2019-2020 Staff

Gavin G.

My name is Gavin. I'm in 7th grade and I've been here since 3rd grade. I like to play sports and hang with my friends and I like taking pictures and visiting Kindergarten.

Connor T.

Hello, my name is Connor and I'm in 7th grade and go to Community Roots Academy. I like to play hockey and I also like to play football and baseball as well. That is it!!!!!

Maddox A.

My name is Maddox and I enjoy the freedom and possible creativity in this class. I wanted to work with my friends so I believe that this class would give me the ability to do that, and so far it has been very fun. I enjoy playing...

Ella S.

Hi I'm Ella I love in n out and I play soccer even though I'm trash. I am also very cool mom. Follow me on facebook.

Ava S.

Hi, my name is Ava! I am a writer and photography. I like to play soccer and I have five siblings! I also have a Toy Yorkie that only likes me! An interesting fact about me is that my brother is a model and because of him I have...

Callie R.

Hello, my name is Callie and I am in 7th grade. I love dogs and cats and all animals in general. I like to cook and walk my dogs. I also like to eat food and be crazy sometimes. I have had a bunch of fish as pets also. I have...

Canyon G.

Hello, my name is canyon and this is my second semester in the journalism elective, and I am going to be a writer on the team. I have been attending CRA for nine years and I am currently in the 8th grade. I am going to Capistrano...


Hello my name is AJ. I play water polo and I like to walk my dog to explore places. My favorite foods consist of watermelon, burritos, and french toast. I like to hang with my friends and free roam around Mission Viejo with the...

Jacob R.

Hi, my name is Jacob and I am in the Journalism elective for 2020. I am in 8th grade and enjoy hanging out with my friends and going to the beach. My favorite foods consist of burritos and burgers. And I am looking forward to...

Nicholas R.

Hi my name is Nicholas and I am an eighth grade student attending Community Roots Academy. I live in San Clemente and enjoy hanging out with friends, surfing, skating, playing tennis, running, and sailing. My favorite food consists...

Chasen C.

Hello, my name is Chasen and I am in the eighth grade, attending school here at Community Roots. I live in Laguna Niguel and enjoy surfing, skating, hanging out with friends, and sleeping. My favorite foods consist of pizza, burgers,...

Lilly A.

Hello. My name is Lilly and I'm an eighth-grader at CRA. I am a writer and editor at CRA times. I enjoy art, baking, reading and eating spicy food. I am excited to be part of the CRA news team this year!

Sebastian D.

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force...

Trevor M.

Hi i'm Trevor McPhillips. I'm twins with Devon, and i'm also a coaster enthusiast like him. I like video games like NFS Heat, Minecraft, and Forza Horizon 4. I love In-N-Out and i20 Ramen. I ALSO skate and my best trick is a fakie...

Charlotte M.

Author/Photographer I enjoy doing some photography, especially with Polaroid cameras. I also love consuming my down time with writing about anything I can possibly think of, or at least anything I can't get off my mind. <33...

Gabe L.

Hi, I'm Gabe. I like Basketball and Roller Coasters.

Devon M.

Hey There! I'm Devon McP. I specialize in writing reviews of roller coasters and theme parks! I have been a fan of roller coasters my whole life! I also enjoy playing video games and getting free time. You can expect roller coaster...

Amelia S.

I love Chipotle. I have a turtle, dog, and guinea pig. I love my friends and I love drawing and taking pictures. I am weird, funny, and awesome. My favorite color is blue. I hate pink. My favorite animals are manatees and rhinos.

Sullivan B.

Hi my name is Sullivan and I am an 8th grade student from Community Roots Academy. I have been doing photography for 3 years which I very much enjoy. Another thing I enjoy doing is music and skateboarding. I have been doing music...

Tobyn C.

Hello, I am Tobyn, I'm in 6th grade. I'm a photographer and writer in journalism.

Olivia K.

I love cats so much! My favorite food is pork chops and mac and cheese. I have a cat and his name Grover. I love hanging out with my friends and family!

Chiara Z.

I have 2 guinea pigs. I like tacos. I love doodling. I looooooove high fives.

Braeden B.

