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The student website of Van Nuys High School
Van Nuys, California
The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Chioma Chiawa

Chioma Chiawa, Staff

Chioma Chiawa is a junior in her first year of journalism. She enjoys reading comic books, baking cookies, and watching the UCLA women's volleyball team. She enjoys reading “Real Friends” by Shannon Hale and listening to A$AP Rocky and The Weeknd. She intends to enter a 4 year university and get her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

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KICKED TO THE CURB Players’ skills are often literally sidelined when they’re benched, leading to frustration, dissatisfaction and, in some cases, outright quitting the team.

Stuck on the sidelines

The story of a basketball player struggling to stay off the bench.
By Chioma Chiawa, Staff
Jun 3, 2024
Senior Izabella Herrera has been playing soccer since she was five. After taking a break due to the covid-19 pandemic and academic pressures, she returned to the sport and is now one of the starters for the girls soccer team.

Goal-getter: Izabella Herrera’s rise to soccer stardom

At age five, Izabella Herrera discovered her love for soccer. Now, as a senior, she’s a starter for the girls soccer varsity team.
By Chioma Chiawa, Staff
Mar 4, 2024
Sophomore Kevin Mata is currently the captain of the baseball team. He faced many obstacles on his journey to the position, including choosing to pursue a career in either music or baseball.

MVP instead of musician

Kevin Mata started playing baseball when he was four. Last year he choose hitting homeruns over making hit music. Now as a sophomore he's captain of the varsity team.
By Chioma Chiawa, Staff
Jan 18, 2024
Sports can be as much a social endeavor as a physical one. Valuable social skills can be developed by joining a team sport.

Champion communication: How sports can significantly improve people’s social lives

Joining a team sport can help push students to improve their social skills through constant practice with their teammates.
By Chioma Chiawa, Staff
Oct 31, 2023
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