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The Ethnics Studies course is a state requirement for all California ninth graders, promoting acceptance and understanding of other cultures and communities.

School adds ethnics course as new college requirement for freshmen

The Ethnics Studies course is designed to encourage students to develop compassion for others and create a deeper understanding of other cultures as a whole.
By Rainielle Santos, Staff Writer Oct 13, 2023
The Ethnics Studies course is designed to encourage students to develop compassion for others and create a deeper understanding of other cultures as a whole.
The i-Ready was administered to all students the week of September 18. The new test was designed to adapt to students performance live; if a student did well, they would be given harder questions to answer, and vice versa.

i-Ready … for what?

LAUSD enforces a new testing platform for students, replacing the Renaissance test that students took last year.
By Skylie Molina, Staff Oct 5, 2023
LAUSD enforces a new testing platform for students, replacing the Renaissance test that students took last year.
Ethan Rhoda and Adriana Acevedo started the Tech Theatre Club.

Club rush stirs up excitement on the quad

New and returning clubs set up tables on the quad in an effort to attract new members.
By Mia Ramirez and Olamide Olumide Aug 31, 2023
New and returning clubs set up tables on the quad in an effort to attract new members.
An influx of squirrels can be seen in the Quad after lunch or nutrition going through trash or picking leftovers left behind by students.

Trash talk: Litter plagues campus

The campus at Van Nuys High School, with its grassy quad and mature shade trees, offers comfort to a diverse community, encompassing not just students and staff, but also local wildlife like birds and squirrels.
By Rainielle Santos, Staff Writer Aug 31, 2023
The campus at Van Nuys High School, with its grassy quad and mature shade trees, offers comfort to a diverse community, encompassing not just students and staff, but also local wildlife like birds and squirrels.
Van Nuys High School is offering college-level finance courses which will start this semester.

Dual enrollment program allows students to take college-level finance classes

Van Nuys High School is offering a dual enrollment program that will allow students to receive a certificate in banking and finance.
By Mia Ramirez, Staff Aug 22, 2023
Van Nuys High School is offering a dual enrollment program that will allow students to receive a certificate in banking and finance.
Students explain their opinion on the school lockers.

Lockers! Lockers! Lockers!

Students and their relationship with their lockers.
By Olamide Olumide, News/Features Editor May 9, 2023
Students and their relationship with their lockers.
Ressa Partida is always pushing herself to new limits, as marathon training has been a part of her routine since her high school graduation.

Marathon running
Going the extra mile

By Emely Arevalo and Jaden Gervacio Apr 13, 2023

The abridged version of this article appeared in the Feb. 2023 print edition of The Mirror. This is an uncut version. Growing up, Ms. Reesa Partida was exposed to the world of endurance sports through...

Melissa Ageyenko, a brave Ukrainian refugee, lets us know about her life in Ukraine.

Caught in the crossfire

A student and her family were forced to flee the war between Russia and Ukraine, leading to a new life in America
By Angelina Gevorgyan and Angelica Venturina Mar 17, 2023
A student and her family were forced to flee the war between Russia and Ukraine, leading to a new life in America
Senior Board President Abby Lee and Vice President Raina Marangattu discuss Winter Formal details.

Everything you need to know: Winter Formal

The what, where, why’s and how's of the winter formal.
By Olamide Olumide, News/Features Editor Feb 1, 2023
The what, where, why’s and how's of the winter formal.
5 Minutes with…Theater Teacher Mr. Justin Baldridge

5 Minutes with…Theater Teacher Mr. Justin Baldridge

Mr. Baldridge shares the last movie watched, the meal he’d eat for the rest of his life and what his warning label would say if he had one.
By Rainielle Santos, Staff Writer Dec 14, 2022
Mr. Baldridge shares the last movie watched, the meal he’d eat for the rest of his life and what his warning label would say if he had one.
This is Mr. Docters third year teaching at VNHS after graduating from UCLA.

5 MINUTES WITH…
History Teacher Mr. Robert Docter

“My grandpa has given me many, many pieces of advice, including the value of being assertive but also listening to others. I try to practice it with everybody I interact with.”
By Angelica Venturina, Print Editor-in-Chief Jan 30, 2022
“My grandpa has given me many, many pieces of advice, including the value of being assertive but also listening to others.. I try to practice it with everybody I interact with.”
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