The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Seniors wait in line in front of the big gym to take their SAT.

School administers SAT and PSAT/NMSQT

Students came to school today with their No. 2 pencils, IDs and calculators to take the SAT or PSAT.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished October 13, 2021

Sophomores, juniors and seniors lined up to take the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT today in the big and small gyms. Sophomores and juniors are required to take the College Board's Practice SAT (PSAT). The test...

“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.
Devilish! An anonymous individual removed a soap dispenser from one of the school’s bathrooms and positioned it on a tree stump in plain view of students.

Vandalistic Tik Tok movement targets schools

Youth have begun engaging in mischievous theft and debasement in hopes of gaining attention on social media.
By Allison Antonio, Current Events/Features Staff WriterPublished October 1, 2021
The viral TikTok trend identified as “Devious Licks” is rapidly spreading throughout California's schools, eliciting negative responses from students and staff.
Wearing a white wedding veil, AP Research student Marvin Ocampo performs his wedding vows to marry his research topic of eye care in LAUSD students for the year.

‘Here’s to the happy couple!’: AP Research students marry their research topics

Mr. Goins's AP Research students married the topics they will be researching for the year by conducting wedding vows.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished September 29, 2021
AP Research students spent two days performing wedding vows to marry their research topics for the school year.
BEFORE:  Vandalism observed before the start of the first period.

Gang-related vandalism spotted on campus

With the measure of vandalism on campus heightening, faculty grapple with the rectification of vexatious acts and vie to implement a positive progressive inclination among students for the purpose of preventing further debasement.
By Angelina Gevorgyan, Current Events/Features EditorPublished September 27, 2021
This observed defacement consisted of undecipherable lettering and has been confirmed to have included gang related taggings that marked one of the local gangs situated in the area.
For the 2019 homecoming, the flowers and the lights represented the Day of the Dead theme. This years theme will   be casino night.

A night to remember: Annual Homecoming event approaching

The ASB program’s annual Homecoming event is being held on Saturday, Oct. 2, with tons of entertainment, snacks, and fun activities in store for students.
By Angelica Venturina, Current Events/Features EditorPublished September 21, 2021
Although an unconventional year, ASB is working to include various activities for students to engage in during the fall event.
An opportunity for all: LAVC College Fest draws near

An opportunity for all: LAVC College Fest draws near

LAVC will host its annual College Fest on Saturday, Sept. 18 for students of all grade levels to learn more about the college application process.
By Angelica Venturina, Current Events/Features EditorPublished September 14, 2021
LAVC is hosting its annual College Fest on Saturday, Sept. 18 for students of all grade levels.
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.”
Six graduates from the Class of 2021 came to school to accept $1000 scholarship grants from alumni from the class of 1957.

Six students receive scholarship from former alumni

VNHS Alumni from the class of 1957 offers scholarship to six graduates from the 2021 class
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished August 2, 2021
The Class of 1957 wishes to inspire other graduating classes to continue to follow their lead in giving back to the school community.
Principal Gardea poses for her first day back on campus after announcing her retirement on April 26th, 2021.

Leaving a legacy: Principal Gardea retires

After a long career in education and serving as principal for eight years at VNHS, Yolanda Gardea has made the decision to retire. Without her, VNHS would not be the school it is today.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished June 28, 2021
With numerous “Best Magnet” titles under her belt, Principal Yolanda Gardea will be retiring from San Fernando Valley’s second-oldest high school leaving behind a legacy and big shoes to fill.
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