Craig Morrison is a 17-year-old senior at Redlands East Valley High School and a second year staff member for Ethic News. Morrison considers his favorite classes are physics and engineering as to him they are different from any other class before since they are a perfect balance of challenge and interest for him. He is passionate about space and would love to be an astrophysicist and one make discoveries and advance our knowledge. Morrison appreciates the kindness people have and looks up to his father as he feels that he has taught him the most in his life. In the next 10 years he hopes to get out and experience the world, which includes living on his own and starting his dream job. To Morrison, family gives him meaning as he can still have happiness even in the worst of times.
Mauricio Pliego is an 18-year-old senior attending Redlands East Valley High School. He joined journalism because of his interests in writing and photography with hopes of one day becoming an immigration lawyer or joining the political world for the state. This past summer, he attended Boys State where he competed against boys across the state of California and enjoyed the time he spent with them. Pliego plans to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, or the University of California, Berkeley. His childhood superhero is Spider-Man and enjoys movies related to the Sci-fi genre.
Aileen is a 17-year-old senior attending Redlands East Valley High School. She has two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister making her the middle child. Aileen is very creative: she loves playing their instruments and basketball, crocheting, and expressing herself by art during her free time. She has always loved to write and found herself in ETHIC News. She is passionate about everything she does.
Noryah Copas is a 14-year-old freshman who is excited to start their first year of high school with Ethic News. She is beginning her journalism career in Ethic as a staff writer. Her goals for high school are to maintain a good GPA throughout the year as well as having a good attendance record. Copas is also planning on joining the freshman basketball team here at CV to get a start on athletics at school. Her plans after high school are to go to a to-be-determined college and become a nurse to help others.
Daniela Mora is a returning REV student as a sixteen year old junior this year as well as in her position of Chief Editor of La Plaza. Her main motivation is making herself proud in life and through the pieces she writes. Mora’s favorite thing about Ethic is having the privilege of sharing her voice and being able to control her narrative. In teaching Catechism classes to youth she realized her calling to become an elementary school teacher in order to inspire and educate the younger generations. She hopes to graduate high school and attend a four year university to further her education. Daniela’s proudest accomplishment is allowing herself to take a leadership position despite her fears of failure and imperfection. During her time here she has taken on responsibilities as being a part of the Ethic News family and continues to grow as a person as well as writer and active member of the community.
Alex Verduzco is a 16-year-old junior at Redlands East Valley High school. Alex takes much pride in her academics. This year she is taking three Advanced Placement classes including AP English Language, AP Spanish Language, and AP US History. With this schooling, she hopes to go to UC Irvine and Johns Hopkins University to study medicine and become a maternal fetal surgeon. With her free time, Alex is part of the Wildcats tennis team and also enjoys reading and baking. In the community, Alex enjoys educating herself and being an activist fighting for lgbtq+ rights and more gun safety. She loves how outspoken and vocal she is and hopes his will help her in her journey with Ethic News.
Alexander Marquis is a senior and big brother to his little sister, Marcy who also attends Redlands East Valley High School as a sophomore. He plans to go to college after this school year and attend Colonial Island University to pursue his interest in game design and his interest in history because one can see history from many different perspectives. As for food, he’s very set on his specified food but likes them all equally.
Kendra Burdick is an editor for the newspaper. She has been in the newspaper for three years and plans to continue through senior year. She sees herself as a very creative person and is owner to one dog and two cats and associates herself with being a dog person. She is a Libra and wants to pursue her love of traveling, writing and helping people in the future. Burdick sees herself going to school and becoming a radiologist and a part-time writer.
Geffery Acosta is a 16-year-old junior attending Redlands East Valley High School. He enjoys his English classes, Athletic Training, and Journalism where one of his passions is photography, especially when it comes to nature. Acosta hopes to continue a career in photography where he can open his own business. Outside of school, he regularly goes to the gym where he tends to look more at his own improvement. He enjoys all kinds of music but in particular likes the band Airlifts and believes that everyone has a reason as to why they were created.
Naleiah Miller is a 13-year-old freshman who is in her first year of ETHIC News and is a staff writer. She plans to write about topics that she is passionate about and to record a podcast. During her free time, Miller likes to read, play sudoku, and knit while listening to music. Outside of school, Miller is a part of the Redlands East Valley Wildcats’ marching band and has been playing clarinet for 6 years.
