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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The burnout faced by students is the biggest reason why the breaks taken throughout the school year feel incredibly rewarding and motivate them to keep pushing themselves.

School burnout is dragging teens down

As the semester is coming to a close, students are starting to feel the effects of overworking themselves with homework and other activities.
By Skylie Molina, Staff Jan 6, 2024
As the semester is coming to a close, students are starting to feel the effects of overworking themselves with homework and other activities.
PLAYING CATCH UP LAUSDs late work policy is incentivizing students to procrastinate, leaving them with a disastrous buildup of late assignments.

Too little too late: LAUSD’s policy is sabotaging the next generation

The largest school district in California is holding their students back and getting away with it.
By Joel Nam, Opinion Editor Dec 29, 2023
The largest school district in California is holding their students back and getting away with it.
Ten things to do this holiday break to celebrate the end of the semester!

Ten things to do this holiday break to celebrate the end of the semester!

From lively walks down lighted pathways to festive holiday hangouts, there's no shortage of performances and activities to get you recharged after the end of a great semester.
By Madison Thacker, Arts/Entertainment Editor Dec 15, 2023
From lively walks down lighted pathways to festive holiday hangouts, there's no shortage of performances and activities to get you recharged after the end of a great semester.
Although the SAG strike eventually brought about an agreement between the studios, screenwriters and actors, it ultimately failed to provide full reassurance from the horrifying onset of AI into the movie industry.

SAG votes “yes” on new contract, but at what cost?

The new SAG contract may erase the very thing they were trying to protect.
By Adrianna Bean, Staff Dec 15, 2023
The new SAG contract may erase the very thing they were trying to protect.
The Strings Winter Concert took place on Dec. 6, showcasing the strings classes skills that they have developed over the past few months.

Strings Winter Concert strums its way to success

On Dec. 6, the strings classes performed in the Donna Hubbard Auditorium, playing winter-themed songs for their audience.
By Mia Rodriguez, Staff Dec 12, 2023
On Dec. 6, the strings classes performed in the Donna Hubbard Auditorium, playing winter-themed songs for their audience.
Junior, Karen Grewal successfully gets passed her defender as she runs to score a layup.

Girls basketball team wins third home game in a row

The Wolves clawed up the Canoga Park Hunters on Monday, Dec. 4, and carved out an incredible victory with a score of 62-12.
By Isabel Valles, Athletics Editor Dec 11, 2023
The Wolves clawed up the Canoga Park Hunters on Monday, Dec. 4, and carved out an incredible victory with a score of 62-12.
Senior Jonathan Pritchett (#11) was successfully able to box-out his defender to get more offensive rebounds, which gave the Wolves multiple opportunities to score.

Boys basketball launches into the regular season strong with a thrilling one point win

The boys basketball team faced off against the Canoga Park Hunters in an away game on Monday, Dec. 4, and won 43-42 in a nail-biting ending.
By Jaden Gervacio, Staff Dec 11, 2023
The boys basketball team faced off against the Canoga Park Hunters in an away game on Monday, Dec. 4, and won 43-42 in a nail-biting ending.
Estudiante Dwayne Famenia, contrincante en el debate del Sr. Ferrin, argumentando que la Generación Z no es más perezosa que las generaciones pasadas y que, de hecho, la Generación Z es más exitosa que las generaciones anteriores a pesar de las dificultades adicionales.

Debate de la hora del almuerzo: ¿Es la Generación Z más perezosa que otras generaciones?

Dwayne Famenia y el Sr. Ferrin se enfrentaron en el gran gimnasio para debatir la pregunta de si la Generación Z se ha vuelto más perezosa en comparación con las generaciones pasadas.
By Baron Kim, Staff Dec 11, 2023
Dwayne Famenia y el Sr. Ferrin se enfrentaron en el gran gimnasio para debatir la pregunta de si la Generación Z se ha vuelto más perezosa en comparación con las generaciones pasadas.
Student Dwayne Famenia, Mr. Ferrin’s debate opponent, arguing that Gen Z is not lazier than past generations, and that Gen Z is, in fact, more successful than past generations in spite of extra hardships.

Lunchtime debate: Is Gen Z lazier than other generations?

Dwayne Famenia and Mr. Ferrin faced off at the big gym to debate the question of whether Gen Z has become lazier compared to past generations.
By Baron Kim, Staff Dec 11, 2023
Dwayne Famenia and Mr. Ferrin faced off at the big gym to debate the question of whether Gen Z has become lazier compared to past generations.
Three things to do this weekend to get your mind off off finals week

Three things to do this weekend to get your mind off off finals week

From staring at magical Christmas lights to hitting the gym, there’s so many great things to do this weekend to take a crucial break from studying for finals.
By Natalia Navarro, Staff Dec 8, 2023

New Planet Fitness  Located just a few blocks down from campus, Planet Fitness’s newest location in Van Nuys can offer a new spot for students and gym-buffs alike to work out.  Planet Fitness...

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