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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...

From Van Nuys students to award-winning actors: Van Nuys High Schools notable alumni leave a lasting legacy in the entertainment industry

The famous faces of Van Nuys High School

The famous alumni of Van Nuys High School and how they affect today's students
By Mia Ramirez, Staff Mar 29, 2023
The famous alumni of Van Nuys High School and how they affect today's students
Heavy breeze causes falling trees

Heavy breeze causes falling trees

On Feb. 25, the Southern California blizzard knocked down three trees on the quad. Students expressed their opinion on the situation.
By Lindsay Han, Staff Feb 26, 2023
On Feb. 25, the Southern California blizzard knocked down three trees on the quad. Students expressed their opinion on the situation.
Administrators supervise the area as the conflict is swiftly dealt with by other faculty.

Re-restorative action against conflicts on campus

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, a physical altercation broke out on the quad between two students. Measures were taken to provide adequate punishment for the students involved.
By Olamide Olumide, News/Features Editor Oct 22, 2022
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, a physical altercation broke out on the quad between two students. Measures were taken to ensure that an issue like this would not happen again.
Devin Lautrette has been practicing and having fun with his kendama since he was 12.

The kendama toy became his passion

For junior Devin Lautrette, it’s not about how many he owns but how many tricks he can do with just one.
By Diana Zalmanov, Staff Writer Jun 2, 2022
For junior Devin Lautrette, it’s not about how many he owns but how many tricks he can do with just one.
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Students and teachers get ready for exams at AP Camp

Mock exams, practice problems and games are some highlights of the AP camp retreat taking place on campus over the weekend.
By Angelina Kanno, Staff Writer Apr 22, 2022
Mock exams, practice problems and games are some highlights of the AP camp retreat taking place on campus over the weekend.
Biology teacher Peggy Shim speaking to Superintendent Beutner about the difficulties of online schooling. She is relieved to see students in her classroom again.

Ms. Peggy Shim has teaching in her DNA

The AP Biology teacher talks about how she fell in love with the subject, the jobs she cycled through after college and the aspects of teaching that she values most.
By Diana Zalmanov, Staff Writer Mar 24, 2022
The AP Biology teacher talks about how she fell in love with the subject, the jobs she cycled through after college and the aspects of teaching that she values most.
THINKING AHEAD: Fatiah Lawal is looking forward to learning how to code in college.

5 MINUTES WITH…
Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

Senior Fatiah Lawal talks about her daily routine, desire to travel home to Nigeria and current fixation with late 2000s Disney movie soundtracks.
By Allison Antonio, News/Features Editor Mar 5, 2022
Senior Fatiah Lawal talks about her daily routine, desire to travel home to Nigeria and current fixation with late 2000s Disney movie soundtracks.
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.”
Mr. Kayne poses for his mugshot.

5 MINUTES WITH…
History Teacher Mr. Douglas Kayne

Teaching history wasn’t always his passion. Mr. Kayne comedically unravels his past jobs and experiences that led him on his current path, as well as some regrets and advice.
By Allison Antonio, News/Features Editor Jan 15, 2022
Teaching history wasn’t always his passion. Mr. Kayne comedically unravels his past jobs and experiences that led him on his current path, as well as some regrets and advice.
Before turning the page, we reflect on the stories that affected us the most.

The Mirror 2021 | Top Stories

As a year full of controversy, uncertainty and mixed emotions finally ends, lets recap some of the top stories from this past year.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-Chief Jan 3, 2022
Relive the highlights of last year's stories.
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