The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

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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.
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.
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.

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.
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 & 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 28, 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".
VNHS’s varsity girls volleyball puts up a fight in a tightly contested three set defeat against San Fernando High School on Sept. 13.

VOLLEYBALL | The Girls team takes a second loss at home

The wolves were swept by San Fernando in three sets.
By Samantha Ramos and Nathan HanPublished September 14, 2021
The young team still searches for their first victory of the season under Head Coach Antonieco Erasmo.
 Taft Offensive line prepares to snap the ball to their quarterback against the black and white defenders. The Wolves were unable to contain the offense and lost the game with a final score of 43-6.

FOOTBALL | New squad starts their season with a disappointing loss at home

The team was unable to put concerns of past season defeats to rest in the first game of the year.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor in ChiefPublished August 29, 2021
Struggles continue as the wolves lose 43-6 to Taft High school.
A nurse prepares a nasal swab covid-19 test for students and faculty on May 12, 2021 on campus in the quad. An LAUSD testing crew is scheduled to administer tests every week until the end of the semester.

Covid testing at campus

Students must test every wednesday in the big gym as part of the daily pass regulation.
By Ivan Delgado, Photo EditorPublished May 19, 2021
Students must test every wednesday in the big gym as part of the daily pass regulation.
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