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The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Kyrillos Mina

Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer

Kyrillos Mina is an Opinion writer for The Mirror. He is currently a sophomore in his first year of journalism. Kyrillos is an active member of the cross country team and even enjoys running in his free time. He enjoys spending his time reading comic books and playing video games such as “Call Of Duty” and “Valorant.” His favorite movies are “Jumanji” due to its comedic value and “Infinity War” for its action packed fight scenes. After high school, Kyrillos plans to major in Biology in university.

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Students are often overwhelmed with the idea of one test determining their whole year.

The AP exams are toxic for students

Collegeboard exploits students' desires to achieve academic success for college applications with tests that inaccurately determine understanding.
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer
May 12, 2022
The trades in this off-season will bring about a huge change in the next season for all fans and players.

The NFL shakes up with some of the biggest trades and signings

The crazy off-season feels like one of the biggest in recent memory. Tom Brady un-retires and Quarterbacks Russel Wilson and Matt Ryan both sign away from teams they have been playing with for their entire careers.
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2022
Tom Brady, an iconic part of the NFL for over two decades, ended his career in Tampa Bay.

The dynasty of Tom Brady draws to a close

It’s no argument that Brady is the greatest football player of all time. After 22 seasons in the league, he has made the decision to hang up his pads and retire. 
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer
Feb 17, 2022
Kobes legacy as a NBA legend remains secure by the millions that remember him after his death.

‘Black Mamba’ forever

Kobe Bryant touched the lives of so many people during and after his career. On the two-year anniversary, we take time to share a personal story on how Bryant affected us.
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer
Jan 28, 2022
The aim of games is to fail. One researcher argues this helps gamers in real-world conflicts.

Gaming is a lot more than just violence

Next time, you can tell your parents that video-games might actually be helping you deal with problems in the real-world.
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer
Jan 27, 2022
There are two sides to this debate. Decide whether to stay at home and decorate your house for others or head into the action.

Too old to trick-or-treat?

Halloween; a time kids put on there costumes and get their pillowcases ready for candy. On the flip side, it is a time where parents warn their kids about the dangers of taking candy from strangers. The question still remains: Is there a thing as being too old for trick-or-treating? Should we consider following in the footsteps of some counties in Chesapeake, Virginia and set an age restriction on trick-or-treating?
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer
Oct 28, 2021
Cross country and track arent as popular as football. They never will be, but I believe that these sports require a lot of skill too and deserve much more recognition than they receive.

Running sports should not be underrated

The Wolves team has held a succesful season record for multiple years. They even contested to become city champions in 2019.
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer
Oct 20, 2021
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