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Van Nuys, California
The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Isabella Thomas

Isabella Thomas, Staff Photographer

Isabella Thomas is a photographer for The Mirror. She is a senior in her first year of journalism. When she isn’t capturing campus life with her Nikon, she is either writing, dancing or listening to music. Bella is also obsessed with interior design, whether she is decorating her room or someone else's. She is passionate about passing anti-gun legislation. After high school, she plans to major in either psychology, marketing, advertising or music.

All content by Isabella Thomas
Junior Destiny Reevels as Walter performs Man or Muppet with a puppet from the 2011 Disney musical “The Muppets.”

Showcasing Musical Theater

❑ PHOTO STORY | Musical theater dance class performs show tunes from various musicals during the Musical Theater Showcase on May 11.
By Isabella Thomas and Beverly Regino
May 19, 2022
Junior and co-captain Nieco Erasmo celebrates the seniors with speeches and gifts for each of the senior players.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL | A senior night to remember

The Wolves send off their seniors with a win against Reseda for their final game at home.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff Photographer
Apr 20, 2022
Despite being torn between two races, no matter how draining it can be, I know my family has and will always accept me for me.

Torn between two races

Being biracial means sometimes feeling like I don’t fit in anywhere
By Isabella Thomas, Staff Photographer
Mar 10, 2022
BOYS VOLLEYBALL | The Wolves are unbeaten in first two games

BOYS VOLLEYBALL | The Wolves are unbeaten in first two games

The team starts the season on a hot-streak, winning the first two games without dropping a single set.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff Photographer
Feb 25, 2022
BSU (Black Student Union) has one of the strongest club support in the school. Many club members show up at the booth to share their support and club pride.

New and old clubs shine together during Club Rush

❑ PHOTO STORY | ASB hosts the second club event of the year at the quad during lunch on Thursday, Jan. 20. This gave newly created clubs to reach their widest audience at the start of the semester.
The Deschutes River is covered in white as the new year brings snow to Bend.

Walking in a winter wonderland

❑ PHOTO STORY | 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 Photographer
Jan 15, 2022
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 Photographer
Nov 23, 2021
Like Senior Kickoff, ASB hosts Freshmen Funday to honor VNHS freshmen on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Each freshman received a bag of cookies, chips, and a bottle of water before they enjoyed performances, activities and booths set up by different clubs.

ASB hosts the first freshmen event of the year

During Freshmen Funday, students enjoyed an afternoon with friends over food and games, plus opportunities for clubs and extracurricular activities.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff Photographer
Nov 22, 2021
Returning varsity player David Torres leaps in the air to spike the ball.

VOLLEYBALL | Boys team candidates have big shoes to fill

The team that has won their city tournament six times in a row look for new talent.
By Isabella Thomas, Staff Photographer
Nov 9, 2021
Zoom with a special guest: Congressman Tony Cardenas and moderator Lilly Monterrosa meet with the journalism class to congratulate them on their successful award-winning program.

Congressman congratulates journalism students

Congressman Tony Cárdenas spent his Thursday afternoon with journalism students to honor the program for being named the Best High School Newspaper in Southern California.
By Isabella Thomas and Angelina Gevorgyan
Nov 8, 2021
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 Photographer
Oct 31, 2021
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 Thomas
Oct 26, 2021
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 Photographer
Oct 22, 2021
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 Photographer
Oct 3, 2021
The VNHS wolves raise their helmets in the air during the national anthem to kick off the homecoming game. The Homecoming game on Oct. 2, 2021 ended in a defeat for the home team 35-8 against Panorama.

FOOTBALL | Wolves are pummeled too early for a Homecoming game miracle

The wolfpack team lose their third game at home, but attract a large crowd in their special game.
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 Photographer
Sep 28, 2021
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 Thomas
Sep 21, 2021
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