The Explorer

2019-2020 Staff

Victoria Gasca

Editor-in-Chief

Victoria Gasca is a junior, and this marks her third year in newspaper. Her favorite part about newspaper is playing a role in making the campus well-informed. Among other things, she spends the rest of her time in the National...

Jillian Saldanha

Editorial Editor

Jilly Saldanha is a senior in her third year of newspaper. Her favorite part of newspaper is being able to write freely without the constructs that a formal essay requires. Jilly also partakes in band, practices piano and music...

Reese Mann

Lifestyle Editor

Reese Mann is a senior, and this marks her third year in newspaper. Her favorite part about newspaper is being able to interact with new students around the school. Among other things, she spends the rest of her time in volleyball,...

Layla Boyer

News Editor

Layla Boyer is a senior and has been in newspaper for four years. Her favorite part of newspaper is being able to interact and get to know so many different people and different organizations around Coronado. During her free time...

Megan Lama

Student Activities Editor

Megan Lama is a senior and has been in newspaper for three years. Her favorite part of newspaper is being able to interact with different people and different organizations around Coronado. During her free time, Megan is actively...

Ryan Fennell

Sports Editor

Ryan Fennell is a senior and the sports editor of The Explorer. He has been in newspaper for four years and an editor for three years.  His favorite part is getting to share his passion for sports with his classmates and staf...

Christian Quinones

Photography Editor

Christian Quinones, a senior, has been in newspaper for three years. His favorite part is taking pictures for the website and showcasing the Coronado spirit. Outside of class, he spends his time competing on the tennis team and...

Raul Roldan

Photographer

Raul Roldan is a sophomore, and this is his first year in newspaper. The aspect he enjoys most is the energy in the classroom. He dreams of being a US Marine.

Mia Okubo

Photographer

Mia Okubo is a senior, this is her second year in newspaper. Her favorite part is going outside the classroom and taking photos. Her extracurricular activities are Student Council and CCTE. She is working toward being a graphic...

Jordan Roll

Social Media Manager

Jordan Roll is a senior who has been in newspaper for two years. Her favorite part is getting to come up with creative tweets for the awesome newspaper stories. She is involved in DECA and works five days out of the week, as...

Roman Valles

Writer

As a senior, Roman Valles is in his first year of newspaper. His favorite part of newspaper is that he gets to express his opinions on topics because he writes editorials even though his stories have never been published (yet)....

Christian Maestas

Writer

Christian Maestas is a junior, and this is his first year in newspaper. His favorite thing about newspaper is one of the things he spends much of his time doing - talking to others. He is heavily involved in ROTC and aims for...

Melanie Pena

Writer

Melanie Pena is a senior, and this marks her first year in newspaper. Her favorite part about newspaper is getting her stories published. Among other things, she spends the rest of her time in National Honor Society and Student...

Reed Medlock

Writer

Reed Medlock is a senior who has been in newspaper for two years.  His favorite part of newspaper is interviewing athletes from different Coronado sports teams. He is part of baseball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Younglife....

Sarah Roderick

Writer

Sarah Roderick is a senior who has been in newspaper for two years. She loves being in newspaper because she truly enjoys writing about sports. She is in FFA, debate, and Thundercon Committee. Her dream job is to be a broadcast...

Justin Young

Writer

Justin Young is a junior, and this is his first year in newspaper. His favorite part of newspaper is informing people about the world around them. He is a dedicated member of the Boy Scouts of America and, as a Life Scout, is...

Noor Rabudi

Writer

Noor Rabudi is a sophomore, and this is her first year in newspaper. Her favorite part about newspaper is being able to express her opinion about events and finding out new things about Coronado that she did not know before. She...

Isabella Andolina

Writer

Isabella Andolina is a sophomore, and this marks her first year in newspaper. Her favorite part about newspaper is being able to learn and write about all of the small activities and details that occur within the community. Among...

Sofia Pescador Ojeda

Writer

Sofia Pescador is junior in her first year of newspaper. Her favorite part of newspaper is how she is able to express her opinions on certain topics. Outside of newspaper, Sofia dedicates her time to school work and exercise....

Veronica Fortiz

Writer

Veronica Fortiz is a sophomore. She started newspaper this year, and her favorite part is the classroom environment. She enjoys the Coronado marching band, concert band, and jazz band. She wants to be a professional musician one...

Franklin Wells

Writer

Franklin Wells is a senior, and this marks his first year in newspaper. His favorite part of newspaper is writing stories and sitting with friends. Outside of the classroom, Frankie plays baseball and is in FCA. He aspires to...

Sebastian Webb

Writer

Sebastian Webb is a senior, and this is his first year of newspaper. He likes newspaper because he likes to write about current events and keep others involved.

Hector Sanchez

Writer

Hector Sanchez is a senior, and it is his first year in newspaper. His favorite part about newspaper is writing about what is happening around the school and inform people about it. Hector plays baseball, is in FCA. His dream...

Madison Untersee

Writer

Madison Untersee is a senior, and this marks her second year as a newspaper writer. Her favorite part about newspaper is being able to communicate with others and get quotes, and also hanging out with her friends in the class....

Jorge Cuevas

Writer

Jorge Cuevas is a senior in his first year of newspaper. His favorite part of the class is brainstorming for ideas and stories to write. He is a part of baseball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and DECA. He hopes to become...

Anna Guerra

Writer

Anna Guerra is a senior, and this is her first year in newspaper. Her favorite part about newspaper is complaining to her teacher about school and learning about the different organizations around the school. She spends most of...

Tanya Hudy

Writer

Tanya Hudy is a senior who has been in newspaper for four years. Her favorite part about being in newspaper is being able to interact with people to find out more about the stories she writes about. Tanya is involved in band,...

Seray Sezgen

Writer/Photographer

Seray Sezgen is a junior, and this is her first year as part of the newspaper. In her class, she loves to take photos of the stories that the writers create. Other than the newspaper, Seray loves acting and spends most of her...

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