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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
Sometimes, the best mistakes are those that the writing professionals make.
Quick Take
The humor in writing
The funniest mistakes in the English language are those hidden in plain sight.
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer
Florence Pugh shines and Harry Styles whines as Olivia Wilde’s second directorial effort collapses in on itself.
Nothing to worry (or care) about here: Don’t Worry Darling Review
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor
Olivia Wilde’s sophomore feature has become synonymous with blatantly unnecessary drama and divided speculation for the past couple months.
Beyonces new album is equally masterful and bold.
Beyonce’s long awaited album “Renaissance” has fans everywhere feeling exhilarated
By Katrina Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Beyonce has finally released her seventh album “Renaissance” on July 29, introducing a new groove and vibe she hoped fans would feel “as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.”
To be your lawfully wedded topic Senior Lakshya Alagan happily marries her topic and commits to it for the rest of the year.
Love Prevails All! AP Research students marry their research topics
By Beverly Regino, Creative Director
❑ PHOTO STORY | Let the wedding bells ring! AP Research students marry their chosen topics on Sept. 27-28.
The Los Angeles Times reported that a cybercriminal syndicate out of Russia has taken responsibility for hacking LAUSDs system, compromising passwords and other data.
Chaos continues as district tries to recover from systems hack
By Lindsay Han and Allison Antonio
Major outages continue a full week after the cyber attack that forced LAUSD to completely shut down all online systems as users attempt to reset passwords.
(left to right) Students Anthony Sanchez, Helen Sanabria, and Jaslene Fernandez use makeshift devices to cool down.
SoCal heat wave leaves students sweltering
By Baron Kim and Cristian Mejia

California, along with other red-hot states like Florida and Texas, is currently experiencing record-breaking temperatures. Van Nuys is inching closer and closer to the all-time record high of 118 F;...

POLITICS | Congressman Tony Cardenas speaks to economic and government students
POLITICS | Congressman Tony Cardenas speaks to economic and government students
By Rosendo Rubalcava, Current Events/Features Staff Writer
Mr. Tony Cardenas comes to talk to students about how he became a Congressman, the issues he’s working on for the state and his advice for students of color who want to get involved in politics and represent the U.S.
People have been protesting across the nation in support of or to try and ban Roe v. Wade. Protesters were in the Van Nuys Courthouse recently.
The abortion law dividing America
By Kimberly Luna, Staff Writer
As the Supreme Court grapples with the decision of one of the most hotly contested topics, it's important to remember how it will affect the individuals and what a overturning could mean for our generation.
Senior Gideon Dela Torre (#22) gets taken down after receiving the ball, making the Wolves lose their previous progress.
FOOTBALL | The Golden Cougars claw down the Wolves
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff Writer
The wolves played the Kennedy Cougars, but lost with a score of 8-52 on Sept. 16 at a home game.
While the Wolves had valiant effort trying to take down the Huskies during the second quarter, they unfortunately lost with an end score of 54-0 on Thurs, Sept. 1 at an away game.
FOOTBALL | Huskies ravage The Wolves
By Selma Timpers, Sports Editor
The football team plays the North Hollywood Huskies but ultimately loses, 0-54 on Thurs., Sept. 1 in the Huskies’ domain.
FOOTBALL | The Wolves shutout the Sheiks; first win in five seasons
FOOTBALL | The Wolves shutout the Sheiks; first win in five seasons
By Emely Arevalo, Staff Writer
The varsity football team won their first game in 3 years against the Hollywood Sheiks with a score of 7-0 on Sept. 9 at an away game. 
The Wolves go against the Toreadors on Friday, Aug 26. While the Wolves lost with a 35-0, their valiant effort, determination and teamwork showcased throughout the entire game gives the crowd hope for the rest of the season compared to last year’s starting game with Taft.
FOOTBALL | Wolves see red after being shut out by Taft
By Samantha Ramos, Photo Editor
The Wolves start their season off with a loss against Taft with a 35-0 on Aug 26.
