2018-2019 Staff

Katherine Neuner

Editor-in-Chief

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High. I’ve been on The Crusader’s staff for the last four years because I enjoy writing about breaking news and human interest pieces. Aside from newspaper, I spend my time doing Speech and Debate...

Joseph Casey

Editor-in-Chief

Catherine Armenta

Managing Editor

As a current senior at Bonita Vista High, this is my second year as a journalist. I have covered numerous articles ranging from district issues and human interest stories about members in the high school community. My experience...

Valentina DuPond

Editor-at-Large

This is my junior year at Bonita Vista and my second year on staff. My experience on staff has been one of the highlights of my high school career and the activity on campus I care about the most. Journalism has opened up a worl...

Madison Geering

News Editor

I am a sophomore attending Bonita Vista High School. Journalism interests me because I enjoy writing and interacting with others, both of which comprise the essence of journalism. Reporting on events, issues, and students on our cam...

Jesselle Lopez

News Editor

I am a sophomore and this is my first year on staff. Getting to do page design for our paper is really exciting and I can use my creative strengths to help choose what goes on the page and how it goes on. Being a part of the st...

Paulina Zacharko

Features Editor

This my second year on The Crusader staff, and my first as Features page Editor. The part I enjoy most about journalism is the knowledge that a source is confiding in you to report their story, the intimacy one builds with a ...

Lucia Rivera

Features Editor

This is my second year on the Crusader and my second year attending Bonita Vista High. I especially enjoy writing articles featuring passionate people and challenging myself with graphic elements on my pages.  Additionally, I wis...

Carina Muniz

Opinion Editor

Being a freshman for the Crusader Staff, I am grateful for the position I’ve been given and can’t wait to make great memories that will build my skills not only as a writer but as a leader, too. I highly recommend Newspap...

Cambria McClelland

Opinion Editor

I look forward to fostering Opinion’s growth and development as a section while I work side by side with my fellow staff members as we explore new and creative ways to present newsworthy stories to you. ...

Ariana Stratton

Arts & Culture Editor

As a returning staff member at The Crusader, I have dedicated my efforts to do my best delivering high caliber writing, page design, illustrations, and graphics. I owe my sharpened understanding of journalism, teamwork, proble...

Sebastian Mendoza

Arts & Culture Editor

I am currently a junior at Bonita Vista High and a first year member of The Crusader newspaper. I appreciate being on staff because it gives me the opportunity to join a group of people who are passionate about shining a ligh...

Joseph Perez

Sports Editor

I am a junior for the 2018-2019 Bonita Vista High School’s Crusader publication. It is my second year on staff and journalism to me, means much more than distributing papers across BVH’s campus. The art of publication is a veh...

Haley Lester

Sports Editor

I am a senior and first year Bonita Vista Crusader staff member. Being a part of the school newspaper has opened my eyes to the world of journalism and uncovered this hidden passion of mine.

Mia Enriquez

Web Editor

As a senior all of my moments are some of my last in high school. After this year, I will be an adult on my own in college and the memories I will cherish most are the ones I spent in newspaper. Journalism gave me a different ...

Kara Barragan

Web Editor

As an upcoming freshman and seeing Newspaper as an extracurricular opportunity at my orientation, it filled me with hope for a change to enhance my writing and photography skills to hopefully become a full time journalist in the f...

Lilyanna Luna-Salazar

Staff Photographer

I am a junior and this is my first year on newspaper and I have really enjoyed being part of it. Journalism has been a way for me to learn new things and meet new people. I have learned about teamwork and the importance of communica...

Noah Nafarette

Staff Photographer

Hello! I mainly specialize in photojournalism. I’m very passionate about this subject area because I enjoy thinking about ways I can convey a story through digital photography. Photography is an art form, so I strive to tre...

Rodrigo Hinostroza

Copy Editor

Hello, I am a senior and it’s my first year being in newspaper. Journalism has allowed me to meet some very special people in the community, while showing me how to be an ethical responsible journalist. Outside of newspaper, I am on t...

Jennifer Dye

Copy Editor

I am currently a sophomore at Bonita Vista High and this is my first year as a member in the Crusader. I enjoy journalism because it allows me to learn more about the schools events and keeps me productive. While being in the C...

Melina Ramirez

Copy Editor

Hello, I am in ninth grade and this is my first year in the Crusader. I enjoy being here because of the freedom that I have when I write my articles. It is really about just having fun and being creative with your articles. As...

Abraham Zepeda

Copy Editor

I am a junior, athlete, and proud journalist at Bonita Vista High. The control of information spread to the public is by far one of the most important aspects of modern day society that I am glad to remain a part of, as I put f...

Isaiah Irizarry

Copy Editor

I am a senior and a News Copy Editor for The Crusader. This is my first year on staff. I enjoy being a part of The Crusader team because it allows me to help keep students informed on the important issues surrounding the BVH co...

Marcello Garbo

Staff Writer

I am a freshman for the 2018-2019 Bonita Vista High School’s Crusader publication. It is my first year on staff, and the experiences it has offered have been amazing. Journalism to me is a means of expressing the thoughts, opi...

Leonardo Yniguez

Staff Writer

I am a 10th grade student that takes a deep liking to the field of journalism not only as an activity, but a way to cultivate character. As a piece in the complex machine that is newspaper, I continue to impress myself on the differ...

Ethan Gamboa

Staff Writer

I am a junior, an athlete and journalist at Bonita Vista High school.  One of the many fundamental rights I think any community is entitled to, is being informed about current news and issues that are present in one’s society....

Benjamin Cespedes

Staff Writer

I’m a senior at BVH, and currently in my first year in the newspaper staff. I enjoy the process, as well as the research and  the extra-curricular activities. The on the field work allows me to improve on my ability to wor...

Benjamin Ayala

Staff Writer

I am a 11th grade student  writer for the The Crusader. Journalism is, in my opinion, a very challenging extracurricular that takes an enormous amount of dedication and skill. But, with all the challenges that come with journ...

Alexander Kolshorn

Staff Writer

I am seventeen years old and I am currently a senior at Bonita Vista High School. I am also on the Bonita Vista High School Crusader newspaper. What I enjoy most about journalism is that I can write stories about events impacting ...

Alexa Vazquez

Staff Writer

I’m the new kid taking on journalism as a 10th grader and I’ve been in love with writing since the 2nd grade. Being able to tell stories, share experiences, and provide a voice to people who struggle to be heard is somethi...

Yesenia Sandez

Videographer

This is my second year of high school but it is my first year of being in the crusader. When I applied for the crusader I didn’t know what I was getting myself into but now being in it for almost half a year now and it o...

Marina Santana

Videographer

This year is my first year on The Crusader staff and I love it. Although journalism calls for strict deadlines and a lot of work, something about newspaper draws me in. I believe it may be how accomplished I feel when the whole...

Ryan Gassaway

Staff Artist

I’m a junior and I like to draw and hang out with friends. Journalism is cool because each article is sort of like a diary entry written in the moment while everything was happening. I wrote a lot of my experiences in the mo...

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