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

2020-2021 Staff

Mejia, Aaron

Aaron Mejia

Aaron Mejia is the Online Editor in Chief for The Mirror. He’s in his third and final year of the program. Before his current position in the publication, Aaron was the Finance Manager, Podcast Editor Social Media Editor, an assistant copy editor and a staff writer for the Entertainment and Features section. Aaron also proudly serves as Key Club’s President, JSA’s Social Media Director and a member o...

Rodas, Andre

Andre Rodas

Andre Rodas is the Print Editor-in-Chief for The Mirror. Joining the program since his sophomore year of high school, Andre started as a staff writer for the Sports department. Now in his senior year, he is one of two people in charge of the print publication. Besides writing, Andre enjoys drawing, traveling, reading and music.

Kim, Kasey

Kasey Kim

Kasey Kim is the Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Mirror. She is currently a senior in her third year in the journalism program. Outside of journalism, she enjoys listening to Indie music and hiking. She has an interest in nature and gardening. She is currently involved in JROTC and volunteers at the Veterans Adm. Sepulveda hospital. She looks forward to graduating high school and plans on ...

Eusebio, Sam

Sam Eusebio

Sam Eusebio is a Sports Staff Writer for The Mirror. He is currently a freshman in his first year of the program. Outside of journalism, he enjoys playing basketball and video games and listening to R&B or Alternative music. Sam also enjoys watching some television shows, but he mainly watches Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies. His future plans are not crystal clear but he hopes to pursue a care...

Mitchell, Owen

Owen Mitchell

Owen Mitchell is a Current Events Staff Writer for The Mirror. He is currently a sophomore and in his first year of journalism. Outside of journalism, Owen is a student athlete. He also enjoys the outdoors and hanging out with his friends. His future plans are to attend Texas A & M and to become a mechanical or aerospace engineer. ...

Itzel Gallardo

Itzel Gallardo

Itzel Gallardo is an Opinion Staff Writer for The Mirror. Currently a freshman, this is her first year in the journalism program. Outside of journalism, she likes doing arts and crafts, practicing her makeup and skating occasionally. She is looking forward to graduating high school and attending college. ...

Daniel Espinoza

Daniel Espinoza

Daniel Espinoza is a Features Staff Writer for The Mirror. This is Daniel’s first and last year in journalism as he is a senior. When not writing an article for the publication, Daniel enjoys playing spikeball and Overwatch for long periods of time. He plays volleyball for the school’s team. Daniel plans on earning an undergraduate degree in computer science and then moving on to work at a startup or ot...

Csarina Jarencio

Csarina Jarencio

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

Yuson, Canella

Canella Yuson

Canella Yuson is a Current Events Staff Writer for The Mirror. She is a sophomore in her first year in journalism, and when she’s not in school she enjoys reading, watching movies and TV shows and hanging out with friends. When she’s with friends she enjoys doing spontaneous things. Her favorite place to go are theme parks. Currently, she’s undecided about her career, but college is definitely goin...

Briana Jasso

Briana Jasso

Briana Jasso is an Entertainment Staff Writer for The Mirror. She is currently a senior and in her first year of the journalism program. Other than journalism, she enjoys dancing and participating in cheer. She also loves listening to Indie and 70s, 80s and 90s music. Her future plans include attending school in New York or Paris to pursue a career in fashion business. ...

Harutunyan, Anzhela

Anzhela Harutyunyan

Anzhela Harutyunyan is an Entertainment Staff Writer for The Mirror. She is currently a senior in her second year of program. Outside of journalism, she enjoys designing clothes and playing video games. A character that inspires her is Goro Akechi from Persona 5. She has an interest in digital art, high fashion and gardening. She is currently involved in the Self-Empowerment Group and volunteering at...

Antony Nepeyvoda

Antony Nepeyvoda

Antony Nepeyvoda is the Design and Layout Editor for The Mirror. He is a senior and 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. He looks forward to graduating high school and majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He has been in the chess club at school for a little bit less than a year now and has l...

Angelina Gevorgyan

Angelina Gevorgyan

Angelina Gevorgyan is the Current Events/Features Editor for The Mirror. She is currently a sophomore, and this is her second year in the journalism program. Besides writing, some of Angelina’s hobbies include reading, practicing piano and playing tennis. She looks forward to graduating high school, and plans on becoming an attorney and pursuing a career in law.

Angela Proca

Angela Proca

Angela Proca is a Photo Editor for The Mirror. She is a senior and currently in her second year of journalism at The Mirror. Angela loves hanging out with friends and thrifting. She is also an active member of the Van Nuys Dance Squad. Not only has Angela been on the Dance team for VNHS, but she has also been doing theater for a while acting in several plays including “Peter and the Star Catcher”, ...

Rendon, Angel

Angel Rendon

Angel Rendon is a senior beginning his first year as a Current Events Staff Writer for The Mirror. His interests include writing and reading poetry and short stories, training in combat sports such as boxing, listening to music and watching and creating films. After he graduates he looks forward to pursuing a career in which he can apply his creative aptitude. ...

