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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

Offering ASL (American SIgn Language) to more schools would help bring in more diverse language credit options to students who are interested in learning.

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American Sign Language is a step towards inclusion and variety that schools should be offering.
By Val Arias, Social Media Editor May 21, 2024
American Sign Language is a step towards inclusion and variety that schools should be offering.
Despite plans being made more than 15 years ago for campus updates, 110-year-old Van Nuys High School continues to lag behind other LAUSD schools  in receiving necessary improvements while neighboring schools undergo modernization.

Aging infrastructure: The urgency for overdue renovations in LA schools

By Delmis Vaquerano, Staff May 20, 2024
Several schools, including Van Nuys, face significant challenges in improving infrastructure. Not doing so risks failing to meet the basic needs of students and staff and hindering academic achievement.
The Mirror earns seven finalist spots from the L.A. Press Clubs SoCal 66th Annual Awards

The Mirror earns seven finalist spots from the L.A. Press Club’s SoCal 66th Annual Awards

The Mirror The Mirror is a finalist in seven categories in the L.A. Press Club’s SoCal 66th Annual Awards, contending for top website against the Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
By Abigail Kim, Staff May 19, 2024
The Mirror The Mirror is a finalist in seven categories in the L.A. Press Club’s SoCal 66th Annual Awards, contending for top website against the Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

Lost on the map: The state of geography in America

The United States is lacking in geography education in comparison to other more developed countries, as mocked by online videos.
By Skylie Molina and Delmis Vaquerano May 17, 2024
The United States is lacking in geography education in comparison to other more developed countries, as mocked by online videos.
Dive into the looks shown on Tiktok for this years prom!

Prom 2024: What’s in style

Discover the current trends in prom dress fashion to ensure you're dressed to impress on your big night!
By Lindsay Han, Staff May 17, 2024
Discover the current trends in prom dress fashion to ensure you're dressed to impress on your big night!

How are the AP exams?

AP exams represent the crux of stress and fortitude for many students across the nation. We go around checking up on AP students, and see how they are faring under the extra pressure.
By Jalyn Bautista and Daimler Koch May 14, 2024
AP exams represent the crux of stress and fortitude for many students across the nation. We go around checking up on AP students, and see how they are faring under the extra pressure.
Ms. Byrne is the current Director of the Fire and Ice Pomeranians, her own dog Kennel, through which she breeds and exhibits American Kennel Club Grand Champion and Champion Colored Pomeranians.

Doing the impawsible

Special education teacher and dog breeder Ms. Karin Bryne hits a milestone achievement, with three of her dogs being invited to compete in the prestigious event.
By Olamide Olumide, Mia Ramirez, and Delmis Vaquerano May 9, 2024
Special education teacher and dog breeder Ms. Karin Bryne hits a milestone achievement, with three of her dogs being invited to compete in the prestigious event.
Junior Kerra Bae and the production crew of Sincerely, Lost review footage from their previous shoot. The film follows a young boy, Peter Davis, and an elderly man, Charles Wilson, as they tackle hardships together.

Capturing the value of intergenerational friendship in a short film

Students in the digital media program, like the production crew of "Sincerely, Lost," work on short films that will debut May 30 and June 1.
By Skylie Molina, Staff May 7, 2024
Students in the digital media program, like the production crew of "Sincerely, Lost," work on short films that will debut May 30 and June 1.
Our school offers three magnet programs: the Performing Arts Magnet, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, and Medical.

The pros and cons of joining a magnet

The school offers three specialized magnets, each offering rigorous, yet nonetheless beneficial programs.
By Mia Ramirez, Staff May 6, 2024
The school offers three specialized magnets, each offering rigorous, yet nonetheless beneficial programs.

What do you think about the school’s lunch?

The school's cafeteria has served up some...interesting dishes and experiences in the past. We take a look at what students think of this local delicacy.
By Jalyn Bautista and Daimler Koch May 1, 2024
The school's cafeteria has served up some...interesting dishes and experiences in the past. We take a look at what students think of this local delicacy.
Act Like You Care by Susi Vasquez-Lara, Milbridge Elementary, 5th grade.

Quiz: Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

The average fifth grader can answer at least 10 of these questions. Can you match their score?
By Abigail Kim, Viktoriya Khanliyan, and Joel Nam Apr 20, 2024
The average fifth grader can answer at least 10 of these questions. Can you match their score?
A FORCE FOR GOOD  Human Rights Watch Student Task Force (STF) allows high schoolers in California to amplify their voices on human rights issues. The schools STF is focusing on how climate change impacts human rights on marginalized communities. LAUSD is making a change by converting their school buses to run on electricity.

Student Task Force fights for a greener future

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force at the school aims to educate students and staff on how climate change disproportionately affects marginalized communities and their access to clean resources.
By Baron Kim, Staff Apr 19, 2024
The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force at the school aims to educate students and staff on how climate change disproportionately affects marginalized communities and their access to clean resources.
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