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

2021-2022 Staff

Ani Tutunjyan
Executive Editor & Print Editor-in-Chief

Ani Tutunjyan

Ani Tutunjyan the Executive Editor and Print Editor-in-Chief for The Mirror. She joined the program in her freshman year as a Current Events writer and she is now in her fourth year of publication as a senior. Ani has won a number of regional and national awards for her News and Features writing. Outside of journalism, she is involved in TASSEL Cambodia and Operation Period. In her free time, she e...

Shaan Bhatia
Online Editor-in-Chief

Shaan Bhatia

Shaan Bhatia is the Online Editor-in-Chief for The Mirror. He is a senior in his second year of publication. Shaan has previously worked on other publications at his previous school as both an editor and a business manager. Outside of school, Shaan continues working on his pilot’s license, taking his car for long drives along Pacific Coast Highway, writing for his personal car blog and watch...

Nathan Han
Online Editor-in-Chief

Nathan Han

Nathan Han is an Online Editor-in-Chief for The Mirror. As a senior, he is enjoying his second and final year in the journalism program. Nathan wants to write many stories about the school and is interested in getting student perspectives. He has played on the tennis team since his freshman year and is president of the Chess Stars club. He loves watching the Toronto Blue Jays and likes to listen to R...

Angelina Gevorgyan
Current Events/Features Editor

Angelina Gevorgyan

Angelina Gevorgyan is a Current Events/Features Editor for The Mirror. She is a sophomore in her second year of journalism. Aside from writing articles, she goes to the Los Angeles Zoo with her mom to make donations. She enjoys listening to pop and rap music. When it comes to politics, she is dead center. In other words, she has very moderate opinions. She plans to attend college to pursue a career ...

Angelica Venturina
Current Events/Features Editor

Angelica Venturina

Angelica Venturina is a Current Events/Features Editor for The Mirror. She is a junior in her second year of journalism. Outside of publication, she enjoys video editing and reading manga. She occasionally bakes, watches anime and listens to K-R&B and alternative pop music. Currently, she is involved in the Red Cross Club as a volunteer for the West Valley Youth Corps. Angelica plans to attend a ...

Drake Hernandez
Sports Editor

Drake Hernandez

Drake Hernandez is the Sports Editor for The MIrror. He is a junior taking part in his first year in the journalism program. Outside of journalism, Drake is an avid gamer playing online video games such as “Formula One 2020,” “Madden 21” and “NBA 2K20.” Aside from gaming, he is a fan of the Los Angeles Clippers and also has a knack for trying new foods. He hopes to one day visit Spielber...

Isabela Diaz
Entertainment Editor

Isabela Diaz

Isabela Diaz is the Entertainment Editor for The Mirror. She is a senior in her second year of the program. Outside of journalism, she enjoys spending time with friends and baking. She is also the varsity girls volleyball captain. Her favorite movies are “The Edge of 17” and “10 Things I Hate About You.”

Dakota Threats
Opinion Editor

Dakota Threats

Dakota Threats is the Opinion Editor for The Mirror. She is a senior in her first year of the journalism program. Dakota loves making edits and listening to music. Some of her favorite artists include Jorja Smith and Dominic Fike. She likes to listen to all kinds of music, but her favorite song since she was little is “Like A Star” by Corinne Bailey Rae. When she’s not listening to music or ...

Angela Proca
Photo Editor

Angela Proca

Angela Proca is a Photo Editor for The Mirror. She is a senior in her second year of journalism. Outside of journalism, she is involved in dance and her job at RioZonas Acai. Her favorite play she has starred in is “Peter and the Starcatcher.” She loves hanging out with friends and thrifting in her free time. Angela plans on going to either the University of Maryland or James Madison University after ...

Beverly Regino
Photo Editor

Beverly Regino

Beverly Regino is a Photo Editor for The Mirror. She is a junior in her second year of journalism, after a hiatus her sophomore year. Beverly enjoys drawing, playing video games and listening to K-pop. She’s completely obsessed with the K-pop boy groups “Stray Kids,” “DAY6” and “Seventeen.” Outside of those interests, her biggest obsession right now is her pet chihuahua Bella who she...

