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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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Easing back into normalcy: LAUSD relaxes pandemic policies

By Baron Kim, Staff Aug 25, 2023
Superintendent Carvalho recently made the decision to relax pandemic policies, and urged students with mild cold symptoms to show up to school.
On April 11, 2023 the LAUSD board of education attended Van Nuys High School to honor the millstones of the ELD learning students.

An important milestone in the history of Van Nuys High School

By Mia Ramirez, Staff Apr 11, 2023
Van Nuys High School officially opened its International Academy, one of just three in the LAUSD district.
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

By Zachary Skolnick 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.
Lunch provided by LAUSD are insipid compared to previous years.

School food is gross.. is it any good?

By Wendy Gonzalez and Destiny Reveles Mar 27, 2023
School lunches aren't giving the proper food balance for students
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

By Lindsay Han and Baron Kim Mar 21, 2023
Teachers and service workers alike were seen rallying on the streets, despite the rainy conditions. Talks began between SEIU Local 99 and LAUSD.
Teachers across Los Angeles rally to demand a significant increase in their pay.

Teachers and service workers hold massive rally

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.
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters dressed in full turnout gear enter Van Nuys High School as the school’s fire alarms continue to blare on and off.

Fire alarm madness

By Zachary Skolnick Dec 1, 2022
Late in the school day, students and staff were interrupted by the fire alarm going off constantly. The alarm was triggered from a pull station in either the small or the big gym. LAFD as well as LAUSD electricians arrived at the school to address the issue.
The Los Angeles Times reported that a cybercriminal syndicate out of Russia has taken responsibility for hacking LAUSDs system, compromising passwords and other data.

Chaos continues as district tries to recover from systems hack

By Lindsay Han and Allison Antonio Sep 11, 2022
Major outages continue a full week after the cyber attack that forced LAUSD to completely shut down all online systems as users attempt to reset passwords.
Devin Lautrette has been practicing and having fun with his kendama since he was 12.

The kendama toy became his passion

By Diana Zalmanov, Staff Writer Jun 2, 2022
For junior Devin Lautrette, it’s not about how many he owns but how many tricks he can do with just one.
New measures have been set to reduce tardies on campus.

New tardy policy implemented schoolwide

By Angelica Venturina and Angelina Gevorgyan Apr 9, 2022
A tardy sweep policy is being enforced to manage and improve students’ attendance.
Biology teacher Peggy Shim speaking to Superintendent Beutner about the difficulties of online schooling. She is relieved to see students in her classroom again.

Ms. Peggy Shim has teaching in her DNA

By Diana Zalmanov, Staff Writer Mar 24, 2022
The AP Biology teacher talks about how she fell in love with the subject, the jobs she cycled through after college and the aspects of teaching that she values most.
Steven Tostado winds up his right hand all the way back to send a strike against the Mustangs.

BASEBALL | Wolves hammer the Mustangs for the win at home

By Andrea Parada, Podcast Staff Mar 8, 2022
The Wolves have easily won two games in a row, this time against Arleta on March 4.
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