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The Mirror

 DAZED & CONFUSED The i-Ready has been criticized for adjusting lesson plans for students based on their performance on the diagnostic test. Many never go back on the website to actually take those courses.
i-Ready or not, here it comes: LAUSD’s new standardized test kindles controversy
By Baron Kim, Staff • Apr 16, 2024
The i-Ready exam has frustrated many students and staff over its length and irrelevancy.
CANDIDATE CONUNDRUM With the presidential election coming up in November, new voters are presented with two choices: Donald Trump or Joe Biden. Unfortunately, due tot he issues that both candidates pose, many voters feel dissatisfied with the choice they are going to have to make and wish they had better options instead.
Lack of candidate choices concerns student voters
By Mia Ramirez, Staff • Apr 10, 2024
The 2024 election is driving young people to the polls, forcing them to choose between two candidates that aren't fully up to the task.
The nearby Saint Elizabeth Church has put up a sign prohibiting skaters and other solicitors from hanging out around the premises of the church.
Locked out: Exclusionary tactics in urban design
By Delmis Vaquerano, Staff • Apr 3, 2024
Hostile architecture is a design technique employed in urban environments to guide, discourage or outright exclude certain behaviors or individuals, resulting in detrimental social effects for the surrounding community.

In spite of the severity of the conflict, the Israel-Hamas War has been viewed by social media as just another trend to cycle through. Many are posting inaccurate information in an effort to keep up with the fad.
Trending: The Israel-Hamas War
By Mia Ramirez, Staff • Mar 30, 2024
The presence of the war in Gaza on social media has evolved into yet another trend that many throw aside despite its severity.
Bridget Biddy Mason was an enslaved African-American woman who pledged for her freedom in San Bernadino and received it in 1856. She would later move to Los Angeles and use her wealth to support the local Black community until her death in 1891.
HERSTORY: Biddy Mason’s Los Angeles legacy
By Abigail Kim, Staff • Mar 25, 2024
Born enslaved in Georgia in 1856, Bridget "Biddy" Mason was the first African-American woman to own property in Los Angeles. After receiving her freedom, she would go on to found one of the largest Black congregations in Los Angeles. 
Donna Hubbard was Van Nuys High Schools first female principal. She joined the faculty as a Spanish teacher in 1920 and worked her way up to becoming girls vice prinicipal in 1924, before becoming principal of the entire school in 1935.
HERSTORY: Donna Hubbard's legacy at Van Nuys High School
By Abigail Kim, Staff • Mar 18, 2024
This Women’s History Month, Donna Hubbard stands out as the mature, wise and compassionate former principal of the school.
The clash between Stallion and Minaj has seen both of them releasing diss songs about each other and the people they were in relationships with.
Stallion said “Hiss,” Minaj responded with a diss
By Skylie Molina, Staff • Feb 16, 2024
Disputes between Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion have resorted to calling each other out through the release of new “diss” songs.
Rain, rain go away
Rain, rain go away
By Mia Ramirez, Staff • Feb 5, 2024
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By Brianna I. Alvarado, Design/Layout Editor • Jan 9, 2024
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