The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Set the right ambience of the night with some LED candles inside of decorations or pumpkins.
Frightful festivities: Laugh or scream?
The sinister season has finally arrived. If trick-or-treating sounds old, here are four activities to occupy Oct. 31. Two of them are for the more daring at heart, hoping for a good scare this Halloween, and two more activites are fun adventures for everyone to try.
“They are postponing it, not canceling it,” Ferrin said, emphasizing the prospect of the dance taking place at a later point in time.
The Homecoming Dance is still happening ... just not yet
ASB advisor answers burning questions about the recent Homecoming Dance postponement.
ASB members take down the decorative lights following the postponement announcement after spending the day setting up for the Homecoming dance.
Covid concerns cause Homecoming Dance to be postponed
Students upset after the dance is cancelled at the last-minute due to positive covid cases.
Senior Heidy Rosales-Castillo closes her eyes as she gets her first dose of the covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, Sept. 29.
California becomes the first state to require covid-19 vaccinations for students
Governor Gavin Newsom announces that all students ages 12 to 17 must receive the covid vaccine by next semester.
Current Events
Drippy: The first rainstorm of the season caused drainage problems, deep puddles, and lots of mud which wouldve made for a miserable event
Washed out | Senior Kickoff has been pushed to next week
“Although it isn't going to be raining [on the original day of Senior Kickoff], the field will most likely be wet and we wanted to ensure the best conditions for this event.” 
Mr. Marc Strassner and Ms. Suzanne Osman pose in front of the new location with Kirandeep Singh, Owner Tajinder Singh and Kulwant Kaur.
Money, money, money: The library receives a $711 donation from 7/11
According to Librarian Ms. Suzanne Osman, "every dollar counts."
Seniors wait in line in front of the big gym to take their SAT.
School administers SAT and PSAT/NMSQT
Students came to school with their No. 2 pencils, IDs and calculators to take the SAT or PSAT.
Devilish! An anonymous individual removed a soap dispenser from one of the school’s bathrooms and positioned it on a tree stump in plain view of students.
Vandalistic Tik Tok movement targets schools
The viral TikTok trend identified as “Devious Licks” is rapidly spreading throughout California's schools, eliciting negative responses from students and staff.
BEFORE:  Vandalism observed before the start of the first period.
Gang-related vandalism spotted on campus
This observed defacement consisted of undecipherable lettering and has been confirmed to have included gang related taggings that marked one of the local gangs situated in the area.
Athletics
Too many balls to to net could mean a quick end to the playoff run.
VOLLEYBALL | Wolves finish their season strong but fall short in the first round of the CIF playoffs.
Their first challenge of the playoffs against the Narbonne Gauchos ended in a 3-1 defeat.
Pack LIFE
After choosing his perfect pumpkin, Senior Marvin Ocampo prepares a scary idea to paint.
PHOTOSTORY | Painting the perfect pumpkins
Designs from today included the poison apple from "Snow White" and Ghostface from "Scream".
Senior Angela Proca dances under the tents on the quad and tries to avoid getting drenched.
PHOTOSTORY | Drizzled and drenched on campus
Rare rainfall is not enough to end the long California drought.
Sleep peacefully through the night by listening to some tunes.
PLAYLIST | Songs to listen to on those sleepless nights
Hear some tranquil tunes to help you sleep whenever you feel restless.
Goodbye Van Nuys and hello Baja, California! Mazin is moving to the beach to get away from all the craziness and take time for herself.
5 MINUTES WITH...
Special Education Coordinator Ms. Karyn Mazin
"I just want to enjoy the peace that surrounds me and just focus on good mental health as well as physical health."
In another form of an invert, Ms. Partida demonstrates ways to warm up.
Hanging on | Reesa Partida puts her aerial skills on display
The performing arts teacher demonstrates her athletic strength and agility for the students.
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
By Kyrillos Mina, Opinion Writer
A student athlete on the cross country team explains the many rewards that this sport can offer to other interested students.
7 Hispanic nations celebrate their independence days during this month.
Hispanic Heritage Month | Why I am proud to be Mexican
By Mereline Perez, Opinion Writer
FIRST PERSON: There are many cases in which we are told that we should go back to our country or that we don't belong here. In reality, we contribute a lot to society.
Ouch! A person is awaiting her jab of the covid-19 vaccine.
Do students & faculty agree with mandatory vaccines?
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor in Chief
Teachers and students share their opinions on the new vaccine protocol for LAUSD schools.
My cell phone took over my life. I had to change.
My cell phone took over my life. I had to change.
By Gwen Langi, Pro & Con Editor
I find myself consumed by my phone whether it’s during virtual classes or late into the night past my bedtime. I tell myself a few minutes of scrolling through social media won’t cause any harm.
Arts & Entertainment
The Nintendo trailer got fans excited to see Samus battling enemies again.
REVIEW | "Metroid Dread" is an amazing return for a long dormant series
After four years, the Metroid series returns for the first time on the latest Nintendo game console.
Fans raced to theaters to celebrate the holiday early and made this the number one movie in the world.
REVIEW | “Halloween Kills” is the latest entry to an infamous slasher franchise
"The tension is thick, the kills are brutal and the performance is great."
Andrea and Angelina discuss the ill effects of celebrities on our daily lives in this episode of the podcast.
Fill Your Life with Spice | Episode 4: Corrupt internet sensations
Join Andrea and her guest Angelina as they discuss the impacts of social media influencers on current and futre generations.
Calling all fans of Harry Potter, theater or both. The drama team prepare for a three day show in November.
Theater department will make a spellbinding return with “PUFFS”
The show on Thursday, Nov. 18 will begin at 4 p.m. The show the following day will take place at 7p.m., and the final shows on Saturday will be at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Venom has grossed nearly $300 million worldwide since its release.
REVIEW | “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”
Hit your local movie theater and follow the story of Venom and Carnage.
In another form of an invert, Ms. Partida demonstrates ways to warm up.
Hanging on | Reesa Partida puts her aerial skills on display
The performing arts teacher demonstrates her athletic strength and agility for the students.
The library shows off their featured books with Halloween-themed decorations.
Kicking off October with a little spice

The main floor is showing off a festive look with the magnet office and library displaying Halloween decorations.

The Wolves tear through the banner after being introduced.
The Wolves get ready to feast | Lunch pep rally
Commencing homecoming! On Friday Oct. 1, 2021, a lunch pep rally for the football team generated a feeling of school spirit before the game later that evening.
The cheer team gets in position on the firetruck for the parade.
Homecoming highlights | Kicking off the game with a parade
Catch a look of some of the clubs marching during the Homcoming Parade.