the Crusader

2019-2020 Staff

Adali Leon

Adali Leon

Hi! I’m a junior at BVH and this is my second year on the Crusader staff. My position this year is staff artist, which means I get to make graphics and illustrations for our articles. I joined newspaper because I wanted to w...

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

I’m a senior at Bonita Vista High and a second year staff member. I love to take photos of scenery and events all around me and I find that taking photos for The Crusader to be a creative and constructive outlet for myself....

Rachel Elliott

Rachel Elliott

As a sophomore and junior, my life was changed in a matter of seconds and practically crashed. Coming back to BVH as a senior this year, I’ve come back stronger and better than before. It’s my first year on staff and it...

Jaylen Gladney

Jaylen Gladney

As a freshman who is enrolled in Bonita Vista High, this is my first year as a part of the staff. I personally find newspaper interesting and I believe it requires a lot of dedication, mainly because of the time and effort going in...

Steven Rojas

Steven Rojas

Hello, I’m Steven Rojas! Senior, Co-podcast Manager for Bonita Vista’s newspaper, The Crusader. As an avid reader of the newspaper, I figured writing for it would be just as fun as reading.This is my first year on staff, bu...

Yealin Lee

Yealin Lee

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High, and a second year staff member on the Crusader. I love being able to meet new people, and having conversations with them. I like how in newspaper we are one family who help each other, when neede...

José Solís

José Solís

Hello! Most people know me as Jose and I am a sophomore staff writer for the Bonita Vista Crusaders. .Although it is my first year on staff, I feel as though I am already part of a community and improving my writing skills by ...

Efren Mendieta

Efren Mendieta

Hello, I’m currently a senior at BVH and this is my second year on staff and I originally joined in order to expand on my writing ability. I can honestly say this publication has changed my life. I was properly introduced to jo...

Angelina Ruckman

Angelina Ruckman

As a sophomore attending Bonita Vista High, this is my second year on staff for the Crusader. Being a part of my school's student-run newspaper allows me to express my skills in journalism, photography, and graphic design. It is refre...

Mathias Medel

Mathias Medel

I am currently a senior at Bonita Vista High School and this is my first year as a staff member for The Crusader. I intend to utilize my creative writing skills to provide the latest news and events occurring around the BVH commun...

Jeadan Andre

Jeadan Andre

I’m currently a senior at Bonita Vista High and this is my first year on the Crusader. I am currently a staff writer for the paper and hope to write many articles to inform the students of Bonita Vista. I hope that this will be...

Isaac Lozano

Isaac Lozano

As a senior, I’m excited to return to the Crusader staff for the second year. I believe in journalism’s ability to highlight the key issues, trends, and events in our communities and beyond, serving as a medium for change and me...

Adam Benchekroun

Adam Benchekroun

I am a senior, and this is my first year as a part of The Crusader. Journalism gives me a platform and voice that I would not be able to find anywhere else. The ability to serve my community as a journalist is an extremely en...

Luke Svehaug

Luke Svehaug

It's the new kid on the block! I am currently in my junior year but this is my first year at BVH & in newspaper. I like long walks on the beach, buttery popcorn, and an energetic environment. Newspaper interests me because ...

Cameron Loughney

Cameron Loughney

I am an aspiring IB senior and this is my first year on staff for the Crusader. My love for writing is the biggest reason I am on the Crusader staff. I believe that there are valuable stories worth telling on and about the BVH camp...

Laurinne Eugenio

Laurinne Eugenio

I’m a junior and this is my second year on staff. This year, I’m one of the Features Editors for the Crusader, more specifically the Center Page Spread (CPS) Editor. I chose to stay in Newspaper because of its community; every...

Evan Abutin

Evan Abutin

As a senior attending Bonita Vista High, this is my second year on staff. Personally, I find Newspaper compelling not solely due to its devotion towards truth-telling but also because every school has an identity. Bonita Vista H...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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