Amanda Kaufman

Amanda Kaufman

‘Onto Victory’ for Van Nuys AcaDec team

‘Onto Victory’ for Van Nuys AcaDec team

“Onto Victory,” the motto of the Academic Decathlon (AcaDec) team, proved true on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, which were the two days of the city competition with over 50 high school teams. The first Saturday consisted of the subjective events while the second Saturday...

‘Onto Victory’ for Van Nuys AcaDec team

Be a good neighbor!

On Jan. 15, students gathered in the auditorium during second and third periods to witness what ideals and values the students of Van Nuys High School stood and fought for. Known as the "Good Neighbors Assembly," the event showcased the work done by two humanitarian...

‘Onto Victory’ for Van Nuys AcaDec team

Basketball: Ending the season on a high note

On Jan. 22, the Van Nuys girls and boys' varsity basketball teams played against Panorama High School. For the girls’ home game, Van Nuys completely dominated the Pythons, taking the victory by a 51-point margin, 59-8. The player of the game was sophomore Mayln...

‘Onto Victory’ for Van Nuys AcaDec team

Variety Night at Van Nuys High School

Variety Night at Van Nuys: performers from the Vocal Department conveyed their emotions and talent through musical pieces and beautiful voices; the concert was a blast. The show took place on Jan. 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Jan. 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the...

‘Onto Victory’ for Van Nuys AcaDec team

‘All In This Together’: 10 years later

Jan. 20, 2006 marked the start of something new. On this day, Disney Channel debuted what became a modern classic, an icon of 2000’s pop culture—its original soundtrack being the first-ever TV movie soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and...

‘Onto Victory’ for Van Nuys AcaDec team

‘Super Smash…ing’ Tournament!

This year, Van Nuys High School’s Journalism class hosted its very first Video Game Tournament. It was held in the small gym on Jan. 26, 27, and 28. The tournament saw great success; so much that it was extended by two more school days. 32 contestants signed up...

‘Onto Victory’ for Van Nuys AcaDec team

Freshman Fun Day

On Oct. 23, Van Nuys High School held its "Freshman Funday" during fifth and sixth periods. Freshman Funday is an event created by the upperclassmen for freshmen to socialize, meet new people, and of course, have fun. During this event, there were lots of activities...

Van Nuys Girls’ Volleyball ends season at CIF Playoffs

Van Nuys Girls’ Volleyball ends season at CIF Playoffs

Nov. 9 unfortunately marked the end of another season of Van Nuys High School (VNHS) Girls' Volleyball. The girls squared off in the first round of the Division I Los Angeles CIF playoffs against newcomer to Division I, no. 5 Taft High School in Woodland Hills. The...

Student actor Jacob Zelonsky at DTASC

Student actor Jacob Zelonsky at DTASC

On Oct. 24, Van Nuys High School student Jacob Zelonsky entered a daylong competition held by the Drama Teachers’ Association of Southern California (DTASC). The Varsity Festival tournament was held at Los Angeles High School of the Arts (LACHSA). He triumphantly made...