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Isaiah Nafarrete

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor

I am currently a senior at  Bonita Vista High and this is my second year on staff as a Features Editor. I was previously the Videographer and chose to keep working with the Crusader as a result of the connections that I made as well as the pride I hold in the publication. The capability to cover stories that people normally would not hear about is a part of journalism that continually interests me. Outside of the Crusader, I am the BVH’s Key Club President.

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BVH sophomores Mason Markham (left) and Ally Scott (right) perform a duo interpretation for the Speech and Debate showcase on May 10. Markham and Scott are performing a reenactment of a scene from the movie Hidden Figures.

[Photo] Dynamic duo

Delilah Bannister, Staff Writer
May 17, 2024
BVH seniors Angela and Brianna Magtoto were two recipients of the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship. This scholarship awarded them both with 40,000 dollars and a paid internship at Amazon one year after they graduate.

[Photo] A win for two

Liam De La Fuente, Staff Writer
May 10, 2024
Teachers Say

Teachers Say

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
April 26, 2024
On April 19, Pickwick club advisor Raymond Chhan sorts the books donated by students for the Pickwick club book drive. Throughout the month of April students and staff donate books to drop off boxes in teachers classrooms, like Chhans. The books will be donated to the San Diego Literacy Council, a non-profit organization that also supports and advocates for literacy for all.

[Photo] The drive for literacy

Cash Alexander, Sports Copy Editor
April 24, 2024
On March 1, the Bonita Vista High (BVH) girls lacrosse team plays against San Ysidro High (SYH). The Lady Barons take the ball and travel downfield in the hopes of scoring.

A minor setback

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
March 12, 2024
On Feb. 26, BVH senior and track athlete practiced with senior and track athlete Tyler Scott. The pair are doing sprints to warm-up for their practice.

[Photo] Tracking his success

Carlos Cartlidge, Podcast Manager
March 14, 2024
BVH seniors Aaliyah Victoria and Carlene Rico sell handmade baked goods including cookies, brownies and chocolate covered strawberries. They do this in order to be able to pay for their dance competition in Chicago.

[Photo] Life sure is sweet!

Isaiah Benitez, Sports Editor
February 20, 2024
On Jan. 11, at the Bonita Vista High gym, sophomore Jad Keddo (192) cracks down on his Hilltop High opponent in attempts to maintain control. This was a essential game leading up to the wrestling dual meet held on Jan. 25.

Back in the zone

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
February 5, 2024
On Nov. 27, senior William Fowler enjoys a game of Fortnite from the comfort of his home. Similar to many others, Fowler has enjoyed Epic Games bringing OG Fortnite back to the game.

A leap back in time

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
December 2, 2023
United States History, Advanced Placement African American studies and BVHs BSU advisor Don Dumas expresses his gratitude for various schools gathering at the district BSU meeting, allowing students to speak on their experiences as an African American student. Dumas attended the event as a presenter and shares experiences of his own as well.

Sharing the BSU experience

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
November 13, 2023
Teachers Say

Teacher’s Say

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
October 25, 2023
Barons Speak

Barons Speak

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
October 20, 2023
On Oct. 7, an armed conflict between Palestinian military groups and Israel broke out. Palestinian group Hamas launched a barrage of rockets on Israel from the Gaza Strip, causing Israel to formally declare a state of war.

[Photo] War erupts, hate increases

Dani Fincher, Staff Artist
October 17, 2023
On Sept. 20, robotic members and seniors Matthew Ecdao, Erica Palacios and Jonathan Enriquez (left to right) are seen building the foundation of their robot. Members in the club gathered in room 210 after school to work on their projects.

Potential upgrades

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
September 22, 2023
Bonita Vista High former AP Environmental Science teacher Adrienne Marriott was freshly appointed as the BVH librarian. She is seen working on her computer while she helps students and around the library.

Starting a new story

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
September 19, 2023
Conflict brews in the United States over the age of people who run the country as a result of controversy over the senate median age in July, 2023. This causes debate on each side, proposing government age limits.

Too old to lead the country?

Isaiah Nafarrete, Videographer
August 16, 2023
On May 7, Bonita Vista High’s (BVH) Get to the Pointe (GTP) dance team held an end of the year dance concert at Eastlake High School. The concert featured Dance 1, Dance 2, IB Dance and GTP dancers who all performed in a routine to Hugh Jackman’s “Come Alive” as a finale to the concert.

A spring dance ensemble

Isaiah Nafarrete, Videographer
May 15, 2023
On April 11, in Bonita Vista Highs (BVH)s Associated Student Body (ASB), students line up to buy their prom tickets. Tickets are on sale for $80 the week of April 10 through April 14.

A two-week delay

Isaiah Nafarrete, Videographer
April 17, 2023
On Jan. 18, captain, point guard and senior Kaylyn Buchanon-Lamb (3) hit her 1,000th career point at a home game against Otay Ranch High (ORH). Buchanon-Lamb and her team call a timeout in the first quarter to celebrate her milestone.

One thousand and counting

Isaiah Nafarrete, Videographer
February 1, 2023
The 30th anniversary for Cartoon Network has arrived, while many characters pop out of their shows to unite. Bugs bunny watches as Gumball celebrates and Tom chases Jerry.

A network for the ages

Isaiah Nafarrete, Videographer
November 16, 2022
On Oct. 28, BVH Interim Principal Lee Romero visited room 703 to give senior Giselle Geering a letter of commendation. Students in 703 begin to cheer as Romero explains what the letter contained.

The top three percent

Isaiah Nafarrete, Videographer
October 31, 2022
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