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Lauralai Gilbert

Lauralai Gilbert, News Editor

As a junior, this is my third year as a part of the Crusader staff. This year I am a News Editor and was previously the  Staff Artist and Photographer. I initially joined the Crusader to expand my writing skills, develop my photography and artistic skills. Journalism also provides me with useful experiences to advance my writing and social skills. Outside of the Crusader, I take part in the Key club and am an offense player for Bonita Vista High’s varsity girls’ lacrosse team.

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Periods shouldn’t be unnoticed

Periods shouldn’t be unnoticed

Lauralai Gilbert, News Section Editor
May 8, 2024
Introduction to Multimedia and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher Hugo Martinez, watches his fifth period Introduction to Multimedia class work on their assignment. He stands near the group in case of any questions or advice students need.

An addition well needed

Lauralai Gilbert, News Editor
March 10, 2024
At Bonita Vista High (BVH), campus security Oscar Paniagua observes BVH students as they enter and leave the 700s Boys restrooms. Paniagua has spent numerous years working at BVH to assist the campus to being a safe place for the BVH community.

[Photo] A friend to all

Cielo Muniz Sigala, News Editor
March 10, 2024
On Nov. 14, Bonita Vista High (BVH) defensive back, wide receiver and senior Mahliya Wilson (11) erupts with an emotional response after one her teammates gets an interception. Wilson’s leadership and athleticism helped lead her team to qualify for the first girls’ flag football championship game in the sport’s history.

An award well earned

Lauralai Gilbert, News Editor
December 7, 2023
On Oct. 24, at Bonita Vista High (BVH) multiple staff and teachers notice the
relocation of numerous tables causing disturbances to many teachers. BVH
students gather around the relocated five tables placed in front of the Dance

[Photo] Secure a solution

Liam De La Fuente, Staff Writer
November 8, 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.

[Photo] “IB for all”

Destiny Avila Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
September 22, 2023
On Sept. 22, the Bonita Vista High (BVH) Amnesty Club gathered in a meeting to discuss club activities and goals. Hosted by Jose Vallejo, a teacher at BVH, the club focused on the protection and education of human rights.

Making a stand for human rights

Lauralai Gilbert, News Editor
September 22, 2023
On Sept. 19 at Bonita Vista High (BVH), sophomore Maya Delgado skims through the choices list to review if she is added on. Many BVH students are placed on the choices list after seven unexcused absences and are needed to go to Saturday school to clear them.

[Photo] Clarifying concerns

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
September 20, 2023
On Sep. 15, students the Bonita Vista High (BVH) parking lot. and walk to their rides. In other schools, incidents have occurred where strangers have offered students a ride.

[Photo] Warning!

Cielo Muniz Sigala, News Editor
September 16, 2023
Bonita Vista High (BVH) Assistant Principal Jason Josafat completes final tasks during his remaining days at BVH. As of Aug. 4. Josafat will serve as principal to Bayfront Charter High.

AP Resigns

Lauralai Gilbert, News Editor
August 10, 2023
On May 8, financial commissioner of Bonita Vista High (BVH)s Associated Student Body (ASB) Kian Torres is seen working in the ASB. He is given money from a student trying to buy the yearbook.

Different pathways

Lauralai Gilbert, News Editor
May 15, 2023
As Valentines day approaches, the Crusader celebrates by talking to community members about their favorite romantic comedies (romcoms). A film strip captures a box of chocolates and popcorn, classic snacks for watching a romcom.

Rom Com Reviews

Lauralai Gilbert, News Editor
February 1, 2023
Since Jan. 23 at Bonita Vista High (BVH), Baronial posters hang on lockers. The posters promote Baronial ticket sales for the first time in three years.

[Photo] Baronial makes a comeback

Sofia Murillo, Features Editor
January 25, 2023
Nickelodean vs Diisney graphic lauralai

[Photo] The battle of the networks

Madison Knudson, Features Editor
January 24, 2023
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Lauralai Gilbert, Staff Artist
December 6, 2022
The sound of music tends to sooth the mind and help others concentrate better. Blasting harmony music create warm insides for many students.

[Photo] The power of music

Stephanie Lomeli, Podcast Manager
November 30, 2022
Guadalupe Gonzalez begins the class warmup as he plays the Guitarron (a large bass guitar). Each student is incorporating their own part into the symphony that is being created.

The music to our ears

Lauralai Gilbert, Staff Artist
November 1, 2022
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Lauralai Gilbert, Staff Artist
October 30, 2022
column graphic

[Photo] Amateur no more

Eiffel Sunga, Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2022
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Lauralai Gilbert, Staff Artist
October 16, 2022
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Lauralai Gilbert, Staff Artist
September 11, 2022
Enacted on Feb. 42 2022, the “Parental Rights in Education” bill will limit discussion about gender identity and sexual orientation. However, this bill affects  LGBTQ+ students as their freedom of expression is regulated.

[Photo] Why we need to say gay

Jaime Jazo, Features Editor
June 12, 2022
Co-captain and midfielder and senior Ashley Escamilla gains control of the ball and tries to advance to the goal. She is currently looking for players she is able to pass the ball to

Success through teamwork

Lauralai Gilbert, Photographer
February 15, 2022
On a Google Meets call, students carry out the various tasks that help them pass the time at home. From cooking, to baking and playing board games, boredom became a stranger.

[Photo] Time for themselves

Stephanie Liang, Staff Artist
February 6, 2022
Students should not feel out of place and it is the teachers responsibility to help those who experience anxiety attacks in classrooms. Teachers must go through mental health training to improve students well- being.

[Photo] Let’s raise awareness

Mayah Cerecer, News Copy Editor
January 30, 2022
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