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

Rachel Sang wears a preppy look as a nerd and Grace Mitchell threw on a jersey to represent the jocks.

Revisit the best outfits from Spirit Week

Students show off their creativity and school pride during the second Spirit Week leading up to Thanksgiving Break.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished November 23, 2021
Students show off their creativity and school pride duing the second Spirit Week leading up to Thanksgiving Break.
Famous celebrities: These boxes display drawings and prints of classic dogs like Snoopy and one of the 101 dalmations.

Barking up the right tree

Students from Skills USA have designed nearly 50 cardboard boxes in order to collect donations for local animal shelters. The last day donations will be accepted is on Nov. 17.
By Angela Proca and Emma SalehiPublished November 9, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | Boxes will be placed in each classroom, with some teachers offering extra-credit.
Senior Katie Contreras and Junior Kyla Villanueva perform their routine for the cheering students.

Cheer team shines in the final football pep rally of the year

The band, cheer and football team all came out to the quad to ignite the school spirit.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished October 31, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | The home team gets ready to take on the Sylmar Spartans at 4 p.m.
After choosing his perfect pumpkin, Senior Marvin Ocampo prepares a scary idea to paint.

Painting the perfect pumpkins

Designs from today included the poison apple from "Snow White" and Ghostface from "Scream".
By Emma Salehi and Isabella ThomasPublished October 26, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | 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.
Senior Angela Proca dances under the tents on the quad and tries to avoid getting drenched.

Drizzled and drenched on campus

Rare rainfall is not enough to end the long California drought.
By Beverly Regino, Photo EditorPublished October 25, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | Students used to the typical sunny weather of the campus were treated to an unexpected surprise as the campus was hit with showers all day long.
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.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished October 22, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | Ms. Partida takes her advanced dance students into the auditorium to teach them how to use aerial silks.
The library shows off their featured books with Halloween-themed decorations.

Kicking off October with a little spice

By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished October 14, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | The magnet office and library shows off their Halloween spirit with fun decorations.
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 2, 2021
Catch a look of some of the clubs marching during the Homcoming Parade.
PAJAMA DAY: Sebastian Estrada, Ella Robinson and Kaylyn Majers are decked out in their pajamas to kick off spirit week.

Spirited with pride: Students participate in Spirit Week

Students wore themed outfits for the week leading up to the Homecoming football game and parade and — now postponed — dance.
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished October 1, 2021
Take a look at some of the outfits from this year's Spirit Week.
Seniors Jude Struble, Bithnia Kebede, Mandy Hur and Chansopheavatey Khov pose for the camera while waiting for the senior sunrise on Sept. 28, 2021.

The class of 2022 watches the sun rise on a new year

Senior sunrise was the first event hosted by senior board this year.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished September 27, 2021
Seniors drove out at 6 a.m. in to celebrate their final year and show their school spirit in plaid pajamas.
Two of the egg survivors (from left to right: Jazmin Alejandre and Breanna Kiarra) holding their successful designs from the egg massacre. The test was conducted by Physics teacher Mr. Manzano on Sept. 21.

Challenging gravity with the iconic egg test

Mr. Manzano challenges his students to build a structure for the egg using just straws and tape.
By Beverly Regino and Isabella ThomasPublished September 21, 2021
Many were unsuccesful as seen by the egg casualties on the ground, but students worked hard on their intricate designs for the "armor".
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