Our Staff

Mira Berenabum, Editor-in-Chief

 About Mira
Mira Berenbaum is a senior at Milken and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Roar. Aside from that, she is the head of the student ambassador program, a vatik, a member of J-Life, and an active member of USY. In her free time, she enjoys watching This is Us and eating sushi.

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Noah Cohen, Editor-in-Chief

 About Noah
Noah Cohen is a third year veteran of The Roar and a current Co-Editor-in-Chief. Noah enjoys employing creative new mediums for The Roar that have taken the publication to new heights. In addition to his work on The Roar, Noah is the Student Body President and a cast member on the popular Youtube series “Teens React” on the React Channel of FBE.

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Jared Hasen-Klein, Webmaster

 About Jared
Jared Hasen-Klein is a senior at Milken and Webmatser for The Roar. While this is his first year on staff, Jared has previously written guest articles and improved the website. Jared is an active member of Milken's FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1836: The MilkenKnights, co-chair of Milken's AIDS Walk team, and an avid fan of The Simpsons.

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Ben Chasen, Sports Editor

 About Ben
Ben Chasen is a junior at Milken and the Sports Editor for The Roar. He enjoys taking long walks on the beach, watching his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers play baseball, eating Fat Sal’s, and broadcasting his sports-talk radio show, The Cage, which airs live on Milken Student Radio every Wednesday at 6:05 PM (Pacific Standard Time). He would like to remind you that the San Jose Sharks blew a 3-0 lead #gkg.

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Rachel Leff, Staff Writer

 About Rachel
Rachel Leff joined The Roar in her sophomore year of high school. She enjoys being able to write about current events both at Milken and in the surrounding community. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, and playing with her dog, Snickers.

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Alexandra Orbuch, Staff Writer

 About Alexandra
Alexandra Orbuch is currently a sophomore at Milken. She began working on the Ramaz newspaper, the Ramaz Rampage as a freshman, and is now a staff writer for The Roar. Alexandra also serves as Captain of the Mock Trial team, editor of Milken’s annual literary magazine, and vice president of sophomore Student Council.

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Jordan Pardo, Staff Writer

 About Pardo
Jordan Pardo is a Staff Writer for The Roar. It is his first and last year in journalism because he is a senior who will hopefully graduate in June. He lives and breathes sports as it has been a passion for his whole life. He roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Wildcats and talks about sports on his radio show with The Cage, which airs on kmsr.us and starts at 6:05 PM. He enjoys photography and music, and recently won the JSPA award for photojournalism.

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Emily Vanek, Staff Writer

 About Emily
Emily Vanek, a sophomore, is currently a Staff Writer on The Roar and joined the staff as a freshman. She enjoys writing in categories such as Voices, Community, and Spotlight. Outside of The Roar, she is on the Milken Tennis team and Mock Trial Team and enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family.

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Brittney Khorsandi, Faculty Adviser

 About Ms. Khorsandi
Ms. Brittney Khorsandi has taught the journalism class, home of The Roar, since 2014. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, Ms. Khorsandi has worked for multiple publications as a writer and editor as well as in numerous communications roles prior to coming to Milken. As a person passionate about learning new things, Ms. Khorsandi enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and photography, but most of all, spending time with her young daughter, Stella.