Hey! It's Braeden! I"m in 8th grade. I love to play Basketball! I play on Compton Magic. I'm a big fan of the Michigan State Spartans. And I'm very excited for the rest of year!

Chloe B.

Hi my name is Chloe and I'm in 6th grade. I am a competitive dancer, actor, and singer. I love photography and creative writing. I'm really excited to be a writer for the Cra news paper this year!!!

Bridget B.

Welcome to the school newspaper. I'm Bridget and I have been working on the school paper for the past 3 semesters as of 2020. I am an editor of the newspaper this year, in past semesters I have created fun music videos, baking...

Nadia C.

Hi, I am Nadia C. and I am an editor of CRA Times. I have been apart of this paper 3 semesters now. I Love photography, camping, art, archery, dance, and baking! I have written about baking, crafts, music videos, and much more....

Nicole B.

Hello! My Name is Nicole and I am an author of CRA times! I love going to Disney, editing videos, and listening to music!  

Kennedy M.

Hi, I'm Kennedy! I like to take pictures on all the trips my family and I go to. Photography is so much fun because you can make the pictures express yourself. I also love to hang out with my friends and go to the beach. I am...

Anna S.

Hi my name is Anna! I am in 6th grade and have been going to school here for 7 years now. I have a dog named Ernie. I hope that in journalism I can focus on photography.

Skylar K.

Hi, Im Skylar. I am currently in 6th grade. I have two sisters, Sydney and Shayna who love fighting with me! Also, I currently have a German Shepherd puppy named Dakota and love all animals. I really enjoy club soccer as well ...

Emma M.

Hi, my name is Emma. I am currently in 6th grade. I have 3 sisters and one dog. I have an older sister, a twin sister, and a little sister. My dog's name is Scarlett. She is a black lab. She is very big but she thinks she's a...

Liliana S.

Hello, my name is Liliana, I'm in 8th grade and my role in journalism is photographer and journalist .

Mylee O.

Hi, My name is Mylee O. I'm in 6th grade, and love to play with my dog.

Liona P.

Hello, my name is Liona and I am a writer. I love to be active and play soccer! I am an animal person and, in fact, I have a dog at home named Missy

Gwen M.

Hey! I'm Gwen and I'm a photographer for the journalism team. I ride horses and surf a lot. My horse's name is Molly and I ride twice a week. I usually surf once a week or more. My favorite colors are red, white, and blue. I am...

Jake V.

My name is Jake V. and I am in 6th grade. I have a Shiba Inu dog. I have been playing baseball since I was 5 years old and it is one of my favorite hobby's. I am 11 years old and I have been at CRA since Kindergarten. I enjoy...

Aiden F.

I hate raccoons. I'm in 6th Grade. I like Turtles. I have a Golden Retriever. I LOVE doing photography. I'm 11 years old. I like Ninja Turtles. Ninja Turtles are sick. I like music. That's really me. Nothing else. I hope you weren't...

Joel B.

Hi, my name is Joel. I am in 8th grade and enjoy playing hockey. I have a chameleon Named Rango Mango and a dog. I also take interest in Science (so Callum hit me up). Another passion I have is surfing as it is a big part of my...

Sofi O.

Hi, my name is Sofi and my role in the journalism elective is a photographer/writer. I am in 8th grade. I enjoy horseback riding and volleyball. I also like academics such as math and history.

Izzie M.

hi my names izzie i play football and ride horses! i enjoy skating with my friend aubrey as well as doing art! i also like travelin' around and stuff, i have 2 dogs and a chubby guinea pig... uh benny from the sandlot is like...

Claire F.

Yo, what's up, I'm Claire. I'm in seventh grade and my hobbies are skating, drawing, and taking photos. I'm also really into sneakers and streetwear. Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and A$AP Rocky are...

Gauge W.

Hey my name is Gauge W and I enjoy mountain biking and going to the beach. Some other things I like to do is skateboard and hang out with friends. My favorite food is In-N-Out burgers. I suck at math.

Drew P.

My name is Drew and there are many things I enjoy. My favorite thing to do is ride my skateboard. I also love music. My favorite types of music are Cali-reggae or ska punk. In the elective, I am a writer and interviewer. I hav...