Vega, Andrew

Andrew Vega

Andrew Vega is a Current Events Staff Writer for The Mirror. He is currently a senior and in his first year of journalism. Outside of journalism, he draws and breeds dogs. He enjoys listening to a number of musical genres. He looks forward to graduating high school and plans on pursuing a career in medicine. ...

Arevalo, Alison

Alison Arevalo

Alison Arevalo is an Entertainment Staff Writer for The Mirror. She is currently a senior in her first year of the journalism program. Outside of journalism, she enjoys hiking and going out with friends. She also loves to go to the beach and just sit and admire the ocean. She looks forward to graduating high school and plans on majoring in journalism. ...

Kang, Aiza

Aiza Kang

Aiza Kang is a Sports Staff Writer for The Mirror. She is currently a senior in high school. It is her first year of journalism. She enjoys listening to music and photography. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her best friends and laugh together. Her future plans include graduating high school and going to law school. ...

Joaquin, Andy

Andy Nickolas Joachin

Andy Joachin is an Opinion Staff Writer for The Mirror. This is his first year in journalism. Outside of journalism, Andy participates in cross country, track and field, and Academic Decathlon. He has a love for movies and films and wants to become a professional representative in the film industry. ...

Contreras, Melanie

Melanie Contreras

Melanie Contreras is a Sports Staff Writer for The Mirror. She is currently a freshman in her first year of journalism. Outside of journalism, her interests include cooking, learning new concepts, and exercising daily. She looks forward to graduating high school,  attending the University of California, Berkeley, and pursuing a career in the engineering field. ...

Lazo, Terrence

Terrence Lazo

Terrence Lazo is an Entertainment Staff Writer for The Mirror. He is currently a senior and in his first year of the journalism program. Outside of journalism, he enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and filmmaking. In the future, he aspires to pursue a career in filmmaking

Badikyan, Elonora

Eleonora Badikyan

Eleonora Badikyan is a Current Events Staff Writer for The Mirror. She is currently a sophomore in her first year in the journalism program. Besides journalism, she keeps busy by hiking, reading, and watching films. When she’s away from school, she hangs out with her friends and likes to partake in adventurous activities. She plans to go to college and major in business ...

Harutunyan, Sevak

Sevak Harutyunyan

Sevak Harutyunyan is the Podcast Editor for The Mirror. Currently a senior, this is his first year in journalism. Outside of journalism, he is a filmmaker, writer, and editor. In the future, he plans to pursue a career in professional video editing and cinematography.

Rodriguez, Felipe

Felipe Rodriguez

Felipe Rodriguez is an Opinion Staff Writer for The Mirror. He is currently a junior and in his first year of the journalism program. Outside of journalism, Felipe has a passion for oldies, classic movies, and watching soccer. He is currently a Catholic youth group leader for the “Revolution Of Faith.” When he graduates high school, he plans on obtaining a C-54 license or a business degree. ...

Isabela Diaz

Isabela Diaz

Isabela Diaz is a senior and the Editor for Entertainment section. Outside of journalism, she enjoys spending time with friends and baking. She is also an athlete, playing on the girls volleyball team at VNHS. Her favorite movies are The Edge of 17 and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Davancens, Andre

Andre Davancens

Andre Davancens is the Sports Editor for The Mirror. Currently a senior, he has been in journalism since his junior year. Outside of journalism, he is a student athlete as well as the co-president of First Gen Empowerment VNHS. In the future, he plans on majoring in global studies and pursuing a career as a photographer or journalist. ...

Nathan Han

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 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 Rich Brian...

Mazariegos, Monica

Monica Mazariegos

Monica Mazariegos is an Opinion Staff Writer for The Mirror. This is her second and final year in the program. She participated in the regional Write-Offs at CSUN this past February. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar, listening to music and working on fashion mood boards. After high school, she plans on majoring in Sociology and becoming a psychiatrist. ...

Contreras, Adriana

Adriana Contreras

Adriana Contreras is an Opinion Staff Writer for The Mirror. Now a senior, she has been in journalism for two years. She enjoys writing and voicing her opinion for the publication. Outside of journalism, she is president of the Spanish Club and participates in a dance group called Ballet Folklorico de Huitzilin. ...

Pfau, Julia

Julia Pfau

Julia Pfau is the Perspectives Editor for The Mirror. She is a senior and has been writing for the program since her sophomore year. Outside of journalism, she likes drawing, fashion and cooking. She aims to help write impactful and interesting stories for The Mirror. In the future, she would like to study marketing or art. ...

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...

Ani Tutunjyan

Ani Tutunjyan

Ani Tutunjyan the Executive 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 enjoys lis...

Delgado, Ivan

Ivan Delgado

Ivan Delgado is a Senior Filmmaker, Photographer and Photo Editor for The Mirror. This is his third year in the program since he joined in the beginning of his sophomore year. His goal is to provide the best quality visuals for the newspaper and the website. He loves music, art and fashion. He looks forward to majoring in Filmmaking after he graduates. ...

Arman Badikyan

Arman Badikyan

Arman Badikyan is a senior and student in Ms. Kuromiya’s art class. He is a 4 year film student in digital media and a varsity water polo player.