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

2016-2017 Staff

Langi, Gwen

Gwen Langi

Gwen Langi is the Pro & Con Editor for The Mirror. Currently a senior, she has been a part of the journalism program since her freshman year. She won her first award at the 2020 Los Angeles Regional Write-Off Competition at CSUN, placing third for Opinion writing. Outside of journalism, Gwen enjoys traveling and reading. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in the medical field but would also like...

Mhar Tenorio

Mhar Tenorio

Mhar Tenorio is the Online Editor-in-Chief for the Mirror website. As a part of the journalism program since his freshman year, Mhar started as a writer for the Features and News departments. This is his third year in journalism. He has won a number of individual writing awards, including First Place in news writing at the CSUN Fall regional write-offs. Besides writing, Mhar enjoys drawing and graphi...

Jackson Beckman-Smith, Online Editor-in-Chief

Jack Beckman-Smith

Jack Beckman-Smith is the Online Editor-In-Chief for The Mirror at Van Nuys High School. He started off as an Opinion Staff Writer in 10th grade and now spends his time overseeing the website maintenance as a senior. Living up to his name, Jack also takes to writing where stories need be, acting as a true Jack of all trades. He has always retained a love for opinion writing and often voices his moder...

Margarita Hovsepyan

Margarita Hovsepyan

Margarita Hovsepyan is the Executive Editor-in-Chief of The Mirror and She has been in the Journalism program for three consecutive years, taking on the position of Opinion Editor in her junior year. Her articles and blogs tend to focus on politics and social justice with mainly a conservative perspective. She loves to run and is the Captain of the Cross Country team. Outside of sch...

Mhar Tenorio

Mhar Tenorio

Mhar Tenorio is a News staff writer for The Mirror. He joined journalism during his freshman year and wrote feature stories. Returning to the program in this his junior year, he is contributing to Journalism by writing articles for the News Department. Besides writing, Mhar enjoys drawing and graphic design. His future plans include pursuing a degree and a career in the field of art. ...

Gina Kim, CFO

Gina Kim

Gina Kim is currently the Chief Financial Officer for The Mirror and has been contributing to the Journalism program since her sophomore year. Gina has written Opinion articles in her previous years and is beginning to write for the News department. Along with writing articles, Gina enjoys reading books and listening to music. She also volunteered at Valley Presbyterian Hospital and LAPD Devonshire PALS....

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Amanda Godfrey

Senior Amanda Godfrey is the big cheese Editor-in-Chief of The Mirror. A senior, she has been part of the journalism program at Van Nuys High School for the last three years. Last year she was Features editor. In addition to her editing duties, she somehow finds the time to manage both the Boys and Girls Volleyball teams.  She will be attending Loyola Marymount University where she will major in Sc...

Lucas Shim, Print Editor-in-Chief

Lucas Shim

Lucas Shim is the Print Editor-in-Chief for The Mirror and Last year he was Entertainment Editor. He joined the journalism program during his sophomore year and is now a senior. Other than contributing to journalism, his hobbies include binge-watching movies and TV shows, brainstorming story ideas and writing screenplays for his future career as a screenwriter. He is also a volunteer at P...

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Ariana Rodriguez

Ariana Rodriguez, a senior, is a staff writer for The Mirror and She joined the journalism program during her junior year. Ariana enjoys volleyball, music and all things Disney. She currently plans to major in Nursing. She owns two dogs, Kacy, a German shepherd, and Dewey, a terrier mix. Her Netflix recommendations include “Stranger Things,” “The Office” and “Star ...

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Lauren Woolsey

Lauren Woolsey is a sports writer for The Mirror and She joined the journalism program during her freshman year and is currently in her third year as a junior. Lauren enjoys trying new foods, staying active and playing volleyball. She also enjoys watching other sports such as figure skating and swimming. She is currently on the Girls Varsity Volleyball team and has volunteered for ...

Devin Tse, 2018-19 Sports Editor

Devin Tse

Devin Tse is the Sports Editor for The Mirror and for a second year. This is his third year in the Van Nuys High School journalism program. He enjoys watching and participating in sporting events of all kinds. He is currently on the Boys Varsity Volleyball Team. Besides covering sports for The Mirror, he is also interested in the other activities occurring at Van Nuys High School. ...

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Tommy Chan

Tommy Chan is a Senior who joined the Van Nuys High School journalism program in his junior year. He began as a news writer and worked his way up to the position of News Editor, which he now holds. Aside from journalism, Tommy enjoys creative writing and volunteers as a teacher to children in Cambodia. Tommy wants to major in a branch of Environmental Science so he can make his contribution to th...

Stefanie Tyo, Layout Editor

Stefanie Tyo

Stefanie Tyo is senior and the Layout editor for the newspaper and the website. She was Chief Copy Editor last year for the Journalism team at Van Nuys High School.  She has been in journalism for four consecutive years starting in the ninth grade.  Outside of Journalism Stefanie plays club soccer and volunteers at Tarzana Hospital. Besides writing feature stories for The Mirror, she also enjoys...