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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

Ani Tutunjyan

Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief

Ani Tutunjyan the Executive Editor and Print Editor-in-Chief for The Mirror. She joined the program in her freshman year as a Current Events writer and she is now in her fourth year of publication as a senior. Ani has won a number of regional and national awards for her News and Features writing. Outside of journalism, she is involved in TASSEL Cambodia and Operation Period. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and cooking.  She would love to go to Italy to experience the rich history and beautiful architecture. Ani intends to major in law or journalism when she applies to colleges this fall.

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Alberto Carvalho will step up as LAUSDs next superintendent with over a decade of experience under his belt.

Who is LAUSD’s new superintendent?

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Dec 11, 2021
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
Dec 11, 2021
A classroom of 29 students had only 14 in attendance Friday following the arson threat made through Instagram.

Students stay at home amid arson threat made by Instagram Account

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Dec 3, 2021
A new sheriff in town: After a decade of working as an administrator and an additional five years as a principal, Principal De Santiago is excited to use her prior experience to lead her staff and the rest of the student body.

PROFILE | New principal takes the reins

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Nov 18, 2021
Mental health issues arising from the pandemic have made returning to in-person learning challenging for many students.

Stress sucks

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Nov 15, 2021
Seniors wait in line in front of the big gym to take their SAT.

School administers SAT and PSAT/NMSQT

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Oct 13, 2021
PAJAMA DAY: Sebastian Estrada, Ella Robinson and Kaylyn Majers are decked out in their pajamas to kick off spirit week.

Spirited with pride: Students participate in Spirit Week

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Oct 1, 2021
Six graduates from the Class of 2021 came to school to accept $1000 scholarship grants from alumni from the class of 1957.

Six students receive scholarship from former alumni

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Aug 2, 2021
New chapter

Exit interviews: Questions and answers with VNHS’ newest retirees

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Jun 28, 2021
Principal Gardea poses for her first day back on campus after announcing her retirement on April 26th, 2021.

Leaving a legacy | Principal Gardea retires

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Jun 28, 2021
Mr. Crosby retires after 23 years of teaching at Van Nuys High School.

He’s history: Teacher Robert Crosby retires

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Jun 20, 2021
Official portrait of Vice President Joe Biden in his West Wing Office at the White House, Jan. 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)..This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Biden will be the next President. Now what?

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Jan 13, 2021
College applications for the rest of the schools in the UC system were due Nov. 30.

Three UC campuses have extended their application deadline

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Dec 7, 2020
FOCUS | Student screen time rises

FOCUS | Student screen time rises

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Nov 21, 2020
20-21 VNHS AcaDeca team

AcaDec places fourth in LAUSD competition

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Nov 17, 2020
AT A LOSS Many Armenians feel disappointed and angry after losing centuries-old cultural lands.

When Armenians needed you most, you stood in silence

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Nov 9, 2020
Students voice their opinions on their preferences for president.

The presidential war

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Oct 31, 2020
Los Angeles Valley College will hold its annual college fest virtually to help students with the college admissions process.

Annual College Fest at LAVC approaching

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Sep 11, 2020
After taking a leave of absence, Mr. Ronnell Greene appears during Senior Awards Night in a pre-recorded video.

Mr. Greene wins a battle against cancer

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Jun 8, 2020
Graduate

Grad N Go: An unprecedented graduation

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Jun 1, 2020
Staying Focused Through All the Panic

Staying Focused Through All the Panic

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Apr 3, 2020
Campus Remains Open, Operating as a Grab & Go Food Center

Campus Remains Open, Operating as a Grab & Go Food Center

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Apr 1, 2020
Student Body Elections Postponed

Student Body Elections Postponed

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Mar 30, 2020
Finishing up the last of her 20 AP classes and final semester, Luciana Soria-Robles is considering a possible future at
Yale, where she has
been accepted as a
freshman.

From the Hallways of Van Nuys to the Corridors of Yale

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Mar 17, 2020
Covid-19 update: California declares health emergency

Covid-19 update: California declares health emergency

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Mar 10, 2020
Brian Acosta is the new dean on campus.

Brian Acosta: A Dean Looking to Help Students Succeed

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Feb 21, 2020
The logo for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

WASC To Visit Campus

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Feb 14, 2020
(L to R) Kathy Duong, Andy Joachin, Ayisha Harris, Tracy Del Castillo, Giovanni Grajeda, Alesya Sumantri, Shreya Nair, Mhar Tenorio, Matthew Kawashiri and Coach Jonathan Mitchell.

Academic Decathlon Advances to State Competition

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Feb 12, 2020
Explore New Subjects During Splash @ UCLA

Explore New Subjects During Splash @ UCLA

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Jan 27, 2020
Van Nuys High School named a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America.

Van Nuys High School Named a National Magnet School of Excellence

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Jan 23, 2020
The First Gen Empowerment Project is holding financial literacy classes next week.

Money Managing 101

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Jan 22, 2020
The new desks at Psychology teacher Mr. Jonathan Mitchells classroom.

New Year, New Furniture

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Jan 15, 2020
Juul has been accused of advertising to teens.

LAUSD’s fight against Juul

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Dec 4, 2019
Laying out the new
foundation, Emily Choi (above) and the rest of the Heart of Nature Club help shape the plot of land.

Gardening Against Climate Change

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Nov 20, 2019
Volunteering to be part of the annual blood drive on Nov.19, 2019, Joshua Gonzalez, lays on the stretcher while waiting for blood to be drawn out of him.

ASB holds Fall Blood Drive

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Nov 19, 2019
Ten journalism students competed at California State University, Northridge on Saturday, Oct. 19 in various Journalism Day write-offs.

The Mirror Continues Award-Winning Streak

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Oct 22, 2019
The Mirror Staff for the year 2018-2019.

The Mirror Receives National Recognition in 36th Gold Circle Awards

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Oct 22, 2019
The logo for the California Scholarship Federation.

California Scholarship Federation Members Announced

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Oct 4, 2019
The construction plan for the A-G offices.

Extreme Makeover: A-G Office Edition

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Mar 22, 2019
Modeled after the United Nations, MUN is a committee simulation.

Model UN at UC Berkeley

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Mar 22, 2019
Unveiled: The Kerala nuns exploitation by the clergymen of the Catholic Church.

Sins of the Church

By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief
Mar 22, 2019
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