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The Mirror

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
“Frogtown, USA” is a four-day festival in dedicated to Mark Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog” in Angels Camp, California, that features all types of contests, auctions, food and frog-themed souvenirs.
Inside Netflix: The International Frog Jumping Jubilee
❑ PHOTO STORY | The International Frog Jumping Jubilee that was featured in Netflix’s documentary “We are the Champions,” hosted its annual frog festival starting May 19.
Van Nuys Live
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
In order to save water, some experts suggest planting drought tolerant plants in gardens.
California is in its most extreme drought in 126 years
Curb your water usage! As of June 1, Californians are being forced to comply with a mandatory reduction on water use or face consequences.
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Students and teachers get ready for exams at AP Camp
Mock exams, practice problems and games are some highlights of the AP camp retreat taking place on campus over the weekend.
POSITIVE VIBES! While giving blood, a student holds up a peace sign.
All you need is blood
In coordination with the American Red Cross, ASB Life Commissioner Hailey Thai organized a blood drive to help out California hospitals dealing with blood shortages.
Black history is often taught in condensed form, being just a chapter in a U.S. history book and almost always only about slavery. Nothing more is required by the curriculum.
Teaching black history
Students and teachers want to be taught and teach history that integrates Black voices every step of the way
STRIKE TWO: Maximilian Fiore (#64) decides not to swing at a fair pitch in the third inning of the preseason game against Arleta, as the Mustang’s catcher, Michael Bonilla (#15), reaches to snag the ball. Fiore struck out, but the team went on to clobber the Mustangs 16-5 at home on March 4.
BASEBALL | Wolves lose in second round to Eagle Rock
The 12-5 team were upset by the lower-seed Eagles causing an early exit from the Division II playoffs.
5 MINUTES WITH… Science Teacher Ms. Diana Fuhrman
5 MINUTES WITH…
Science Teacher Ms. Diana Fuhrman
Ms. Fuhrman shares her favorite way to spend a day off, the exotic animal she’d like as a pet and if she ate the crusts of her sandwiches as a kid.
Wasting Recess | Episode 10 : Prom
Wasting Recess | Episode 10 : Prom

Listen as Csarina Scantron invites Ani Tutunjyan, Dakota Threats, and Antony Nepeyvoda as they discuss the preparation, the emotional roller coaster and knock down the prom stereotype. They all fawn over...

“Always tip your delivery driver”
Fill Your Life With Spice | Episode 15: Track Star!
After a two-month hiatus, Andrea comes back to Fill Your Life With Spice with Moises Velasquez
Max Kalvan appears next to a tank.
Remembering Dunkirk in 2022
Sophomore and historical enthusiast Max Kalvan shares his surprise at how different exploring the historical site in France was from the film and media that portrays it.
Promenading through! Mishella Vishnevskiy days revolve around her rigorous dance training.
Ballroom blitz
Outside of the classroom, freshman, Mishella Vishnevskiy, lives her double life on the dance floor as a competitive ballroom dancer.
Students are often overwhelmed with the idea of one test determining their whole year.
The AP exams are toxic for students
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer
Collegeboard exploits students' desires to achieve academic success for college applications with tests that inaccurately determine understanding.
Twitter & Teens: How students feel about Musks newest purchase
Twitter & Teens: How students feel about Musk's newest purchase
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff Writer
The world's richest man is buying Twitter in the name of "free speech", but teens worry Elon Musk will allow the platform to become the new center of misinformation, racism and so much more.
Counterintuitive? Despite an 8:30 a.m. start, the closing of alternative entrances by 8:20 a.m. on campus has resulted in a line of students waiting to enter through the main entrance that often wraps around the block.
Unnecessary tardy enforcements are an inconvenience for students.
By Dakota Threats, Opinion Editor
The two new tardy policies the school has introduced may seem effective, but is an inconvenience to members of the student body.
Womens History Month came about in the 70s after a feminist push for equal access to jobs and education!
Women's History Month: Give it the recognition it deserves
By Kimberly Luna, Staff Writer
Women's History Month is supposed to be a month commemorating the impact women have had on history and yet it often goes unrecognized.
Art Exhibit: AP Studio Art students show off their portfolios
Art Exhibit: AP Studio Art students show off their portfolios
New playlist for the month of May.
PLAYLIST | MAIA FEELS

Named after the Greek goddess Maia, May is a month worth celebrating as the sun shines every single day and the flowers bloom without care. With a ton of celebrations around the corner such as Cinco...

NCT Dreams title song from the album has nearly seventy million  views on Youtube.
Latest album “Glitch Mode” by K-pop group NCT Dream is a catchy sophomore showing
The popular boy band breaks records with over two million pre-orders sold.
THE GRAMMY! One of the highest honors any musician can receive.
The 2022 Grammys: continuing its tradition of giving awards to the wrong artists
Following accusations of rigging, bias and racism in 2021, The 2022 Grammys saw the introduction of a number of new changes. Was it enough?
While critics and fans praised Zendaya once again for her acting in the second season, reviews on the show were less consistent.
REVIEW | “Euphoria season two falls flat in the end
While the show still has its moments, it doesn’t reach nearly the same highs as the first season because of new elements that feel unfinished and unnecessary.
Junior Destiny Reevels as Walter performs Man or Muppet with a puppet from the 2011 Disney musical “The Muppets.”
Showcasing Musical Theater
❑ PHOTO STORY | Musical theater dance class performs show tunes from various musicals during the Musical Theater Showcase on May 11.
Ms. Waggoner passed away after battling pneumonia in the hospital. She had previously beaten cancer twice in her life.
Remembering Ms. Patti Waggoner
❑ PHOTO STORY | Students, both past and present, were welcome to attend a celebration of life for Ms. Patti Waggoner in the auditorium on Mar. 22, 2022.
Fire Away! Senior Hugo Cardona practices on his welding technique during Mr. Jose Castros 2nd period class on Dec. 2, 2021. He attempts to make a metal guitar, and takes all precautions needed to perfect his craft.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK | MARCH 13-19 2022
❑ PHOTO OF THE WEEK | Hugo Cardona practices his welding technique during Mr. Jose Castro's period two class
The Spirit week kicked off with pajama day, with everyone bringing along their favorite stuffed animals.
SPIRIT WEEK | Wolves get a chance to wear their most exciting outfits
❑ PHOTO STORY | The student body let loose during the third Spirit Week hosted by ASB, bringing a wide variety of fun fits and styles.