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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
The new Omnicron variant has brought a surge in cases, affecting even people with vaccines.
Over 300 positive covid cases reported on campus
As individuals return to campus for the start of the spring semester, recent reports of the numbers of positive covid-19 cases among students and staff members serve as explanation for the significant amount of noted absences.
Van Nuys Live
On Jan. 12, Librarian Ms. Osman, Principal De Santiago, Assistant Principal Ms. Keller and Period 1 Library Aid Dana Shegolevsky receive a grant from 7/11. Three employees from 7/11 were also in attendance, bringing along freshly baked cookies and drinks for the office staff.
Money, money, money: The library receives a $711 donation from 7/11
Members train for competitions during period four.
Academic Decathlon eyes regional competition for next big win
After months of diligent preparation, the team placed second in the virtual Academic Decathlon LAUSD Scrimmage, a competition which tested students on a vast array of subjects.
Make sure to study! Students will have two finals everyday for three days!
The final stretch of the semester
Choruses of “good luck” between students can be heard in the hallways
Cancel culture debate: Can you separate art from the artist?
Cancel culture debate: Can you separate art from the artist?
ASB and JSA ask students and teachers to debate about cancel culture on Wednesday at the small gym. Tickets will be sold for one dollar during nutrition this week.
If voted on, students will leave five minutes earlier at 3:32 p.m. with the BIC-eliminated schedule on regular days.
There may be shorter school days ahead
Students have until Friday, Dec. 17 to vote whether to eliminate BIC or maintain the current schedule for next semester.
Bend your knees, watch the ball and bunt.
New baseball coach hopes to spark another championship run
Coach Andres Sepulveda, former graduate and player returns to build a new home with the Wolves.
Mr. Kayne poses for his mugshot.
5 MINUTES WITH…
History Teacher Mr. Douglas Kayne
Teaching history wasn’t always his passion. Mr. Kayne comedically unravels his past jobs and experiences that led him on his current path, as well as some regrets and advice.
During the club meetings, we do service projects that we offer volunteer hours for. These projects consist of creating sock puppets and many other arts and crafts.
5 MINUTES WITH...
Operation Smile Treasurer
Anna Khachatryan shares how students in her club are able to impact children all over the world by helping them receive necessary surgeries.
MUCH MORE THAN A TEACHER! Mr. Dan Wasserman sees himself as a mentor who advises and supports students by fostering a welcoming and inclusive learning environment.
Q&A | Dan Wasserman: Learning Lab Teacher
"I believe social interaction enriches the learning experience for all involved."
Ms. Doshi leads a discussion on slavery with her junior students.
Q&A | Aditi Doshi: Social Science Teacher
"Throughout my career, I have sought out schools that are committed to this goal of equal, excellent education for all."
The masks of anonymity are used as an excuse by sexist players.
The community of sexist gamers are my real opponents
Freshman Eva Tanguay describes her frustration with the online gamers that utilize toxic commentary and derogatory remarks to prevent a rise in female gamers.
A demonstration by students after the Parkland shooting shocked people across the nation.
We do not feel safe on campus
By Kimberly Luna and Shaan Bhatia
The way that most schools go about practicing safety is an ineffective and outdated response to an ongoing issue. Lawmakers should take greater action in the aftermath of the shooting in Michigan.
Getting gifts is a way to show friends and family love during a specific time of the year.
Receiving gifts warms my heart
By Julianna Macfarlane, Staff Writer
They make a person feel special and seen. It tells us that these people truly care for us and that we can trust them.
The reaction of the receivers makes the whole process satisfying and joyful.
Giving gifts is my favorite part of the holidays
By Kimberly Luna, Staff Writer
With the holidays coming soon, people are preparing to celebrate Christmas and are buying gifts for their loved ones. Whether it be giving or receiving, gifts are a big part of Christmas.
The sign at the Auschwitz concentration camp remains the show the fate of so many victims that entered.
No Texas, there are not two sides to the Holocaust
By Dakota Threats, Opinion Editor
Senate bill three went into effect on Dec. 2, forcing Texas teachers to restrict education of entire historical events that are considered “controversial”, particularly those on race.
Throne of glass is the first in a popular series of eight books.
REVIEW | Disapear into the world of “Throne Of Glass”
While still trying the remain safe, some artists came back to the stage after a year in lockdown.
The Mirror’s favorite artists of 2021
These singers took on the new year with iconic songs or new albums that appealed to fans with their unique sounds and rhythms.
10 recipes for the New Year
10 recipes for the New Year
There’s always something special to look forward to this season, like cooking up some delicious food. Luckily, there are plenty of great recipes and drinks to keep one stuffed this winter.
Arguably a Christmas favorite for most, Home Alone follows an eight-year-old Kevin who is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for France. He is happy to be home alone, but when thieves try to break into his home, he decides to protect himself and his house.
10 must-watch Christmas movies to warm your heart
Sun down before 4 p.m. and hot chocolate weather calls for a Christmas movie marathon.
Classic Christmas songs that makes you reminiscence of grandmass house.
PLAYLIST | Have a holly, jolly Christmas
Christmas classics to get you ready for the holidays.
When beginning the walkthrough the first exhibit that you see is a sea of several hundred light up tulips rapidly changing colors in a wave effect.
Take a stroll through the gardens
❑ PHOTO STORY | The Descanso Gardens becomes a forest of light during their "Enchanted" event. The limited-time showcase will end on Jan. 9.
Vannaires Singer Max Song sings “That’s Christmas to Me,” on piano before intermission.
Holiday spirit comes alive with the sound of music
❑ PHOTO STORY | Vannaires Singers, Marching Band, Orchestra, Drumline and Chamber Strings Ensemble combine for an end of the year concert.
Dance teacher Ms. Reesa Partida has her second period class dance to “Singin in the Rain” on the football field bleachers.
Dancing throughout the campus
❑ PHOTO STORY | “Howl at the Moon”, the winter dance show, took place on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. The event departed from tradition by not being held in a single venue, but in various spots of the school.
The LAVC Chamber Singers incorporated acting into their vocal performances to strengthen the message or story they were trying to tell.
Let the symphonies be heard
❑ PHOTO STORY | LAVC Chamber Singers and the Vannaires team up during periods 5 and 6 to provide students with a vocal concert on Thursday, Dec. 9.