The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

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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

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“Frogtown, USA” is a four-day festival in dedicated to Mark Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog” in Angels Camp, California, that features all types of contests, auctions, food and frog-themed souvenirs.

Inside Netflix: The International Frog Jumping Jubilee

❑ PHOTO STORY | The International Frog Jumping Jubilee that was featured in Netflix’s documentary “We are the Champions,” hosted its annual frog festival starting May 19.
By Beverly Regino, Photo EditorPublished May 24, 2022
❑ PHOTO STORY | The International Frog Jumping Jubilee that was featured in Netflix’s documentary “We are the Champions,” hosted its annual frog festival starting May 19.
Art Exhibit: AP Studio Art students show off their portfolios

Art Exhibit: AP Studio Art students show off their portfolios

While most students will be shading inside a scantron bubble for their AP exams, AP Studio Art students will be coloring outside the lines to display their artistic ability.
By Vannesa Machado, Staff WriterPublished May 20, 2022
While most students will be shading inside a scantron bubble for their AP exams, AP Studio Art students will be coloring outside the lines to display their artistic ability.
The new system is being used to aid students that need tardy passes.

New digital ID system will implement tardy passes

Starting on May 16, all students will be required to download and show a digital ID to make the process of giving students tardy passes easier and more efficient.
By Angelica Venturina and Angelina GevorgyanPublished May 16, 2022
Starting on May 16, all students will be required to download and show a digital ID to make the process of giving students tardy passes easier and more efficient.
Promenading through! Mishella Vishnevskiy days revolve around her rigorous dance training.

Ballroom blitz

Outside of the classroom, freshman. Mishella Vishnevskiy, lives her double life on the dance floor as a competitive ballroom dancer.
By Angelica Venturina, Jaden Hantman, and Gabriel CastilloPublished May 10, 2022
Outside of the classroom, freshman, Mishella Vishnevskiy, lives her double life on the dance floor as a competitive ballroom dancer.
Black people feel like they have to defend themselves and their race every time theres an incident.

An altercation should never open a floodgate of Anti-Blackness

Why is it so easy for people to be racist when a Black person is involved in a fight?
By Elom AttipoePublished May 4, 2022
Why is it so easy for people to be racist when a Black person is involved in a fight?
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 April 28, 2022
The two new tardy policies the school has introduced may seem effective, but is an inconvenience to members of the student body.
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Students and teachers get ready for exams at AP Camp

Mock exams, practice problems and games are some highlights of the AP camp retreat taking place on campus over the weekend.
By Angelina Kanno, Staff WriterPublished April 23, 2022
Mock exams, practice problems and games are some highlights of the AP camp retreat taking place on campus over the weekend.
Recently performing in the school production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, KC-Jordan is aspiring an aspiring actress interested in a career in musical theater.

5 MINUTES WITH…
Theater Student Madeline KC-Jordan

Sophomore Madeline KC-Jordan shares what her spirit animal is, her most comedic experience and her favorite TV show.
By Diana Zalmanov, Staff WriterPublished April 21, 2022
Sophomore Madeline KC-Jordan shares what her spirit animal is, her most comedic experience and her favorite TV show.

PRO | CON: Will Smith’s slap. Was it justified?

Hollywood icon, Will Smith, made history with his first Oscar win, but will his success be overshadowed by the altercation that took place between Chris Rock and himself moments earlier?
By Julianna Macfarlane and Mereline PerezPublished April 4, 2022
Hollywood icon, Will Smith, made history with his first Oscar win, but will his success be overshadowed by the altercation that took place between Chris Rock and himself moments earlier?
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.
The last big change to the SAT came in 2016 when the College Board made changes to the content, format, and scoring of the test.

A new era: The SAT goes digital

The last big change to the SAT came in 2016 when the College Board made changes to the content, format, and scoring of the test.
By Angelica Venturina and Angelina GevorgyanPublished March 7, 2022
The last big change to the SAT came in 2016 when the College Board made changes to the content, format, and scoring of the test.
Theres a message for everyone in Butters Final Meal

There’s a message for everyone in “Butter’s Final Meal”

Executive Producer Julie Bram shares why she wanted to be part of the long journey to get the film to screens.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-ChiefPublished March 3, 2022
Executive Producer Julie Bram shares why she wanted to be part of the long journey to get the film to screens.
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