Individuals anticipate approaching College Month events
Individuals anticipate approaching College Month events
By Angelica Venturina, Print Editor-in-Chief
The school’s staff has been preparing for a series of upcoming events beginning on Tuesday in commemoration of College Month.
Students from VNHS traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Washington Leadership Training Institute. They had the opportunity to interview 57 congressmen and women, as well as learning leadership skills, and the offering of career and technical classes.
Students fly to Washington D.C. for Skills USA training program
By Lindsay Han and Allison Antonio
Students involved in Skills USA left for Washington, D.C. on Sept. 16 to attend the Washington Leadership Training Institute taking place from Sept. 17 to Sept. 21.
ASB hosts the very first pep rally on Friday, Aug 26 during lunch in the Quad area to announce the start of the football season. While  marching band was not able to perform, the cheer team and student body showed up to show support for the Wolves.
The Wolves are back ready to attack
By Angelica Venturina, Angelina Gevorgyan, and Baron Kim
The 2022-2023 football season has kicked off with the first pep rally of the school year
Somewhere over the Rainbow: Waterfalls are a popular sight in Yosemite National Parks, however, they can’t be accessed up close without hiking at least one mile from the parking lot.
California Adventure: The Ultimate Guide to Famous Places and Secret Spots
By Beverly Regino, Creative Director
The Do's and Don'ts to some of California's popular spots and a guide for a cost-efficient trip.
Employees at entry-level jobs are always required to compensate for their salary with Americas unusual unspoken tipping rule.
Here's a tip: stop tipping. The truth behind gratuity.
By Docette Danialypour, Staff Writer
Should we really be tipping the employees at counter service restaurants when they simply hand us our food and tell us to swipe our credit card?
Writer’s block is a painful obstacle for any writer, standing in the way of good ideas and efficient progress
Quick Take
The silent struggle behind writing
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer
Writer’s block is a curse to every writer’s mind – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Most schools adore discussing on the subject of students future and yet they dont teach enough resources to prepare them.
High school should teach students about adult responsibilities.
By Destiny Reveles, Staff Writer
School loves glorifying the future of students, yet they barely teach us about the realities of growing up, like doing taxes and managing money. 
Although many cultures participate in the consumption of meat products, its time to consider the global impact of vast over consumption.
Consuming meat is decimating our planet
By Alexa Ballesteros, Staff Writer
Is your meat eater lifestyle killing the planet? The answer is yes.
Same shift, different day: Clerks III review
Same shift, different day: Clerks III review
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor
Kevin Smith’s swan song is equally somber and stupid.
Teaser art of “Splatoon 3”, commemorating the start of summer.  (Credit: Nintendo)
A new splash of ink: Splatoon 3 release takes the world by storm
By Alexis Martinez, Staff Writer
Nintendo’s “Splatoon” does sequels right. Familiar, but still offering something fresh and exciting for fans.
Appearing for the first time in three years, Mickey Mouse stands in the center of Disneys D23 Expo in Disneyland, California to promote upcoming Disney movies.
D23 Expo: all the Marvel and Disney parks news you need to know
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer
Disney released a slew of announcements at their D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, detailing most of their projects coming out within the next few years.
The best shows on TV right now
The best shows on TV right now
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor
The 74th Emmys Primetime Show recently premiered and with people now eying the awarded talents and series, it can be hard to decide, acclaimed or not, what shows to watch right now. The sheer amount of media currently streaming is so vast to the point of absurdity, which is why I’ve devised a list of some television shows (currently airing) worth your time.
Another Year, Another Round: Key Club makes a return for another year to recruit more members. With pom-poms and high-visibility vests, members walked around the quad to lead students to their stand. Their club continues to be one of the most popular within the school.
ASB sets off one of the first events of the year with Club Rush
❑ PHOTO STORY | See the highlights of the first club rush of the year hosted by ASB during lunch on Thursday, Sept. 15.
ASB hosts the very first pep rally on Friday, Aug 26 during lunch in the Quad area to announce the start of the football season. While  marching band was not able to perform, the cheer team and student body showed up to show support for the Wolves.
The Wolves are back ready to attack
The 2022-2023 football season has kicked off with the first pep rally of the school year
 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.
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.