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The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Find out which MItski song best represents you!

Which Mitski song are you?

By Maya Diaz, Associate Online Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2024
Mitski is a songwriter who often delves into complex human emotions. Ever wonder which Mitski song represents you most? Take this quiz to found out.
From L to R: Olivia Klipstine, Maddie KC-Jordan, Ami Singer and Ellie Steinberg hold their scripts while singing out loud in rehearsal.

Music, melodies, magic and more: “Sweeney Todd” week two

By Madison Thacker, Arts/Entertainment Editor Jan 23, 2024
In a week filled with learning music and bonding with the cast, the crew of “Sweeney Todd” is knee-deep in work for this year’s spring musical.
From L to R: Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ronald Weasley and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.

The best movies and TV shows to watch during fall

By Viktoriya Khanliyan, Staff Oct 13, 2023
Put on your favorite sweaters and turn on some cozy films because autumn is officially here.
Disneys original plan for Tomorrowland was to create a blueprint of the future circa 1986. Today, however, the land has strayed far from that goal, with it becoming an amalgamation of Star Wars, the 80s, and Jules-Verne-esque architecture.

Disneyland’s Tomorrowland is stuck in yesterday

By Daimler Koch and Docette Danialypour May 8, 2023
Victorian steampunk. The ‘80s. The Space Age. What do these have in common? Disney’s failure to live up to the promise of the future, of course.
Gregg Arakis 1995 road trip movie is back in 4K

“The Doom Generation”: 25 years later

By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor Apr 26, 2023
Gregg Araki’s 90s threesome apocalypto road trip remains just as powerful as it did back than
The only playlist for this spring season.

Bloom into spring with this playlist

By Katrina Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor Apr 21, 2023
As the flowers blossom in stop by and smell the roses to these lovely tunes
The two main characters of the film, Mario and Luigi, as they celebrate their hard work forming their own plumbing business.

Let’s-A-Go to the Movies: The Super Mario Bros. film is surprisingly entertaining.

By Alexis Martinez, Staff Writer Apr 17, 2023
Is the new Super Mario Bros. Movie worth watching? Find out in this spoiler free review!
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been in a feud with Disney World over the Reedy Creek Improvement District.

Disney World versus DeSantis: the Battle for Magic Kingdom

By Daimler Koch and Docette Danialypour Apr 17, 2023
Ron DeSantis’s fight over power with Disney World is going to harm the his chances at being elected into office in the future
Tony Stark’s snap has had consequences for everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and everyone in the Marvel fan base as well. The lack of direction, subpar storytelling and superhero fatigue present in the various films and shows released after “Avengers: Endgame” are some of the chief complaints to come out of Marvel fans

Can the downward trajectory of the Marvel Cinematic Universe be reversed?

By Daimler Koch, Online Editor-in-Chief Apr 14, 2023
Once a pop culture powerhouse, the studio’s film quality has dramatically declined since the beginning of Phase Four nearly two years ago.
‘How To Blow Up A Pipeline’ shows us how to make a prolific, political thriller in modern times.

“How to blow up a pipeline” is the essential Gen-Z thriller

By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor Apr 12, 2023
Daniel Goldhaber’s ticking time-bomb of a thriller is one for the ages.
The decline in movie theater attendance can be attributed to several factors, including the pandemic and the popularity of streaming services. However, watching a movie on the big screen with other fans is a unique experience that cannot be replicated at home.

The magic of movie theaters is fading. Here’s how to bring it back and save cinema culture.

By Docette Danialypour, Staff Writer Mar 23, 2023
With movie theater demand falling due to streaming services, theaters will have to step it up to get customers back.
Urine for a treat!

Urine for a treat!

By Katrina Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor Mar 20, 2023
Wee can’t wait for you to watch Van Nuys’ newest musical production of Urinetown.
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