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
The Deschutes River is covered in white as the new year brings snow to Bend.

Walking in a winter wonderland

Compared to the sunny skies of Van Nuys, the Oregon landscape covered by inches of snow looks like a completely different world.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff PhotographerPublished January 15, 2022
Compared to the sunny skies of Van Nuys, the Oregon landscape covered by inches of snow looks like a completely different world.
When beginning the walkthrough the first exhibit that you see is a sea of several hundred light up tulips rapidly changing colors in a wave effect.

Take a stroll through the gardens

❑ PHOTO STORY | The Descanso Gardens becomes a forest of light during their "Enchanted" event. The limited-time showcase will end on Jan. 9.
By Angela Proca , Photo EditorPublished December 27, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | The Descanso Gardens becomes a forest of light during their "Enchanted" event. The limited-time showcase will end on Jan. 9.
Vannaires Singer Max Song sings “That’s Christmas to Me,” on piano before intermission.

Holiday spirit comes alive with the sound of music

❑ PHOTO STORY | Vannaires Singers, Marching Band, Orchestra, Drumline and Chamber Strings Ensemble combine for an end of the year concert.
By Beverly Regino, Photo EditorPublished December 23, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | Vannaires Singers, Marching Band, Orchestra, Drumline and Chamber Strings Ensemble combine for an end of the year concert.
Dance teacher Ms. Reesa Partida has her second period class dance to “Singin in the Rain” on the football field bleachers.

Dancing throughout the campus

❑ PHOTO STORY | “Howl at the Moon”, the winter dance show, took place on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. The event departed from tradition by not being held in a single venue, but in various spots of the school.
By Samantha Ramos, Staff WriterPublished December 15, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | “Howl at the Moon”, the winter dance show, took place on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. The event departed from tradition by not being held in a single venue, but in various spots of the school.
The LAVC Chamber Singers incorporated acting into their vocal performances to strengthen the message or story they were trying to tell.

Let the symphonies be heard

❑ PHOTO STORY | LAVC Chamber Singers and the Vannaires team up during periods 5 and 6 to provide students with a vocal concert on Thursday, Dec. 9.
By Beverly Regino, Photo EditorPublished December 13, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | LAVC Chamber Singers and the Vannaires team up during periods 5 and 6 to provide students with a vocal concert on Thursday, Dec. 9.
 Student participation was encouraged during the debate. Many students attended and listened intently to the debate during lunch, filling at least half of the small gym.

ASB and JSA host 300 students at lunch debate

❑ PHOTO STORY | On Dec. 8, teachers and students came together to debate whether you can separate art from the artist.
By Beverly Regino and Nathan HanPublished December 9, 2021
❑ PHOTO STORY | On Dec. 8, teachers and students came together to debate whether you can separate art from the artist.
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

❑ PHOTO STORY | 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
❑ PHOTO STORY | Students show off their creativity and school pride during 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.
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