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

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".
Editor-in-Chief Ani Tutunjyan poses with the Pacemaker award won during the previous year.

The Mirror hopes to become repeat champions of the prestigious Pacemaker award

The print newspaper must compete with 65 other schools to become one of the top 28 best newspapers, according to the NSPA.
By Nathan Han , Online Editor in ChiefPublished October 22, 2021
Judging for this award is based on everything from writing, editing to design and photography. The award this year will recognize high-quality journalism during a pandemic.
Esha recommends students join the club because of the unique oppurtunities to help the community.

5 MINUTES WITH…
American Red Cross Club President Mafruha Rahman Esha

Esha voices how her ambition for helping others flows through her veins and prompted her to establish and develop the school’s American Red Cross club.
By Diana Zalmanov, Current Events/Features Staff WriterPublished October 22, 2021
Running a club is not without its difficulties, but Esha sees the leadership growth of all the members as the most rewarding aspects.
(L to R) Seniors Isabela Diaz, Alika Tsytsurina, Sarah Ramirez Guzman, Viviene Carvajal, Chidiogo Angel Chiawa ,Claudia Segura, and Alexis Golden are showered with gifts during the final game of their season at home.

VOLLEYBALL | The team sends off the seniors with a victory in their final home game

The seven seniors are congratulated by the team with a variety of gifts
By Samantha Ramos and Nathan Han Published October 13, 2021
The win on Monday brings the team's overall standing to 3-6 with only one game left in the season.
The home defense gets into a scramble but are unable to put any pressure on the Tigers.

FOOTBALL | The Tigers maul the Wolves in our own backyard

The team shows flashes of potential but still seek their first win with only three games left in the season.
By Drake Hernandez, Sports EditorPublished October 9, 2021
The Wolves, unable to score frequently, take their fourth loss at home with a final score of 42-6.
The team huddles up and takes a moment to celebrate their win with each other.

VOLLEYBALL | Girls team battles for their second straight win

Winning a tightly contested game against Canoga Park, the Wolves are now 2-5 for the season. They seek a third win against San Fernando on Oct. 6.
By Jennifer Garcia, Sports WriterPublished October 5, 2021
Towards the end of the fourth set, a Canoga mishap saw the ball hit the net and resulted in the Wolves being awarded the remaining points necessary to win the final set, 27-25.
Passionate about the arts since she was very young, Ms. Lief is now a mentor for future generations of theatrical artists.

5 MINUTES WITH…
Theater teacher Ms. Mollie Lief

The theater teacher details a behind the scenes perspective of her passion for teaching, directing and partaking in all elements related to the stage.
By Emma Salehi, Current Events/Features Staff WriterPublished October 3, 2021
Passionate about the arts from the beginning, Ms. Lief now mentors the next generation of wolves to embrace the stage.
Devilish! An anonymous individual removed a soap dispenser from one of the school’s bathrooms and positioned it on a tree stump in plain view of students.

Vandalistic Tik Tok movement targets schools

Youth have begun engaging in mischievous theft and debasement in hopes of gaining attention on social media.
By Allison Antonio, Current Events/Features Staff WriterPublished October 1, 2021
The viral TikTok trend identified as “Devious Licks” is rapidly spreading throughout California's schools, eliciting negative responses from students and staff.
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".
For the 2019 homecoming, the flowers and the lights represented the Day of the Dead theme. This years theme will   be casino night.

A night to remember | Annual Homecoming event approaching

The ASB program’s annual Homecoming event is being held on Saturday, Oct. 2, with tons of entertainment, snacks, and fun activities in store for students.
By Angelica Venturina, Current Events/Features EditorPublished September 21, 2021
Although an unconventional year, ASB is working to include various activities for students to engage in during the fall event.
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.
Alexis Austria (#16) serves to Northridge High School at the Girls volleyball home game on Sept. 1, 2021. This was the wolfpack’s first volleyball game of the season. The squad lost their first game with a final score of 25-8, 25-12, and 25-19.

VOLLEYBALL | Wolves unable to avoid sweep by Northridge

The wolves lose in three sets to a home crowd.
By Samantha Ramos and Nathan HanPublished September 4, 2021
Although the team suffered a first loss, expectations remain high once a full roster is assembled.
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