The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Van Nuys High School
 Graduate Antony Nepeyvoda excitedly skips off the stage after shaking hands with the principal.
The End of an Era: 2022 Graduation
❑ PHOTO STORY | The class of 2022 finally graduate and receive their diplomas on Friday, June 10.
Van Nuys Live
POLITICS | Congressman Tony Cardenas speaks to economic and government students
POLITICS | Congressman Tony Cardenas speaks to economic and government students
The new system is being used to aid students that need tardy passes.
New digital ID system will implement tardy passes
Starting on May 16, all students will be required to download and show a digital ID to make the process of giving students tardy passes easier and more efficient.
In order to save water, some experts suggest planting drought tolerant plants in gardens.
California is in its most extreme drought in 126 years
Curb your water usage! As of June 1, Californians are being forced to comply with a mandatory reduction on water use or face consequences.
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Students and teachers get ready for exams at AP Camp
Mock exams, practice problems and games are some highlights of the AP camp retreat taking place on campus over the weekend.
POSITIVE VIBES! While giving blood, a student holds up a peace sign.
All you need is blood
In coordination with the American Red Cross, ASB Life Commissioner Hailey Thai organized a blood drive to help out California hospitals dealing with blood shortages.
STRIKE TWO: Maximilian Fiore (#64) decides not to swing at a fair pitch in the third inning of the preseason game against Arleta, as the Mustang’s catcher, Michael Bonilla (#15), reaches to snag the ball. Fiore struck out, but the team went on to clobber the Mustangs 16-5 at home on March 4.
BASEBALL | Wolves lose in second round to Eagle Rock
The 12-5 team were upset by the lower-seed Eagles causing an early exit from the Division II playoffs.
Since 1996, Mr. Michael Watson has been a familiar face on campus. After the 2021-22 school year, he is set to retire.
5 MINUTES WITH…
Social Science Teacher Mr. Michael Watson
Mr. Michael Watson talks about what he’d do if he won the lottery, his go-to outfits and the best advice he’s received.
5 MINUTES WITH… Science Teacher Ms. Diana Fuhrman
5 MINUTES WITH…
Science Teacher Ms. Diana Fuhrman
Ms. Fuhrman shares her favorite way to spend a day off, the exotic animal she’d like as a pet and if she ate the crusts of her sandwiches as a kid.
Wasting Recess | Episode 10 : Prom
Wasting Recess | Episode 10 : Prom

Listen as Csarina Scantron invites Ani Tutunjyan, Dakota Threats, and Antony Nepeyvoda as they discuss the preparation, the emotional roller coaster and knock down the prom stereotype. They all fawn over...

I hope that in 10 years, I will have taken the steps that make me happiest - Emi Kim
Fill Your Life With Spice | Episode 16: Unfiltered
Andrea brings Emi to share their thoughts on entertainment, online school and career paths. BYLINE: Andrea Parada
“Always tip your delivery driver”
Fill Your Life With Spice | Episode 15: Track Star!
After a two-month hiatus, Andrea comes back to Fill Your Life With Spice with Moises Velasquez
Fast fashion: The true cost of cheap clothes
Fast fashion: The true cost of cheap clothes
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff Writer
Zara, H&M and Fashion Nova. These are just three examples of companies whose consumer base wants the newest style of fashion and the lowest price possible. But ithere is a darker side to the fashion industry that meets the eye.
Students are often overwhelmed with the idea of one test determining their whole year.
The AP exams are toxic for students
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer
Collegeboard exploits students' desires to achieve academic success for college applications with tests that inaccurately determine understanding.
Twitter & Teens: How students feel about Musks newest purchase
Twitter & Teens: How students feel about Musk's newest purchase
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff Writer
The world's richest man is buying Twitter in the name of "free speech", but teens worry Elon Musk will allow the platform to become the new center of misinformation, racism and so much more.
Counterintuitive? Despite an 8:30 a.m. start, the closing of alternative entrances by 8:20 a.m. on campus has resulted in a line of students waiting to enter through the main entrance that often wraps around the block.
Unnecessary tardy enforcements are an inconvenience for students.
By Dakota Threats, Opinion Editor
The two new tardy policies the school has introduced may seem effective, but is an inconvenience to members of the student body.
The popular series has already been renewed for two more seasons.
REVIEW | "Heartstopper" pleases fans with its positive representations of LGBTQ relationships
Art Exhibit: AP Studio Art students show off their portfolios
Art Exhibit: AP Studio Art students show off their portfolios
While most students will be shading inside a scantron bubble for their AP exams, AP Studio Art students will be coloring outside the lines to display their artistic ability.
New playlist for the month of May.
PLAYLIST | MAIA FEELS

Named after the Greek goddess Maia, May is a month worth celebrating as the sun shines every single day and the flowers bloom without care. With a ton of celebrations around the corner such as Cinco...

NCT Dreams title song from the album has nearly seventy million  views on Youtube.
Latest album “Glitch Mode” by K-pop group NCT Dream is a catchy sophomore showing
The popular boy band breaks records with over two million pre-orders sold.
THE GRAMMY! One of the highest honors any musician can receive.
The 2022 Grammys: continuing its tradition of giving awards to the wrong artists
Following accusations of rigging, bias and racism in 2021, The 2022 Grammys saw the introduction of a number of new changes. Was it enough?
FRONT AND CENTER: Senior Dakota Threats stands at the front of the dance line, creating an illusion of having multiple arms during a jazz number at the Spring Dance Showcase on May 27 in the Donna Hubbard Auditorium. The final show of the school year  featured different kinds of dances from jazz to ballet as a culmination of everything the dance students have learned and practiced for the entire year.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK | MAY 22-28 2022
❑ PHOTO OF THE WEEK | Senior Dakota Threats stands at the front of the dance line, creating an illusion of having multiple arms during a jazz number.
“Frogtown, USA” is a four-day festival in dedicated to Mark Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog” in Angels Camp, California, that features all types of contests, auctions, food and frog-themed souvenirs.
Inside Netflix: The International Frog Jumping Jubilee
❑ PHOTO STORY | The International Frog Jumping Jubilee that was featured in Netflix’s documentary “We are the Champions,” hosted its annual frog festival starting May 19.
Junior Destiny Reevels as Walter performs Man or Muppet with a puppet from the 2011 Disney musical “The Muppets.”
Showcasing Musical Theater
❑ PHOTO STORY | Musical theater dance class performs show tunes from various musicals during the Musical Theater Showcase on May 11.
Ms. Waggoner passed away after battling pneumonia in the hospital. She had previously beaten cancer twice in her life.
Remembering Ms. Patti Waggoner
❑ PHOTO STORY | Students, both past and present, were welcome to attend a celebration of life for Ms. Patti Waggoner in the auditorium on Mar. 22, 2022.