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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

“They are postponing it, not canceling it,” Ferrin said, emphasizing the prospect of the dance taking place at a later point in time.

The Homecoming Dance is still happening … just not yet

Students received new updates and answers to their burning questions regarding the indefinite Homecoming dance postponement during a meeting at lunch on Monday organized by ASB advisor Mr. Ferrin.
By Angelica Venturina, Current Events/Features EditorPublished October 4, 2021
ASB advisor answers burning questions about the recent Homecoming Dance postponement.
ASB members take down the decorative lights following the postponement announcement after spending the day setting up for the Homecoming dance.

Covid concerns cause Homecoming Dance to be postponed

An increase in covid-19 cases among students has resulted in the anticipated Homecoming dance to be indefinitely postponed, eliciting disappointment from individuals expecting to attend the event.
By Angelina Gevorgyan and Angelica VenturinaPublished October 1, 2021
Students upset after the dance is cancelled at the last-minute due to positive covid cases.
Senior Heidy Rosales-Castillo closes her eyes as she gets her first dose of the covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

California becomes the first state to require covid-19 vaccinations for students

All California students ages 12 to 17 will be required to get the covid-19 vaccine beginning next semester or the following school year as stated by Governor Newsom following FDA approval.
By Emma Salehi, Current Events/Features Staff WriterPublished October 1, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom announces that all students ages 12 to 17 must receive the covid vaccine by next semester.
Vaccination stations set up in the small gym allow for students and adults to get vaccinated safely.

The road to normalcy: Covid-19 vaccinations offered on campus

By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished September 29, 2021
Instead of the usual covid testing, covid vaccinations stations replaced them on Wednesday.
Ouch! A person is awaiting her jab of the covid-19 vaccine.

Do students & faculty agree with mandatory vaccines?

Members of the VNHS community are split as to whether or not the LAUSD vaccine mandate is a positive thing or if requiring a vaccine is pushing the boundary as to what a school system should be allowed to do.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor in ChiefPublished September 11, 2021
Teachers and students share their opinions on the new vaccine protocol for LAUSD schools.
English teacher Jon Peterson and a student are taking the covid-19 test on the quad on May 12.

Nine covid-19 cases confirmed during first week of in-person instruction

Students were sent home on Friday to quarantine for two weeks after three students tested positive for covid-19.
By Shaan Bhatia and Ani TutunjyanPublished August 22, 2021
“They let us go without telling us much.”
CDC issued vaccine passport after taking a covid-19 vaccine.

One step closer to normal

Getting the covid-19 vaccine takes courage and patience but now people are closer to regaining control of life.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor in ChiefPublished 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.
A working coronavirus vaccine may be readily available in the US by the end of the year.

Variants vs. vaccines: California’s covid-19 outbreak

The disease of the 21st century meets its prevention of continuing sickness and death
By Eleonora Badikyan and Angelina GevorgyanPublished April 6, 2021
After a year of lockdown, vaccines have been more frequently given to the public but different strains are still out there.
FOCUS | Student screen time rises

FOCUS | Student screen time rises

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished November 21, 2020
Three students explain how the coronavirus pandemic and distance learning have affected their use of technology.
Mynor Hernandez

He had covid, which “definitely isn’t fake”

This senior and his family tested positive. It was a harrowing experience.
By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished November 20, 2020
It began with an aunt who was exposed at work. But Mynor Hernandez was spared the worst as his symptoms lasted only four days.
The covid-19 vaccine de

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine shows 95% effectiveness

Drug maker Pfizer and BioNTech said their final analysis shows their vaccine is safe and 95 percent effective.
By Eleonora Badikyan, Staff WriterPublished November 18, 2020
The companies plan to apply for emergency authorization from the FDA "within days."
HAIR, HAIR, HAIR EVERYWHERE Thats some crazy covid hair!

Crazy coronavirus coiffure

Every day is kind of a bad hair day during the covid pandemic. Students reveal their 'dos and don'ts.
By Itzel Gallardo and Gwen LangiPublished November 18, 2020
Quarantine is keeping us cooped up, but students are finding ways to keep their coifs creative.
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