Welcome to Santa Barbara Junior High School’s online paper: The Condor Press. Our job as writers is to keep you entertained and updated on what’s going on in the school. We’ll have commentaries on important subjects, such as dress code, school lunch, and an Academics section so that you can see what your class (and other classes) are doing. Our Features section will have articles students write on what happens outside of school, like a concert, or a family tradition for a holiday. It will also include entertainment pieces, like creative writing, reviews and anything else we think you might find interesting. In Student Life, we will post articles on the clubs available during lunch in case you want to sign up for a new club. Student Life will contain things that ASB and WEB are planning, like crazy sock day or pajama day. The Sports section will have articles about what is happening with our sports teams, like victories of our very own Condors.
Meet the Condor Press Staff!
Bella Marzicola is an opinion writer for the CP. In her free time she participates on a swim team, goes to the beach, hangs out with friends and sleeps. She enjoys being with all the different people in the Journalism classroom.
Talia Honikman is a creative writer for the CP. In her spare time she does violin, violin and some more violin. She also has a particular liking for quantum physics. She enjoys the environment of the classroom, especially the Journalism teacher Mr. Shelton, and loves expressing herself through writing.
Angel Pena is a diverse writer for the CP. He hangs out with his friends in his free time. He appreciates the freedom that Journalism assignments offer, and the addition that this class rarely has homework.
Jacob Shapiro is a sports and opinion writer for the CP. He he enjoys swimming, basketball, and spending time with his friends. One thing he enjoys about this class is the minimal amount of homework that is assigned.
Chase Kamin is a sports writer for the CP. He enjoys playing basketball, and most other sports as well. He also likes to hang out with his friends in his free time. He particularly likes the relaxed atmosphere of the Journalism classroom.
Isa Saldivar is an informative writer for the CP. In her free time she has fun watching anime, watching movies and doing arts and crafts projects. She also has a strong dislike for seagulls. Her favorite thing about Journalism is the teacher, Mr. Shelton.
Lily Cisek is an opinion writer for the CP. She enjoys singing, photography, editing photos, and blankets. She likes that she can be herself in Journalism, and that she can express her feelings through her writing.
Josie Gillingham is a creative writer for the CP. In her free time she enjoys activities such as singing, acting, drawing, writing, skating, going to the beach, and watching Netflix. She appreciates that Journalism allows her to find more about society, and life outside school.
Camina Pipkin is an opinion writer for the CP. She likes cute boys, water polo, reading, writing, singing, and eating. When in Journalism she enjoys the company of Mr. Shelton and likes expressing her thoughts and feelings through articles.
Quincy Ruggieri is a fashion and opinion writer for the CP. In her free time she likes lyrical jazz dance, drawing, and hanging out with her friends. She likes that in Journalism all the students seem like a team, and that everyone respects one another.
Brandon Torres is an creative writer for the CP. In his free time he likes playing football, eating, sleeping, and taking walks. He enjoys that in Journalism he has the opportunity to write about some of the topics he finds most interesting, as well as some of his favorite subjects.
Kassidy Torres is a factual writer as well as an informative writer for the CP. She enjoys blankets, sleeping, and watching the TV show The Walking Dead. One thing she likes about journalism is that it helps students find out what their interests are through writing.
Chloe Shaar is an opinion, argumentative, and fiction writer for the CP. She enjoys sleeping, listening to music and hanging out with her friends. One thing she likes about Journalism is getting to work on the yearbook construction.
Ashley Castor is an opinion writer for the CP. She enjoys drawing and computer science. Regarding Journalism, she likes how everyone can and does work together on articles and yearbook projects.
Elvis Pagano is a fiction writer for the CP. In his free time he likes to play soccer and video games. His favorite part of journalism is being able to freely communicating with all of the other students in the class.
Maya Castro is a school sports and clubs writer for the CP. She loves going to the beach and listening to the music written by Drake. Her favorite thing about Journalism is the students and the teacher Mr. Shelton.
Hailey Zheng writes articles regarding music for Journalism. In her free time she likes listening to music, hanging out with friends, and doing yoga. Her favorite part about Journalism is the freedom to write about whatever subjects she wants to write about.
Gabe Sagastume writes technology articles for the CP. He likes to play video games and basketball, watch movies and tv shows, and hang out with friends. What he enjoys about journalism is the ability to write alongside friends.
Hana Ulep is a creative writer for the CP, who writes music articles. She enjoys playing guitar, singing, and reading. She likes that Journalism is creative and that you are free to write about whatever you want.
Isabella Macioce is an informative writer for the CP, who also likes to write book reviews. In her free time she enjoys reading, (a lot of reading,) drawing, writing, and editing! One thing she loves about Journalism is the opportunity to have your voice be heard through writing, and the chance to be around people who share her interest.
Claudia Brewer is an opinion writer for the CP. In her free time she enjoys playing viola, playing tennis, swimming, hiking, reading, and being with friends and family. Her favorite thing about Journalism is that she can make her opinions and other news public alongside her friends.