The Spartan Shield is the news publication of Huntington Park High School and is produced by all journalism students, ranging from beginner to advanced.
Mr. Nelson Ta has been the adviser of the program since 2018. Besides journalism, he also teaches English 11, AP Language and Composition, and AVID courses.
Ashley Farias is currently a senior and the Editor-in-Chief of Spartan Shield. She enjoys writing, hanging out with friends, and going to shows. Some of the bands she enjoys are Joyce Manor and Hunny. Besides being part of Journalism, Ashley is the treasurer of Key Club.
Ashley Anaya is a senior at Huntington Park High School and staff writer for Spartan Shield. In her free time, she likes reading books. One of her favorite books is called “Butter” by Erin Jade Lange. Her favorite artists are $uicideBoy$, Pouya, and Ghostemane. Her future goals are to become a kindergarten teacher and travel to several interesting places around the world.
Brianna Andrade is a junior staff writer for Spartan Shield. Aside from the joy of writing, she enjoys sketching. Her favorite artists are The Weeknd, Grimes, and Billy Idol. Brianna is also part of the Huntington Park wresting team. Her main interest is the law. One day, she hopes to defend victims in court.
Margarita Arriaga is a staff writer and Junior. This is her first year being part of Spartan shield. Some of her goals and dreams are to graduate high school and get her masters in Psychology. Her biggest accomplishment was keeping a 4.0 GPA all throughout sophomore year and half of freshman year. She loves listening to music. Some of her favorite artists/bands include Kehlani, Paramore, and Beach Goons. She wishes that one day she would be able to move out of California and live in Oregon.
Andrea Castillo is a senior staff writer of the Spartan Shield. During her free time, she enjoys watching her favorite film, Shrek. In the future, she hopes to find a career that involves visiting places all around the world.
Andrea Cedillo is a senior at Huntington Park High School and staff writer for Spartan Shield. In her free time, she likes to go on runs and explore new cities. Her favorite film directors happen to be Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, and Quentin Tarantino. In the future, she hopes to get her certificate in cinematography at Los Angeles City College.
Alejandra Duarte is a senior and staff writer for Spartan Shield. She enjoys listening to music and likes spending the whole day sleeping. Her favorite movie genres are horror and suspense. She is also a member of the girl’s soccer team. One of her goals is to travel to Seoul, South Korea, so she can try all the amazing food and learn more about its culture. She may seem quite serious, but she likes to have fun and laugh all the time.
Darlene Fuentes is a senior and is a staff writer. As one of her hobbies, she loves to sing songs that mean something to her. Her favorite artists are Michael Jackson, Sam Smith, and Beyonce. Darlene enjoys watching Disney movies and comedies. Some of her goals are to have a pet pig and to find ways to give back to her community.
Alicia Gomez is a senior and staff writer for Spartan Shield. She loves to sing, play piano, and produce art during her free time. Her favorite movie is Coraline, and her favorite artist is The Weeknd. Her biggest goals are to pass all her classes and travel as much as possible.
Angel Gonzalez is a senior staff writer and loves the arts. In his free time, he likes to work out and go for runs. His favorite musicians are Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, and the Gorillaz. He also likes to play sports. Angel has received the Captian’s Award, GPA award and several more for the HPHS basketball team. In the future, he hopes he could have his art seen by everyone.
Chelsea Gonzalez is a senior and staff writer for Spartan Shield. In her free time, she likes to listen to music, watch movies, and cook. Her favorite artists are Megan Thee Stallion, Kendrick Lamar, and Ice Cube. Her favorite food dish is ceviche, and her favorite movie is The Princess and the Frog. In the future, she plans on traveling to Rome.
Sara Hernandez is a senior staff writer for Spartan Shield. During her free time, she likes to read, bake, and play her Kalimba. Some of her favorite musicians include Glass Animals, Red Velvet, and Wallows. She is also a member of the girl’s soccer team, track team, and is the president of Key Club. In the future, she hopes to travel the world and explore different historical sites.
Betsy Lopez is in the 12th grade and she’s a staff writer for Spartan Shield. She is interested in drawing; she loves to draw particularly Chicano style drawings. She is also in her second year of leadership and she takes on the role of commissioner of academic affairs for the school. Betsy is a violinist and she hopes to get a professional title as a musician, so she could play for movies and other types of entertainment.
Kyria Reynoso is in the 12th grade and a staff writer for the school newspaper, Spartan Shield. She enjoys hanging out with her dog and friends. Her favorite movie is Interstellar.
Isabela Rodriguez is a staff writer and senior. She enjoys playing volleyball, Drawing/painting, and listening to music. Her favorite film is The Greatest Showman. Some of her favorite artists to listen to are Panic! At The Disco, Evanescence, Ed Sheeran, and Alan Walker. Her goals for this year are to pass all her classes and graduate. In the future, she hopes she could go to college to become a veterinarian.
Ketzia Ruano is in the 11th grade and is currently a staff writer for Spartan Shield. She enjoys watching Horror movies, reading, and listening to a variety of different music. In the future, Ketzia hopes to be able to have multiple careers in different fields rather than having just one. She strives to do a little bit of everything.
Stephanie Velasquez is a senior and a staff writer for Spartan Shield. In her free time, she enjoys going to see her favorite bands and any shows that she can get into just as much as she loves traveling to new cities. Stephanie is especially appreciative of the horror genre, although she loves all movie genres. To keep life exciting, she will make time to travel to supposed haunted locations with her friends and explore the unknown. Her goal in life is to feel as though she has contributed to the betterment of life for anyone and everyone.