ABOUT US

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Welcome to North Star, Valley Stream North High School's student news and 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

MEET THE EDITORS

Craig Papajohn-Shaw

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EDITOR IN CHIEF & TREASURER

Hi North Star Readers! I am the Editor-In-Chief for the magazine. I created and oversee our article submission spreadsheet along with being a copy editor. Politically invested, you will find my articles tapping into the current state of our nation.

Christina Ossa

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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!

Elyas Layachi

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SECTION EDITOR

Hey! I'm Elyas Layachi, and I'm the Science section editor. When I was a part of the old North Star, I wrote a variety of articles, ranging from tips and tricks to experiences I've had as a student, but now I primarily write science pieces. Science rocks! When I'm not writing or editing science articles, I'm either reading, running, playing soccer, or spending time with friends.

Eva Grace Martinez

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POLARIS SECTION EDITOR & LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi everyone! I’m the Polaris section editor and head photographer of the North Star. It's my job to find or take all the photos and images attached to the articles you read. I love taking pictures, and my interests outside of taking photos include: playing guitar, reading, and singing.

Lucy Wu

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SENIOR WEBSITE DESIGNER

Hi, readers! As website layout designer and spreadsheet manager, I help new articles and artwork digitally come to life in each issue. Through graphic design, I connect talented writers and artists with avid readers, and I’m always open to more suggestions.

Everton Prospere

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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.

Kimberly Shrestha

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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.

Alain Deen

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ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SECTION EDITOR

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!

Ala Paruch

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ADVICE COLUMNIST

Hello everyone! My name is Alicja Paruch, and I am the editor and writer of the advice column for North Star. I answer questions that people have about almost any topic, so if you find yourself wondering about something school or not-school related, send me an email.

CREDITS

FACULTY ADVISOR
Christy Mansfield
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Craig Papajohn-Shaw
NEWS SECTION EDITOR
Everton Prospere
FEATURE SECTION EDITOR
Christina Ossa
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SECTION EDITOR
Elyas Layachi
ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SECTION EDITOR
Alain Deen
POLARIS SECTION EDITOR
Eva Grace Martinez
ARTWORK SECTION EDITOR
Kimberly Shrestha
ADVICE COLUMNIST
Alicja Paruch
SENIOR WEBSITE DESIGNER
Lucy Wu
WEBSITE DESIGNER PROTÉGÉ
Matteo Somma
SENIOR PHOTO EDITOR
Grace Martinez
JUNIOR PHOTO EDITOR
Aleeza Dhillon
SENIOR SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Lucy Wu
SOCIAL MEDIA PROTÉGÉ
Matteo Somma
TREASURER
Craig Papajohn-Shaw
STUDENT ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
Amy Italiano
PRINCIPAL
Robin Small
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Jennifer Buonaspina
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Fabian Jara
LOUD AMERICAN
Garrick Neuner