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Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia, Editor-at-Large

Hi! I am a junior at Bonita Vista High and it is my third year on the Crusader staff. This year I am the Editor-at-Large and was previously the Sports Editor and Sports Copy-Editor. The reason I joined newspaper is because I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and try something new. I also really enjoy reporting on school and sporting events on and off campus. Outside of newspaper, I am a part of Bonita Vista high’s varsity field hockey and varsity girls’ lacrosse teams as a midfielder and defender. 

Check out my Instagram: @igarciacrusader

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BVH US Government, Advanced Placement African American Studies and Ethnic Studies teacher Don Dumas teaches his fourth period Ethnic Studies class about the words of Mark Twain. Dumas commitment to educating his students on the parameters if social justice has garnered him the respect of many.

“The hardest part”

Isabella Garcia, Editor-at-Large
May 10, 2024
BVH football player and junior Guillermo Smith poses with his rugby ball while
sporting his club jersey. Smith’s passion for rugby has fueled his commitment
to the generally unpopular sport.

Tackling into rugby season

Isabella Garcia, Editor-at-Large
April 26, 2024

[Photo] The tradwife trend

Cielo Muniz Sigala, News Section Editor
April 18, 2024
On March 1, BVHs TEDx club meets to finalizes speeches and plans for the upcoming TEDxBonitaVistaHS 2024 Conference. TEDx President and senior Cherise Magtoto converses with speaker department members, sophomore Louis Nguyen and senior Juliana Martinez in preparation for the conference.

[Photo] Showcasing diversity

Madison Knudson, Arts & Culture Editor
April 2, 2024
Senior Vivien Anderson is one of two valedictorians for the BVH 2023-2024
school year. Anderson is seen working in Jennifer Ekstein’s IB Environmental
Systems and Sciences class.

The drive to success

Isabella Garcia, Editor-at-Large
March 15, 2024
On Feb. 26 at BVHs stadium, BVH boys varsity lacrosse competes against Monte Vista High School (MVHS). Midfielder and senior David Lankard (8) runs to save the ball before it goes out of bounds.

[Photo] Barons slam the Eagles

Aparri Tarpley, Sports Editor
February 26, 2024
On Feb. 21, the Bonita Vista High (BVH) Barons faced the Santa Fe Christian (SFC) Eagles in a 2-1 home victory. BVH co-Captain, outside hitter and senior Daniel Robitaille (22) loads his shot against his opponents.

Killing it from the beginning

Isabella Garcia, Editor-at-Large
March 1, 2024
On Feb. 15, Eastlake High School senior Dior Cook creates a painting based off black artists at the Paint and Sip event host at BVH. The event was coordinated by Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) Black Student Unions and is open to SUSHD families.

“Paint and Sip”

Isabella Garcia, Editor-at-Large
February 27, 2024
On Nov. 16, Bonita Vista High (BVH) receiver, outside linebacker, captain and senior Lucia Quintero (7) walks off the field. Quintero goes on to win Mesa League 2023 Defensive Player of the year.

Defensive dominance on the field

Isabella Garcia, Editor-at-Large
December 7, 2023
In the Bonita Vista High (BVH) stadium on Nov. 16, girls varsity flag footballs offense prepares for the snap and carry out their play. BVH closes the first half leading 33-0 against Scripps Ranch High.

[Photo] Lady barons tame the falcons

Carlos Cartlidge, Podcast Manager
November 17, 2023
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[Photo] No guarantee for housing

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
November 4, 2023
On Oct. 31, Young Leaders in Health-
care (YLHC) co-president Cherise

Magtoto presents a presentation

during a YLHC meeting. C. Magto-
to plans to pursue a career in the

medical field.

[Photo] The magnificent Magtotos

Kendall Johnson, Features Editor
November 1, 2023
On Aug. 17, the Bonita Vista High (BVH) varsity football teams offensive line (O line) takes position in order to block Castle Park Highs defensive line. Over the past season, the platinum quality of the BVH O line has been a ruling element in the teams positive record and powerful offense.

[Photo] Blocking for the Barons

Isaiah Benitez, Sports Editor
October 26, 2023
On Sept. 9, Bonita Vista High (BVH) running back, captain and senior Tatiana Colon (1) sprints down the field while being chased by a Mater Dei High (MDH) defender. Colons rushing attack against MDH would result in BVH winning the game and strengthening their season record

Lady Barons pioneer a new path

Isabella Garcia, Editor-at-Large
September 24, 2023
On Sep. 18, many Bonita Vista High (BVH) students gather inside of the local Starbucks and await pickup, talk, to friends, or keep to themselves. Many BVH students enjoy going to Starbucks for their products, but its not uncommon for some students to stay in the shop and not buy anything.

Bonita Point Tensions Rise

Isabella Garcia, Editor-at-Large
September 21, 2023
After a day at school, Bonita Vista High (BVH) students regularly hang out around Ralphs. BVH students are seen regularly entering and exiting the store despite the restrictions that Ralphs and BVH tried implementing on them.

Keep out!

Isabella Garcia, Editor-at-Large
August 18, 2023
Lockes in lacrosse

Lockes in lacrosse

Isabella Garcia, Section Editor
May 10, 2023
At the Bonita Vista High (BVH) stadium on March 18, the BVH boys’ varsity lacrosse team’s alumni game commences. 2018 Alum Billy Rose (2) attempts to shoot on Goalie and senior Adryen Locke.

Teleported back in time

Isabella Garcia, Sports Editor
April 25, 2023
Photo of the month

Photo of the month

Isabella Garcia, Sports Editor
March 15, 2023
Senior, Vivian Nguyen helps sophomore Amelia Roy with her speech for an upcoming tournament for speech and debate. Besides being secretary for speech and debate Nguyen is the vice president of hookes club, and involved in AP/IB courses.

Award well earned

Isabella Garcia, Sports Editor
February 11, 2023
On Jan. 24 in the gym, Athletics Director Tyler Arciaga and temporary Attendance Technician, novice girls’ volleyball coach and beach volleyball Head coach Mayra Valenzuela explains the mechanics of how the inaugural beach volleyball season will work. Students interested in beach volleyball attend the meeting and sign up to be emailed regarding tryouts.

Diving into a sandy season

Isabella Garcia, Sports Editor
February 9, 2023
At Montgomery High on Jan. 28, Bonita Vista High (BVH) competes in Montgomery High’s Eighth Annual Tournament for Robotics. BVH’s team 751D works together to repair their robot following their first match.

[Photo] The ultimate match

Grace Na, Managing editor
February 5, 2023
On Jan. 17. Bonita Vista High (BVH) Girls’ varsity soccer team played an aggressive and intense game against Olympian High School (OHS). In the second half, BVH junior and forward (6) Katelyn Romo takes the ball up the field as OHS sophmore and midfielder (42) Kirsten Licon trails her.

An aggressive tie to Olympian

Isabella Garcia, Sports Editor
January 29, 2023
Students no longer use textbooks in school. Technology has taken over and changed the way we learn.

Useful or useless

Isabella Garcia, Sports Editor
November 18, 2022
Ethnic Studies student walks under mural in Chicano Park after being told to explore the area for 45 minutes. She continues to walk around looking at the murals displayed in the park under the Coronado Bridge Highway.

Cultural Connections

Isabella Garcia, Sports Copy Editor
July 15, 2022
An alternate path

An alternate path

Isabella Garcia, Sports Copy Editor
May 8, 2022
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