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ABOUT US

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Welcome to North Star, Valley Stream North High School's Student News Magazine, and POLARIS, North's Literary Magazine! Whether you want to read about your specific interests or browse the work of talented students, we have something for everyone. Any suggestions are welcome and should be emailed to northstarmag20@gmail.com.

Happy reading!

AWARDS

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3RD PLACE BEST LAYOUT
ADELPHI QUILL AWARDS 2021
1ST PLACE BEST VISUAL
ADELPHI QUILL AWARDS 2022
2ND PLACE BEST OPINION PIECE
ADELPHI QUILL AWARDS 2022
3RD PLACE BEST NEWS ARTICLE
ADELPHI QUILL AWARDS 2022

MEET THE EDITORS

Shinedip Kundlas

She/Her/Hers

EDITOR IN CHIEF

Hello readers! I am the Editor-In-Chief for the North Star. I oversee our article submission spreadsheet and work alongside editors and writers to bring North Star to life. I have a passion for various topics and current events, you will find my articles throughout different sections. If you have any comments or suggestions for North Star, feel free to contact me through my VSN email!

Matteo Somma

He/Him/His

SENIOR LAYOUT EDITOR

Hello readers! I'm Matteo Somma, Senior Website/Layout Editor. I worked alongside Lucy Wu (VSN '22) to help issues come to life! Being invested in everything animals and nature, you might find me writing for our Science and Technology section. Outside of North Star, I participate in school clubs and sports. I look forward working with you all during the next few years at North Star.

Kimberly Shrestha

She/Her/Hers

ART SECTION EDITOR

Hi I’m Kim the art editor of North Star! Some of my interests are art, music, baking, shopping, and sleeping. I hope you enjoy the articles and artwork that we will have this year! If you ever have any suggestions for articles or art gallery ideas, or any further questions please feel free to contact me through my VSN email.

Christina Ossa

She/They

FEATURE SECTION EDITOR

Hey, my name is Christina Ossa! I’m editor of the Feature section of North Star, and I revise any articles submitted to the feature section. You’ll usually see my articles about recipes I’ve tried between each issue, I love sharing my commentary on food and recipes!

Aleeza Dhillion

She/Her/Hers

SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

Hi everyone! My name is Aleeza Dhillon and I am sport’s section editor. I love reading, writing, and editing articles about all sports. My favorite ones include hockey and soccer. If you have a favorite team, sport, or just news about North’s amazing athletic teams, write an article sharing your thoughts!

Elyas Layachi

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MANAGING EDITOR/SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SECTION EDITOR

Greetings, readers! I'm Elyas Layachi, the current Managing Editor and Science Section Editor of North Star. If you love science, technology, or math, then writing for or reading my section is the perfect hobby for you! When I'm not writing or editing articles, you may see me running, studying, spending time with friends, playing violin, and (most importantly) enjoying life.

Navrosedip Kundlas

She/Her/Hers

POLARIS SECTION EDITOR

Hi Everyone! I’m Navrosedip Kundlas and I am the editor of POLARIS. I write poetry, short stories, and am currently writing a book! Besides the North Star, I am a member of various clubs and hold two other officer positions. I play sports all three seasons: XC, Winter Track and Field, and Badminton. I look forward to inspiring others to reach their creative side for the best few years!

Alain Deen

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ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SECTION EDITOR/TREASURER

Hi! My name is Alain Deen. I am the North Star's Entertainment and Media section leader. If you have a passion for film, television, and the general media, my section is the place to be! Additionally, I'm an aspiring actor and filmmaker, so contact me with any of your video needs!

Everton Prospere

He/Him/His

NEWS SECTION EDITOR

Hello Spartans! My name is Everton Prospere. I consider myself a hard worker in school and strive to always do my best. Outside of North Star, I play competitive tennis and I am involved in several clubs/honor societies, such as SADD, LHS, MHS, and NJHS.

Elaine Ching

She/Her/Hers

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Hi readers! I'm Elaine Ching, but you can call me Laney. I'm the Social Media Designer. I make and post flyers and promotions for new articles and issues on the North Star Instagram, @vsnorthstarmag. I also do illustrations, recipes, and some creative writing. Outside of North Star you can find me drawing, painting, doing some variation of music or art, reading, and being in clubs like the Culture Society and Art Club.

CREDITS

FACULTY ADVISOR
Mrs. Christy Mansfield
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Shinedip Kundlas
MANAGING EDITOR
Elyas Layachi
NEWS SECTION EDITOR
Everton Prospere
FEATURE SECTION EDITOR
Christina Ossa
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SECTION EDITOR
Elyas Layachi
ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SECTION EDITOR
Alain Deen
POLARIS EDITOR
Navrosedip Kundlas
ASSISTANT POLARIS EDITOR
Nora Chery
ARTWORK SECTION EDITOR
Kimberly Shrestha
SENIOR LAYOUT EDITOR
Matteo Somma
SPREADSHEET MANAGER/ASSISTANT LAYOUT EDITOR
Marco Alvarez
SENIOR SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Elaine Ching
TREASURER
Alain Deen
STUDENT ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
Mrs. Amy Italiano
PRINCIPAL
Dr. Robin Small
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Mrs. Jennifer Buonaspina
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Mr. Fabian Jara
LOUD AMERICAN
Garrick Neuner
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