the Crusader

The trend of dyed hair correlates to how junior, Madison Almodovar perceives herself and  brings her to question her own identity. The result is wearing various hair colors.

The stain of an identity

Maddie Almodovar, Opinion Editor
October 14, 2021
Touring college campuses during helps incoming students get a glimpse of what their new future would look like post high-school.

A glimpse into the future

Laurinne Eugenio, Editor-in-Chief
October 10, 2021
Senior and Advanced Placement (AP) 2D Art & Design student Cale Merton’s photo submission to the San Diego Museum of Art’s (SDMA) biannual Young Art competition was selected out of 224 submissions. This piece emphasizes the importance of awareness about the environment in accordance with the exhibits theme: My World, Our Planet.

His art, our planet

Madison Geering, Editor in Chief
June 1, 2021
Senior Angelica Castillo submitted her short film “Entropy” to the Sine Kwento: Filipino Stories in Film Art competition. Her film was declared a finalist in the competition.

Into the spotlight

Luis Suarez, Photographer
May 30, 2021
Junior Lourdes Castruita receives her first dose of the Pfizer Vaccine at the Grossmont Sharp Clinic. In the background other people wait to get their vaccines.

Give it a shot

Nadia Martinez, Podcast Manager
May 3, 2021
Bell pepper sprouts growing in senior Lucia Riveras backyard reminded her of the beauty of gardening. They also reminded her of the competing potential of ones options in life.

Sprouting anew

Lucia Rivera, Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2021
While board games may bring out cutthroat competitive spirit, senior Madison Geering believes that, in real life, we must balance our will to succeed with empathy. Without this balance, we risk meaningful relationships with our peers.

A dangerous game

Madison Geering, Editor-in-Chief
April 10, 2021
Sometimes we would like to have clear-cut good and bad days, but life isn’t like that. Instead we should appreciate the good that stands out among the bad.

Best of times, worst of times

Lucia Rivera, Editor-in-Chief
March 20, 2021
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