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Valerie Torres

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor

I am a senior at Bonita Vista High and this is my second year on staff. Currently, I am the Managing Editor for the Crusader and was previously an Opinion Section Editor. I initially joined newspaper as an elective to expand my writing skills, participate in school wide activities and build connections with students and staff. Outside of Newspaper, I am a member for Bonita Vista High’s varsity and competitive cheer  and the Youth for a Sustainable Future club. 


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BVH English 11 teacher, Gina Vattuone grades student papers and prepares for her upcoming period during lunch. Vattuone completes her last school year at BVH before becoming new head librarian at Mar Vista Academy Middle School.

Ready to read

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
May 20, 2024
Athletes speak

Athletes speak

Valerie Torres, Managing editor
April 12, 2024
On Mar. 7, the Bonita Vista High (BVH) track and field team had their first meet of the season against Montgomery High School (MHS). BVH triple jumper Natalie Guevara takes her last triple jump attempt of the meet in hopes of a personal record (pr).

Stepping onto a new track

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
March 13, 2024
IB English HL 1 teacher Jason Good presents his weekly agenda to his students. Junior Ava Nixon listens to Good explaining their upcoming test.

[Photo] Breaking the barrier

Grace Na, Editor-in-Chief
March 11, 2024
Prohibiting phones on campus

Prohibiting phones on campus

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
March 10, 2024
Baron Buddies advisor Rommyna Keeran  is found working in her classroom room 709. Keeran has been the advisor for three years now.

[Photo] Promoting meaningful friendships

Cash Alexander, sports copy editor
February 1, 2024
Integrated Mathematics 2 (IM2) , International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations (A&I) and Pre-calculus teacher Angel Prado teaches his Pre-calculus class during fifth period. After his unexpected return, multiple students are excited he is back and have him once again.

A return to the math department

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
January 28, 2024
No guarantee for housing

No guarantee for housing

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
November 4, 2023
Bonita Vista television (BVTV) producer and senior Uriel Lopez assists senior Carolyn Crane during their zero period Career and Technical Education (CTE) Virtual Production Honors program. The class is currently using Unreal Engine—an animating program—to created animated scenes, which is an assignment due on Sept. 22.

Bring the future into reality

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
September 21, 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.

Clarifying concerns

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
September 20, 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.

[Photo] A new approach

Paula Pichay, Opinion Editor
September 19, 2023
On Sept. 4, Assistant Principal (AP) of Student Activities Patricia Pérez sent out an email to all Bonita Vista High (BVH) staff members that she has officially resigned from her role as a part of the BVH Associated Student Body (ASB).

ASB advisor resigns from position

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
September 6, 2023
Chemistry teacher and girls volleyball Head coach Ahmad Rice responds to emails during his resource period. Rice has officially taken the role as girls lacrosse Head coach at Bonita Vista High.

Taking on a new turf

Valerie Torres, Managing Editor
August 18, 2023
Speech and Debate treasurer Tai Cassel Engen gives a speech on Oregons decriminalization of drugs during a showcase. The showcase took place at Bonita Vista Highs Bolles Theater on Apr. 18.

A chance to showcase talent

Valerie Torres, Opinion editor
May 3, 2023
Tiktok is is on the verge of being banned due to the risk of cyber security.

A ban on freedom of expression

Valerie Torres, Opinion Editor
April 19, 2023
The community has acknowledged the recent shooting at  MSU. This has led to an increase of awareness in campus security.

Never guaranteed protection

Valerie Torres, Opinion Editor
March 3, 2023
Senior Hugo Enriquez (14) takes a shot towards goal in the first half of the game. The BVH boys soccer team wins the home game with a 4-1 score, continuing their 7-0 winning streak and solidifying themselves as league champs.

Barons crowned league champs

Valerie Torres, Opinion Editor
February 9, 2023
On Monday Jan 23, District volunteer Cyaira Walker administers COVID-19 tests available to students and teachers
in room 204 from 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday

A positive addition

Valerie Torres, Opinion Editor
February 4, 2023
The recent downpour of rain and hail leaves the fields of Bonita Vista High which outdoor sports use to practice flooded. These puddles cost many teams valuable practice time that are solely needed at the beginning of the winter sports seeason.

Rain, rain we have to play

Valerie Torres, Opinion Editor
January 23, 2023
It had been made to believe daylight savings (DST) was originally intended for the benefit of farmer. Now daylight savings has created negative effects, becoming outdated in todays modern society.

Daylight dread

Valerie Torres, Opinion Editor
January 12, 2023
Junior Daniel Robitaille and Cherise Magtoto take a break during their International Baccalaureate Environmental Systems and Societies class to set up their mobile planter. Robitaille is planting a California Sage Bush.

Blossoming into a new Bonita

Valerie Torres, Opinion Editor
November 8, 2022
Daily BVTV broadcasts and Interviews are held in studio in room 202A. On Monday, September 12th 2022 BVTV interviewed Dr. Del Rosario on the left, in the center Mikial Hodges, and Vivian Schupp on the right.

Twenty-four hours ’til showtime

Valerie Torres, Opinion Editor
September 15, 2022
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