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Sofia Pizzo

Sofia Pizzo, Features Co-Section Leader

Sofia Pizzo is a freshman at Sierra Vista High School and in her first year of journalism. She was born and raised here and enjoys sewing and reading.

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Co-presidents Javen Tinagan (he/they; left) and Arora Hernandez (they/them; right) pose in room 923 for their final Gender and Sexuality Alliance club meeting of the 2022-2023 year.

SVHS’s Gender and Sexuality Club

Sofia Pizzo, Student Life Co-Section Leader
May 19, 2023
Glacier Bay is a homeland, a living laboratory, a national park, a designated wilderness, a biosphere reserve, and a world heritage site. Its a marine park, where great adventure awaits by boating into inlets, coves and hideaway harbors is located 861 miles away from the Willow Project.

Killing Earth: The Willow Project

Sofia Pizzo, Opinion Section Leader
April 25, 2023
Pro-choice women protest for abortion rights in Reno, Nevada.

Roe v. Wade Op Ed

Sofia Pizzo, Student Life Editor
March 3, 2023

Overturning Roe v. Wade

Sofia Pizzo, staff reporter
February 7, 2023
SVHS’s Kaylee Everett (center), 11, is a competitive gymnast at Brown’s Gymnastics. Everett
says, “Competitive gymnastics is an incredibly versatile sport, creating leeway for both positives
and negatives to inevitably coexist. I think one of the main positives of gymnastics is seemingly
not only how it shapes you into an athlete, but also as a person. You learn incredible
self-discipline, adaptability, determination, resilience and successful work ethic. Gymnastics is
physically demanding. As with any sport, gymnastics is a sport that comes with the risk of injury
due to physical exertion. Once you injure something, however, you are then prone to reinjuring
the same thing. In competitive gymnastics, gymnasts don’t necessarily have the time to rest and
heal during competition season (unless it is completely and utterly necessary that they need to
in terms of fractures, surgery, etc. ). Another negative, and perhaps the one that has the most
affect on gymnasts, is mental blocks. Gymnastics ruthlessly challenges your mental/emotional
strength. It is a sport that requires perfection, consistency and courage, three things that can be
very detrimental to one’s mental health if not accomplished to their own, or perhaps others’,

Gymnastics: Failing A Community and Enabling Abuse

Sofia Pizzo, Student Life Co-Section Leader
April 8, 2022
Back (L to R): Brooke Craig (10) Lola Carbonetti (10) Kayla Pineda (12) Mariah Valle (12) Kaitlyn Savella (11) Mia de Jesus (9)
Front (L to R): Jena Dalisay (11) Ava Crisostomo (10) Kaylin Joung (12)

Dynasty Takes Gold

Sofia Pizzo, Student Life Co-Section Leader
March 3, 2022
After ten years as an educator, English teacher Ms. Cropley shares her reasons for her departure, “leaving the teaching profession is one of the hardest choices that I have ever had to make. The simple fact is that teachers are continually asked to go above and beyond  for this job, yet students expectations continue to lessen. Not to mention, all of the changes brought on by the district with little direction or explanation. Lastly, our insurance claims are not being paid which makes me feel like I am not valued or respected as an integral part of society.  Although these are just a few of the reasons that prompted my early retirement, I hope to see reforms in education that will afford me the opportunity to return.

The Great Resignation

Sofia Pizzo, Features Co-Section Leader
March 2, 2022
The Importance of Women in Tech

The Importance of Women in Tech

Sofia Pizzo, Features Co-Section Leader
December 10, 2021

Marching Band Conquers

Sofia Pizzo, Features Co-Section Leader
December 10, 2021
Advanced Concert Choir shows their excitement to be back in person.

Music Makers of Vista

Sofia Pizzo, staff reporter
October 19, 2021
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