Serenity Palmerin is a 16 year old Junior at Redlands East Valley High School. Serenity joined journalism because of her love of writing, prowess at networking, and her passion for important social issues. Serenity wants to pursue a career in the field of psychiatry, as she wants to help those who are afflicted with mental illnesses. In her free time, Serenity writes poetry, draws, and plays games. After high school, Serenity hopes to eventually attend the University of Redlands, and plans to also attend a medical school for her certification in the field of psychiatry.
Spencer Moore is a 16-year-old Junior at Redlands East Valley High School. He is also the opinion editor of ETHIC News. The reason he joined the publication is because he loves writing, and he became the opinion editor because he believes that “all voices should be heard in the most powerful and clear way possible.” This passion for writing appeared in Moore’s life around the time he discovered his mutual love for debate. He aspires to go into education law and business litigation. In his spare time he watches movies, plays video games, and researches contemporary worldwide issues. He isn’t necessarily focused on trying to leave a large mark on society, however he wants to carry himself in a way that he will be remembered as someone who was kind.
Monique Varela is a 14-year-old Freshman attending Citrus Valley High School and is a staff writer for Ethic. Varela joined journalism to heighten her writing skills and because she already enjoyed writing. Varela plans to go to the University of California Berkeley and major in Psychology. Varela plans on writing about politics as well as mental health for the publication. Varela strives to get straight A’s, stay on top of classes, and join extracurriculars.
Pennie Coffman is a 17-year-old Senior attending Citrus Valley High School and is a staff writer for Ethic. She plans on attending California Baptist University, majoring in finance, and eventually working for Monster Energy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, and drawing. Coffman joined journalism to write on pressing matters in the community and have student voices heard. Coffman strives to succeed in all classes and enjoy senior year.
Larissa Mccormick is a 17-year-old senior at Citrus Valley High School who is ready to start as an Ethic News Staff member. They joined Ethic to expand their photography skills further than where they are at now. Outside of Ethic, Mccormick has one and only goal for high school which is simply to graduate. Along with schooling, Mccormick is a very outdoors person, with their free time activities include skateboarding, which they have been doing for just over a year, and their duties as a member of the Boy Scouts of America. Their plans after high school include attending Utah State University to major in forestry and hopefully become a licensed park ranger.
Marshall Scott is a 15 year old sophomore at Citrus Valley High School. This is their second year as a staff member for Ethic. In their free time, they like to bake, read, and play with their three cats. After high school, Marshall would like to go to a university to become a nurse or something within the medical field. They joined journalism as an accident, but grew a love for journalism and the people in it.
MeAnna Smith is a 16 year old junior at Citrus Valley High School. Smith is in AP Lang and her favorite subject is English. Some of her hobbies include reading, writing and painting. After high school, Smith plans to attend Howard University, a HBCU college and major in either journalism or communications. Her academic goals are to excel in her classes and get good grades to get into a good college. Someone who inspires Smith is her mother because she inspires her to do her best and knows her best is enough. Smith joined journalism because she loves to write about topics that are important to her.
Elizabeth Molloy is currently a 14-year- old sophomore at Citrus Valley High School and is the Self & Style editor for Ethic. Molloy’s most essential goals include staying on top of classes and high grades. Once she graduates high school, she plans to study abroad and eventually work in forensics. Molloy enjoys painting, reading, and writing. She joined journalism because of an interest in photography and writing. Her motivation to write comes from wanting student voices to be heard. Molloy’s favorite topics to write about include historical places and popular singer, Harry Styles.
Annette Alfaro, a 17-year-old senior at Citrus Valley High School and a staff member in Ethic News. She likes to read and play instruments. She plays the piccolo, piano and clarinet. At Citrus she participates in cross country, soccer and track. She joined journalism because she wanted to try something new and improve her writing skills. In journalism, she hopes to write in arts and entertainment and sports. Her plans after attending Citrus is to take a year off schooling to travel abroad, then attend college. During her college years, she wants to major in Criminology. When she finishes college, her dream job is to become an FBI agent. What motives Alfaro to continue on are her parents. Alfaros favorite holiday is Christmas. Alfaro is bilingual, as she can speak spanish and english. At home, Alfaro has four dogs, two turtles and two pigs.
