The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

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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
The drive will accept all cans to donate to families on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Take Action Campaign hosts canned food drive to give thanks on campus

T.A.C. will collaborate with ASB to donate canned food to a local shelter.
By Angelica Venturina, Current Events/Features EditorPublished November 19, 2021
Students have a chance to enter the T.A.C. food drive for a chance to win a free turkey voucher.
Drippy: The first rainstorm of the season caused drainage problems, deep puddles, and lots of mud which wouldve made for a miserable event

Washed out: Senior Kickoff has been pushed to next week

The widely anticipated Senior Kickoff, will be kicked back by a week as the first rainstorm of the season hits L.A. Large puddles, heavy rain, lots of mud, and drainage problems would have made it miserable for seniors to attend.
By Emma Salehi, Staff WriterPublished October 26, 2021
“Although it isn't going to be raining [on the original day of Senior Kickoff], the field will most likely be wet and we wanted to ensure the best conditions for this event.” 
Seniors wait in line in front of the big gym to take their SAT.

School administers SAT and PSAT/NMSQT

Students came to school with their No. 2 pencils, IDs and calculators to take the SAT or PSAT.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished October 13, 2021
Students came to school with their No. 2 pencils, IDs and calculators to take the SAT or PSAT.
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, Staff WriterPublished October 1, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom announces that all students ages 12 to 17 must receive the covid vaccine by next semester.
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.
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 Editor & 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.
As tiktok rises in popularity, teens must figure out if they can control the amount of time they spend on the app.

National R*pe day | Fake news!

While millions have posted about it, National Rape day does NOT exist.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished April 23, 2021
“This is a video going around on TikTok of disgusting men — rapists, child molesters, predators, just disgusting human beings — and they literally came up with a date to go around and rape women and children. You literally heard me right: women and children.”
With the State Capitols approval, LAUSD schools will be used as covid-19 vaccination centers.

Beutner pushes to utilize schools as covid-19 vaccination centers

As Feb. 1 rounds the corner, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner awaits approval from the State Capitol to use the district’s schools as covid-19 vaccination centers.
By Eleonora Badikyan, Staff WriterPublished January 28, 2021
“I see no reason why we could not support our school and community in this important endeavor.” -Principal Yolanda Gardea
College applications for the rest of the schools in the UC system were due Nov. 30.

Three UC campuses have extended their application deadline

UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside and UC Merced are still accepting freshman applications through Dec. 15.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished December 7, 2020

University of California (UC) Santa Cruz, UC Riverside and UC Merced have all extended their deadline to Dec. 15. Seniors now have until next Tuesday to submit their college applications to these three...

Student poll workers are issuing ballots and maintaining social distancing protocols in voting stations.

Students man the polls during the 2020 election

Students had the unique opportunity to participate in this year's monumental election by volunteering at polling stations.
By Angel Rendon, Staff WriterPublished November 3, 2020
Poll workers will remain in California voting stations until 8 p.m. tonight, securing voters' ballots.
Done differently in previous years, clubs prep up for a virtual Club Rush.

Club rush with a new spin

Club Rush will be starting this Friday.
By Andrew Vega, Staff WriterPublished October 22, 2020
Club Rush is much different than in previous years.
A landscape shot of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Trump catches covid-19

President Trump was rushed to a hospital after showing symptoms of covid-19 on Thursday.
By Angel Rendon, Staff WriterPublished October 6, 2020
Donald Trump is in a quarantine as of Oct. 2 at Walter Reed National Hospital.
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