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"
As tiktok rises in popularity, teens must figure out if they can control the amount of time they spend on the app.
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
For the first time in over a year, the VNHS campus has opened its doors for students to return to campus under covid guidelines.
I am a junior, yet I have never been on campus.
By Shaan Bhatia, Current Events Editor • Published June 9, 2021
"Although I could’ve taken the same classes from the comfort of my room, there are some positives to being on campus."
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."
#25 Tristan Timpers seizes the opportunity to tip the ball to the side of the defenders after a fake out.
STATE: Wolves Volleyball defeats Ramona Bulldogs
By Andre Davancens, Sports Editor • Published June 9, 2021

Making history, the Wolves Volleyball team won their first state championship game. On June 8 they faced the Ramona High School Bulldogs and won 3-2. The Wolves continue striving for greatness even during graduation week dedicating the season to Coach Omri Azarly who will be moving on from Coaching the team. “He really brought this team together and made it what it is,” Tristan Timpers...

#12 Steven Tostado hitting a homerun vs Panorama High School. When facing Monroe on Wednesday he threw 110 pitches pulling the wolves through the first half of the game.
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Los Lobos knock down Monroe Vikings
By Andre Davancens, Sports Editor • Published June 9, 2021

After placing third in the Valley Mission League, Wolves Baseball moved onto the CIF LA Division 2 playoff series. Being seeded twelfth in the bracket the Wolves had a lot to prove going into their...

Track and Field Coach Fernando Fernandez speaks to runner Uriel Ruiz after a relay race. Both are wearing masks and following covid-19 guidelines.
Covid-19: Through the eyes of vaccinated athletes
By Contreras MelaniePublished June 9, 2021

Now that Californians 12 and older are eligible to receive the covid-19 vaccine, Junior and Senior athletes at VNHS are getting vaccinated in hopes of things finally returning to normal next fall. “Everything...

"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.
POV: Asian American Representation in White Media
By Terrence Lazo, Staff Writer • Published July 24, 2021
Many American-produced movies romanticize Asian culture and while there is nothing inherently wrong with this. Many movies celebrate the culture but remove the spotlight from the people. I’ve lost count of how many movies I’ve seen about white protagonists in an Asian setting including “The Karate Kid,” “The Last Samurai,” “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “Gran Torino,” “Blade Runner,” “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom,” “Lost in Translation” and “The Darjeeling Unlimited.”
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,...

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...