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Diego Martinez

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor

Planning to attend a Cal. State to major in English and Philosophy, copy editor, Diego Martinez 11,  is very active when it comes to school. He is going on to his second year in newspaper, tutors at the writing center, and has taken multiple AP classes. He is a very talkative and a family oriented person.  He often visits his family in Mexico and gets in trouble for talking too much in class. Listening to a variety of music including neoclassical, musical structures, heavy metal, and progressives, Martinez enjoys playing the guitar and sometimes composes his own music as well.  

When asked how he got into music he responded, “It was the absolute thrill of exploring possible dynamic range in different genres of music,” Martinez stated.  This just goes to show how Martinez isn’t afraid of getting out of his comfort zone and trying new things. When asked why he chose to be a writer for newspaper he stated, “I enjoy writing, it is a pastime and helps me get my mind off of things,” Martinez stated.  

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Labor Day Weekend Shootings

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor
September 18, 2019
Preparing for his jazz performance, Ivan Cuevas, 10, devotes extra hours of practice to improve his combo. “I prepared by simply just working out the composition with my combo groups after school almost every day,” Cuevas said. “In class we worked out even just the smallest problems, just to ensure our success.”

Jazz 1: Irvine Competition

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor
April 10, 2019

The Passion for Writing

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor
February 20, 2019

Airpods, Your Opinion?

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor
February 1, 2019

Jazz II Goes to Disneyland

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor
November 14, 2018

Monterey Jazz Festival

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor
October 10, 2018
While working The Make a Wish booth at club rush on Sept 13, Andrew Nevarez,10, took time to give his thoughts on the new lanyard policy and other safety precautions introduced for the 2018-2019 school year. “Maybe we can add more security by stepping it up,” Nevarez said. “We can have maybe 2 guards per entrance if the school really values a safe environment.”

Lanyards: Student Opinions

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor
September 28, 2018
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