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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

Adult Swim’s “The Shivering Truth” is one of the greatest shows of our time – and no one’s talking about it
Must Watch: Is “The Shivering Truth” the best show of the century?
Inspired by something out of a haunted children’s novel or a late-night halloween special, the show plays out as a never ending story.
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor • Published Jan 23, 2023
I’ve always loved the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. They’re both well-written and a delight to read about in their many adventures.
The beaming brilliance of Holmes and Poirot
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer • Published Jan 20, 2023
Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot are the two most famous (fictional) detectives out there, and there’s no reason not to love them.
The Wolves reign victorious against the Banning Pilots on January 11.
The girls water polo team eradicates the Banning Pilots
By Emely Arevalo, Staff Writer • Published Jan 17, 2023
The Wolves take the win back home after demolishing the Banning High School’s Pilots. 
California declared in state of emergency as rare rain storms leave 12 dead and 120,000 without power
California declared in state of emergency as rare rain storms leave 12 dead and 120,000 without power
By Olamide Olumide, Staff Writer • Published Jan 13, 2023
President Biden issued a State of Emergency warning for California earlier this week due to the rain.
Students and parents alike battle heavy rain during rush hour mornings.
Heavy rain leads to colossal crashes
By Olamide Olumide, Staff Writer • Published Jan 9, 2023
Every winter, car accidents in California take a drastic increase because of the rainy weather.
RSV. Flu. Covid. What to know as we enter this ‘tripledemic’ holiday season
RSV. Flu. Covid. What to know as we enter this ‘tripledemic’ holiday season
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff Writer • Published Dec 13, 2022
With growing reports of the respiratory virus RSV in young children, Flu season just beginning, and COVID-19 cases on the rise, we are experiencing the threat of a ‘tripledemic.’
LAPD officers were spotted in the main building hall shorty after the incident occurred.
Back-to-back school lockdowns shed light on Van Nuys campus safety
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff Writer • Published Dec 9, 2022
On Friday, Dec. 9, Van Nuys High School went into lockdown for a total of two times. The first lockdown occurred during the 4th period and then the second during the 5th period.
Potential suspects put their hands above their heads in front of St. Elisabeth Church.
2 teens stabbed outside Van Nuys High School
By Lindsay Han and Zachary SkolnickPublished Dec 7, 2022
At around 4:19 p.m. on Dec. 7th, authorities received a call about a stabbing that took place right outside of Van Nuys High School.
Couldnt get enough of the World Cup? Heres a wrap of the top matches
Couldn't get enough of the World Cup? Here's a wrap of the top matches
By Nevaeh Medina, Staff Writer • Published Dec 19, 2022
Students at school found ways to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup, including streaming games on phones and tablets and watching on TVs set up by teachers. Argentina won the final against France, 4-2 in a penalty shootout.
Girls basketball team  plays a home game on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 against Reseda.
Girls basketball continues winning streak with fourth consecutive victory
By Isabel Valles, Staff Writer • Published Dec 16, 2022

The bottom line | The varsity girls basketball team has been on a roll as they won their first four league games, pushing them to number one in the Valley Mission League.   Highlights...

Senior and captain Alyssa Islas poses after her game to celebrate senior night.
Setters do it better with Alyssa Islas
By Selma Timpers, Sports Editor • Published Dec 6, 2022
Senior Alyssa Islas talks about her volleyball journey, goals for the future, and experiences with her teams.
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.
Turn it down! Headphones and hearing loss
Turn it down! Headphones and hearing loss
By Mia Ramirez, Staff Writer
A recent study conducted by Lauren K. Dillard and colleagues found that people between the ages of 12 and 34 could be at risk for hearing loss worldwide due to exposure to unsafe listening practices
5 Minutes with…Theater Teacher Mr. Justin Baldridge
5 Minutes with…Theater Teacher Mr. Justin Baldridge
By Rainielle Santos, Staff Writer
Mr. Baldridge shares the last movie watched, the meal he’d eat for the rest of his life and what his warning label would say if he had one.
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.
The mastermind behind Quick Take reveals some unfinished business
The Quick Take files: the lost articles of Daimler Koch
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer • Published Jan 12, 2023
The author of Quick Take reveals the stories that time (almost) forgot
People with lower financial statuses might face a challenge when the season of giving rolls around and people are expected to give gifts. 
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Holiday Gift-Giving is giving stress to those with less
By Docette Danialypour, Staff Writer • Published Dec 21, 2022
Gift-giving during Christmas can feel like such a dreadful expectation, especially for those who don’t have the money to spend on gifts.
More than just a Jewish Christmas, Hanukkah is about celebrating who I am
More than just a Jewish Christmas, Hanukkah is about celebrating who I am
By Breeana Gerdes, Opinion Editor • Published Dec 19, 2022

Some might say Hanukkah is just Jewish Christmas. Indeed, it shares a lot of similarities with Christmas, like family and friends getting together,...

Quick Take 7Why you have too proofraed
Quick Take 7
Why you have too proofraed
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer • Published Dec 12, 2022
Proofreading is very important, as you can see by the titel
SOSs album cover drew inspiration from an image of Princess Diana sitting on a diving board on a yacht, at sea.
S.O.S! SZA’s new album is sparking charts!
By Katrina Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor
When the clock struck 12 a.m. on Friday December 9, many fans and fellow artists took to Instagram, Twitter and TikTok to post the emotions and fever that went through their heads as they streamed the album. 
Cozy comfort films for the holiday season
Cozy comfort films for the holiday season
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor
As the demand for holiday movies draws nearer, here is a curated list of warm and melancholic films for the month of December that you probably haven’t ever seen.
Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You has earned a staggering amount of cash since its release: $60-$70 million dollars, or about $2.5 million dollars a year since 1994 (the year of release).
All I want for Christmas is $$$
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer
The yearly earache has some interesting statistics on what makes it so popular.
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
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s newest masterwork is an out-of-body experience.
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.
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