Emmitt Murphy is a 15-year-old Sophomore attending Citrus Valley High School and serves as the Arts and Entertainment editor for Ethic. Murphy joined journalism because he likes writing about anything related to pop culture and Marvel. Murphy is in AP Euro and honors English. His goals for high school are to graduate and attend NYU to major in film and become a director or writer. He is motivated by his goals and his desire for a good future. He enjoys taking part in cross country and video games with his favorite game being Destiny 2.
Destiny Ramos, a 16 year old junior at Citrus Valley High School, is in her third year of digital journalism serving as a chief executive of Ethic. After high school, she wants to attend Crafton Hills College to become a paramedic. She participates in color guard for marching band and takes four electives during the school day. This year she hopes to focus more on school and grades rather than her extracurricular activities. In addition, she likes to write, bake and crochet. She initially joined digital journalism because she was encouraged by a middle school teacher and now enjoys being the CV Editor-In-Chief.
Mia Caliva is a 15 year old Junior at Citrus Valley High School. She is part of CV’s water polo team, plays club soccer outside of school and is a staff writer for Ethic News. After her high school career, Caliva dreams of attending UC Irvine and majoring in pre-med. In her free time, Caliva likes to draw and read. Her favorite genres of books are typically fiction, fantasy or romance. This year she is taking Math III H, AP U.S History, AP Lang and AP Chem. In Caliva’s journalism career she really enjoys writing in STEM and A&E. Caliva joined journalism because she likes reading, writing and storytelling. Throughout the 2022-23 school year, she plans on improving study habits, improving her time management skills and to get good grades.
Jasmine Rosales is a 16 year-old junior at Citrus Valley High School and the CV Chief Executive Officer of Ethic. During her free time Rosales participates in several sports including club soccer, high school soccer, and volleyball. Rosales also enjoys baking seasonal goods such as gingerbread cookies and pumpkin pies. As a student, Rosales is taking AP Spanish and AP US history her junior year. Rosales joined journalism because of her love for writing, and because Ethic gives her a platform to share her voice and be heard. Her goals for the school year are to maintain good grades and find a balance between sports and academics, but overall to enjoy her school year. After high school, Rosales hopes to attend the University of Hawaii to study Kinesiology to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Nadia Ceniceros is a second year staff writer for ethic news. Ceniceros is 15-years-old and is in her sophomore year at Citrus Valley High School where she enjoys English and History classes. Some of Ceniceros’s hobbies include reading, listening to music, and collecting vinyls. On ethic news, Ceniceros plans to write about arts and entertainment while also taking photos for ethic news. Ceniceros strives to attend Columbia University where she plans to major in business or journalism. Ceniceros uses her goal of moving to New York and attending Columbia University as motivation in her everyday life. Ceniceros currently has a babysitting job which she thoroughly enjoys.
Miriam Yordanos is a 17-year-old senior who has been with Ethic News throughout all of her high school career. This year, however, is her first year as the editor-in-chief at Redlands East Valley. During her free time, she likes to read novels and watch shows, like Designated Survivor and Vampire Diaries. After she graduates, Yordanos plans to attend either University of California, Santa Barbara, New York University or the University of Southern California with a political science major, eventually either focusing on journalism or becoming a social worker.
Emily Walos is a 17-year-old senior at Citrus Valley High School and the CV Chief Executive Officer of Ethic. She has been a student journalist since the 7th grade and joined Ethic four years ago with hopes to give a voice to people wanting to be heard. Walos is involved in ASB, link crew, varsity swim, Redlands’ swim team and thespians club. She is also the president of Jesus at Citrus and president of the virtual enterprise club. Regarding swimming, she has been on varsity for three years and with her team became the first-ever varsity girls champion team and was undefeated last school year. She enjoys performing in after-school plays, piano, ballroom dance and restoring vintage cars with her dad. She achieved over a 4.0 GPA in her high school career, with her lowest GPA being 4.1. Walos hopes to attend a four-year university majoring in broadcasting journalism to become a news anchor and finally become a respected professional journalist.
