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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

Van Nuys High School
POLITICS | Congressman Tony Cardenas speaks to economic and government students

POLITICS | Congressman Tony Cardenas speaks to economic and government students

Mr. Tony Cardenas comes to talk to students about how he became a Congressman, the issues he’s working on for the state and his advice for students of color who want to get involved in politics and represent the U.S.
By Rosendo Rubalcava, Current Events/Features Staff WriterPublished May 20, 2022
Mr. Tony Cardenas comes to talk to students about how he became a Congressman, the issues he’s working on for the state and his advice for students of color who want to get involved in politics and represent the U.S.
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

As the Supreme Court grapples with the decision of one of the most hotly contested topics, it's important to remember how it will affect the individuals and what a overturning could mean for our generation.
By Kimberly Luna, Staff WriterPublished May 19, 2022
As the Supreme Court grapples with the decision of one of the most hotly contested topics, it's important to remember how it will affect the individuals and what a overturning could mean for our generation.
The new system is being used to aid students that need tardy passes.

New digital ID system will implement tardy passes

Starting on May 16, all students will be required to download and show a digital ID to make the process of giving students tardy passes easier and more efficient.
By Angelica Venturina and Angelina GevorgyanPublished May 16, 2022
Starting on May 16, all students will be required to download and show a digital ID to make the process of giving students tardy passes easier and more efficient.
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.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished May 9, 2022
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.
By Angelina Kanno, Staff WriterPublished April 23, 2022
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.
By Angelica Venturina, Current Events/Features EditorPublished March 17, 2022
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
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished March 14, 2022
Students and teachers want to be taught and teach history that integrates Black voices every step of the way
The last big change to the SAT came in 2016 when the College Board made changes to the content, format, and scoring of the test.

A new era: The SAT goes digital

The last big change to the SAT came in 2016 when the College Board made changes to the content, format, and scoring of the test.
By Angelica Venturina and Angelina GevorgyanPublished March 7, 2022
The last big change to the SAT came in 2016 when the College Board made changes to the content, format, and scoring of the test.
Jersey Vargas has previously submitted art to the journalism newspaper and has even worked on print issues.

Senior artist wins Magnet Schools of America competition

Senior Jersey Vargas competed and won the district poster contest against other senior artists on Jan. 24, 2022.
By Allison Antonio and Nathan HanPublished January 28, 2022
Senior Jersey Vargas competed and won the district poster contest against other senior artists on Jan. 24, 2022.
For some students, the FAFSA can provide big amount of money and sometimes full-rides to whatever school they are attending.

FAFSA workshop provides $1000 incentive to interested students

The meeting, hosted by the college office, will take place over zoom on Jan. 29 from 9 to 1 p.m.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished January 28, 2022
The meeting, hosted by the college office, will take place over zoom on Jan. 29 from 9 to 1 p.m.
On Jan. 12, Librarian Ms. Osman, Principal De Santiago, Assistant Principal Ms. Keller and Period 1 Library Aid Dana Shegolevsky receive a grant from 7/11. Three employees from 7/11 were also in attendance, bringing along freshly baked cookies and drinks for the office staff.

Money, money, money: The library receives a $711 donation from 7/11

At the grand opening of a local 7/11 in Van Nuys, Osman was the recipient of a grant on behalf of the school. The grant will be used to support the school's library program, specifically, to repurchase books that were lost over the pandemic.
By Emma Salehi, Staff WriterPublished January 14, 2022
According to Librarian Ms. Suzanne Osman, "every dollar counts."
Before turning the page, we reflect on the stories that affected us the most.

The Mirror 2021 | Top Stories

As a year full of controversy, uncertainty and mixed emotions finally ends, lets recap some of the top stories from this past year.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished January 3, 2022
Relive the highlights of last year's stories.
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