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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MEET THE EDITORS
EDITORIAL SECTION LEADER
Hello North Students! My name is Noa Cordova, and besides writing, I have a passion for languages, traveling, learning, and getting to know others. Apart from North Star, I am an active member of several clubs including STOP, SPO, and SADD. As Editorial section leader, I write articles on current world and school events. If you are interested in keeping up with significant topics in society or our school community, check out the Editorial section! Everyone should have their voice heard, so feel free to share your ideas and write for the Editorial section.
LEAD LAYOUT & SOCIAL MEDIA DESIGNER, ART SECTION EDITOR
Hi readers! I'm Elaine Ching, but you can call me Laney. I'm the Social Media Designer, Lead Layout Designer, and Art Section Editor. I make and post flyers and promotions for new articles and issues on the North Star Instagram, @vsnorthstarmag. Along with this I organize the North Star and Polaris website. 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.
POLARIS EDITOR IN CHIEF
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!
FEATURE SECTION AND SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION EDITOR
Hi, I’m Cody! I edit the featured and science sections of North Star. When I’m not editing or writing articles about the latest scientific discoveries or generally interesting stories, you can find me working on my homework, being at clubs after school, or relaxing with my friends and playing video games with them online. If you have any questions, feel free to email us, the North Star team!
SPORTS SECTION EDITOR
Greetings, kindred spirits! I’m Manal Layachi, the current Editor of the Sports Section for North Star. If you love sports such as soccer, baseball, running, or you want to know about the sports teams at North, 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 playing soccer, karate, tennis, running, studying, reading, spending time with family, singing, playing violin, creating art, and (most importantly) enjoying life.
Hi! I‘m Leah Ally, the managing editor of North Star. I enjoy writing about sports and current events. Outside of North Star, I’m apart of various clubs and sports such as, basketball and softball. Feel free to contact me with any questions through my VSN email and I look forward to working with you all!
LAYOUT TEAM & SPREADSHEET MANAGER
Hello all! I am part of the Layout Team and I manage the spreadsheet for the North Star and Polaris Magazine. My goal is to help publish the works of your fellow students. You may have seen me around in other activities or classes, so know that I keep your interests in mind when I meet with other members and editors. I look forward to sharing your work with our community this year!
ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SECTION EDITOR/TREASURER
Hello! My name is Rachel Ezeadichie, and I am the Entertainment and Media Editor for the North Star. I love watching new shows and analyzing all types of media. If you’re interested in the coverage of new or interesting shows, books, or movies, you can find it in my section. I’m also apart of Spartan Update and Drama Club, so you can see me performing or covering many school events. I’m excited to be an editor for North Star and can’t wait to keep writing!
NEWS SECTION EDITOR
Hey guys! My name is Sahar Ali and I’m editor for the news section. You can see that my articles range from political news to current world events, and you may occasionally find me in the feature section too. Along with writing articles, I do winter track and badminton in the spring. I can’t wait to read all your submissions and if you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to send me an email anytime!
SPORTS CO-EDITOR, HISTORY COLUMNIST
Hello, dear readers! I'm Rehmat Kaur, the North Star's History Columnist and SPORTS Co-Editor. All my Feature History articles will be under the column named "Tales Through Time". I will also be collaborating with Manal Layachi (SPORTS Editor) to help supply ideas and see them through to completion. Outside of North Star, I take part in sports such as badminton and tennis. I'm also a member of SPO and SADD. I'm looking forward to having an exquisite time and helping you in bringing out your creative aspects.