the Crusader

2018-2019 Staff

Katherine Neuner

Katherine Neuner

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

Joseph Casey

I’m a senior and third-year member of the Crusader staff. I deeply value journalism’s power to share stories about the diverse human experiences that exist on our campus, inform about news, and keep authority groups accountab...

Catherine Armenta

Catherine Armenta

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...

Mia Enriquez

Mia Enriquez

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 ...

Abraham Zepeda

Abraham Zepeda

I am a senior, athlete, and proud journalist for the Crusader. 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 be a part of, as I put forth my ...

Madison Geering

Madison Geering

I am a senior attending Bonita Vista High. Journalism interests me because I believe strongly in the power of words to impact people, and to shed light on stories that need to be told. Reporting on events, issues, and students...

Noah Nafarrete

Noah Nafarrete

Hello! My name is Noah Nafarrete, and I am the current Arts and Cultures section editor for The Crusader. This is my second year on staff. I have a profound passion for photojournalism, which is the primary driving force in my ...

Lilyanna Luna-Salazar

Lilyanna Luna-Salazar

I am a senior and this is my second 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...

Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez

Hi, I am a junior student of Bonita Vista High School and this is my second year on staff. I joined the Crusader Newspaper to challenge myself in hopes of improving my writing and communication skills. Being a staff member ta...

Jennifer Dye

Jennifer Dye

I am currently a senior at Bonita Vista High and this is my third and final year as a member of the Crusader. I enjoy journalism because it allows me to deepen my understanding of the school's events and keeps me productive. W...

Melina Ramirez

Melina Ramirez

Hello, hello, hello! I’m Melina Ramirez, a junior at BVH and this is my third year on staff. Being on staff for three years really takes it out of someone, but it’s worth it. There’s nothing better than finishing up an art...

Isaiah Irizarry

Isaiah Irizarry

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

Marcello Garbo

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

Leonardo Yniguez

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

Ethan Gamboa

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

Benjamin Cespedes

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

Benjamin Ayala

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 jour...

Alexander Kolshorn

Alexander Kolshorn

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

Alexa Vazquez

Writing can be a ridiculously painful thing to endure, but I think that giving it up would be even worse. After all, who doesn’t like a challenge? I’m Alexa Vazquez, a resident junior who’s been on this staff for three ye...

Yesenia Sandez

Yesenia Sandez

It is my third year in high school and my second year in newspaper. I was hesitant to come back but i’m really glad I did. I enjoy journalism since it is one of the ways I can express myself besides music and drawing.  ...

Marina Santana

Marina Santana

I’m Marina Santana and I joined newspaper for the 2018-2019 school year, making this school year my second year on staff. This year I am sports section editor because I want to experiment with white space, and sports photogr...

Ryan Gassaway

Ryan Gassaway

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...

Joseph Perez

Joseph Perez

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

Haley Lester

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.

Lucia Rivera

Lucia Rivera

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High and a fourth year staff member on the Crusader. I am now co-Editor in Chief, and previously was News Editor, Features Editor, and Editor-at-Large. This year I am continuing to follow my passion...

Sebastian Mendoza

Sebastian Mendoza

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...

Carina Muniz

Carina Muniz

Hello! I am currently the Editor-at-Large for the Crusader and I have been a part of staff for three years now. Let me say, being a part of the Crusader has been very eye-opening. I’ve learned about the Bonita Vista High’s c...

Cambria McClelland

Cambria McClelland

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. ...

Jesselle Lopez

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...

Kara Barragan

Kara Barragan

My name is Kara Barragan and this is my fourth and final year with the Crusader. As a freshman I was on the lookout for an outlet where I could put out my work to the BVH community and when I walked up to that school newspaper stand...

Valentina Du Pond

Valentina Du Pond

This is my senior year at Bonita Vista High and my third year on staff. I am Editor-in-Chief and proud to be leading this amazing paper and staff. 

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