December 17, 2017

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LA VISTA STAFF – 2017-18

Managing Staff

Claire Gunning and Wyatt Robb

Managing Editors
Ian Lockwood and Danielle Smith

Copy Editors
Nick Lee, Parnia Mazhar, and Kayla Samimi

Editorial Staff
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Exec Bari Cohn
Michael Todd *
Naomi Tsuang
Kyra Williams

Exec Catelyn DiLeva
Elora Brow *
Claire DuMont
Maysen Marolda

Exec Elena Coe McNamara
Kareena Dhillon *
Julia Oudiz
India Pearman

Exec Megan Sullivan
Connor Kropschot *
Kaelie Macaulay
Madeleine Powell

Exec Lauren Farberman
Noah Bell
Sophie Hefter
Max Rosenberg

Exec Isabelle Chiu
Cole Garvey *
Alde Nguyen *
Ben Gibbons
Brian Kaiserman
Tess Whittet

Photo Editors
Alexandra Kelly
Patrick Lucas

Photo Managers
Ashley Cole
Ryan Demarest

Video Editors
Ryan Birdoes
Cole Sprouse

Circulation and Distribution
Harrison Mayesh
Sarah Toomey
Ryan Ulrich

Business Managers
Exec Roberto Kampfner
Mailan Nguyen
Tiffany Feng

Assistant Managing Editor
Hannah Parker

Keely Gabbert

Editorial Board
Claire Gunning, Wyatt Robb, Ian Lockwood, Danielle Smith,
Nick Lee, Parnia Mazhar, Kayla Samimi, Bari Cohn,
Naomi Tsuang, Kyra Williams, Catelyn DiLeva,
Claire DuMont, Maysen Marolda, and Isabelle Chiu


Our Mission Statement:

The staff of La Vista is committed to providing its readers with the highest quality reporting while maintaining a strict standard of journalistic integrity. La Vista aims to give a voice to the Mira Costa student body and publish information relevant to the school and its surrounding communities.



La Vista is the student newspaper of Mira Costa High School, serving all Mira Costa students, grades 9-12, since 1950, when it was founded as Mira Costa’s first student organization. La Vista publishes 10 issues per school year on an approximately four-week basis and distributes about 2,500 copies to the student body on campus and 500 to subscribers and the community.

The student-run organization is a hybrid news source and is associated with the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. (2015-16 Silver Crown and Gold Medalist, 2014-15 Silver Crown and Gold Medalist, 2013-14 Gold Medalist)



Content, which is the responsibility of the La Vista staff, is not subject to administrative approval.


Editorial Policy:

Unsigned editorials reflect the opinions of the newspaper, while opinion columns represent only the writer’s views.


Online Comments Policy: 

We encourage readers to voice their opinions respectfully in regards to both the readers and writers of the publication. Comments will be pre-moderated, and may be removed if deemed to be in violation of this policy.

Comments should remain on topic, concerning the article they are about. Brevity is encouraged. Posting under a pseudonym is not permitted.

A comment will be deleted if:

The comment attacks a named or identified person or group unreasonably; The comment makes readers unreasonably uncomfortable on the basis of ones race, gender, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or otherwise.

The comment attacks personally any school employee.

The comment contains excessive obscenities or sexual explicitness.