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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
Sometimes, the best mistakes are those that the writing professionals make.

Quick Take
The humor in writing

The funniest mistakes in the English language are those hidden in plain sight.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Sep 30, 2022
The funniest mistakes in the English language are those hidden in plain sight.
Employees at entry-level jobs are always required to compensate for their salary with Americas unusual unspoken tipping rule.

Here’s a tip: stop tipping. The truth behind gratuity.

Should we really be tipping the employees at counter service restaurants when they simply hand us our food and tell us to swipe our credit card?
By Docette Danialypour, Staff WriterPublished Sep 29, 2022
Should we really be tipping the employees at counter service restaurants when they simply hand us our food and tell us to swipe our credit card?
Writer’s block is a painful obstacle for any writer, standing in the way of good ideas and efficient progress

Quick Take
The silent struggle behind writing

COLUMNIST: Writer’s block is a curse to every writer’s mind – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Sep 23, 2022
Writer’s block is a curse to every writer’s mind – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Most schools adore discussing on the subject of students future and yet they dont teach enough resources to prepare them.

High school should teach students about adult responsibilities.

By Destiny Reveles, Staff WriterPublished Sep 20, 2022
School loves glorifying the future of students, yet they barely teach us about the realities of growing up, like doing taxes and managing money. 
Although many cultures participate in the consumption of meat products, its time to consider the global impact of vast over consumption.

Consuming meat is decimating our planet

Is your meat eater lifestyle killing the planet? The answer is yes.
By Alexa Ballesteros, Staff WriterPublished Sep 15, 2022
Is your meat eater lifestyle killing the planet? The answer is yes.
Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Berlin in 2015. The queens death on Sept. 12, 2022 at the age of 96 set tongues wagging on campus. For a while, it was all students could talk about.

The queen is dead. Why are we so fascinated by the British monarchy?

Prince Charles III is now King Charles III of England after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away Sept. 8. She was on the throne for 70 years.  
By Breeana Gerdes, Opinion EditorPublished Sep 13, 2022
Prince Charles III is now King Charles III of England after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away Sept. 8. She was on the throne for 70 years.  
Fast fashion: The true cost of cheap clothes

Fast fashion: The true cost of cheap clothes

Zara, H&M and Fashion Nova. These are just three examples of companies whose consumer base wants the newest style of fashion and the lowest price possible. But ithere is a darker side to the fashion industry that meets the eye. The fashion industry’s trick to get you to keep buying is a harmful one.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished May 26, 2022
Zara, H&M and Fashion Nova. These are just three examples of companies whose consumer base wants the newest style of fashion and the lowest price possible. But ithere is a darker side to the fashion industry that meets the eye.
Students are often overwhelmed with the idea of one test determining their whole year.

The AP exams are toxic for students

Collegeboard exploits students' desires to achieve academic success for college applications with tests that inaccurately determine understanding.
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff WriterPublished May 12, 2022
Collegeboard exploits students' desires to achieve academic success for college applications with tests that inaccurately determine understanding.
Twitter & Teens: How students feel about Musks newest purchase

Twitter & Teens: How students feel about Musk’s newest purchase

The world's richest man is buying Twitter in the name of "free speech", but teens worry Elon Musk will allow the platform to become the new center of misinformation, racism and so much more.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished May 12, 2022
The world's richest man is buying Twitter in the name of "free speech", but teens worry Elon Musk will allow the platform to become the new center of misinformation, racism and so much more.
Counterintuitive? Despite an 8:30 a.m. start, the closing of alternative entrances by 8:20 a.m. on campus has resulted in a line of students waiting to enter through the main entrance that often wraps around the block.

Unnecessary tardy enforcements are an inconvenience for students.

The two new tardy policies the school has introduced may seem effective, but is an inconvenience to members of the student body.
By Dakota Threats, Opinion EditorPublished Apr 28, 2022
The two new tardy policies the school has introduced may seem effective, but is an inconvenience to members of the student body.
Womens History Month came about in the 70s after a feminist push for equal access to jobs and education!

Women’s History Month: Give it the recognition it deserves

Women's History Month is supposed to be a month commemorating the impact women have had on history and yet it often goes unrecognized.
By Kimberly Luna, Staff WriterPublished Mar 24, 2022
Women's History Month is supposed to be a month commemorating the impact women have had on history and yet it often goes unrecognized.
Senate bill 866 builds on existing law, which currently allows minors 12 and over to make choices about their bodies around healthcare.

California kids should call their own shots when it comes to getting the vaccine

A new proposed bill could give teens the opportunity to get vaccinated without parental consent
By Angelina Gevorgyan and Angelica VenturinaPublished Mar 12, 2022
A new proposed bill could give teens the opportunity to get vaccinated without parental consent
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