2018-2019 Staff

Alexia Machado

Editor in Chief

Alexia Machado is a fifteen-year-old sophomore that attends Clairemont High School. She was born in Los Angeles California on October 7, 2003, in Garfield Medical Center. She has a family of five which include both of her parents and her two younger brothers. Alexia has many thoughts when it comes to her family, she said, “I love my family though they can be all be annoying! But most of th...

Idiana Perez

Editor in Chief

Idiana Perez is currently a senior at Clairemont High School. She is interested in various things such as languages, anime, music, and writing fictional stories. “Music is a huge part of my life and I get inspired by it by writing short stories in a notebook or on a piece of paper. Anime is also a huge part of my influence when writing stories,” she said. At the age of 10, she decided sh...

Chris Wiman

student-journalist

Chris Wiman is a 15-year-old freshman at Clairemont High School, he attended Marston Middle School for 3 years before starting high school this year. At first, Clairemont seemed complicated to him, the schedules were hard to get used to, the classes were confusing, everything was different, but high school soon started to be simple for him. He said, “As a freshman attending a new school,  it's very di...

Cheyenne McKee

Assistant Editor

Cheyenne McKee is a freshman at Clairemont High School and a first-time student-journalist. She loves journalism and being at her school. She said, “High school has actually been a fun and interesting experience so far. It is very different from what I am used to. Everyone always said that I would hate it but I have come to like it very much.” Since she was in kindergarten she has always...

Dariana Conde

student-journalist

Dariana Conde is a freshman at Clairemont High School and she has lived in San Diego for her entire life. She lives with her mom, sister, and brother. Before she came to Clairemont High School she went to Marston Middle School. She was not planning on going to Clairemont but most of her siblings did so she had no choice. “I didn't really want to go to Clairemont but my cousins and sibl...

Geizi Torres

student-journalist

In Clairemont High School there is a lot of variety of academy choices. Geizi Torres decided to pick for the Health and Medical Academy while she loved doing things for health. Being in the Health and Medical Academy helped Geizi learn and experience activities, how to maintain in the healthy fitness zone, and learn about health in general. This could help Geizi’s future in becoming a doctor or n...

Krystal Sifuentes

Assistant Editor

Krystal Sifuentes is a motivated, easygoing and assertive, individual. She is in the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. When she is older her ideal jobs is to be a doctor, a psychologist, or a dentist. Helping people with their health is very important and she finds it interesting. Krystal said, “Helping others has always interested me at a young age. In the real world most people need support w...

Roselyn Agundez

student-journalist

Roselyn Agundez is a 9th grader at Clairemont High School. She is happy and ready to be back in school. She has one brother that is 26 and a sister that is 21. “I love how I and my brother and sister get along,” said Roselyn. She is 4’11” and has long brown hair. She had braces but they were removed. Roselyn likes school and tries hard to become successful and happy in the future. ...

Addison Rice

Assistant Editor/student-journalist

Addison Rice is a freshman at Clairemont High School and is part of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. “The Health and Medical Academy gave off a very welcoming vibe to me and it was a no-brainer to choose it,” she said. She has an older brother who is a junior at Clairemont. They have a great relationship, but like every pair of siblings, they fight, though they always make up quick...

Daniela Zazueta

student - journalist

15 years old, 5’2, long hair, braces, and thin are just some things that describe Daniela Zazueta. She was born on June 29th, 2003 at Sharp Memorial Hospital. She is currently a sophomore at Clairemont High School. She is a bubbly, wild, nice, and out of the ordinary kind of girl. Daniela is loved by all her friends and family. She is very close with her family. She lives with both parents wh...

Kayla McDonnell

student-journalist

Kayla McDonnell is a freshman at Clairemont High School and she is 15 years old. She went from Marston Middle to Clairemont High School. She has been at CHS (Clairemont High School) for about seven months. Her freshman year will end in four months. Kayla said,, “I like to play volleyball at school and watch the basketball games.” She has Journalism, PE, Science, Sports Medicine, English, and Informa...

Tanika Hahn

student-journalist

Tanika Hahn is a freshman at Clairemont High school and a student journalist for the school paper the CHS Arrow. This is Tanika’s first year at CHS and she is yet to do anything exciting. She started Journalism her second semester of high school not to pursue a career in Journalism but to improve her writing skills. Tanika Hahn said, “I really enjoy writing. In no way do I want to have a career i...

Yuriana Alva

student - journalist

Yuriana Alva is a fourteen-year-old freshman at Clairemont High School. She was born in San Diego California on July 8th, 2004 in Sharp Memorial Hospital. Yuriana is the second oldest out of all her siblings. She has 2 brothers, one age of 10 and the other one age 19. She has many memories with them but the one that stands out the most for her is, “When we went to Disneyland together as a family...

Lindsey Flores

student-journalist

Lindsey Flores was born on January 5th, 2004 in San Diego, California. Her parents are José L. Flores and Irma Perez.  She has five siblings; George, Cinthya, Vincent, Andy, and Kevin. She lives in California with her mother while everyone else lives in Texas with her father. During her time at Clairemont High School, Lindsey has learned, “Late assignments are unacceptable and good grades...

