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The Mirror

Due to the continuous rainfall and stormy weather all throughout California in January through February, a rare desert phenomenon where a high proportion of wildflowers bloom, also known as a “superbloom,” can be seen all throughout California.

A fiery field of flowers blooms over California

After multiple weeks of continuous storms and rain, California finally experiences its once in a lifetime “superbloom.”
By Beverly Regino, Creative Director Apr 13, 2023
After multiple weeks of continuous storms and rain, California finally experiences its once in a lifetime “superbloom.”
Actors Dante Damiano (left) and Aurora Cardonna get into character as the camera begins rolling.

VNHS Digital Media ventures into the field of filmmaking

Here’s a behind the scenes look at of one of digital media’s advanced film projects: Rigby
By Nicole Tovar, Photographer Mar 29, 2023
Here’s a behind the scenes look at of one of digital media’s advanced film projects: Rigby
Due to the lack of support to teachers, they are going on strike against LAUSD.

Demanding change from the district

Multiple members of LAUSD’s school staff plan to go on strike some time in March in order to have their demands heard by the district.
By Mia Ramirez, Staff Mar 10, 2023
Multiple members of LAUSD’s school staff plan to go on strike some time in March in order to have their demands heard by the district.
High Tides and Good Vibes: Full of cobblestone and reef this beautiful beach is home to the surfers. Topanga state beach is the best surfing spot for people that live in the Topanga/Calabasas area. With its hidden view from the highway not many people know about this spot, which allows for a better chance to catch a wave.

Dog Days

❑ PHOTO OF THE WEEK | High Tides and Good Vibes: Full of cobblestone and reefs, this beautiful beach is home to the surfers. Topanga state beach is the best surfing spot for people that live in the Topanga/Calabasas area. With its hidden view from the highway not many people know about this spot, which allows for a better chance to catch a wave.
By Samantha Ramos, Photo Editor Feb 23, 2023
❑ PHOTO OF THE WEEK | High Tides and Good Vibes: Full of cobblestone and reefs, this beautiful beach is home to the surfers. Topanga state beach is the best surfing spot for people that live in the Topanga/Calabasas area. With its hidden view from the highway not many people know about this spot, which allows for a better chance to catch a wave.
Dance the Night Away: Dance company performs to a dreamy, somber song during the Fall dance showcase “The Three,” on Friday, Dec. 2. The show showcased a collection of dances that told the story of three fairy princesses going on magical adventures, such as a land full of ghosts, interpreted through white clothes reflecting in black lights and veils.

Dance the night away

❑ PHOTO OF THE WEEK | Dance the Night Away: Dance company performs to a dreamy, somber song during the Fall dance showcase “The Three,” on Friday, Dec. 2. The show showcased a collection of dances that told the story of three fairy princesses going on magical adventures, such as a land full of ghosts, interpreted through white clothes reflecting in black lights and veils.
By Beverly Regino, Creative Director Feb 20, 2023
❑ PHOTO OF THE WEEK | Dance the Night Away: Dance company performs to a dreamy, somber song during the Fall dance showcase “The Three,” on Friday, Dec. 2. The show showcased a collection of dances that told the story of three fairy princesses going on magical adventures, such as a land full of ghosts, interpreted through white clothes reflecting in black lights and veils.
Senior AJ Palma greets anyone who is interested in supporting LGBTQIA+ rights into GSA.

ASB hosts second Club Rush of the school year for students

On Friday, Jan. 27, ASB hosts the second Club Rush of the school year, featuring new and returning clubs for all students to find their place in.
By Mia Ramirez and Beverly Regino Jan 29, 2023
On Friday, Jan. 27,ASB hosts the second Club Rush of the school year, featuring new and returning clubs for all students to find their place in.
As music plays and chairs are formed into a circle, students participate to play musical chairs and see who gets eliminated throughout the game.

A fun day for the freshmen

ASB hosts Freshman Funday on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for the class of 2026 during periods 5 and 6.
By Keely Duarte, Photographer Nov 19, 2022
ASB hosts Freshman Funday on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for the class of 2026 during periods 5 and 6.
The morning announcements are live streamed twice a week at 10:30 am, junior Max Kalvan monitors the show’s audio aspects and proper streaming to the school’s YouTube channel.

The faces behind the morning announcements

A behind the scenes look at the students who head the school's digital media morning announcements.
By Nicole Tovar, Photographer Nov 19, 2022
A behind the scenes look at the students who head the school's digital media morning announcements.
Despite the creepy atmosphere and the haunted reports, much of Virginia City still provides colorful stores and museums that inform and even celebrate their mining roots that are attractive to tourists that visit or pass by the town.

DARK TOURISM: A look inside one of America’s ghost towns

Take a look inside one of America’s boom-town-turned-ghost-town: Virginia City, Nevada.
By Beverly Regino, Creative Director Oct 31, 2022
Take a look inside one of America’s boom-town-turned-ghost-town: Virginia City, Nevada.
Many students at the event decided to put their own spin on the classic Jack-O-Lantern faces, by adding patterns and color into the mix.

Painting for the spooky season

On Oct. 17, EduCare hosted the annual pumpkin painting contest. From flower power to the Nightmare Before Christmas, students drew inspiration from every corner of pop culture.
By Nicole Tovar, Photographer Oct 25, 2022
On Oct. 17, Educare hosted the annual pumpkin painting contest. View the highlights and creativity every student projected onto their pumpkins.
David Terzian (#17) helps hold up the defense line and tackles a Regent before they can advance their position. Their effective defense throughout the game allowed the Wolves to keep the Regents from scoring continuously.

The Wolves reign over the Regents and secure a homecoming win

FOOTBALL | On Friday, Oct. 14, the Wolves plays the Reseda Regents during the homecoming game, securing their second win of the season with an end score of 16-30.
By Beverly Regino, Creative Director Oct 17, 2022
FOOTBALL | On Friday, Oct. 14, the Wolves plays the Reseda Regents during the homecoming game, securing their second win of the season with an end score of 16-30.
Senior Abigail Lee and the dance company strikes a pose during their performance.

Homecoming highlights: students take to the field!

The glorious homecoming parade kicked off homecoming weekend on Fri, Oct. 14.
By Beverly Regino, Creative Director Oct 15, 2022
The glorious homecoming parade kicked off homecoming weekend on Fri, Oct. 14.
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