the district.
Due to the strong storm, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for parts of Southern California.

California’s bizarre blizzard adventure

In light of a severe storm, the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning in some parts of Southern California.
By Olamide Olumide, News/Features Editor Feb 24, 2023
In light of a severe storm, the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning in some parts of Southern California.
Drone warfare changes the face of Russian-Ukrainian War: The role of unmanned aerial vehicles

Drone Warfare is a game changer

This technology and employment of unmanned aerial vehicles at the soldier level is unprecedented in modern warfare.
By COL(R) Andrew R. Flynn Feb 13, 2023
This technology and employment of unmanned aerial vehicles at the soldier level is unprecedented in modern warfare.
Senior Board President Abby Lee and Vice President Raina Marangattu discuss Winter Formal details.

Everything you need to know: Winter Formal

The what, where, why’s and how's of the winter formal.
By Olamide Olumide, News/Features Editor Feb 1, 2023
The what, where, why’s and how's of the winter formal.
California declared in state of emergency as rare rain storms leave 12 dead and 120,000 without power

California declared in state of emergency as rare rain storms leave 12 dead and 120,000 without power

President Biden issued a State of Emergency warning for California earlier this week due to the rain.
By Olamide Olumide, News/Features Editor Jan 13, 2023
President Biden issued a State of Emergency warning for California earlier this week due to the rain.
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