Mauricio Pliego is a 16-year-old junior attending Redlands East Valley High School. He joined journalism because he has been interested in the people and the sense of family togetherness the class gives. He has a passion for politics and hopes to be immigration lawyer. Pliego wishes, at a younger age, to learn to play the violin. His hero is Spiderman and painting is his favorite form of art. He enjoys photography, an interest of his for many years, rather than reading. His dream is to visit England and to adopt a pet. Pliego plans to attend New York University or University of California, Berkeley.