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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

After choosing his perfect pumpkin, Senior Marvin Ocampo prepares a scary idea to paint.

PHOTOSTORY | Painting the perfect pumpkins

The EduCare program held a pumpkin-painting competition after school on Oct. 26. With 150 pumpkins to choose from, two hours and a variety of different paints, lots of students entered the contest.
By Emma Salehi and Isabella ThomasPublished October 26, 2021
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

Students used to the typical sunny weather of the campus were treated to an unexpected suprise as the campus was hit with showers all day long. .
By Beverly Regino, Photo EditorPublished October 25, 2021
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

Catch some z’s after a long night with 27 tracks filled with ambient electronic music.
By Jaden Hantman, Entertainment WriterPublished October 25, 2021
Hear some tranquil tunes to help you sleep whenever you feel restless.
In another form of an invert, Ms. Partida demonstrates ways to warm up.

Hanging on | Reesa Partida puts her aerial skills on display

Ms. Partida takes her advanced dance students into the auditorium to teach them how to use aerial silks.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished October 22, 2021
The performing arts teacher demonstrates her athletic strength and agility for the students.
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

Andrea Parada invites Angelina Moreno to discuss the media's fascination with poor social media influencers.
By Andrea Parada, Podcast StaffPublished October 21, 2021
Join Andrea and her guest Angelina as they discuss the impacts of social media influencers on current and futre generations.
The library shows off their featured books with Halloween-themed decorations.

Kicking off October with a little spice

The magnet office and library shows off their Halloween spirit with fun decorations.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished October 14, 2021

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

Andrea, Elom and Lavarra addresses the enabling ignorance of students around campus.

Fill Your Life With Spice | Episode 3: N-word culture on campus

Andrea Parada invites Elom and Lavarra as they discuss the use of improper language in school, with a particular emphasis on the use of the n-word.
By Andrea Parada, Podcast StaffPublished October 11, 2021
Andrea invites members of the Black Student Union to share their most controversial views on the use of the n-word on campus.

Track or treats: Halloween beats

Tracks to get into the spine-chilling mood of the upcoming season
By Jessica Cerventes, Entertainment Staff WriterPublished October 7, 2021
A killer list of classic Halloween songs, from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to "This is Halloween" by Danny Elfman, that you can will get you in the spirit for this spooky season.
The pressures of school life can become extremely challenging for everyone, and these students share their unique stories about how they have-and have not- recieved support.

Fill Your Life with Spice | Episode 2: Student Expectations

Andrea, Vannesa, and Isabella dive into the daily pressures in an average student's life.
By Andrea Parada, Podcast StaffPublished October 5, 2021
Generational differences between parents and students can occasionally cause teens to feel their own struggles are being less understood.
The popularity of the show has caused Netflix to already renew it for a fourth season.

Wasting Recess | Episode 8: My love for “Sex Education”

The hit comedy-drama “Sex Education” returns as one of the top 10 shows on Netflix.
By Csarina Jarencio, Podcast/Social Media EditorPublished October 5, 2021
Csarina shares the multiple reasons for why she loves this show: " Every single person in this story.. they are written in a way that teenagers actually sound."
The Wolves tear through the banner after being introduced.

The Wolves get ready to feast | Lunch pep rally

A pep rally at lunch saw the crowning of homecoming royalty, the introduction of the football team roster, and a surprise homecoming proposal.
By Isabella Thomas , Staff PhotographerPublished October 3, 2021
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

Students represented their clubs and other activities during the Homecoming Parade before the game.
By Angela Proca and Beverly ReginoPublished October 3, 2021
Catch a look of some of the clubs marching during the Homcoming Parade.
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