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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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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

Nicole MacGaffey, Features Editor
July 16, 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.

[Photo] Cultural Connections

Isabella Garcia, Sports Copy Editor
July 15, 2022
Winterguard holds a banner honoring their first place victory for their performance titled The Waiting Game. The group sits with their sister schools after awards were announced at the SMWC Winterguard Championship.

Through tough times

Nicole Macgaffey, Features Editor
May 18, 2022
Accelerated and Regular Biology student teacher Dang Keying teaches a lesson on Speciation. Students in the class take notes on their computer whiles Keying lectures about the presentation on the screen.

[Photo] Stepping stone

Antoinette Gilbert, Staff Writer
March 5, 2022
From left to right Advanced Placement (AP)/International Baccalaureate (IB) Chemistry students junior Isaiah Chappell, senior Denise Wu, senior Tannya Meza, and junior Sofia Barbabosa work to figure out the reactivity of certain metals. They, as a team, review their most recent lab results and connect them to their new unit of Electrochemistry.

Battle of the physical sciences

Nicole Macgaffey, Features Editor
February 27, 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

Nicole Macgaffey, Features Editor
February 23, 2022
Bonita Vista High (BVH) counselor Britney Pacini is hard at work in her office plastered with papers on the wall. She filled the once vacant position as of Jan. 10.

[Photo] Finally set for stability

Elie Cajes, Features Copy Editor
January 30, 2022
BVH seniors can feel overwhelmed with balancing all aspects of life especially during college application season. Students can feel scattered brain and find conflict in managing all their responsibilities.

[Photo] Seasons for change

Elie Cajes, Features Copy Editor
December 7, 2021
Students crowd outside room 611 while waiting for their substitute teacher. Substitute teachers are often late because they teach many different classes.

Substitutes for sick days

Nicole Macgaffey, Features Editor
December 1, 2021
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

Nicole Macgaffey, Features Editor
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

Nicole Macgaffey, CPS Editor
November 11, 2021
On Oct. 19, Bonita Vista High students wait in line for lunch, taking advantage of the free food available to them. Students stand in long lunch lines in order to receive their free food.

[Photo] BVH feeds on a budget

Carina Muniz, Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 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

Nicole Macgaffey, Features Editor
October 7, 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

Nicole Macgaffey, News Editor
March 18, 2021
Associated Student Body (ASB) Sports commissioner and senior Tatiana Eustaquio cleared a student for sports clearances on Friday Feb. 26. Sports clearances have been going on for several weeks.

[Photo] Getting back in the game

Grace Na, Staff Writer
March 7, 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

Nicole Macgaffey, News Editor
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

Nicole MacGaffey, News Editor
October 30, 2020
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