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

Cross country and track arent as popular as football. They never will be, but I believe that these sports require a lot of skill too and deserve much more recognition than they receive.

Running sports should not be underrated

The Wolves team has held a succesful season record for multiple years. They even contested to become city champions in 2019.
By Kyrillos Mina, Opinion WriterPublished October 20, 2021
A student athlete on the cross country team explains the many rewards that this sport can offer to other interested students.
7 Hispanic nations celebrate their independence days during this month.

Hispanic Heritage Month | Why I am proud to be Mexican

FIRST PERSON: There are many cases in which we are told that we should go back to our country or that we don't belong here. In reality, we contribute a lot to society.
By Mereline Perez, Opinion WriterPublished October 5, 2021
FIRST PERSON: There are many cases in which we are told that we should go back to our country or that we don't belong here. In reality, we contribute a lot to society.
Ouch! A person is awaiting her jab of the covid-19 vaccine.

Do students & faculty agree with mandatory vaccines?

Members of the VNHS community are split as to whether or not the LAUSD vaccine mandate is a positive thing or if requiring a vaccine is pushing the boundary as to what a school system should be allowed to do.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor in ChiefPublished September 11, 2021
Teachers and students share their opinions on the new vaccine protocol for LAUSD schools.
My cell phone took over my life. I had to change.

My cell phone took over my life. I had to change.

I find myself consumed by my phone whether it’s during virtual classes or late into the night past my bedtime. I tell myself a few minutes of scrolling through social media won’t cause any harm.
By Gwen Langi, Pro & Con EditorPublished June 29, 2021
I find myself consumed by my phone whether it’s during virtual classes or late into the night past my bedtime. I tell myself a few minutes of scrolling through social media won’t cause any harm.
For the first time in over a year, the VNHS campus has opened its doors for students to return to campus under covid guidelines.

I am a junior, yet I have never been on campus.

The headline isn't a riddle, but rather an unusual point-of-view story about my first time on the VNHS campus.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor in ChiefPublished June 9, 2021
"Although I could’ve taken the same classes from the comfort of my room, there are some positives to being on campus."
A quick fix in your closet

A quick fix in your closet

We all can have a satisfying wardrobe on a budget
By Felipe Rodriguez, Staff WriterPublished May 4, 2021

  Have you ever just wanted to change your fashion but you feel like you can’t because you have limits when it comes to money? Well believe it or not there are ways you can have a step up...

CDC issued vaccine passport after taking a covid-19 vaccine.

One step closer to normal

Getting the covid-19 vaccine takes courage and patience but now people are closer to regaining control of life.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor in ChiefPublished April 7, 2021
With just two doses of the covid-19 vaccine, people are becoming resistant to the virus that seems to have no end while trying to return to normalcy.
SB793 needs to happen

SB793 needs to happen

SB793 can literally effects California new generations
By Felipe Rodriguez, Staff WriterPublished February 19, 2021
"This ban needs to remain in effect as it is one step closer to preventing youth from having access to menthol tobacco as a whole."
Pro-Con: from Snapchat to Supreme Court

Pro-Con: from Snapchat to Supreme Court

School administration invades privacy by taking legal action against student for a social media rant
By Felipe Rodriguez, Staff WriterPublished February 8, 2021
Students are protected by the First Amendment and should not be punished for their social media posts as it invades their privacy.
The U.S Capitol building is seen picking up broken pieces from the violent riot on January 6th, 2021 as we welcome President-elect Joe Biden into office.

It’s out with the old and in with the new

Today's Presidential Inauguration strengthens the hope of Americans as our new elected officials take office
By Gwen Langi, Pro & Con EditorPublished January 20, 2021

Today is the inauguration where President-elect Joe Biden officially becomes the 46h President of the United States. Many have waited for this day to come when Donald Trump would no longer hold a position...

PEXELS | ROSEMARY KETCHUM

A vote for Trump means…

Trump is gone, but a divided America remains.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor in ChiefPublished November 17, 2020
A student grapples with the idea that half of our nation voted for Trump, a man known as a racist and an alleged rapist.
ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES Even though the pandemic rages in 2020, workers still have to deal with hundreds of customers a day.

Crazy covid customers demand to speak to the manager

Working in foodservice and dealing with picky customers during a pandemic is a recipe for disaster.
By Adriana Contreras, Staff WriterPublished November 10, 2020
An absolutely dreadful and dangerous time to be a service employee.
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