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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
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.
Members train for competitions during period four.

Academic Decathlon eyes regional competition for next big win

After months of diligent preparation, the team placed second in the virtual Academic Decathlon LAUSD Scrimmage, a competition which tested students on a vast array of subjects.
By Angelina Gevorgyan, Current Events/Features EditorPublished December 16, 2021
After months of diligent preparation, the team placed second in the virtual Academic Decathlon LAUSD Scrimmage, a competition which tested students on a vast array of subjects.
Make sure to study! Students will have two finals everyday for three days!

The final stretch of the semester

Choruses of “good luck” between students can be heard in the hallways
By Shaan Bhatia and Angelina KannoPublished December 15, 2021
Choruses of “good luck” between students can be heard in the hallways

Cancel culture debate: Can you separate art from the artist?

ASB and JSA ask students and teachers to debate about cancel culture on Wednesday at the small gym. Tickets will be sold for one dollar during nutrition this week.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished December 13, 2021
ASB and JSA ask students and teachers to debate about cancel culture on Wednesday at the small gym. Tickets will be sold for one dollar during nutrition this week.
If voted on, students will leave five minutes earlier at 3:32 p.m. with the BIC-eliminated schedule on regular days.

There may be shorter school days ahead

Students have until Friday, Dec. 17 to vote whether to eliminate BIC or maintain the current schedule for next semester.
By Angelica Venturina and Angelina GevorgyanPublished December 11, 2021
Students have until Friday, Dec. 17 to vote whether to eliminate BIC or maintain the current schedule for next semester.
Alberto Carvalho will step up as LAUSDs next superintendent with over a decade of experience under his belt.

Who is LAUSD’s new superintendent?

Alberto Carvalho, who has been Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent since 2008 and received national recognition for his leadership, will be the next superintendent of LAUSD.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished December 11, 2021
Alberto Carvalho, who has been Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent since 2008 and received national recognition for his leadership, will be the next superintendent of LAUSD.
Unvaccinated LAUSD students may no longer be barred from campuses Jan. 10 if the Board of Education votes to delay the vaccination deadline until the next academic year.

LAUSD may push back deadline for student covid vaccinations to fall 2022

The Board of Education will vote Tuesday whether to delay the vaccine mandate deadline until the Fall 2022 semester.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished December 11, 2021
The Board of Education will vote Tuesday whether to delay the vaccine mandate deadline until the Fall 2022 semester.
Anti-vaxxers protest against vaccine mandates outside of LAUSDs main offices in Los Angeles.

500 LAUSD employees laid off after refusing to get vaccinated

The nearly 500 LAUSD employees who were terminated make up less than one percent of the district's 72,000 employees.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished December 10, 2021
The nearly 500 LAUSD employees who were terminated make up less than one percent of the district's 72,000 employees.
According to the South Africa Center for Epidemic Response and Innovation, scientists say that there are about 50 different mutations. For reference, the Delta variant had about nine mutations in its genome.

Omicron: The newest covid-19 variant

While little is still known about the highly-mutated covid variant, it is believed to be less severe than the Delta strain according to preliminary evidence.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished December 10, 2021
While little is still known about the highly-mutated covid variant, it is believed to be less severe than the Delta strain according to preliminary evidence.
A classroom of 29 students had only 14 in attendance Friday following the arson threat made through Instagram.

Students stay at home amid arson threat made by Instagram Account

Hallways were uncharacteristically quiet as many students did not attend school due to a threat made over Instagram by a private account "vnhs_burnn" warning individuals to “Stay tuned on friday [sic].”
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished December 3, 2021
Hallways were uncharacteristically quiet as many students did not attend school due to a threat made over Instagram by a private account "vnhs_burnn" warning individuals to “Stay tuned on friday [sic].”
The food pantry accepts all donations but has highlighted peanut butter, canned meats and soup.

ASB seeks donations for a local food pantry

The canned food drive will take place from Nov. 29 to Dec.9, with all proceeds sent to the Jewish family service of LA (SOVA).
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished December 3, 2021
The canned food drive will take place from Nov. 29 to Dec.9, with all proceeds sent to the Jewish family service of LA (SOVA).
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