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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.
A PARRY AND A SCORE Senior and varsity player Eric Heng competes against Kennedy on March 13. The game
is part of the team’s 12 game winning-streak throughout the spring semester, with an end score of 7-0.

What the racket is all about

By Emely Arevalo, Staff Jun 9, 2023

Nervously awaiting his turn, freshman William Lima tightly gripped his racket. Coach Min Woo So instructed him to begin, and he positioned himself to serve the ball. However, it sailed over the fence and...

FROM MAGIC TO MEDIOCRITY

The iconic studio Disney strives to extend
the enchantment of
beloved stories, but
there’s an unfortunate
pattern of creative
missteps.

The real reason Disney keeps producing terrible sequels

The entertainment company’s push for profits has left countless fans with abhorrent content and many of its employees with little control over the stories they’ve created.
By Daimler Koch, Online Editor-in-Chief Jun 9, 2023
The entertainment company’s push for profits has left countless fans with abhorrent content and many of its employees with little control over the stories they’ve created.
‘‘Despite being ready
for a female president,
the electorate remains
hindered by ignorance and misogyny.”

The future is female, but not in America

Women have been eligible to run for president since 1872 and we have yet to see a woman hold the highest office.
By Docette Danialypour, Staff Writer Jun 7, 2023
Women have been eligible to run for president since 1872 and we have yet to see a woman hold the highest office.
After years of being a full time prison guard, Gabriel Figueroa has taken what hes learned from his experiences and applied it to his new custodial position.

Behind the smile: stories from beyond the prison wall

By Lindsay Han, Staff Apr 26, 2023

3 years ago, Gabriel Figueroa walked through the doors of the Limestone County Prison in east Texas. It was his first day as a guard. His heart was racing like a stampede of wild horses, as he tried...

AP art students struggle with mental health as these artists manage to cope with darkness through creativity

From mess to masterpiece

By Angelina Gevorgyan and Angelica Venturina Apr 21, 2023

The abridged version of this article appeared in the Feb. 2023 print edition of The Mirror. This is an uncut version. A blank white canvas. Stark, bare and expressionless.  In the hands of a technically-skilled...

Quickly boba renamed after “Donut King, is the popular after school hang out for the students of Van Nuys High School

Bubbling over: The allure of Quickly Boba

The after-school hangout's convenience, variety and affordability makes it a hit among students.
By Allison Antonio, News/Features Editor Apr 12, 2023
Local Quickly Boba manager Andrew Pheng says students from Van Nuys High School currently make up about 50% of their customers.
Following in the footsteps of famous alumni like Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Paula Abdul, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Large sets a high bar for current and future performing arts students at Van Nuys.

Dreaming Large: Alumnus Brandon Large makes it big on Broadway

Only two years ago, he was participating in theater productions of “The Giver” and “Bring It On” at Van Nuys High School. Today, he's a Broadway sensation, showcasing his talent in popular productions such as "The Prom" and "Aladdin.".
By Katrina Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor Mar 28, 2023
Only two years ago, he was participating in theater productions of “The Giver” and “Bring It On” at Van Nuys High School. Today, he's a Broadway sensation, showcasing his talent in popular productions such as "The Prom" and "Aladdin.".
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