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Eiffel Sunga

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief

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 recognize the crucial role this publication plays in the community. We would live in a blind world if it were not for the journalists dedicated to reporting the facts and truth of all matters. Aside from Newspaper, I am also involved in other programs on campus. I am an officer of the Speech and Debate team, co- captain of the Mock Trial team, and an officer for our resident book club, the Pickwick Club.  

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Not without a doubt

Not without a doubt

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief
May 22, 2023
Bonita Vista Highs (BVH) girls track and field team competes against Chula Vista High (CVH) during the girls 100 meter race on Apr. 6. The meet took place at BVHs stadium.

From training to the track

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief
April 17, 2023
On March 2, a broken window looks from inside the home out on to the new BVH field. This window was broken by a rock thrown from the visitors side of the field, residents surrounding the area are infuriated by the conditions that BVH’s field has brought to them

“We have to coexist”

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief
March 14, 2023
Bonita Vista Highs (BVH) Samahan club along with other Filipino organizations from Chula Vista High, Otay Ranch High, Olympian High, Morse High and San Ysidro High attend Eastlake Highs first annual Friendship Games. Club members from each school participate in one of the games as they hold hands with each other while trying to unravel themselves into a perfect circle.

Let the friendship games begin

Eiffel Sunga, editor in chief
March 10, 2023
Many fans across the United States were disappointed in the outcome of the 65th annual Grammy awards. The ceremony has been termed Scammys because fans believed their favorite artists were scammed from the award they were nominated for.

[Photo] 65th Annual Scammy Awards

Amanda Cortes, Staff Writer
February 10, 2023
Both teachers and students on the Bonita Vista High campus can identify as bibliophiles. Many have been avid readers since their youth and have set new reading goals for 2023.

[Photo] Baron bibliophiles

Kendall Johnson, A&C editor
January 31, 2023
Bonita Vista High football Head coach and Athletics Director Tyler Arciaga talks to the Crusader staff during a press conference. Arciaga won Chargers coach of the week for week 10.

Success strikes

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief
December 16, 2022
International Baccalaureate Environmental Systems and Societies (IB ESS) teacher Jennifer Ekstein projects a livestream of the FIFA World Cup on her large monitor for her second period IB ESS class. The livestream plays as students do individual group work.

[Photo] The whole world watching

William Maywood, Sports Editor
December 15, 2022
International Baccalaureate Environmental Systems and Societies (IB ESS) students and juniors Erika Palacios (left) and Nicholas Sanchez (right) take the rats out of their cage during their in-class break. During the short breaks in her class, Accelerated Biology and IB ESS teacher Jennifer Ekstein allows her students to play with the class pets.

[Photo] A new addition

Gianna Woerner, Podcast Manager
November 17, 2022
Student worker and senior Angel Rodriguez walks into his 5 oclock shift on Sunday at the Chipotle in the Bonita Point Plaza.

A working balance

Eiffel Sunga, Co Editor-in-Chief
November 14, 2022
Senior Dakota Navarro looks finds her student ID number on the choices list. The choices list shows student ID numbers, their grades, absences, tardies, academic GPA and citizenship GPA.

[Photo] Absence awareness

Sara Salgado-Garcia, Staff Artist
November 15, 2022
Two hour block periods can drag on and become draining. Taking breaks, such as sitting outside with nature, is a great way to decompress during a long class period.

[Photo] Time to unwind

Cherise Magtoto, News Copy Editor
November 8, 2022
On Oct. 26 Bonita Vista High (BVH) counselor Rosa Tovar hands out admissions handbook for San Diego State University (SDSU). This event was a meeting for seniors who are eligible for the program, Compact for Success.

Open doors, open opportunities

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief
October 29, 2022
Amateur no more

Amateur no more

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2022
On Sept. 9 off-season varsity boys basketball practices in the Bonita Vista High gymnasium before zero period. Towards the end of practice they run interteam scrimmages.

[Photo] Early bird gets the worm

William Maywood, Sports Editor
September 22, 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.

“Thank you for everything”

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief
September 7, 2022
Senior Eiffel Sunga has created a senior year bucket list to fully enjoy her last year of high school. Her inspiration comes from her favorite childhood book character, Judy Moody, who creates a Mega-rare Not Bummer Summer list of dares in the movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.

Mega-rare not bummer senior year

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief
August 15, 2022
The tea on boba

The tea on boba

Eiffel Sunga, News Editor
May 7, 2022
AP Photography student and junior Sophia Morgan examines her featured photo in the Student Art Exhibition at the Bonita Museum on April, 8. Her piece showcases her dads best friends dog as a part of a pop color assignment.

In the public eye

Eiffel Sunga, News Editor
April 22, 2022
Vocal Music Department (VMD) Consultant Reina Bolles leads Music Machine in learning new choreography for their competition set. Bolles stepped up to help direct the VMD as a volunteer.

On the in-Klein to recovery

Eiffel Sunga, News Editor
March 12, 2022
Students who were not in class by the fifth period late bell on Feb. 11 were gathered together and sent to the front office by Attendance Coordinator Antonio Gutierrez. Gutierrez checked each students attendance and assigned Saturday school to those with eight or more tardies.

[Photo] “Get to class!”

Elie Cajes, Features Copy Editor
March 1, 2022
After years of training and dedication, athletes commit to play for colleges, as seen with four BVH soccer players. Committing is an achievement student athletes work for so they can continue to play the sport of their choice.

[Photo] College-bound athletes

Grace Na, Opinion Editor
February 10, 2022
Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science teacher Jennifer Ekstein instructs her class from home through a Google Meets call. Ekstein along with other students in her first period had do join a Google Meets in order to participate in class activities.

[Photo] A new hybrid

Melina Ramirez, News Editor
January 20, 2022
compact for success 2

[Photo] Changes in compact for success

Mayah Cerecer, Opinion Copy Editor
December 21, 2021
The lights of the USS midway create a stark contrast from the dark of the night. Its exterior sported traditional red, white and blue colors on the night of homecoming.

[Photo] Homecoming goes seabound

Laurinne Eugenio, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2021
Vocal Music Department Director Michael Klein is keeping time as Music Machine Performs a choral number. They sang two slow ballads, including one in the Russian language.

Falling into the rhythm

Eiffel Sunga, Opinion Editor
December 7, 2021
BTS creates an immersive experience for all their fans by selling ARMY Bombs or light sticks at their concerts. The lights coordinate with each song they sing and connect to each seat in the stadium.

[Photo] Music transcends barriers

Laurinne Eugenio, Editor-in-Chief
December 5, 2021
An overview of each stage of the stadiums construction. Currently, the plans have been expanded into a multi-facility stadium thats in the process of being built.

From concept to construction

Eiffel Sunga, News Editor
October 17, 2021
Left to right: Bonita Vista High (BVH) girls tennis captain, Number Two Doubles player and senior Bibiana Martinez, BVH girls tennis coach Joseph Sheffield and Number One Doubles Player and sophomore Paola Nirmal are huddling together before the match. They are discussing what positions they will play, a decision that ultimately determined the outcome of the game.

Switch in rosters cause a racket

Eiffel Sunga, News Editor
October 15, 2021
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