Antony Nepeyvoda
Design & Layout Editor

Antony Nepeyvoda

Antony Nepeyvoda is the Design and Layout Editor for The Mirror. He is a senior in his second year of journalism. He enjoys thinking of new ideas for different projects to stay busy. His current project is editing a music playlist. Antony has been in the chess club at school for a little bit less than a year now and has lots of fun playing it. Antony is a very competitive person and likes competing in tour...

Csarina Jarencio
Podcast/Social Media Editor

Csarina Jarencio

Csarina Jarencio is the Podcast/Social Media Editor for The Mirror. She is a senior in her second year of publication. Outside of journalism, she enjoys watching movies, listening to music and cooking food. Her favorite movie is “Frances Ha” because it demonstrates how normal it is to get lost in life even as an adult. She listens to music to relax herself, mainly alternative. Csarina’s current f...

Makayla Enciso
Business Manager

Makayla Enciso

Makayla Enciso is the Business Manager for The Mirror. She is a senior and in her first year of journalism. Mikayla is mildly obsessed with “Harry Potter,” preferring the books over the movies. What sets her apart from casual fans is the influx of merchandise that she owns. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading and watching TV shows and movies on Netflix. In the future, she hopes to travel to...

Jessica Cervantes
Staff Writer

Jessica Cervantes

Jessica Cervantes is an Entertainment writer for The Mirror. She is a senior in her first year of journalism. Outside of writing, she expresses an exuberant passion for music, incorporating it into every aspect of her daily lifestyle. She also loves watching soccer games, one of her favorite players being Brazilian soccer player Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior for his work ethic, skill and humility....

Diana Zalmanov
Staff Writer

Diana Zalmanov

Diana Zalmanov is a Current Events/Features for The Mirror. She is a junior in her first year of publication. Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing tennis, spending time with her rabbits and listening to music. Lately, she has been listening to Olivia Rodrigo. Her favorite song is “Drivers License.” After graduating high school, she plans to go to college or university and attend medical s...

Emma Salehi
Staff Writer

Emma Salehi

Emma Salehi is a Current Events/Features writer for The Mirror. She is currently a senior and this is her first year in journalism. Outside of journalism, Emma enjoys theater and singing. She loves many music genres but likes K-pop the most. She hopes to “crush it” as Rebel Wilson says in “Pitch Perfect,” her favorite movie. She plans to study broadcast journalism in college. ...

Samantha Ramos
Staff Writer

Samantha Ramos

Samantha Ramos is a Sports writer for The Mirror. She is a junior in her first year of journalism. Outside of the program, she played soccer for five years and even made it to nationals in Hawaii. As a sideline to her sport she also plays “Rocket League,” a video game in which cars are the soccer players. Samantha enjoys writing, photography and listening to music. Her favorite musical artists are F...

Mereline Perez
Staff Writer

Mereline Perez

Mereline Perez is an Opinion writer for The Mirror. She is currently a senior in her first year of journalism. When she isn’t writing articles, she enjoys reading, going out with friends and watching anime. She also really loves music, this includes genres with a wide range from rap to K-pop and artists like BTS and Doja Cat. She is not political but she has many opinions. For example, shining lig...

Angelina Kanno
Staff Writer

Angelina Kanno

Angelina Kanno is a Current Events/Features writer. She is a junior in her first year of journalism. She enjoys writing poems and cooking — specifically a variety of pastas — in her free time. Her playlist is filled with 80s rock, especially music by Fleetwood Mac. Her favorite movie is “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” because of its medieval setting and extravagant jewels. An...

Jaden Hantman
Staff Writer

Jaden Hantman

Jaden Hantman is an Entertainment writer for The Mirror. He is a senior in his first year of journalism. His interests include listening to music, watching movies — “Mulholland Drive” is his favorite — and studying history. He hopes to travel the world, particularly to Egypt where he wishes to visit the king’s chamber. Jaden plans to major in history and eventually become a history te...

