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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

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All my friends know  is another short, two-minute song that shows her variety of sounds and influences.

Pinkpantheress continues to rise in new mixtape “to hell with it”

Capitalizing on her massive Tiktok popularity, Pinkpantheress releases a collection of new songs that are short and sweet, but leave a little to be desired.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished December 1, 2021
Capitalizing on her massive Tiktok popularity, Pinkpantheress releases a collection of new songs that are short and sweet, but leave a little to be desired.
Michael Zamarippa flaunts his intricate eyeshadow look accompanied by rhinestones and pearls.

Be confident in your look

Michael Zamarippa uses makeup as an artistic medium to express his creativity and personal style. He hopes to bring a different vibrant look to campus everyday.
By Angelina Kanno, Staff WriterPublished November 29, 2021
Michael Zamarippa uses makeup as an artistic medium to express his creativity and personal style. He hopes to bring a different vibrant look to campus everyday.
After missing seasons due to covid, Mr. Tovar hopes to rebuild a championship team.

Calling all the wrestlers to Coach Ramon Tovar

“No kid has ever come into my wrestling room and wrestled a season or two and not walked out a stronger person on the inside. It teaches you how to be tough.”
By Emily "Emi" Kim and Ani TutunjyanPublished November 28, 2021
“No kid has ever come into my wrestling room and wrestled a season or two and not walked out a stronger person on the inside. It teaches you how to be tough.”
Pumpkin nut muffins: Both preparation and cooking time for this dish should take around 20 minutes, yielding 12 muffins which can serve 12 people.

Mouth-watering recipes for your Thanksgiving feast

Here are 10 easy to make, delicious dishes that will surely leave everyone wanting more.
By Angelina Kanno, Angelica Venturina, and Angelina GevorgyanPublished November 24, 2021
Here are 10 easy to make, delicious dishes that will surely leave everyone wanting more.
The mask mandate will likely continue into next year for all Los Angeles residents.

Hopes for Los Angeles County to loosen mask mandate now unlikely

The county, although experiencing low levels due to vaccinations, will likely stay cautionary for a potential winter surge.
By Diana Zalmanov, Staff WriterPublished November 23, 2021
The county, although experiencing low levels due to vaccinations, will likely stay cautionary for a potential winter surge.
PUFFS: Jude Struble and Edgar Munoz are seen wearing transparent masks during their performance.

Actors should not be required to wear masks on stage

The mask mandate is important off the stage and everywhere else, but performers should be given the same options as athletes on the field.
By Kimberly Luna, Staff WriterPublished November 22, 2021
Acting requires a lot of physical exertion. They should have the same options as athletes.
Angel Hernandez on the set of his film The Enfreakening.

Film production: Quiet on the campus set

Dealing with at home learning, student directors dwell on their hardships of last year and their return.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished November 22, 2021
Dealing with the hardships and challenges of last year, students face new obstacles coming back.
Anthony Sanchez and Mary Dermenjyan play the national anthem as part of the brass section.

Can you hear the sound of music?

The Music Department no longer has to worry about being out of sync because of lagging internet connection as they make their return back to campus, bringing music with them.
By Isabela Diaz, Entertainment EditorPublished November 20, 2021
The Music Department no longer has to worry about being out of sync because of lagging internet connection as they make their return back to campus, bringing music with them.

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.”
The mini-series has been praised by other reviewers for the harsh, realistic portrayal.

REVIEW | Netflix’s “Maid” follows a single mother’s emotional journey

Stirringly eventful, this show illuminates the good and the bad in the course of motherhood.
By Vannesa Machado, Staff WriterPublished November 16, 2021
A review of the journey of a hard working mother fighting for not only herself but her daughter.
Mental health issues arising from the pandemic have made returning to in-person learning challenging for many students.

Stress sucks

Teenagers are struggling to stay afloat in school as they deal with stress, anxiety and other mental health struggles prevailing from quarantine
By Ani Tutunjyan, Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-ChiefPublished November 15, 2021
Teenagers are struggling to stay afloat in school as they deal with stress, anxiety and other mental health struggles prevailing from quarantine
Though polarizing fans, the film has made nearly 300 million at the box office.

REVIEW | Marvel’s “Eternals” is a confusing and dull experience

Marvel’s latest entry to the universe “Eternals” featured big names but failed to deliver a satisfying story.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff WriterPublished November 14, 2021
Though it brings some cool concepts to the table, MCU’s “Eternals” is ultimately a forgettable watch.
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