the Crusader

2022-2023 Staff

Eiffel Sunga
Editor-in-Chief

Eiffel Sunga

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High and this is my second year as a staff member of the Crusader. Last year, I had a blast being News Editor and I am excited to be your Co Editor-in-Chief this year! I joined Newspaper because I recogn...

Maddie Almodovar
Editor-in-Chief

Maddie Almodovar

This year, I am co-Editor-in-Chief for 2022-2023.  I’m a senior and a second-year Crusader  staff member. Last year, I enjoyed my time serving as Opinion Editor; as a student journalist, I value advocacy and reporting on t...

Grace Na
Managing Editor

Grace Na

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High, and a third year staff member on the Crusader. This year, I am the Managing Editor, and previously was an Opinion Editor and staff writer. Initially, I became a member of the Crusader to devel...

Angelina Ruckman
Editor-at-Large

Angelina Ruckman

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High and this year's Editor at Large for the Crusader. This is my fourth year on staff, last year being an Arts and Cultures then Sports page editor. I have loved my journey in newspaper and have s...

Destiny Avila Ramirez
News Editor

Destiny Avila Ramirez

I am a sophomore at Bonita Vista High and this is my second year as a staff member of the Crusader. Last year, I was an A&C copy editor for the first semester and an A&C section editor for the second semester. This year...

Nico Gatten
News Editor

Nico Gatten

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High and this is my first year as a staff member for the Crusader. I am extremely excited to be News Editor this year and to work closely with my fellow staff members. I joined the Crusader because ...

Cherise Magtoto
News Copy Editor

Cherise Magtoto

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High and this is my first year as a staff member of the Crusader. This year, I am the News Copy Editor. I joined Newspaper to discover my full potential as a writer and to fulfill my desire to te...

Cielo Muniz Sigala
Opinion Editor

Cielo Muniz Sigala

I am a freshman at Bonita Vista High and this is my first year as a staff member on The Crusader. Currently my position is Opinion Editor. I have always enjoyed writing and reading and found that Journalism would be a great way...

Valerie Torres
Opinion Editor

Valerie Torres

I am currently a junior at Bonita Vista High and this year I am an Opinion Editor. This my first year as a staff member on The Crusader. I decided to join the Newspaper staff to become involved and more aware of what is happe...

Anissa Barajas
Opinion Copy Editor

Anissa Barajas

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High School and this is my first year on staff. This year I am one of the Opinion Copy Editors for The Crusader. I joined newspaper because I have always wanted to get involved within my school's communi...

Sofia Murillo
Features Editor

Sofia Murillo

I am a senior this 2022-2023 school year at Bonita Vista High and a first year Features Editor for the Crusader. Although I have always loved writing, I joined the Crusader to explore working in a different environment that will ...

Eliza Noblejas
Features Copy Editor

Eliza Noblejas

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High and this will be my second year on the Crusader. Currently, I am the Features Copy Editor, previously being the Opinion Copy Editor. Joining the Crusader has given me the platform to connect with new peo...

William Maywood
Sports Editor

William Maywood

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High and this is my first year as a staff member of the Crusader. I am excited to be one of this year’s Sports Editor. I joined the Crusader because I wanted to try something new. I did not want...

Isabella Garcia
Sports Editor

Isabella Garcia

I am a sophomore at Bonita Vista High and this is my second year on staff for The Crusader. Last year, I was a Sports Copy Editor and this year, I am one of the Sports Editors. When I became a staff member, I fell in love wit...

Gianna Woerner
Podcast Manager

Gianna Woerner

 I am currently a freshman here at Bonita Vista High and a first-year staff member of The Crusader. This year, I am a Podcast Manager. I am looking forward to the new opportunities this position will give me. I chose to join ne...

Stephanie Lomeli
Podcast Manager

Stephanie Lomeli

I'm a senior at Bonita Vista High School and this is  my second year returning to the Crusader staff. I have been a Podcast Manager for the last two years on staff. I've always had a passion for public speaking and being able...

Sara Salgado-Garcia
Staff Artist

Sara Salgado-Garcia

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High School and this is my first year with The Crusader. I am one of the staff artists. I had always been interested in the school newspaper.With one of my closest friends on staff, hearing how f...

Lauralai Gilbert
Staff Artist

Lauralai Gilbert

I am currently a sophomore attending Bonita Vista High and this is my second year on staff. I was a photographer in my previous year and I am a staff artist this year. I joined the Crusader because I enjoy the experience of informing people ab...

Uriel Lopez
Photographer

Uriel Lopez

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High and this is my first year on staff for the Crusader. This year I am a photographer. I became a member of the Crusader to develop my photojournalism skills. This year, I am commencing my pursuit and passion for phot...

Jechaenna Velazco
Photographer

Jechaenna Velazco

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High and this is my first year on staff. This year, I am one of the photographers for the Crusader. I joined newspaper seeking to meet new people and to be active in school events. I also wanted to improve my...

Isaiah Nafarrete
Videographer

Isaiah Nafarrete

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High and first year staff member for the Crusader.  This year, I have been assigned the position of a videographer.I joined the Crusader due to my interest in digital media along with the encourage...

Amanda Cortes
Staff Writer

Amanda Cortes

As a freshman at Bonita Vista High, this is my first year as a part of the staff for the Crusader. I am currently a staff writer. I joined Newspaper because the Crusader offers a valuable platform for student journalists like myse...

Kendall Johnson
A&C Editor

Kendall Johnson

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High and this is my first year as a staff member for the Crusader. This year I am one of the Arts and Cultures Editors. I wanted to join because I’ve always had a passion for writing. For so lo...

Jaylen Gladney
A&C Editor

Jaylen Gladney

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High (BVH) and this is my third year on staff.  In previous years, I was working as a staff writer. This year, I am one of the Arts and Cultures Editors, who takes pride in writing for the Crusader...

Antoinette Gilbert
Arts and Cultures Copy Editor

Antoinette Gilbert

I am a sophomore at Bonita Vista High and this would be my second year as a staff member in the Crusader. Currently, I am the A&C Copy Editor and was previously a Staff Writer. I am continuing to participate in the Crusader for t...

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