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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

Firefighters and policemen rushed to the scene on Thursday, and later searched the middle school for any unaccounted victims and found none.
10 students suffer suspected overdoses at Van Nuys Middle School
LAUSD is sitting on a ticking time bomb as they bounce back from yet another drug incident.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff Writer • Published Dec 2, 2022
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters dressed in full turnout gear enter Van Nuys High School as the school’s fire alarms continue to blare on and off.
Fire alarm madness
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff Writer • Published Dec 1, 2022
Late in the school day, students and staff were interrupted by the fire alarm going off constantly. The alarm was triggered from a pull station in either the small or the big gym. LAFD arrived at the school to address the issue as well as LAUSD electricians.
Daniel Giménez Cacho is versatile in “Bardo, False Chronicle of A Handful of Truths”
Bardo (or how I learned to stop criticizing and love the movies)
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor • Published Dec 1, 2022
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s newest masterwork is an out-of-body experience.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sees the kingdom of Wakanda going head-to-head with the powerful undersea nation of Talokan over the use of vibranium by other countries.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a somber tribute to Chadwick Boseman
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer • Published Nov 29, 2022
It can’t keep up with the original, but Wakanda Forever is still the MCU’s best hope for setting up Phase 5.
With deadlines approaching faster than you can say application
Last-minute college app tips: Advice from a former application evaluator
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff Writer • Published Nov 14, 2022
As the deadline to submit college applications looms right around the corner, seniors are faced with the question of what college admissions officers are looking for in a potential student.
Muslim women share their experiences with hijabs
Freedom or force: The divide over hijabs
By Lindsay Han, News/Features Co-Editor • Published Nov 8, 2022
A headscarf. At first glance it may just seem like an article of clothing, but it’s much more than that. It is a physical form of representation for women all around the world to show devotion towards their God, and express their identity.  
Concheros dancers make their way to the victory stand, ready to perform and excite!
Honoring the dead with a lively celebration
By Olamide Olumide, Staff Writer • Published Nov 5, 2022
Van Nuys High School goes all out in celebrating Día de los Muertos
The school recently installed menstrual product dispensers in many of the girls’ bathrooms. However many notice that these dispensers are always empty, it is still a step closer to free menstrual products for women.
A new addition: free menstrual products
By Mia Ramirez, Staff Writer • Published Oct 26, 2022
Van Nuys High School makes free menstrual products a new addition to the girls bathrooms.
The ball is passed to girls basketball as they start their season
The ball is passed to girls basketball as they start their season
By Isabel Valles, Staff Writer • Published Nov 14, 2022
The girls basketball team is starting off their season this Friday, November 18, against La Cañada at home. JV will play at 3:00 pm and Varsity will play at 4:30.
Water polo team members come in for a team huddle as they celebrate their victory against the Kennedy Cougars.
Water polo team blows competition out of the water
By Emely Arevalo, Staff Writer • Published Nov 7, 2022
The team has bested every school it has gone up against this season.
Pirates deliver playoff ending hook
Pirates deliver playoff ending hook
By Isabel Valles, Staff Writer • Published Nov 1, 2022
TENNIS | The girls tennis team played the San Pedro Pirate Pete’s in playoffs and lost, 12-17 on Tuesday, Oct. 25th on the Pirate’s Ship
The girls supported each other throughout the game against the VAAS Vipers on Oct. 14th.
Cougars shut down the valiant girls volleyball team
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff Writer • Published Oct 28, 2022
VOLLEYBALL | The girls volleyball team played the Kennedy Cougars, but lamentably lost with a score of 0-3.
Yonder Coffee: a must-visit cafe in the valley
Yonder Coffee: a must-visit cafe in the valley
By Katrina Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor
This modern and slightly hidden cafe serves great coffee and provides an amazing atmosphere to relax and study.
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
Quick Take 6Daydreaming is actually awesome
Quick Take 6
Daydreaming is actually awesome
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer • Published Nov 15, 2022
Daydreaming is perhaps the quickest and best way I get anything done.
It’s wrong to ignore your right to vote
It’s wrong to ignore your right to vote
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer • Published Nov 7, 2022
According to the US Census Bureau, individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 have the lowest voter turnout by age group.
Don’t get tricked by your treats
Don’t get tricked by your treats
By Docette Danialypour, Staff Writer • Published Oct 30, 2022
Increasing occurences of altered candy leaves parents and teens worrying. Instead of traditional trick-or-treating, here are some safer alternatives.
The topics I write about for Quick Take are the small stuff – writing, little-known facts, etc. Not anything big, like politics or society.
Quick Take
Why I write about the things I do
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer • Published Oct 24, 2022
Or, why I choose to write about the small stuff
As Americas second favorite holiday draws near, families all around the world prepare to celebrate.
Turkey-tickling Thanksgiving trivia
By Katrina Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor
As Thanksgiving looms near here are 5 interesting facts you should know about the special holiday.
Michael Grandages new film fearlessly portrays the realities of the queer sexscape.
“My Policeman” finds little passion in the mundane
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor
Michael Grandage’s forbidden tale of gay love is as cookie cutter as it gets.
Kanye Wests career is over - and rightfully so.
Ye (or How This Generation Separates Art From The Artist)
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor
How much of Kanye’s controversial reign is justifiable? Trick question: None.
“Triangle of Sadness” (or The Hardest I’ve Ever Laughed in a Theater All Year)
Eat the rich and sh*t them out: “Triangle of Sadness” movie review
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor
The upper-class gets put through the wringer in “Triangle of Sadness”
As music plays and chairs are formed into a circle, students participate to play musical chairs and see who gets eliminated throughout the game.
A fun day for the freshmen
By Keely Duarte, Photographer
ASB hosts Freshman Funday on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for the class of 2026 during periods 5 and 6.
The morning announcements are live streamed twice a week at 10:30 am, junior Max Kalvan monitors the show’s audio aspects and proper streaming to the school’s YouTube channel.
The faces behind the morning announcements
By Nicole Tovar, Photographer
A behind the scenes look at the students who head the school's digital media morning announcements.
Despite the creepy atmosphere and the haunted reports, much of Virginia City still provides colorful stores and museums that inform and even celebrate their mining roots that are attractive to tourists that visit or pass by the town.
DARK TOURISM: A look inside one of America’s ghost towns
By Beverly Regino, Creative Director
Take a look inside one of America’s boom-town-turned-ghost-town: Virginia City, Nevada.
To Be Discussed | Episode 2: #crying and loving
To Be Discussed | Episode 2: #crying and loving
By Joshua Castro and Rachel Khutorskoy
Now featuring: the second episode of newest, soon-to-be award winning podcast, To Be Discussed by Joshua Castro and Rachel Khutorskoy. Teen director Charissa Yu and lead actors Noa Levy & Jimmy Martinez are interviewed on their award wining movie, Cry For Love.