the Crusader

Melina Ramirez

Melina Ramirez, News Editor

Hi readers! I’m a senior at BVH and going into my fourth and final year in the Crusader. I’ve enjoyed the past three years of being on staff and while distance learning was a difficult obstacle, I’m excited to get back to producing great work for my community. In the past, I’ve been the Copy Editor for Features and News, was bumped up to the News Section Editor my sophomore year, and last year I was the A&C Section Editor. This year I’m ecstatic to be coming back to my roots as News Sections Editor. Outside of the Crusader, I play club water polo and join in girls’ water polo at school when the season starts.


Follow me on Twitter: @melinaCrusader

All content by Melina Ramirez
Japanese delegate Yosuke Hashimoto and Host student and freshman Katelynn Flores Alatorre hang out
in room 917. They work on homework together in the class.

Around the world

March 27, 2022
The first panel of speakers on March 4, included various alumni from Chula Vista, class of 2002. The panelists’ carriers varied from doctors to fashion boutique owners.

Breaking the bias

March 20, 2022
Senior Pablo Shimizu completes work for his third period International Baccalaureate (IB) Spanish HL class. The work entailed reading a section of the course textbook and answering two questions, after completing the assignment students were free to work on other classwork.

[Photo] Stellar student

February 2, 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.

A new hybrid

January 20, 2022
International Baccalaureate diploma candidates ate lunch on the top floor of the San Diego Central library. Students ate burritos overlooking downtown San Diego.

[Photo] IB bookworms

November 30, 2021
BVH students take care of loved ones during quarantine.

Beyond the screen

March 19, 2021
As this current school year has led to various teaching styles, it has been important to ensure students remain engaged in their classes. To do so students should be allowed to review their teachers, and tell them what works for them.

All eyes on teachers

January 21, 2021
Wear your mask

Wear your mask

May 29, 2020

[Photo] Tired? Exercise!

February 26, 2020
Load More Stories
Activate Search
Melina Ramirez