Mia Aranda is a senior at Redlands East Valley High School. This year, she is the CEO for REV in Ethic. Aranda has been attracted to the world of journalism since sixth grade and is starting her fourth year of journalism. Along with journalism, Aranda has been involved in Girl Scouts for eight years and takes weekly piano lessons. In her spare time, Aranda likes to watch movies, draw and play with her dogs. In fact, she has an ongoing list of all the films she has seen this year; it is currently over 100. In the future, Aranda wants to be an animator for Pixar.
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.
Isaac Meja is the Features editor for Ethic and a senior at Redlands East Valley High School. He enjoys spending his free time volunteering at his church and spending time with his family. He joined digital journalism to try something new and seize every opportunity to have a fun experience during high school. Mejia likes to be creative and has a passion for science; he aspires to become a doctor after he graduates.
Emerson Sutow is a 17-year-old senior at Citrus Valley High School. He is Ethic’s Art and Entertainment editor. This is Sutow’s fourth year in Ethic and his second year as an Art and Entertainment editor. Sutow is in the technical engineering CTE pathway and are also taking a Japanese class at Crafton Hills College. Sutow enjoys reading, writing music and cosplaying in his free time. Sutow sees himself in 6 years as a robotics engineer after he finishes college.
Aileen Janee Corpus is a 16-year-old junior attending Redlands East Valley High School. She has two siblings: an older brother and a younger sister. They have a pet goldfish named Matilda. Some of her favorite hobbies and extracurricular activities are basketball, swimming, baking, cooking, playing instruments and downhill longboarding. They joined journalism because of their passion for writing, telling accounts of other people and always wanting to be a journalist. As a junior, Corpus is excited to continue her podcast and to make new friends this year. She is the Sports editor and their second year of digital journalism. After graduation, Corpus is planning to get a degree in aerospace engineering at a university.
Maggie Snavely is a senior at Citrus Valley High School. Her position in Ethic is Self and Style editor. Snavely chose to write for Self and Style because she enjoys writing articles that spread more positivity across campus. She runs an Etsy account for selling and making jewelry and enjoys spending time outside to play with her dogs. This year, Snavely is hoping to improve her social skills and become more outspoken. While in Ethic News, she is hoping to share any important information from past experiences with incoming students. Snavely’s goal for her future is to graduate high school then eventually open up her own bakery.
Bella Espinoza is a 17-year-old senior at Citrus Valley High School and the co-Multimedia editor for Ethic News. She enjoys being in Ethic because it’s a digital newspaper that allows her to make videos such as interviews and weather reports. In her free time, her favorite activities are playing video games, watching anime or reading books such as her favorite series, “Harry Potter.” In the future, Espinoza plans to possibly continue with video editing and get a job.
Cyrus Engelsman, a 17-year-old senior at Redlands East Valley High School, joined Ethic as a staff writer and is currently the Multimedia editor, co-creator of The After School podcast and a translator for Ethic. In his free time, hw enjoys playing hockey and being the vice president of the creative writing club at REV. Although Engelsman loves writing, one of his favorite things to do for Ethic is to create photo slideshows because he is passionate about photography. Engelsman is glad he joined Ethic because he can have a creative outlet and people can hear what he has to say.
Jazui Mejia, 16, is a junior at Redlands High School and is proud to call herself the Culture editor for Ethic News. Mejia’s writing is focused mainly on activism and incorporates diverse perspectives and voices of the Redlands community. Aside from digital journalism, she is president of the GENup chapter of Redlands, the chair of the Women’s Caucus for GenVOCAL and an alto and soprano hybrid singer of the RHS Chamber Singers. In her free time, Mejia writes songs, roller skates and spends time with her friends and family.
