Mauricio Pliego,15,is a freshman at Redlands East Valley High School. He is a first year Ethic staff member and writer. He hopes to contribute to Ethic in a positive way and write worthy articles that appeal to a variety of audiences. In his time at REV, Pliego hopes to become involved in ASB, Key Club, and tennis. He spends much of his free time writing and decided to join Ethic because he “saw an opportunity for journalism as a future career.” In addition to writing, Pliego is involved in community service and enjoys spending time with the people he cares about most. With inspiration fueled by his family and a strong determination to succeed in his classes, Pliego strives to be accepted into a four-year university to study law by the end of his high school career.