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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Van Nuys High School
 Students such as Seniors Gideon Genesis Dela Torre (left) and Maradie Sattra brought their national flags or wore traditional clothes to school on Multicultural Day to express their national pride. Even students not explicitly working a club stand expressed their cultural and national pride or supported other cultures by walking around with cultural items or flags.

Multicultural Day: A taste of many countries

A celebration of diversity at school through food, music and performances related to various cultures.
By Diana Zalmanov and Allison AntonioPublished March 14, 2022
A celebration of diversity at school through food, music and performances related to various cultures.
Despite being torn between two races, no matter how draining it can be, I know my family has and will always accept me for me.

Torn between two races

Being biracial means sometimes feeling like I don’t fit in anywhere
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished March 10, 2022
Being biracial means sometimes feeling like I don’t fit in anywhere
What its like growing up Black

What it’s like growing up Black

It went from jokes to insulting my skin color, hair texture, and ethnic features to calling me slurs. Most of the class joined in. No one stood up for me.
By Elom AttipoePublished March 9, 2022
It went from jokes to insulting my skin color, hair texture, and ethnic features to calling me slurs. Most of the class joined in. No one stood up for me.
Ms. Tracy Kim had interviewed at both Van Nuys High School and Granada Hills Charter High School, but she accepted a teaching position in the science department within the magnet program of Van Nuys High School.

5 MINUTES WITH…
Science Teacher Ms. Tracey Kim

“Life is short and you want to pursue your passion. Pursue it with influence because it’s worth it in the end.”
By Rosendo Rubalcava , Current Events/Features Staff WriterPublished February 23, 2022
“Life is short and you want to pursue your passion. Pursue it with influence because it’s worth it in the end.”
Destinys layered necklace sold immediately after being posted.

Destiny’s Jewels: The world’s her oyster, she’s the pearl

After discovering their natural skill and craftsmanship in the art of jewelry-making, junior Destiny Reveles has focused on developing and expanding their business in which they sell handcrafted jewelry comprised of silver, gold and everything bold.
By Diana Zalmanov and Shaan BhatiaPublished February 7, 2022
After discovering their natural skill and craftsmanship in the art of jewelry-making, junior Destiny Reveles has focused on developing and expanding their business in which they sell handcrafted jewelry comprised of silver, gold and everything bold.
Mr. Crosby retires after 23 years of teaching at Van Nuys High School.

He’s history: Teacher Robert Crosby retires

A longstanding member of the teacher roster and UTLA retires.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished June 20, 2021
Mr. Crosby shares his experiences and what he loved most about being a teacher.
Naomi Lee deals with new responsibilities as the senior class president.

Senior Board President Naomi Lee’s Senior Game Plan

Naomi Lee, the class of 22's senior president, enthusiastically discusses her expectations and plans for the approaching senior year.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished May 13, 2021
Naomi Lee believes that impending deadline of senior events will motivate the class of 2022
Interview with Ms. Danielle Greenwood on zoom.

Former substitute goes full-time

Ms. Danielle Greenwood joins the faculty permanently as an English and Speech teacher.
By Julia Pfau, Perspectives EditorPublished January 26, 2021
Ms. Greenwood's journey from substitute to official teacher during the pandemic.
Ms. Ivette Alvarez, pictured during her graduation from CSUN, where she obtained her masters degree in education.

Bienvenidos to a new Spanish teacher joining the faculty

Ms. Ivette Alvarez, talks about her inspirations, her journey to becoming a teacher, and what she hopes to convey to her students through her meaningful profession.
By Angelina Gevorgyan, Current Events/Features EditorPublished October 6, 2020
Ms. Ivette Alvarez, talks about her inspirations, her journey to becoming a teacher, and what she hopes to convey to her students through her meaningful profession.
Mr. Matthew Baker, pictured with his daughter in matching outfits.

Q&A: New English and Speech teacher Mr. Baker

Mr. Matthew Baker brings his background in stand-up comedy and public speaking to the classroom, joining the staff as a new English and Speech teacher.
By Julia Pfau, Perspectives EditorPublished September 13, 2020
Mr. Matthew Baker brings his background in stand-up comedy and public speaking to the classroom, joining the staff as a new English and Speech teacher.
Charles Wilken

2020 Retiring faculty: Mr. Charles Wilken

By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished June 23, 2020

Your first name: Charles Your last name: Wilken What subject(s) do you teach? Science and Robotics What classes did you teach this year? Robotics and Biology What year did you begin teaching?...

Janice Carr

2020 Retiring faculty: Ms. Janice Carr

By Andre Rodas, Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished June 23, 2020

Your first name: Janice Your last name: Carr What subject(s) do you teach? English What classes did you teach this year? H.English 10A/B, English 10A/B, English 11A/B, H. English 11A/B What...

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