Ella Fitzpatrick is a senior at Redlands East Valley High School. At REV, she participates as a member of the Mental Health Club and the treasurer of Compact Club. This school year, she has decided to add to her list of hobbies. In addition to writing short stories and baking, Fitzpatrick has joined the REV tennis team. For her senior year, not only is she excited about her new sport, but she is also looking forward to writing for Ethic and graduating. Fitzpatrick enjoys spending her free time reading, listening to music and occasionally drawing. Her favorite class in school is literature because of her interest in writing and reading. Her go-to book is “Strange the Dreamer” written by Laini Taylor. A quote she believes and lives by is “the dream chooses the dreamer.” Fitzaptrick’s everyday life includes hanging out with friends, attending her clubs, school and enjoying a Studio Grill movie. She also loves spending time with her dog Lulu, whom she says makes her the happiest. Fitzpatrick describes herself as an outgoing, creative person who is also very hardworking. In five years, she hopes to be studying marine biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and having a pet dog. Until then, Fitzpatrick still wants to get a few things out of her last year of high school. She hopes to get more life experiences, pass her classes and write for Ethic News.
Craig Morrison is a 16-year-old junior at Redlands East Valley High School and a first-year staff member for Ethic News. Morrison joined journalism because his older brother had been editor-in-chief for Ethic News in 2019 and he had always admired his work. Morrison has always had an interest in journalism and reads the newspaper at home whenever he gets the chance. In journalism, he hopes to gain better writing skills and acquire research on future career options. Morrison is most interested in writing news and sports pieces and can also edit videos. He previously attended Redlands eAcademy his freshman and sophomore year and recently transferred to REV where Morrison is already involved in cross country and Link Crew. At home, Morrison has two older brothers, Christian and Cole, and two cats, Lexi and Loki. In his free time, he plays the electric guitar and practices skateboarding tricks. He also serves as a referee for American Youth Soccer Organization games at the Redlands Sports Park on the weekends. After high school, Morrison aspires to earn a degree in either mechanical engineering or physical therapy and eventually leave California.
Kendra Burdick, 15, is a sophomore at Redlands East Valley High School and she is a second-year staff writer who joined Ethic News to make her voice heard. Burdick is involved in course writing and is passionate about screenwriting. She loves both journalism and math classes and looks up to Jacob Grimm heavily. She loves animals since she has two cats, a stray and a Main Coon, and a Maltese Chihuahua mix. Burdick listens to rock music without any preference of artists. She appreciates honesty, kindness from others and her little sister.
Miyah Sanborn is a 14-year-old sophomore journalist at Redlands East Valley High School. With her second year in journalism, she continues her childhood dream of being in a school newspaper. After school, Sanborn loves to skate and spend time with her two cats. She hopes to continue her journalism experience in college or as a career in the future.
Daniela Mora is a 15-year-old sophomore at Redlands East Valley High School. She is a member of “The After School Podcast Official” and is a staff writer for Ethic News. Because of her experience, she likes to help people start their own podcasts. In her free time, Mora teaches Catechism classes to youth at her church. She listens to rock and punk pop music and plays the guitar. At school, Mora enjoys science classes that allow her to participate in hands-on experiments. After high school, she hopes to go to school and study to be a pharmaceutical scientist. Due to her love for science, she wants to make a difference in the medical field that helps people around the world.
Spencer Moore is a staff writer for Ethic News. He is a sophomore attending Redlands East Valley High School. At REV, he is an active member of Speech and Debate and Ethic News. He joined Ethic News to keep people informed and educated and highlight the positive news in the Redlands community. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano and walking his dog. After high school, he plans to pursue law school in pursuit of being an attorney. He is excited to see what the future has in store for him and accomplishing his goals.
Ava Larson is a sophomore at Redlands East Valley High School. With a spirit of adventure and a funny sense of humor, Larson joins the team of student journalists as a first-year staff writer for Ethic. In addition to being a journalist, Larson is an active skater. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and appreciates listening to music, especially ‘80s rock and pop. Larson’s future plans are currently undecided and she is still considering what she might want to pursue after high school. At the moment, Larson plans to focus on the present and savor every moment of it.
Nathan Dennis is a 17-year-old senior at Redlands East Valley High School and the oldest of four. He enjoys Star Wars, his dog Zoey, working out and writing stories; he intends on pursuing a career in writing books. Although this is his first year of digital journalism, Dennis is excited to write and cover different topics.
Joseph Pacheco is a 17-year-old senior at Orangewood High School. He is a middle child of five in his middle class family. He moved around a lot while he was younger. He enjoys studying medicine and new ways to help people and plans on being a doctor in the future.