Megan Badilla, Co-Editor in Chief
Hi! I’m Megan Badilla, Co-Editor in Chief of El Cid. I am a junior this year and have been a member of El Cid since my freshman year. It has been such a great experience working on the paper and I’m very excited for another successful year.
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Danielle Levy, Co-Editor in Chief
My name is Danielle Levy and I am a senior at Cathedral. I joined journalism because I am interested in knowing what is happening around campus. I am excited to work with El CID this year as an editor and enjoy the rest of my senior year! Thank you for contributing to our news site with your views!
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Sean Yeatts, Sports Editor
My name is Sean Yeatts, and I’m a sophomore at Cathedral Catholic High school. This is my second year on the student newspaper staff, and this year I’m sports editor.
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Nicole Lobo, Features Editor
My name is Nicole-Ann Lobo and I am El Cid’s Features Editor. I love to volunteer and play piano, guitar, and soccer. In my free time, you can usually find me deep sea fishing, surfing, or reading. I am very excited to continue studying journalism and further my pursuit of studying communication and business with a pre-law emphasis at Notre Dame.
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Kara Stevick, Staff Writer
My name is Kara Stevick and I am a Sophomore here at Cathedral. This is my second year of Journalism and I love being able to write and report on important issues in the school and the community. I also really enjoy playing sports, spending time with friends, and going to the movies. I am very excited for what this year has in store.
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Victoria Doyle, Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Victoria Doyle and am a sophomore. This is my first year as a writer for El Cid. I am on the varsity dance team at CCHS and have been dancing since I was 3. In hopes of being a journalist myself after getting my law degree, I can’t wait to experience what it’s like to be a real published writer this year!
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Cassandra Fernandes, News Editor
I’m Cassandra Fernandes. I’m a sophomore currently, and I’m interested in just about everything. As for journalism, I’m a rookie, but I’ve always been a fan of writing. I love all things athletics, and I play volleyball and track here at Cathedral. I’m excited to be a part of El Cid, and plan to bring a fresh outlook on some topics.
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Emily Fields, Staff Writer
Hi, my name is Emily Fields, and as of this year I am a sophomore at Cathedral Catholic High School. This is my first year with journalism and El Cid, and I am extremely excited for what it has in store. In my free time I read and write, both fiction, and am eager to learn more about the vastly different genres of writing so as to expand my horizon. I also participate in Track and Field through the school, and dance outside of it.
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Alexa Samaniego, Staff Writer
Hi there! My name is Alexa Samaniego, and I’m a sophomore here at Cathedral Catholic. This is my first semester as a journalist, but I’ve been in love with writing for years. I also love acting, singing, and directing plays I’ve written. (I’m also a very strong advocate for the Oxford Comma!) In the future, I hope to major in psychology or philosophy, possibly with a minor in theatre. This year, though, my focus is on raising school-wide awareness of the wonderful paper that we are creating here. I am honored to contribute to El Cid.
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Lauren Hughes, Staff Writer
My name is Lauren Hughes, I am currently a junior at Cathedral Catholic. I am so excited to contribute to El Cid, as I love to write and enjoy the news aspect as well. I am currently involved with CCTV, National Honor Society, Ambassadors, and I also facilitate Sturdy Wings. I am hoping in college to do a double major in Political Science and Communications. Eventually, I would like to be a publicist for politicians and manage political careers. I am looking forward to contributing to student life and gaining the valuable life skills which journalism offers.
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Jackson Clark, Staff Writer
Hi everyone! My name is Jackson Clark, and I am a junior this year and am so excited to be on the El Cid team. This is my first year writing for the Cathedral paper, and I love talking to the students around campus and hearing their thoughts on the everyday happenings around the school. I am looking forward to attending a big college in the future and continuing studying Journalism and other types of creative writing programs. I play football, hockey, and golf and can be found leading the cheering section at any event here on campus. Go Dons!
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Verdaynea Eason, Staff Writer
Hi, I am senior Verdaynea Eason and I just love to write! Being from New York City, I have a large sense of adventure, so I love to experience new things. That’s why journalism has been great for me; it combines both of these characteristics of mine. One thing that no one really knows about me is that I enjoy writing poetry. I hope to incorporate this in my writing somehow later in the year. I am also very social and like to meet new people, which makes me so excited to be a member of the El Cid staff. Interviewing people that I have not met before has been quite the experience. Anyway, I am looking forward to a great last year and some wonderful new stories!
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Annalisa Feil, Staff Writer
My name is Annalisa Feil and I am a senior at CCHS. Originally from San Fancisco, CA, I spent most of my life in Scottsdale, AZ. I attended public schools up until my freshman year of High School where I then attended Notre Dame High School. During the summer of 2010, my family and I decided to move back to San Diego and be back home with our family. Moving back to California was the best decision I ever made, and it allowed me to have a new start in my life and came with many challenges which eventually turned into awards. In my spare time, I love going to the beach, concerts, and experiencing new things, but most of all, I find the most enjoyment in spending time with my family. Ever since I was 6 years old, I took an immediate liking to babies and toddlers and knew that my career for life would involve working with them. My aspirations are to become an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapist and Child Psychologist specializing in Autism. I have always loved English and writing, so this year I decided to take Journalism to improve my skills and become more involved in my school, and I am gaining many useful skills that I know I will be able to use in my future!