the Crusader

2020-2021 Staff

Lucia Rivera
Editor-in-Chief

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...

Madison Geering
Editor-in-Chief

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...

Jennifer Dye
Managing Editor

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...

Carina Muniz
Editor-at-Large

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...

Nicole Macgaffey
News Editor

Nicole Macgaffey

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High School and this is my first year as a staff member for The Crusader. I have had a great interest in journalism since my freshman year.  I enjoy being involved in the BVH community and being a...

Alexa Vazquez
News Editor

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...

Yealin Lee
Opinion Editor

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...

Evan Abutin
Opinion Editor

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...

Isaac Lozano
Features Editor

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...

Laurinne Eugenio
Features Editor

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...

Jaime Jazo
Arts & Culture Editor

Jaime Jazo

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High School and this is my first year on staff. I joined newspaper in order to reach my full potential with my writing skills and surround myself with a hardworking and affectionate community. Out...

Melina Ramirez
Arts & Culture Editor

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...

Nadia Martinez
Podcast Manager

Nadia Martinez

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High and this is my first year on staff. I’ve always liked how unbiased and informative newspaper was and it was a large part of why I was interested in joining. Newspaper has taught me what eg...

Rosario Ortiz
Podcast Manager

Rosario Ortiz

I’m a junior this year and this is my first year on staff. I find newspaper to be an interesting course that touches on a variety of topics, including photography, Adobe Software, and various forms of writing. Outside of Ne...

Adali Leon
Staff Artist

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
Photographer

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....

Kara Barragan
Photographer

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...

Ingrid Alcantara
Videographer

Ingrid Alcantara

Hi! I'm currently a junior and this is my first year in newspaper. Journalism interests me because of its importance to readers and media in general. Before I decided to join staff, I would read the Crusader whenever I got the...

Efren Mendieta
Videographer

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...

Itzel Leon
Staff Writer

Itzel Leon

Hi, I'm a member of the Crusader and my current position is staff writer. I am a freshman so this is my first year as a member of the Crusader. I enjoy writing and think being in the newspaper staff is something that’s very ...

Grace Na
Staff Writer

Grace Na

Hi, I’m currently a freshman at Bonita Vista High School and this is my first year on staff. I joined newspaper because I thought that it would be a good way to understand the situations going on around me. Also I felt like ...

Madelyn Omelina
Staff Writer

Madelyn Omelina

I am currently a sophomore and this is my first year as a staff member for the Crusader. For as long as I can remember, I have always been drawn to expressing my emotions through writing. To me writing is one of the best ways ...

Pablo Dollero
Copy Editor

Pablo Dollero

I am a junior at Bonita Vista High school, and this is my first year as part of The Crusader. I hope to develop many helpful skills from Newspaper that I can use in the future. I find that journalism and The Crusader ar...

Angelina Ruckman
Copy Editor

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...

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