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

Van Nuys High School
Under The Spotlight: Senior soloist Haley Barberan sings a moving guitar cover of the love song “17” by Pink Sweat$ during the second half of the show.

The holiday concert shines a spotlight on new musicians

Students of all grades and skill-levels show off their hard work in the very first Music Department performance on Friday, Dec. 3.
By Beverly Regino, Photo EditorPublished December 6, 2021
Students of all grades and skill-levels show off their hard work in the very first Music Department performance on Friday, Dec.3.
The Winter Showcase will be led by students behind the curtain and on the stage.

Returning on a high note

For the first time in over two years, the Vocal Program will return to the stage with a Winter Showcase on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
By Emma Salehi, Staff WriterPublished December 2, 2021
For the first time in over two years, the Vocal Program will return to the stage with a Winter Showcase on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Everything you need to know about the new play “Puffs”

After a halt in productions, the Drama Department makes a mystical return in four shows from Thursday to Saturday.
By Gabriel Castillo and Vannesa MachadoPublished November 19, 2021
After a halt in productions, the Drama Department makes a mystical return with “PUFFS.”
Nimble movements: (L to R) Damady Verganza, Tanaj Kinchen, Fatiah Lawal, Antonella Podesta, Ava Boris and Ariana Mariscal warm up at the barre by holding  a tendu.

Dance troupe returning with winter show

By Jaden Hantman, Staff WriterPublished November 16, 2021
After a year without in-person performances, the Dance Company prepares for a live audience with their winter show "Howling at the Moon."
Photo from last years Comedysportz team competing over zoom  (will be in person this year)

Untraditional improv: ComedySportz is back and ready to compete

ComedySportz is not your average sports team... it is a unique improv team! Find out more about this little known program and the league in which they compete in!
By Emma Salehi, Staff WriterPublished November 2, 2021

The Drama program is back with a new, unique ComedySportz team and they are looking better than ever. ComedySportz is one of the many unique programs the Drama program has to offer. ComedySportz is an...

Gover Olivares is performing his monologue for the role of Cedric. “I’m auditioning for Cedric, he’s such a fun and energetic character. Hes so upbeat and full of energy because I think that I could match it. But if I dont get Cedric I’m happy with whoever I get because Puffs is an amazing play.”
“I’m excited, I’m ready, Im pumped.”

Theater productions are returning to campus with auditions for the new play “Puffs”

Senior Michelle Levi stated that, “Im auditioning because it’s our first production back and I want to help be apart of it."
By Emma Salehi and Nathan HanPublished August 28, 2021
Being restricted by covid-19 for the last year and a half, the Actors in Action, with the guidance of theater teacher Ms. Molly Lief, are excited to get back on stage and finally put on a show after the last production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” in the Fall 2019 semester.
End of the show.

Performing in a quarantine

The performing arts department continues to create and perform despite disturbances brought on by the covid-19 pandemic
By Briana Jasso and Anzhela HarutyunyanPublished November 6, 2020
Performing Arts teachers have succeeded in teaching their students during the pandemic.
Symbolizing support, love and passion Brandon Large and Emma Berman hold each other in a tight embrace. Legs wrapped around and hands tightly clasped as they portray The Giver.

Focus Episode 1: Brandon Large

By Ivan Delgado, Photo EditorPublished May 28, 2020
Ivan Delgado sits down with the multi-talented student Brandon Large. They go into a variety of topics like Broadway, the cities of New York and Los Angeles, the art of dancing and singing, Large's acceptance to Columbia University, and much more.
As the sun comes down the moon comes up, Enrique Berganza, preps his mic and gets ready for the Fall concert at Van Nuys High School on Oct. 18, 2019.

Celebrate Black History with the Black History Concert

The Vocal department, Dance department and the Black Student Union will organize the Black History Concert on Feb. 7 to celebrate black history and culture.
By Milton Najarro, Staff WriterPublished February 3, 2020
The Vocal department, Dance department and the Black Student Union will organize the Black History Concert on Feb. 7 to celebrate black history and culture.

Winter Dance Showcase: The Giver

By Plapol Rattapitak, PhotographerPublished December 14, 2019
The annual Winter Dance Showcase was held from Dec. 12-14 featuring performances from the Dance Department.
All day appreciation of the arts at the DTASC Fall Festival

All day appreciation of the arts at the DTASC Fall Festival

Performing Arts students took home two awards at the Drama Teacher’s Association of Southern California (DTASC) Fall Festival 2019 on Oct. 26. 
By Saahil Gaur, Staff WriterPublished November 10, 2019
Students from Southern California gathered around to meet other performing arts kids and compete in a friendly competition at the 2019 Drama Teacher’s Association of Southern California (DTASC) Fall Festival on Oct. 26 at Calabasas High School. The team took home two awards.
The cast of the upcoming play Peter and the Starcatcher.

Catch the Stars

Meet the cast for the upcoming play Peter and the Starcatcher.
By Milton Najarro and Kasey KimPublished October 4, 2019
Meet the cast for the upcoming play Peter and the Starcatcher.
Load More Stories