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A representation of the long-term effects of drug use on a person.

Alcohol and Drug Use: The Effects on Teens

Thiago Lisk, Reporter February 16, 2024

Drug use by today's youth is a serious problem. The abuse of drugs can produce many negative effects not only on the brain, but others around you as well. According to NCDAS (National Center for Drug Abuse...

Front of Lowden. Image from video by Kyra Neely and Lauren Gomez .

History of the  Theater Department at LVA

Samantha Perez-Luna, Reporter February 8, 2024

The Theater Department at Las Vegas Academy of Art has been around since 1993 when the school was established as a magnet art school. Although it’s one of LVA's original departments, it has evolved over...

NWEA Map testing login screen

Accuracy in MAP Testing

Yukki Acala, Reporter February 7, 2024

M.A.P. testing, short for “Measurement for Academic Progress,” has been around for over 2 decades now. According to The Horizon Sun, NWEA invented this tool for schools to not only help teachers reflect...

Freshman Spotlight

Freshman Spotlight

Hannah Aquino, Reporter February 6, 2024

Jace Copeland, a freshman theater major attending Las Vegas Academy. Being a freshman has its challenges so he shared some advice he has for anyone auditioning for next year. Copeland first describes...

Varsity swimmer Molly Bilbray-Axelrod.

Molly Bilbray-Axelrod Swim Highlight

Victoria Hatfield, Reporter January 18, 2024

Molly Bilbray-Axelrod is a junior Theater Tech major and Film minor at Las Vegas Academy Of The Arts. Not only does she pour her time and dedication into her major and minor but also into a sport. Bilbray-Axelrod...

 Often when interpreting media, we make conclusions based on a single headline or snapshot without going deeper or taking any further evaluation of the source’s reliability. More is to be considered for a greater level of knowledge and understanding.

Who can you trust?

Violet Gude, Reporter January 16, 2024

We rely on the news to know what is going on in our ever-changing world. It gives constant updates on worldwide events, provides advice on what to do about current crises, and markets to us places and...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Gorman

Teacher Feature: Mr. Gorman

Cosmo Kitchen and Victoria Hatfield December 15, 2023

Mr. Aidan Gorman is a U.S history teacher at Las Vegas Academy (LVA). Gorman mainly teaches A.P. U.S History (APUSH), U.S History Honors, and supervises some U.S History dual credit classes. He is a very...

Theater Tech Majors

Theater Tech Majors

Lauren Gomez, Reporter December 6, 2023

Theater Tech is one of the many majors offered at Las Vegas Academy Of The Arts. Theater tech major, Saiyeda Dastagir shared her thoughts about the major. "I really enjoy theater tech, it’s quite...

Ms. Bergquist playing with a mini toy of hers.

Teacher Feature: Ms. Bergquist

Angela Theresa Faune and Yukki Acala December 1, 2023

Brooke Bergquist is an AP Lang and English 11 teacher at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. As of 2023, this is Ms. Bergquist’s seventh year of teaching. With her teaching experience, she is excited to be...

Some of the many multimedia one staff members showing off a little bit of who they are.

Meet The Multimedia I Staff

As Las Vegas Academy (LVA) students are fully aware the 2023-2024 school year is in full swing, and many of them have noticed there have been some significant changes. One of these is the new Multimedia...

Junior Mo Throng Lima hands off a megaphone to students attending the walkout.

LVA students stand up for their teachers in walkout

Violet Gude and Aliyah Billings October 13, 2023

Last Friday at one o’clock, the sounds of chants could be heard across campus as Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) students flooded the front of the school to participate in a student organized walkout...

An AP African American Studies assignment has students divide up parts of the African continent into its temperate regions.

A Pilot Course, Welcome AP African American Studies

Khai Huynh, Reporter September 22, 2023

Every year new changes to classes and curricula are expected. This year, LVA gets to be a part of the secondary wave of schools piloting the new College Board class, Advanced Placement African American...

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