Jennifer Garcia
Staff Writer

Jennifer Garcia

Jennifer Garcia a Sports writer for The Mirror. She is a junior in her first year of journalism. Outside of the program, she enjoys journaling and watching history documentaries on YouTube. She also likes playing “Genshin Impact” in her free time with friends. Her future plans include going to college and pursuing a career in nursing or teaching. She hopes to one day fulfill her childhood d...

Emily Emi Kim
Staff Writer

Emily “Emi” Kim

Emily “Emi” Kim is a Sports writer for The Mirror. She is a senior in her first year of journalism. Emi enjoys dancing, writing and listening to music. Her favorite musical artists are the K-pop groups “Seventeen,” “NCT” and “The Boyz.” Outside of those hobbies, Emi also works towards digital wellness advocacy as the director of the LGBTQ+ Initiative in the LOG OFF Movement...

Vannesa Machado
Staff Writer

Vannesa Machado

Vannesa Machado is an Entertainment writer for The Mirror. She is a senior in her first year of journalism. She likes watching TikToks and movies for fun, her favorite movie series being “Harry Potter.” She likes to take naps to relax and also enjoys playing Minecraft with her friends. Her favorite performer is Harry Styles, but she likes to listen to all types of music, ranging from pop to alte...

Christopher Linares
Staff Writer

Christopher Linares

Christopher Linares is a Sports writer. He is a senior in his first year of journalism. He enjoys playing soccer and supporting the Brazilian soccer player, Neymar. Christopher considers soccer his passion and he plays FIFA for almost three hours a day. He wants to visit Italy because he finds the views beautiful and enjoys eating Italian food. When Christopher isn’t playing soccer, he is listening to...

Gabriel Castillo
Staff Writer

Gabriel Castillo

Gabriel Castillo is an Entertainment writer for The Mirror. They are a senior in their first year of journalism. Gabriel likes to play video games to relax, especially the “Devil May Cry” series. They also likes to play volleyball and read informational books in his free time. Gabriel wants to travel the world especially Mexico, Cuba and Vietnam. Gabriel is passionate about helping people in recovering...

Kyrillos Mina
Staff Writer

Kyrillos Mina

Kyrillos Mina is an Opinion writer for The Mirror. He is currently a sophomore in his first year of journalism. Kyrillos is an active member of the cross country team and even enjoys running in his free time. He enjoys spending his time reading comic books and playing video games such as “Call Of Duty” and “Valorant.” His favorite movies are “Jumanji” due to its comedic value and “In...

Julianna Macfarlane
Staff Writer

Julianna Macfarlane

Julianna Macfarlane is an Opinion writer for the Mirror. She is a senior in her first year of the program. Outside of journalism, she likes to listen to music, specifically K-pop, as well as play with her dogs. She’s obsessed with the TV show “Supernatural” which she watches with her friends. Her favorite video game is Roblox because of various mini-games. She plans to attend a four-year univer...

Kimberly Luna
Staff Writer

Kimberly Luna

Kimberly Luna an Opinion writer for The Mirror. She is a junior in her first year of journalism. Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing and watching soccer and scrolling through TikTok to relax. She also likes watching slime videos and playing Minecraft. After graduating, she plans on going to community college and then transferring to a university to study law.

Allison Antonio
Staff Writer

Allison Antonio

Allison Antonio is a Current Events/Features writer for The Mirror. She is a junior in her first year of publication. Outside of journalism, she volunteers at a local pet shelter to help animals in need of homes. During her free time, she likes to bike, bullet, journal, read and listen to music to wind down. She also likes to listen to K-pop, specifically the band “Stray Kids.” She plans to att...

Isabella Thomas
Staff Photographer

Isabella Thomas

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 ma...

Andrea Parada
Podcast Staff

Andrea Parada

Andrea Parada is part of the Podcast section for The Mirror. She is currently a senior in her first year of journalism. She’s involved in the Digital Media program and ASB. Outside of journalism, Andrea enjoys filming and editing videos for the school and making pasta. She looks forward to graduating high school and starting her own video business in the near future.