The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

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
NEGATIVE! At-home tests issued by the district are the newest approved form of baseline testing.
At-home covid testing kits now available to students and faculty
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-Chief • Published January 7, 2022
A nurse prepares a nasal swab covid-19 test for students and faculty on May 12, 2021 on campus in the quad.
Mandatory baseline testing and a new date to return to campus
By Angelica Venturina, Current Events/Features Editor • Published January 3, 2022
The facts
How covid spreads
• Through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes
• Close personal contact, such as caring for an infected person
The symptoms
• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath
Protect yourself
• Wear a face mask
• Get vaccinated
• Stay home when you are sick
• Limit close contact with people who are sick
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Avoiding unnecessary touching of your eyes, nose or mouth,
• If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

— Ani Tutunjyan
Unvaccinated LAUSD students may no longer be barred from campuses Jan. 10 if the Board of Education votes to delay the vaccination deadline until the next academic year.
LAUSD may push back deadline for student covid vaccinations to fall 2022
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief • Published December 11, 2021
Anti-vaxxers protest against vaccine mandates outside of LAUSDs main offices in Los Angeles.
500 LAUSD employees laid off after refusing to get vaccinated
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-Chief • Published December 10, 2021
According to the South Africa Center for Epidemic Response and Innovation, scientists say that there are about 50 different mutations. For reference, the Delta variant had about nine mutations in its genome.
Omicron: The newest covid-19 variant
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-Chief • Published December 10, 2021
The mask mandate will likely continue into next year for all Los Angeles residents.
Hopes for Los Angeles County to loosen mask mandate now unlikely
By Diana Zalmanov, Staff Writer • Published November 23, 2021
Vaccination stations set up in the small gym allow for students and adults to get vaccinated ON campus safely.
Covid vaccinations required for in-person learning next semester
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-Chief • Published November 19, 2021
A winter wonderland:  In reference to prevalent public speculation regarding the postponed Homecoming Dance, it has been confirmed that the event is being altered into a Winter Formal planned to take place in February.
Update: Homecoming Dance is now the Winter Formal
By Angelina Gevorgyan, Current Events/Features Editor • Published November 11, 2021
The Homecoming Dance is still happening ... just not yet
By Angelica Venturina, Current Events/Features Editor • Published October 4, 2021
The road to normalcy: Covid-19 vaccinations offered on campus
By Isabella Thomas, Staff Photographer • Published September 29, 2021
Do students & faculty agree with mandatory vaccines?
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-Chief • Published September 11, 2021
One step closer to normal
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-Chief • Published April 7, 2021
FOCUS | Student screen time rises
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief • Published November 21, 2020