The Trailblazer

2020-2021 Staff

Jared Mitovich
Editor-in-Chief

Jared Mitovich

Jared Mitovich joined the Trailblazer his freshman year as a staff writer. He has helped manage the Trailblazer's social media since his sophomore year, and in his junior year he edited the Opinion section. Now in his final year...

Mackenzie Blowers
Editor-in-Chief

Mackenzie Blowers

Mackenzie Blowers is a senior at Hills and is excited to be Editor-in-Chief of the Trailblazer along with Jared Mitovich. Before becoming Editor-in-Chief, Blowers edited the College Corner section of the Trailblazer and helped...

Vani Apanosian
Advisor

Vani Apanosian

Ms. Vani Apanosian is an English teacher at Hills and advisor for the Trailblazer. This is her third year teaching at Hills but PV alumni she has always been a part of the PVRHSD family. Ms. Apanosian attended Seton Hall University...

Daniel Albert
School News Editor

Daniel Albert

Daniel Albert is a senior at hills. This will be his 4th year working on the Trailblazer, and first year as school news editor. He is looking forward to covering Hills News in his final year at Hills.

Simmie Brisman
School News Editor

Simmie Brisman

Simmie Brisman is a senior at Hills; this will be her second year as School News Editor. Before becoming editor, she was a staff writer. She is looking forward to continuing to write for the Trailblazer during her final year at...

Kate Zydor
In-Depth Editor

Kate Zydor

Briana Keenan
In-Depth Editor

Briana Keenan

Briana Keenan, a sophomore, is excited for her second year as a member of the Trailblazer. She'll now be in charge of editing the In-Depth section with Kate Zydor, taking a deeper look at many of the topics covered by the Trailblazer. Fun fact: ...

Izzy Frangiosa
Sports Editor

Izzy Frangiosa

Izzy Frangiosa is a senior who has been a part of the Trailblazer since her freshman year. Although she enjoys writing articles of all kinds, she is extremely excited to take over the Sports Editor position with Jacob Charnow....

Jacob Charnow
Sports Editor

Jacob Charnow

Jacob Charnow is a junior at Hills and is excited to take on the role of Sports Editor of the Trailblazer along with Izzy Frangiosa. He is passionate about covering the latest in athletics at Hills and is looking forward to the...

Claudia Kim
Opinion Editor

Claudia Kim

Claudia Kim is a senior at Hills and is excited to be working on the Trailblazer as an editor this year. Along with Lauren Eusebio, Claudia edits for the Opinion section, a part of the paper that gives Hills students a place to b...

Lauren Eusebio
Opinion Editor

Lauren Eusebio

Senior Lauren Eusebio has been a part of the Trailblazer since her junior year, when she was a staff writer. Now, along with Claudia Kim, Eusebio will be in charge of editing the Opinion section, which she is very passionate about....

Riley Solomon
College Corner Editor

Riley Solomon

Riley Solomon is a junior at Hills, and this is her third year as a member of the Trailblazer. This year, she will be editing the College Corner section, covering the latest on college admissions, tours, and relevant news to prospective...

Maeve Rossig
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Maeve Rossig

Maeve Rossig is a senior at Hills and joined the Trailblazer at the beginning of her junior year. She is now the Arts and Entertainment Editor along with Justine Marinkovic, and she's excited to keep writing about trending shows,...

Justine Marinkovic
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Justine Marinkovic

Justine Marinkovic is one of the Arts & Entertainment Editors this year. She really enjoys reading and writing and values the arts. She is looking forward to pursuing this position, shedding light on news and events happening...

Charlie Goertz
Life and Style Editor

Charlie Goertz

Christina Kim
Life and Style Editor

Christina Kim

Now a senior at Hills, this will be Christina Kim's fourth year as a member of the Trailblazer. She is now the Life and Style Editor and is looking forward to what the school year brings for her section. Fun fact: Kim loves to bake....

Siera Boffa
Social Media Editor

Siera Boffa

This is Siera Boffa's second year as Social Media Editor for the Trailblazer. She helps keep the Trailblazer's Instagram feed up-to-date and engaged with the Hills community. She is excited for the year to come! Fun fact: ...

Rachel Chao
Staff Writer

Rachel Chao

Prisha Mehta
Staff Writer

Prisha Mehta

Juliet Cohen
Staff Writer

Juliet Cohen

Rebecca Lovett
Staff Writer

Rebecca Lovett

Kaitlyn Lafferty
Staff Writer

Kaitlyn Lafferty

Samantha Lazar
Staff Writer

Samantha Lazar

Madison Saks
Staff Writer

Madison Saks

Kaitlyn Verde
Staff Writer

Kaitlyn Verde

Ben Hoffman
Staff Writer

Ben Hoffman

Saya Ross
Staff Writer

Saya Ross

Darcy Bergstein
Staff Writer

Darcy Bergstein

Joshua Gura
Staff Writer

Joshua Gura

Dylan Cochin
Staff Writer

Dylan Cochin

Shaan Dalal
Staff Writer

Shaan Dalal

Sabrina Moe
Staff Writer

Sabrina Moe

Scianna Scott
Staff Writer

Scianna Scott

Scianna Scott is a junior at Hills. This is her first year as a member of the Trailblazer team, which she joined in August as a staff writer. Scott is looking forward to a great year of writing and reporting.   Fun fact: ...

Aidan Berson
Staff Writer

Aidan Berson

Caity Parkes
Staff Writer

Caity Parkes

Julia Bang
Staff Member

Julia Bang

Matias Murillo
Staff Photographer

Matias Murillo

Stephen Schmidt
Staff Photographer

Stephen Schmidt

Raymond Rosales
Satire Writer

Raymond Rosales

Olli Djedji
Satire Writer

Olli Djedji

Aria Chalileh
Guest Contributor

Aria Chalileh