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Paula Pichay

Paula Pichay, Opinion Editor

I am a senior and this is my first year on staff for the Crusader as an Opinion Editor. I am excited to develop creative pages and collaborate with other staff members. I joined newspaper because I wanted to explore my interests and try something new. In my free time, I enjoy journaling and find newspaper to be an extension of that. Outside of the Crusader, I am Secretary for the Samahan club and a member of the Youth For A Sustainable Future club on campus.

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Up to par

Paula Pichay, Opinion Editor
April 19, 2024
Beyond the cafeteria

Beyond the cafeteria

Paula Pichay, Opinion Editor
April 2, 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.

[Photo] A minor setback

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
March 12, 2024
On Feb. 2, Bonita Vista High (BVH)’s Associated Student Body (ASB) students assist students during lunch with Baronial forms. As a result of few BVH students purchasing Baronial tickets, the ASB is promoting a paper contract for those who can’t attend because they are on the choices list.

[Photo] Low sales, lowers prices

Dani Fincher, Staff Artist
February 19, 2024
Discovering new horizons

Discovering new horizons

Paula Pichay, Opinion Editor
February 12, 2024
On Jan. 26, BVH Principal Lee Romero is seen taking a photo of the BVH boy’s
varsity basketball game against Mater Dei Catholic High (MDCH). Romero
often spectates many of the BVH sports teams events and takes photographs
of players, then uploads them on his social media.

[Photo] Behind the scenes

Jayden Walls, Photographer
February 7, 2024
CTE Civil Engineering and Architecture teacher Beatriz Velosa teaches her sixth period in her new classroom at BVH. Velosa guides her sixth period class on a design lesson they are working on.

[Photo] Constructing a new future

Cash Alexander, Sports Copy Editor
December 7, 2023
On Oct. 10, the Bonita Vista High (BVH) varsity girls golf team lost to the Torrey Pines High Falcons in their first round of postseason playoffs. BVH sophomore Leilani Mena is shown driving the golf ball down the course as a means to progress the match. (Provided by Alexis Acosta)

An opportunity to grow

Paula Pichay, Opinion Editor
November 14, 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.

[Photo] Sharing the BSU experience

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
November 13, 2023
Newly recruited ASB commissioner and senior, Jose Godinez, works the afterschool shift in the ASB office on Oct. 18. Members that have been recently recruited, are starting to fulfill their role in ASB or will begin to.

A call for extra hands

Paula Pichay, Opinion Editor
October 18, 2023
Green Team and Y4SF president Aaliyah Victoria (left) demonstrates Climate Change week activity during lunch, sketching colorful art on the blacktop. Erica Palacios (right) joins Victoria in the activity.

[Photo] Contributing to the community

Alexa Valencia, Podcast Manager
September 22, 2023
On Sept. 5, junior Brianna Gutierrez  leaves her International Baccalaureate Environmental Systems and Societies sixth period class to use the restroom. Gutierrez carries the new hall pass implemented by BVH decorated with stickers by her teacher Jennifer Ekstein.

A new approach

Paula Pichay, Opinion Editor
September 19, 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.

[Photo] Starting a new story

Isaiah Nafarrete, Features Editor
September 19, 2023
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