The Mirror

Superintendnent Austin Beutner (RIght) and Principal Gardea (Left) poses for a portrait outside of Van Nuys High School.
One of the Best Magnet Programs in America
By Shaan Bhatia, Current Events Editor • Published May 17, 2021
Without Gardea's drive to see ALL students succeed, VNHS would not have been the same without her.
Biology teacher Peggy Shim (Right) is speaking with Superintendent Austin Beutner (Left)
Austin Beutner Steps Down from Superintendent Position
By Eleonora Badikyan, Staff Writer • Published May 13, 2021
“My first impression of having anyone without an educational background be the leader of the second largest district in the nation was not favorable”
LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, California Department of Education Superintendent Tony Thurmond, LAUSD District 6 board member Kelly Gonez, VNHS Principal Yolanda Gardea, address students in biology teacher Peggy Shim
LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and CED Superintendent Tony Thurmond visit campus
By Andre Davancens, Sports Editor • Published April 29, 2021
"When you can do this at what is the largest district in the state and the second largest in the country, I think that sends a powerful message for what is possible for in-person instruction"
Social media giant, TikTok, failed find the original video users claimed to have started the trend
National R*pe day: Fake News!
By Shaan Bhatia, Current Events Editor • Published April 23, 2021
“This is a video going around on TikTok of disgusting men — rapists, child molesters, predators, just disgusting human beings — and they literally came up with a date to go around and rape women and children. You literally heard me right: women and children.”
Naomi Lee deals with new responsibilities as the senior class president.
Senior Board President Naomi Lee's Senior Game Plan
By Nathan Han, Web Editor • Published May 13, 2021
Naomi Lee believes that impending deadline of senior events will motivate the class of 2022
Tidy room, tidy mind
Tidy room, tidy mind
By Angelica Venturina, Staff Writer • Published April 15, 2021
Here are some tips to help you get started in organizing cluttered spaces at home.
“My favorite part about being a business owner is being able to see everyone’s faces when they come to pick up their order or when I go deliver it to them.” -Amira Hassan
A look behind Ur Fave Sweets, a growing student owned small business
By Jazlyn XocoxicPublished April 13, 2021
Small business Ur Fave Sweets by Amira sells a variety of desserts including colorful sprinkle coated cake pops.
I gave up social media for seven days
I gave up social media for seven days
By Briana Jasso, Staff Writer • Published April 5, 2021
Seven-day social media cleanse
A quick fix in your closet
A quick fix in your closet
By Felipe Rodriguez, Staff Writer • Published May 4, 2021

  Have you ever just wanted to change your fashion but you feel like you can’t because you have limits when it comes to money? Well...

CDC issued vaccine passport after taking a covid-19 vaccine.
One step closer to normal
By Shaan Bhatia, Current Events Editor • Published April 7, 2021
With just two doses of the covid-19 vaccine, people are becoming resistant to the virus that seems to have no end while trying to return to normalcy.
SB793 needs to happen
SB793 needs to happen
By Felipe Rodriguez, Staff Writer • Published February 19, 2021
"This ban needs to remain in effect as it is one step closer to preventing youth from having access to menthol tobacco as a whole."
Pro-Con: from Snapchat to Supreme Court
Pro-Con: from Snapchat to Supreme Court
By Felipe Rodriguez, Staff Writer • Published February 8, 2021
Students are protected by the First Amendment and should not be punished for their social media posts as it invades their privacy.
"Checkmate" the white queen says with a scornful expression.
My new hobby: Chess
By Antony Nepeyvoda, Design & Layout Editor • Published June 8, 2021
Now that I’m finishing my junior year of high school not much has changed about the way I play. I am still very bad at chess, but even so it has grown into my newest obsession.
A little league baseball player waiting for the next batter to send a ball his way.
Benefits of Recreational Sports
By Sam Eusebio, Staff Writer • Published June 8, 2021

Walking through the park, you can hear the crack of baseballs connecting with bats, the dribbling of basketballs, the whoosh of tennis racquets, referees blowing their whistles and softball crowds cheering...

Van Nuys High School 2021 Division 1 champions.
D1 CHAMPS: Boys Volleyball wins 6th city title
By Andre Davancens, Sports Editor • Published June 6, 2021

From the street you could hear the roar of the crowd booming from within Sylmar Charter High School. June 5, the Division 1 CIF LA Volleyball Championships were underway. The first set saw Van Nuys...

Jesus Rios scores a take down on a wrestler from Madison during the King of the City 2019 wrestling tournament.
WRESTLING: The team looks to start again
By Andre Davancens, Sports Editor • Published June 1, 2021

The wrestling team has always had the underdog status as one of the smaller sports teams on campus. While they have always had good results in league standings, placing in both city and state championships;...

Summer Soundtrack: From Olivia Rodrigo to J. Cole, this Spotify playlist serves as a way to ease into vacation
Summer Recents
By Diaz IsabelaPublished June 4, 2021

Summer is here... the sun is shining, new music is arriving! This playlist contains recent releases of music from these artists' newest albums that were released this month. From Olivia Rodrigo to J. Cole, bask in the sun this summer bumping these new hits. Most of these songs are explicit so listen with caution. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3aa11dcy5WnIZFVQLl7pxN?si=0317f6445af64ce1

API Playlist curated to honor Asian Pacific Islander artists
Honoring AAPI Heritage Through Your Ears
By Csarina Jarencio, Assistant Podcast Editor • Published May 27, 2021

Asians and Pacific Islanders have always been underrepresented in the media, especially the music industry. It’s time to collect dues and credits for Asian and Pacific Islander musicians, singers, artists,...

Participating in Event 8 for ‘Large Group Comedy’ are (top left) Ava Azarmi, Jude Struble, Francesca Gomez, (bottom left) Felix Dennis, Siena Viviano (dir.) and Emi Kim.
Actors in Action to Finals
By Isabela Diaz, Business Manager • Published May 21, 2021

Members of Actors in Action, Van Nuys High School’s very own drama club, have been recognized as finalists for the Spring Shakespeare Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, DTASC, Festival. Students...

The Most Anticipated Films of 2021
The Most Anticipated Films of 2021
By Terrence Lazo, Staff Writer • Published April 13, 2021

Within the last year, the experience of watching a new movie has been completely transformed. With the current uncertainty of the movie theater industry due to the pandemic, viewers across the world have...