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Nicole Macgaffey

Nicole Macgaffey, Features Editor

I am a Senior at Bonita Vista High and this is my second year as a staff member for the Crusader. I am now CPS Editor and previously was News Editor.  I am continuing to pursue my interest in journalism that I have had since my freshman year, as I have developed a strong passion for it. I enjoy being involved in the BVH community and being able to interact with them through reporting.  Outside of newspaper, I am a part of several clubs such as Task Force for Class of 2022, Green Team, and Progressive Club.  I am also a flute player in the San Diego Youth Symphony.

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All content by Nicole Macgaffey
On May 22, Campus Assistant Oscar Panigua patrols the main hall during fifth

period on the lookout for students outside of class. On occasion, he tells stu-
dents who are loitering in the halls to “Get to class!”

Keepers on campus

July 16, 2022
Senior Benjamin Romero walks to the
bathroom during fifth period with
the bathroom pass for Autoshop. The
pass is a blue hubcap provided by
Autoshop teacher Jose Levya.

Peculiar Passes

April 17, 2022
The choice of wearing a mask provides health benefits to both the individual and people around them. Its crucial for BVH students to follow COVID-19 protocols by wearing a mask.

Masks are a must

February 23, 2022
Teachers Say

Teacher’s Say

January 28, 2022
International Baccalaureate (IB) English Higher Level (HL) teacher Jason Good.

[Photo] Teacher’s Say

January 22, 2022
 At the Virtual San Diego NAACP/Southwestern College/SUHSD forum discussing the legacy of Dr. King, Black Student Union (BSU) President and senior Mariah Journigan (right) and Vice President and senior Halle Smith (left), along with BSU advisor Don Dumas (far left) listen to speakers discuss the impacts of Martin Luther King Jr. At one point, speaker and Co-Chair of Black Minds Katrina Hasan Hamilton, Ed.D., recognized Dumas for his role in education and BSU members for their roles in advocating for their community.

Virtual advocacy

January 15, 2022
International Baccalaureate diploma candidates ate lunch on the top floor of the San Diego Central library. Students ate burritos overlooking downtown San Diego.

IB bookworms

November 30, 2021
Freshman Victoria Takaki took her first stroke for the first hole of the match against Otay Ranch High. Takaki is part of the first pair of golfers in the match.

A win with 8 strokes

November 11, 2021
BVH International Baccalaureate (IB)  Diploma Candidates shared their selected Theory of Knowledge (ToK) project prompts and chosen artifacts that answer the prompt with their peers. Students gathered in the cafeteria to showcase their work and learn about others’ projects.

Knowledge on display

October 7, 2021
Bonita Vista High students mingle in the quad after the fifth period bell rings, singling the end of class. Only a limited number of students are on campus for classes.

Shedding a light

June 14, 2021
Senior Madison Bianes takes her first swing at Bonita Golf Course in a match against Otay Ranch High. BVH won this match, taking home their first win of the season.

The last putt

May 12, 2021
Some students have found themselves texting their friends to find out whether class has started or not. They worry if they are missing out on class instruction.

Calling all teachers

March 18, 2021
AP Calculus AB and BC and IB Math SL teacher Mr. Chan is conducting his final as a Juno Lesson in Jupiter Grades.  This format automatically grades students’ answers to each question and allows them to retry the question until they get the correct answer.

The final test

January 1, 2021
Mariachi Garibaldi performing at the San Diego County Fair 2019. Pablo Shimizu has been participating with Mariachi Garibaldi for 4.5 years

On a musical path

October 30, 2020
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