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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

Firefighters and policemen rushed to the scene on Thursday, and later searched the middle school for any unaccounted victims and found none.

10 students suffer suspected overdoses at Van Nuys Middle School

LAUSD is sitting on a ticking time bomb as they bounce back from yet another drug incident.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff WriterPublished Dec 2, 2022
LAUSD is sitting on a ticking time bomb as they bounce back from yet another drug incident.
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters dressed in full turnout gear enter Van Nuys High School as the school’s fire alarms continue to blare on and off.

Fire alarm madness

Late in the school day, students and staff were interpreted by the fire alarm going off constantly. The alarm was triggered from a pull station in either the small or the big gym. LAFD arrived at the school to address the issue as well as LAUSD electricians.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff WriterPublished Dec 1, 2022
Late in the school day, students and staff were interrupted by the fire alarm going off constantly. The alarm was triggered from a pull station in either the small or the big gym. LAFD arrived at the school to address the issue as well as LAUSD electricians.
With deadlines approaching faster than you can say application

Last-minute college app tips: Advice from a former application evaluator

As the deadline to submit college applications looms right around the corner, seniors are faced with the question of what college admissions officers are looking for in a potential student.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff WriterPublished Nov 14, 2022
As the deadline to submit college applications looms right around the corner, seniors are faced with the question of what college admissions officers are looking for in a potential student.
Muslim women share their experiences with hijabs

Freedom or force: The divide over hijabs

A headscarf. At first glance it may just seem like an article of clothing, but it’s much more than that. It is a physical form of representation for women all around the world to show devotion towards their God, and express their identity.  
By Lindsay Han, News/Features Co-EditorPublished Nov 8, 2022
A headscarf. At first glance it may just seem like an article of clothing, but it’s much more than that. It is a physical form of representation for women all around the world to show devotion towards their God, and express their identity.  
Concheros dancers make their way to the victory stand, ready to perform and excite!

Honoring the dead with a lively celebration

Van Nuys High School goes all out in celebrating Día de los Muertos
By Olamide Olumide, Staff WriterPublished Nov 5, 2022
Van Nuys High School goes all out in celebrating Día de los Muertos
The school recently installed menstrual product dispensers in many of the girls’ bathrooms. However many notice that these dispensers are always empty, it is still a step closer to free menstrual products for women.

A new addition: free menstrual products

Van Nuys High School makes free menstrual products a new addition to the girls bathrooms.
By Mia Ramirez, Staff WriterPublished Oct 26, 2022
Van Nuys High School makes free menstrual products a new addition to the girls bathrooms.
Administrators supervise the area as the conflict is swiftly dealt with by other faculty.

Re-restorative action against conflicts on campus

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, a physical altercation broke out on the quad between two students. Measures were taken to provide adequate punishment for the students involved.
By Olamide Olumide, Staff WriterPublished Oct 22, 2022
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, a physical altercation broke out on the quad between two students. Measures were taken to ensure that an issue like this would not happen again.
Fentanyl can be 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine or heroin, making it extremely deadly.

New killer on campus: Fentanyl

As the drug gains a foothold at LAUSD schools, the new superintendent and school administrators seek a multi-pronged approach to address a potential crisis.
By Zachary Skolnick, Staff WriterPublished Sep 27, 2022
As the drug gains a foothold at LAUSD schools, the new superintendent and school administrators seek a multi-pronged approach to address a potential crisis.
The Los Angeles Times reported that a cybercriminal syndicate out of Russia has taken responsibility for hacking LAUSDs system, compromising passwords and other data.

Chaos continues as district tries to recover from systems hack

Major outages continue a full week after the cyber attack that forced LAUSD to completely shut down all online systems.
By Lindsay Han and Allison AntonioPublished Sep 11, 2022
Major outages continue a full week after the cyber attack that forced LAUSD to completely shut down all online systems as users attempt to reset passwords.
(left to right) Students Anthony Sanchez, Helen Sanabria, and Jaslene Fernandez use makeshift devices to cool down.

SoCal heat wave leaves students sweltering

As Southern California experiences one of the longest and deadliest heat waves in the state’s history, students are learning to cope with sweltering temperatures.
By Baron Kim and Cristian MejiaPublished Sep 9, 2022

California, along with other red-hot states like Florida and Texas, is currently experiencing record-breaking temperatures. Van Nuys is inching closer and closer to the all-time record high of 118 F;...

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 18, 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.
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