The Grotto

2021-2022 Staff

Editor in Chief

Mia Michele Aviles

Mia Michele Aviles is the Editor in Chief of the 2021-2022 Grotto Newspaper. Mia is a third year Journalism student, as she began taking Journalism her Sophomore year, and was on the staff by her second semester. Mia Michele is...

Stephania Lopez
Web Editor

Stephania Lopez

Stephania Lopez is a current senior. After enrolling in Journalism I: News Writing & Reporting her sophomore year, she found a passion for journalism and all it had to offer, especially the ability to impact someone’s life...

Isabella Nuñez
Sports Editor

Isabella Nuñez

Isabella Nuñez is currently a junior. This is her second year as a member of the Grotto Staff and first year as the Sports Editor. Bella plays soccer, is a member of various clubs and honor societies. Her passion for reading,...

Danielle Noriega
OLLA OutLoud Host

Danielle Noriega

Danielle Noriega is a junior at OLLA. This will be her second year on the Grotto News staff. She is a part of many clubs and activities at the school. She is the Co-Creator of the OLLA OutLoud Podcast and President of the OLLA...

Paola Lista
OLLA OutLoud Host

Paola Lista

Paola Lista is a junior and is the Junior council Vice President. This is her second year on The Grotto staff, and as the host of OLLA Out Loud (Lourdes’ first podcast). She is a member of the varsity lacrosse team, and is excited...

Assignment Editor

Elisa Ramirez

Elisa Ramirez is a senior. This is her 2nd year involved in the Grotto News. Elisa is on the Lourdes Cross Country. Her love for taking pictures started with her all travels.

Multimedia Editor

Mia Cecilia Fernandez

Mia Cecilia Fernandez is currently a senior at OLLA. She is a member of the Sports Medicine team. She enjoys spending time with friends, family, and watching movies. She's excited for the 2021-22 school year and all that is to...

Sophomore Andrea Wagner disagrees with the rush to vaccinate children for COVID.
Staff Writer

Andrea Wagner

Andrea Wagner is a sophomore. She loves to read and take pictures of what’s going on around her. This is her first year in journalism. She was in yearbook for two years. Her experience in yearbook is sure to help her in the...

Emma Velasco
Staff Writer

Emma Velasco

Emma Velasco is a sophomore, and has been part of the JV Cheerleading team for two years. She enjoys researching current event news, and entertainment news. Emma also enjoys talking about school, local, and national news on a...

Giselle Urbina
Staff Writer

Giselle Urbina

Giselle Urbina is a sophomore and brand new writer. Beginning with Journalism I in her sophomore year, she hopes to continue on to be a part of the Grotto staff. Giselle has had a passion for reading and writing since a young...

Andrea Ulloa
Staff Writer

Andrea Ulloa

Andrea Ulloa is a sophomore. This is her first year as a member of the grotto staff. She is an aspiring journalist and is excited to pursue her passion for research, writing and photography.

Junior Sofia Travieso explains why electric cars may not be the best solution for the environment.
Staff Writer

Sofia Travieso

Sofia Travieso is a junior and she is new to journalism. She is a member of many clubs and is a member of two honor societies. Her favorite hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and dancing.

Alexa Sabogal
Staff Writer

Alexa Sabogal

Alexa Sabogal is a sophomore and this is her first year taking journalism at school. She has always loved to write and talk to interesting people. She loves to learn new things, which is why she has been taking French at school,...

Alexandra Puig
Staff Writer

Alexandra Puig

Alexandra Puig is a Junior. She is diving into the world of journalism for the first time, and she is excited to produce stories and interview others. In freshman and sophomore year, she was a member of the Swimming team and she...

Julietta Montes
Staff Writer

Julietta Montes

Julietta Montes is a sophomore and this is her first year being a part of the grotto staff. She loves to participate in school activities and is in many clubs. In her free time, she loves to create videos, take pictures and edit...

Lucia Moglia
Staff Writer

Lucia Moglia

Lucia Moglia is currently a Junior. She is the president of the Creative Writing Club and co-founder of its Book Club branch. She is part of the varsity cross country team and loves to read and write.

Junior Fiorella Lara is a believer in the power of electric cars.
Staff Writer

Fiorella Lara Montoya

Fiorella is a junior new to the world of journalism, but open to explore the world of news and media. She was a member of the school’s cross country team and is also an active member of several clubs and honor societies. She...

Jennifer Hoover
Staff Writer

Jennifer Hoover

Jennifer Hoover is currently a junior at the school. She is a Bernadette, and she is part of many clubs and National Honors societies at school. One of her favorite subjects is English because she enjoys writing. She has recently...

Isabella Fernandez
Staff Writer

Isabella Fernandez

Isabella Fernandez is a senior and this is her first year on the grotto staff. She enjoys film and aspires to be a film/tv producer in the future. She is so excited to capture all of the fun things that happen at school in writing...

Emma Díaz
Staff Writer

Emma Díaz

Emma Díaz is a sophomore this is her first year being apart of the grotto staff. She aspires to grow up and become a journalist for the Boston Newsletter. She loves interviewing people and bringing stories to life through writing....

Sophomore Sarah Carreno discusses why she believes kids aged 5-11 should get the  Covid vaccine.
Staff Writer

Sarah Carreno

Sarah Carreno is a sophomore. She is a member of the cross country team. Some of her favorite things to do include travel and dance. She loves reporting on the latest news and writing about all things OLLA.

Lorenza Borja
Staff Writer

Lorenza Borja

Lorenza Borja is a sophomore and loves to read, research, and photograph. Her favorite hobbies include baking, traveling, and listening to podcasts. Apart from joining Olla TV, Lorenza plans to be part of the Olla TV crew.

Isabella Baquerizo
Staff Writer

Isabella Baquerizo

Isabella Baquerizo is sophomore and this is her first year as a part of the grotto staff. She is a member of the junior varsity cheerleading team and she loves writing and photography. Isabella is very excited to be joining the...

Cecilia Barrientos
staff writer

Cecilia Barrientos

Ceci Barrientos is a junior and has recently become a part of the Grotto Staff. She likes to travel and partake in adventurous activities. She enjoys listening to music and spending time with her loved ones.

Carolina Martinez
OLLA TV

Carolina Martinez

Caro Martinez is a member of the OLLA TV crew. She is a junior. This is her second year on Olla TV and she plans to continue to be on the OLLA TV crew. She loves to watch the packages come together and anchor. She also is part...

Katie Bilbao
OLLA TV

Katie Bilbao

Katherine Bilbao is a Junior and has been a part of OLLA TV since sophomore year. Her favorite part of being a part of broadcast journalism is editing and producing packages.

Nina Diaz
OLLA TV

Nina Diaz

Nina Diaz is a junior. She is a member of OLLA-TV and the varsity track team. She loves to be behind the scenes and loves to edit packages.

Natalia Careaga
OLLA TV

Natalia Careaga

Natalia Careaga is a junior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. She’s been on the OLLA TV staff since sophomore year and she loves to film, direct, and interview. Her favorite hobbies include dancing, traveling and hanging o...

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