2019-2020 Staff

Ximena Salazar

Reporter

Hello, my name is Ximena Salazar. I was born on April 29th, 2006 and l am 13 years old. I was born in Beverly Hills, California. I am the oldest child of 4 kids. My mom and dad are Patricia Salazar and Juan Salazar. My mom works ...

Ashley Giron

Reporter, 8th grade

My name is Ashley Giron and I was born in Los Angeles, California.  I have a very big family including 4 sisters and 1 brother. I’ve been a student at O’Donovan for 2 years now. Something I wish I could change about O’D...

Sonia Ruiz

Reporter, 8th grade

Hi, my name is Sonia Ruiz and i am in the 8th grade. I am full of different types of personalities. One day you might see me ok and then you'll see my crying with laughter. I was born in Denver, Colorado. I have been in Los An...

Emily Velazco

Reporter, 6th grade

Hi, my name is Emily Velazco. I was born September 6, 2008. It is my first year in journalism. I have 4 sisters named Jessica, Roxana, Cristhian, and Dayana. I also have a brother named Edger. This is my first year as a student a...

David Rangel

Reporter, 6th grade

Hi, my name is David Rangel. I am from Los Angeles. My school is O’Donovan Academy and I am in Journalism. I joined Journalism because I thought it would be fun to write about my favorite subjects. I think the best thing about be...

Cindy Ramos

Reporter, 6th grade

 Hi, my name is Cindy Ramos. I was born on March 1, 2008. I have a big family and 3 siblings. I am new to O’Donovan. My favorite thing to do in my free time is draw.  The reason I joined journalism class is because when Mr. Stich...

Marley Martinez

Reporter, 6th grade

Hi, my name is Marley Martinez and it is my first year in this school and in Journalism. I was born and raised in California most of my family lives in El Salvador. Some of my interests are sketching and photography. My favorite th...

Giselle Camey

Reporter, 8th Grade

Hi my name is Giselle Camey and I am 12 years old (I am about to turn 13 on October 31). Most of my family is from Guatemala but I was born here in California. I have been an O'Donovan student for 2 years and this year it is my ...

Erica Parra

Reporter, 7th grade

 My name is Erica Parra. I have been a student here at O’Donovan for two years and this is my first year in journalism. I have lived in Los Angeles all of my life. I am the youngest of a family of 6 (excluding my dog). When I...

Diego Mani

Reporter, 7th grade

My name is Diego Mani and I am a 7th grade student at O’Donovan. I am 12 years old and I was born on April 28. I like to play video games, basketball, and soccer. The college that I would like to go to is USC. I want to stud...

Abigail Poblano

Reporter, 7th grade

Hello! My name is Abigail Poblano and I’m a 7th grader. I have been at O’Donovan for 2 years now. This is my first year in Journalism and I’m very excited to be here at Journalism. I have 3 brothers and I’m the middle...

Nathan Maldonado

Reporter, 6th grade

Hi my name is Nathan Maldonado. I was born here in California. My birthday is on April 1st.  My mom and dad were both born in El Salvador. I have two brothers that are really nice to me. It’s my first semester at O’Donova...

Sarahi Perez

Reporter, 8th grade

Hello My name is Sarahi Perez. I am in 8th grade and in my third year in journalism class. I love to draw and want to be an animator for Pixar because of the amazing movies that they made and the animators there do amazing work...

Manuel Flores

Reporter, 7th grade

My name is Manuel Flores. I am 12 years old, and I was born on August 21, 2007. I am really interested in becoming a movie director, and I’ve made a couple of fan films with my friends,I also play a lot of Minecraft, and ta...

Franklin Coreas

Reporter, 7th grade

Hi, I’m Franklin and I was born in Los Angeles, California. My family is from El Salvador and they moved to Cali. I like eating and watching Netflix and gaming. I like writing about stuff that's going on in the world right now...

America Flores-Arias

Reporter, 7th grade

My name is America Flores-Arias and I’m in 7th grade. I like K-Pop, and if you don’t that’s okay. I enjoy drawing, although I’m not the best. I also love making video for my youtube channel *cough cough America Flores go ...

Lezly Pacheco

Reporter, 8th grade

My name is Lezly Pacheco and yes, hello, nice to meet you. I was born here in Los Angeles in California Hospital. This is my second year in journalism and my third year at O’Donovan Academy. I am not good at music or dancing...

Ilene Meza

Reporter, 8th grade

Hi, my name is Ilene Meza and I am in the 8 th grade. I was born in Los Angeles. I am 13 and I have 3 sisters. I am from Mexico . My favorite food is spaghetti. My favorite animals are a bunny and a sea otter. I live with my twi...

Joycelene Meza

Reporter, 8th grade

Hi, my name is Joycelene Meza and I am in 8th grade. I am 13 years old.  This is my 3rd year in journalism, so I have been here my entire middle school career. I am a twin and I am also in cheerleading but not at the school, it's in ...

Andy Gonzalez

Reporter, 6th grade

Hi. My name is Andy Gonzalez and I am in sixth grade. I was born here in Los Angeles. I have a brother and a sister. I have been in LA for most of my life except when I go to Nevada or Arizona for summer. I’ve been at O’Dono...

Hugo Bran

Reporter, 6th grade

Hi, my name is Hugo Bran. I am 11 years old and I am a sixth grader at O’Donovan Middle Academy. I was born in El Salvador and I have lived here in Los Angeles for most of my life (10 years). This is my first year at O’Do...

Kelly Cid

Reporter, 7th grade

I was born in Los Angeles, California and I’ve lived here all my life. I live with both of my parents and two brothers. I love my family although I can hate my brothers most of the time. :)  I’ve been at O’Donovan for two years now...

Yuraima Arreaga

Reporter, 8th grade

Hi, my name is Yuraima Arreaga and I am in the 8th grade. I was born here in Los Angeles, California and I’ve lived here for the past 13 years. This is my second year in journalism and I’m glad to be back this year. I first j...

Kinberlin Cruz

Supervising Editor

Hi! My name is Kinberlin Cruz and I am proud to be a person that can inform you not only about what is happening at O’Donovan Academy, but also about what's happening outside of school. I have lived in LA my whole life and I...

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