Teacher’s Say

How do you feel about the acts of vandalism that plagued our school?

the Crusader

For every issue, the Crusader asks several Bonita Vista High (BVH) teachers a question about a topic that is valuable to the BVH community. Many community members and students voiced concerns towards the vandalism that took place on BVH’s campus which involved anti-semitic and homophobic hate speech. We decided to ask teachers about their opinions on how they felt about the vandalism that was spread throughout the campus.


Spanish teacher Maria De la Cruz. (Nicole MacGaffey )

“Several of my Jewish and non-Jewish students were visibly upset and angry that a swastika was painted on our campus. It’s important for our students to feel safe and in our community.”






Advanced Placement Psychology teacher David Economou. (Yealin Lee )

“It’s just a waste of time and money. If you are doing it— stop. It’s your parents’ tax dollars that pay to clean it up, just wasting the money of the taxpayer.”







3-4 Spanish and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher Jessica Vargas. (Yealin Lee )

“I really want to take an opportunity to make sure we are having conversations with every student because a lot of educational opportunities were missed over the quarantine. It saddens me, but it is not something that can’t be fixed with help from teachers and educators.”






International Baccalaureate (IB) English Higher Level (HL) teacher Jason Good. (Nicole MacGaffey )

“I find it very problematic. I find the biggest concern to be that people are willing to do that in a space of public learning. I feel like it shows we really need to work on community, culture.”