Nomar Dorado

student-journalist

Nomar Dorado H is a current Freshman attending Clairemont High School, he previously attended Cesar Chavez Elementary. From grades 1-5 then attended Marston Middle School through grades 6-8 he has lived his whole life in San Diego. Nomar says, “Going into Clairemont I was kind of nervous, reason why is I did not attend the Orientation to know the school and where my class would be located. As...

Andres Geronimo

student-journalist

Andres Geronimo is currently a freshman at Clairemont High School, he went to Marston Middle School for 7th and 8th, he was born and has lived in San Diego for the majority of his life and currently 14 years old. “The day I got off the bus and entered that gate, I got a whole different vibe and an  unexplainable feeling but the closest I can get to it would be a more mature environment.” ...

Kayla McDonnell

student-journalist

Kayla McDonnell is a freshman at Clairemont High School and she is 15 years old. She went from Marston Middle to Clairemont High School. She has been at CHS (Clairemont High School) for about seven months. Her freshman year will end in four months. Kayla said, “I like to play volleyball at school and watch the basketball games.” She has journalism, pe, science, sports medicine, English, and informa...

Ashley Garcia

student-journalist

Ashley Garcia is a freshman at Clairemont High School and she is in the Health and Medical Science Academy. She is an ambitious student and is willing to do anything to get her work done and approved by others. She tries to have the highest grade she can possibly have in her classes. Ashley said, “I really want to make it to college because I want to make my family proud of me.” Her favorite...

Haley Engelbrecht

student-journalist

Clairemont High School sophomore Haley Engelbrecht is involved in sports and extracurricular activities such as the gardening club and a college prep program WAHUPA. She enjoys learning about the functions of the body and what’s healthy for human health in the Health and Medical Academy. Her freshman year she enrolled in the Engineering and Design Academy and lacked the motivation that the othe...

Hannah Robertson

student-journalist

Hannah Robertson is beginning her first year at Clairemont High School as a ninth grader; she went to middle school at Marston. As a ninth grader at a new school, it is a big change for her, the campus is much bigger and her schedule is different but she is getting more comfortable at her new school every day. “I know high school is new to me and it's going to take some time to get familiar w...

Harmony Aguirre

managing editor/student journalist

Harmony Aguirre is a current senior at Clairemont High School, and she has lived most of her life in San Diego. Before starting her freshman year, Harmony had to move to Mexico due to medical reasons, but she came back sophomore year and is ready to finish her last year in high school. “I am really nervous and excited to be a senior this year, I hope that this is the best year of my high schoo...

Charlee FitzMaurice

student-journalist

Charlee FitzMaurice is a sophomore at Clairemont High School. She has an older brother who attends too but not in the same classes. She said, “I have three brothers and I'm the only girl.” Family can be annoying, especially when there is only one girl with three brothers. Having pets helps with the annoyingness of family. Charlee's family also has pets, three of them; a dog, bird a...

Maxine J. Payne

student journalist

Maxine Jo Payne is a 14-year-old freshman who goes to Clairemont High School. She is also an only child who lives with both of her parents and four pets; two dogs, one cat, and one hamster. A recent experience Maxine encountered caused her to realize that she likes to, and is good at, working with little kids and animals. Maxine said, “You may think you have years and years to do what you want and achi...

Clarissa Iglesias

student journalist

Clarissa Iglesias is a tenth grader at Clairemont high school. She has realized several things about herself in the past year. “Last year I was just a freshman, and I wasn’t ready for high school. I just didn’t want to come to school.” Last year was her first year of high school. One thing she learned about herself is that when she is determined to do something, it will get done on time....

Natasha Maciel

student-journalist

Natasha Alexandra Maciel is a new student at Clairemont High School and she moved to San Diego from Caldas Novas, Brazil. Her recent move has made her realize that starting over is not completely negative. “It is not the end of the world,” she constantly reminds herself. Family is a complicated subject for Natasha; she believes that family comes first but she does not think you should cha...

Jasmine Mendoza

Editor in Chief/student-journalist

Clairemont High School has a variety of academy choices, and Jasmine Mendoza was originally assigned to the Academy of Business while enjoying getting the experience to learn more about finance. Being in Business not only gave Jasmine the opportunity to learn about the stock market, real estate, and entrepreneurship, it encouraged Jasmine to look more into her future. Jasmine said, “Studying, d...

Alexis Martinez

student journalist

Alexis is a 10th grader in Clairemont High School; she is not happy to be back in school. She has one brother and he is 21 years old; he is about to be a father to a beautiful little girl. Alexis is also going to be an auntie. She wanted a little sibling but sadly could not have one so he brother becoming a dad was great for her. She does not really like school but she knows that she ha...

Ruby Morales

student-journalist

Ruby Morales is a freshman in Clairemont High School and remembers she was very nervous the first day of school. “I had no idea if the teachers would be strict or if there were more rules. I didn’t have a clue on what to expect considering the fact that I didn’t go to orientation,” she said. Her parents had originally said that she was going to go to a charter school. She had been going there ...

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