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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
songs to motivate you for the new year

PLAYLIST | Reinvent your 2022 with the “New Currents”

Here’s to new beginnings. Songs that motivate the greater upgraded version of you.
By Csarina Jarencio, Podcast/Social Media EditorPublished January 18, 2022
New year, new you and new music. Start your year off right with a plethora of new tunes.
The Deschutes River is covered in white as the new year brings snow to Bend.

Walking in a winter wonderland

Compared to the sunny skies of Van Nuys, the Oregon landscape covered by inches of snow looks like a completely different world.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished January 15, 2022
Compared to the sunny skies of Van Nuys, the Oregon landscape covered by inches of snow looks like a completely different world.
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."
NEGATIVE! At-home tests issued by the district are the newest approved form of baseline testing.

At-home covid testing kits now available to students and faculty

Regardless of vaccination status, the district made the decision to require students and faculty who are returning to campus to get a baseline tests covid-19 test from an approved testing side. Alternatively, at-home covid-19 testing kits issued by the district while also now be considered an approved form of testing.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished January 7, 2022
Regardless of vaccination status, the district made the decision to require students and faculty who are returning to campus to get a baseline tests covid-19 test from an approved testing side. Alternatively, at-home covid-19 testing kits issued by the district while also now be considered an approved form of testing.
A nurse prepares a nasal swab covid-19 test for students and faculty on May 12, 2021 on campus in the quad.

Mandatory baseline testing and a new date to return to campus

Employees and students in Los Angeles County are expected to have a negative covid-19 test and follow the new health and safety protocols before stepping foot on campus next semester
By Angelica Venturina, Current Events/Features EditorPublished January 3, 2022
Employees and students in Los Angeles County are expected to have a negative covid-19 test and follow the new health and safety protocols before stepping foot on campus next semester.
Throne of glass is the first in a popular series of eight books.

REVIEW | Disapear into the world of “Throne Of Glass”

Looking for a new book to read? Delve into one of the top selling fantasy novels that is worth every second of your time.
By Jessica Cervantes, Staff WriterPublished January 1, 2022
Looking for a new book to read? Delve into one of the top selling fantasy novels that is worth every second of your time.
While still trying the remain safe, some artists came back to the stage after a year in lockdown.

The Mirror’s favorite artists of 2021

These singers took on the new year with iconic songs or new albums that appealed to fans with their unique sounds and rhythms.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished December 29, 2021
These singers took on the new year with iconic songs or new albums that appealed to fans with their unique sounds and rhythms.
10 recipes for the New Year

10 recipes for the New Year

There’s always something special to look forward to this season, like cooking up some delicious food. Luckily, there are plenty of great recipes and drinks to keep one stuffed this winter.
By Angelica Venturina, Current Events/Features EditorPublished December 27, 2021
There’s always something special to look forward to this season, like cooking up some delicious food. Luckily, there are plenty of great recipes and drinks to keep one stuffed this winter.
Getting gifts is a way to show friends and family love during a specific time of the year.

Receiving gifts warms my heart

They make a person feel special and seen. It tells us that these people truly care for us and that we can trust them.
By Julianna Macfarlane, Staff WriterPublished December 23, 2021
They make a person feel special and seen. It tells us that these people truly care for us and that we can trust them.
The reaction of the receivers makes the whole process satisfying and joyful.

Giving gifts is my favorite part of the holidays

With the holidays coming soon, people are preparing to celebrate Christmas and are buying gifts for their loved ones. Whether it be giving or receiving, gifts are a big part of Christmas.
By Kimberly Luna, Staff WriterPublished December 23, 2021
With the holidays coming soon, people are preparing to celebrate Christmas and are buying gifts for their loved ones. Whether it be giving or receiving, gifts are a big part of Christmas.
MUCH MORE THAN A TEACHER! Mr. Dan Wasserman sees himself as a mentor who advises and supports students by fostering a welcoming and inclusive learning environment.

Q&A | Dan Wasserman: Learning Lab Teacher

"I believe social interaction enriches the learning experience for all involved."
Published December 23, 2021
"I believe social interaction enriches the learning experience for all involved."
Bend your knees, watch the ball and bunt.

New baseball coach hopes to spark another championship run

Coach Andres Sepulveda, former graduate and player returns to build a new home with the Wolves.
By Samantha Ramos, Staff WriterPublished December 16, 2021
Coach Andres Sepulveda, former graduate and player returns to build a new home with the Wolves.
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