INTRODUCTION 

This year’s journalism class has taken over the writing portion of this project. This collaboration provides you with an amazing student-designed website and student-produced, original, quality writing. It is a platform for information and entertainment. 

 

The CSA Times functions as a news website centered around our school community. Our mission is to maintain our student body up to date on current events and keep our community active, as well as connected. Being part of a Catholic school we aim to transmit our values through our writing and vow to prioritize our community. Through this, we hope to encourage others to share their ideas and opinions as well.

STAFF

2021-2022

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DANIELLA ARANA

Editor-in-Chief

Daniella Arana is a Junior at St. Augustine Preparatory School. She has taken the position of Editor-in-Chief in the school newspaper this year. Joining The CSA Times has allowed her to share her ideas, considering she is awfully shy. However, Daniella does enjoy sharing and being involved in the school community. Aside from school, she has a unique assortment of interests ranging from volleyball to binge-watching really long tv shows. She hopes to develop her writing skills by informing the student body of important events and sharing entertaining topics through this newspaper.

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SOFÍA QUADRA

Managing and Entertainment Editor

Sofia Quadra is a junior at St. Augustine Preparatory School. She is one of the founders of the Newspaper Club, and the managing and entertainment editor of The CSA Times. This position has given her the opportunity to see writing as a great opportunity to share diverse ideas and opinions. Sofia loves painting, eating desserts, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends. After graduating from high school, Sofia would like to study something related to psychology

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MARIA BELEN CASTILLO

Website Editor

Maria Belen is a Junior at CSA. She was part of the first Journalism class during the 2020-2021 school year and now is a founding member of the Newspaper Club. Joining the CSA times has allowed her to write about things she cares about and would like to let others know. When she isn’t writing news articles, Belen can be found playing soccer or trying to make decent artwork. She is very excited about this new year and hopes everyone enjoys what is to come. 

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RENÉ ALTAMIRANO 

Staff Writer

René is a sophomore at St. Augustine Preparatory School working as a staff writer for The CSA Times. His focus is writing articles as simple and as clear as possible while still including details that keep them interesting and relevant. In his spare time, René can be found playing video games, learning the guitar, and sleeping. As soon as René graduates high school, he aspires to become a successful investor and start a real estate business.

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ANA SOFÍA CHAMORRO

Staff Writer

Ana Sofia Chamorro is a new student to St. Augustine and a staff writer at the CSA Times. Joining the newspaper has allowed her to express her love for writing and to expand her creativity. When Ana Sofia isn’t writing, she can be found reading thick fantasy books, playing the guitar, or painting. Ana is passionate about volleyball and dreams about going to the Olympics. She enjoys spending time with her brothers, her only sister, and her best friends. Ana Sofia’s favorite subject is English, and she dislikes math. Ironically,  when she graduates she aspires to study architecture in Europe, and travel back and forth between semesters.

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ADRIANA MARTÍNEZ

Staff Writer

Adriana Martinez is a sophomore at St. Augustine Preparatory School. She has taken the position of staff writer in the school newspaper this year. Joining The CSA Times has allowed her to express her strong opinions about many topics. Aside from school, she really enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and being with friends. Her goal for this year is to try to learn how to write in a way that captivates the readers.

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ALEJANDRA RODRÍGUEZ 

Staff Writer

Alejandra is a sophomore at St Augustine Preparatory School. She always wanted to write articles, so she joined The CSA Times newspaper to share her interests with its readers. Some of her favorite hobbies consist of watching movies, reading books, cooking, and listening to music. When she is not doing any of those things she is spending time with her friends, family, or her dog. Alejandra loves to go to the beach with her friends because it's always a good time.

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ALEJANDRO MONJARRETZ

Staff Writer

Alejandro Monjarretz is a sophomore at St. Augustine Preparatory School. He has taken the position of staff writer in the school newspaper this year. Joining The CSA Times has given him the chance to inform the people of what is happening in the world. Aside from school, he likes to play a lot of different sports and, of course, video games. He hopes to develop his writing skills while keeping his audience up to date on the latest current events and sharing entertaining topics through this newspaper. He still hasn’t decided what he wants to study in college.

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FRANCESCA RAYO

Staff Writer

Francesca Rayo is a freshman at St. Augustine Preparatory School. She is a Staff Writer for The CSA Times. Being part of the Journalism class and working on the newspaper has given her a chance to share her love for writing and keep improving every day. Her passion is writing because it gives her the opportunity to express her emotions and ideas without stuttering the words out loud. When she's not writing, Francesca can be found playing her guitar, singing to the top of her lungs, listening to music, and sleeping. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Francesca's favorite subjects in school are English and Music. She’s still unsure about what she wants to study in college, but she would love to study something in the literature or writing field. 

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GABRIEL CASTELLÓN

Staff Writer

Gabriel Castellón is a sophomore at St. Augustine Preparatory School. He just joined the Staff of The CSA Times newspaper. This role has given him the chance to inspire himself through writing and see how every person’s story has its own potential. When not working on the newspaper, Gabriel can be found listening to music, spending time with his family, cooking, or playing video games. Gabriel enjoys cooking whenever the opportunity is presented to him. He is still unsure about his field of study once he graduates from High School. He thinks he might go on to studying  business.

