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BVH tennis doubles partners and senior Freddy Schiantarelli (left) and junior Ari Broudy (right) pose together for a photo after a series of matches on the court. The duo would qualify for the third round of the CIF tennis postseason, which is the farthest that any BVH doubles team has ever gone.

A dominant duo

Destiny Avila-Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2024
Wrapped up in time

Wrapped up in time

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
March 4, 2024
On Jan. 1, students near the quad and 200 building hide under the hallways as it provides cover from the pouring rain. In the recent week, multiple rainfall has been recorded causing flooding in San Diego and schools like Bonita Vista High (BVH).

Effects of the heavy downpour

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor in Chief
February 18, 2024
Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-chief
February 9, 2024
To the place of meadows

To the place of meadows

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-chief
January 31, 2024
A different perspective

A different perspective

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2023
Teachers Say

Teachers Say

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
December 4, 2023
On Nov. 27, Standard level (Sl) and Higher level (Hl) taught by Drama and theater production teacher Rosamaria Sias works with her students on various assignments as the new IB theater teacher and happily embraces her role.

A dramatic addition

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
November 29, 2023
Throughout the week of Oct. 23 BVHs Associated Student Body released Drain the Lake shirts for the upcoming BVH and Eastlake football game. ASB Vice President Malyna Castillo glimpses at the shirts tag sizes for fellow BVH customers

[Photo] ‘Drain the lake’

Cash Alexander, Features Copy Editor
October 27, 2023
The BVH band, Gentle Moon, released their EP on May 26th including of seniors Diego Landeros, Noah Kircher and Noah Keller. They continue to play and release music.

A creative outlet

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
October 25, 2023
On Oct.16 during lunch and in the Bolles theater, BVH Vocal Music Department presents music showcase  to feature both the Music Machines and Sound Unlimiteds performances.

[Photo] A preview to SCREAM

Delilah Bannister, Staff Writer
October 22, 2023
The fear of blood is a common occurrence for many people that may prevent them from certain activities. This is also the case for Destiny Ramirez.

All it takes is five minutes

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-chief
October 15, 2023
On Sept. 21, International Baccalaureate (IB) seniors present to IB juniors with a prompt and three real life props to represent what their prompt means.  IB Diploma candidate and senior Manuel Jurado uses a piano, a LEGO rocket ship and a physical copy of the movie Under the Same Moon.

IB program expands exhibition

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
September 23, 2023
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program senior Alexis Acosta sits with other IB senior students, Nicolette Luna, Grace De León and Cherise Magtoto at Bonita Vista High (BVH).  The IB Diploma candidates discusses the IB program and the students involved this school year.

“IB for all”

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
September 22, 2023
IB Coordinator Jared Phelps discusses the optional PSAT and how it relates to the college admissions process to IB diploma candidate and junior Amy Prince as she plans the next step in her academic future.

[Photo] No longer a requirement

Aparri Tarpley, Sports Editor
September 22, 2023
The influence of a lifetime

The influence of a lifetime

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
August 31, 2023
As students reflect on their summer such as a summer studying aboard in Japan. It is recognized how many once in a lifetime experiences are offered and how one has grown as a person.

The change in my reflection

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
August 11, 2023
The International Baccalaureate (IB) wall stands tall on Bonita Vista Highs (BVH) campus but is also seen defaced and covered with several types of vandalism done by BVH students.

[Photo] A change in perspective

Maddie Almodovar, Editor-in-Chief
February 10, 2023
At Bonita Vista High (BVH) in front of the ASB building snacks are sold during lunch. Sophmore Paulina Iniguez (left) buys Cheezits and a water while senior Noah Caballero and senior Steven Perez (right) assist her.

Snack at a higher price

Destiny Avila Ramirez, News Editor
February 10, 2023
On Feb. 9, Meisner points at the board as he explains the journal prompt of the day to his students. For this days prompt it was Can social media destroy or improve relationships? Explain. Meisner gets inspiration from students journal prompts from the sticky notes on the right side of the board to be inclusive of what students may find interest in writing about.

A time to express

Destiny Avila Ramirez, News Editor
February 9, 2023
On Nov 20. an Alice in Wonderland tea party was held, open to students and their families. Many characters were featured acting as those in Alice in Wonderland such as the Mad hatter and the Cheshire cat.

[Photo] A very “mad” tea party

Angelina Ruckman, Editor at large
December 16, 2022
A young Diego Cruz (left) is seen entertaining party guests, contributing to his family business

The only way is up

Destiny Avila Ramirez, News Editor
November 3, 2022
On Sept. 1 Bonita Vista High Principal Roman Del Rosario, Ed.D announced his resignation in a heartfelt email to BVH staff. Beginning on Oct. 1 Del Rosario will be an Instructional Support Officer for the San Diego Unified School District.

[Photo] “Thank you for everything”

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief
September 7, 2022
Students are able to use menstrual products once they are made available in girls restrooms. This creates a comfortable environment for those who need it.

A pivotal demand

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Arts & Culture Editor
May 21, 2022
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Arts & Culture Editor
May 18, 2022
reply graphic color

[Photo] “Hello Ssangmundong”

Grace Na, Opinion Editor
July 16, 2022
Boba World Graphic

[Photo] The tea on boba

Eiffel Sunga, News Editor
May 7, 2022
Community College Graphic

[Photo] An alternate path

Isabella Garcia, Sports Copy Editor
May 8, 2022
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Arts & Culture Editor
April 22, 2022
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Arts and Culture Copy Editor
April 3, 2022
In 2022, the representation of women grows as Womens History Month progresses. The celebration of Womens History Month is imperative to the progression of gender equality.

The importance of Women’s History Month

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Arts & Culture Copy Editor
March 15, 2022
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Arts and Culture Copy Editor
March 11, 2022
Bonita Vista High Schools JV Quiz bowl team awaits their question during a match. Missing a team member due to scheduling conflicts affects the teams ability to compete.

[Photo] The JV experience

Maddie Almodovar, Opinion Editor
March 10, 2022
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Arts and Culture Copy Editor
February 19, 2022
On Feb. 3 at lunch, a U.S. Air Force member visits Bonita Vista High with the
intent to recruit aspiring high schoolers. The Air Force member sets up his table
with pamphlets and a sign-up sheet in the quad.

Students sign to serve

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Arts and Culture Copy Editor
February 13, 2022
IB English teacher, Speech and Debate and Newspaper advisor Eric Helle’s chair is vacant after the scheduled substitute teacher is canceled. Students were left with no in-person supervision.

Unfilled absences

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Copy Editor
January 29, 2022
Members of the Parent-Teacher Student Association gather around the table to discuss school events. Here, scholarships opportunities are offered and student concerns are addressed.

Backbone of BVH

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Arts & Cultures Copy Editor
December 10, 2021
Students have the benefit of monetary incentives while they work in the cafeteria.

[Photo] Education in the kitchen

Brandon Giles, Staff Artist
December 4, 2021
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