HELENA SCHÄFFER

Staff Writer

Helena Schäffer is a sophomore at St. Augustine Preparatory School. Her position in the newspaper allows her to write about overall science and humanities like sociology, politics, arts, film, and criminology. In her free time, Helena likes to play the guitar, crotchet, and paint. She writes articles from a logical perspective and sees herself doing that after her college years. According to the Via Institute on Character’s test, her top “signature strengths” in order are creativity, teamwork, perseverance, love of learning, judgment, and number 1 being humor. On the other hand, her 6 lesser strengths in order are self-regulation, kindness, love, leadership, fairness, and her lesser of all strengths being spirituality.

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LUCÍA SALVO

Staff Writer

Lucía Salvo is a sophomore at St. Augustine Preparatory School. She joined the CSA Times newspaper to share her personal opinions about topics she enjoys. Makes sense, cause she’s a Libra. Lucía is not scared or shy to open up about topics that are unusual. She is usually found dancing or rambling about her vegetarianism and eco-conscious lifestyle. Lucía is very into fashion, social media, video editing, and designing, hoping to study that someday. Her family is a huge part of her life, including her friends, dance team, and dogs. Lucía loves going on trips with them and having time to bond.

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VALENTINA MIERISCH

Staff Writer

Valentina Mierisch is a sophomore at St. Augustine Preparatory School. She is now part of The CSA Times newspaper and hopes to keep you informed about things she finds interesting. She is a very outgoing person who likes going to the beach, dressing up, hanging out with her friends, listening to music, and watching any type of movie. Her favorite food is spaghetti, Alfredo. Valentina lives one day at a time and is not worried about the future.

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Rocío Tenorio

Staff Writer

Rocio Tenorio is a Junior at St. Augustine Preparatory School. She decided to join The CSA Times to improve her writing and to share with other students common interests and opinions. She loves being one of the founding members of the Journalism Club and hopes to inspire other students to follow the same path. When she isn’t writing, she is playing volleyball, working on her entrepreneurship, or spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys all of her classes since they are always interesting and she gets to share laughs with her classmates. She plans to study Business Administration with a minor in Marketing at Notre Dame or the University of Toronto in Canada- hopefully, if she gets accepted. 

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María Emilia Chamorro

Staff Writer

María Emilia is a junior at St. Augustine Preparatory School. She is a staff writer and one of the founding members of the Newspaper Club. She joined this club to write about her interests and hope some people will grow to like them, too. María Emilia is passionate about everything artistic, like music and photography. When she is not doing schoolwork, María Emilia can be seen playing her guitar or enjoying a movie or writing on topics like movie reviews and bands. She isn’t set in a particular field, but hopes to study something creative or related to teaching in the future. 

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Mariana Navas

Staff Writer

Mariana is a Junior at CSA and a founding member of the schools’ Newspaper Club. She wants to use her position to write articles that spark debate and conversation between people, as that is something she is passionate about. When she isn’t studying, she can be found reading a good book, playing her ukulele, or watching TikToks to send to her friends. If you ever need a book recommendation, you can always ask her. She is also on the staff of this year’s DALE XI Congress, the DP-Secretary of Writing in the school’s MUN club, and has participated in numerous debate conferences over the years. This school year, she finds herself enjoying all of her classes, even Pre-calculus, but her favorite has to be AP Comparative Government or Ethics and Morality. As of now, when she graduates from CSA, she wants to study Political Science and go on to study law school afterward.  

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Clara Oyanguren

Staff Writer

Clara Oyanguren is a junior at St Augustine Preparatory School. She is one of the founding members of the Newspaper Club. When not doing homework or writing for the school newspaper, she can be found scrolling through social media on her phone and watching Netflix as well as spending time with family and friends. She enjoys listening to music, creating playlists, and most of all, reading. She plans to study Creative Writing. 

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Mariana Castillo

Staff Writer

Mariana is a senior at CSA. Being one of the founding members of the Newspaper Club, she expects to invest time out of her busy schedule to help make it something she’s proud to be part of. She hopes to further develop her writing skills in this club by informing the school community about various interesting and equally important topics from around the world. Mariana is interested in studying in the field of computer science, more specifically software engineering. Whenever she’s not stressing about college applications, Mariana can be found doing various activities ranging from reading Stephen King’s books to defending her national champion title in mountain biking. 

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Maria Alejandra Peñalba

Staff Writer

María Alejandra is a junior at St. Augustine Preparatory school, and this year she is a founding member of the school’s Newspaper Club. Through the Newspaper Club, she is able to use writing as a way to expand her ideas and opinions, and share them with the people around her. Just as important, she cherishes the way articles allow her to learn more about the perspectives shared by those around her. This year, she is mostly enjoying classes of AP Psychology, Ética & Moralidad, and Literatura Latinoamericana. Maria Alejandra is also looking forward to being part of the TEDx Club at CSA. In her own time, María Alejandra enjoys reading books from various genres, watching interesting YouTube videos, and conversing with her friends. After graduating, Maria Alejandra hopes she can get an opportunity to study in a field relating to neuroscience.