Bringing Love To Pueblo

By Iram Arce

On Friday, January 13, 2017, former Pueblo freshman counselor Mr. Saul Ostroff brought a group of students to our campus from Myers Ganoung Elementary School to express their love and support in regards to the recent vandalism that has plagued our Warrior spirits.

Prior to coming to Pueblo, Ostroff and a group of six elementary school students helped serve food at Casa Maria before bringing custom t-shirts reading “We Love Pueblo” to our campus, in the hopes of enlightening the school’s spirit.

“I was devastated to hear what happened to my old home [Pueblo], so I decided it was only right to bring the love to Pueblo,” Ostroff said.

Ostroff and the elementary kids, ranging from third to fifth-graders, walked into classrooms and yelled, “WE LOVE PUEBLO!” to science teachers—many of whom have lost the ability to teach in their own classes due to the widespread vandalism.

Juan Valdez, a fifth-grader, said, “Pueblo is a good school, and I want to come here when I’m older. I don’t know why people would do such a cruel thing.”

Jasmine Garcia, a fourth-grader said, “This is a really beautiful school, and I will definitely come here one day. It’s not fair that bad people want to make this look like a bad school, because it’s not.”

Third-grader Emily Vazquez said, “I wish that the love that my friends and I feel for Pueblo helps everybody at that great school feel better!”

Pricilla Gonzales, a fourth-grader, said, “We know everyone in this school is going through stressful times, so that’s why we brought love—everyone needs it.”

Who Or What Do You Love?


Compiled by Lauren Ahern and Nayeli Sanchez

In the past few days, Pueblo students and teachers expressed who they love the most in their lives.

Yamilex Garcia (12): “I love my dog because I consider him my best friend. When I get sad, he’s there to comfort me.”

Paula Fierros (10): “I love my family the most because no matter what, they’ll always support me. Even if I make a dumb decision or a wise decision, they’ll always have my back.”

Angelita Delcido (11): “I love the people who I have in my life as well as the opportunities I’m given because of their presence.”

Daniela Moreno (11): “I love a lot of people, but I’d like to acknowledge my dad and sister because they always push me and motivate me to do well in school.”

Ms. Rhesa Olsen, math teacher: “I love my parents for being there for me throughout my life! Oh, and I love my pets—the ones I have now, the ones in my past and the ones in my future. I also love my students. That’s who I love—not necessarily in that order.”

Ms. Tiffany Mendibles, English teacher: “I love the human connection that I share with every individual who is part of my life.”

Angel Faras (12): “I love baseball because it makes me happy.”

Luis Leyva (12): “I love my family because they’re there for me.”

Ana Verdugo (12): “I love Avae because she’s funny.”

Tais Jimenez (12): “I love my family, friends and pizza.”

Paola Vargas (12): “I love my friends, family and myself.”

Josselyn Rivera (12): “I love my family, friends and Dad.”

Roger Ruiz (12): “I love my family the most.”

Kimberly Gracia (12): “I love my mom, dogs and my boyfriend.”

Yazdel Enriquez (12): “I love Fernanda.”

Sara Noriego (12): “I love my family because they support me and my crazy ideas. I feel like they accept me just the way I am. I also love Joaquin, my boyfriend for more than a year, because he brings out the best in me.”

What Is Love?


By Lauren Ahern and Nayeli Sanchez

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Pueblo’s teachers and students expressed their true definition of love.

Ms. Rhesa Olsen, math teacher: “Love is treating that person the way you want to be treated.”

Ms. Tiffany Mendibles, English teacher: “Love is unconditional, and it’s genuine. It is undeniable because we are human beings and have the ability to love.”

Ms. Sharett Brown, English teacher: “Love is not love, which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove.

Nayeli Sanchez (12): “Love is when you can’t stop thinking about someone who makes you laugh like crazy and smile until your cheeks hurt.”

Angelita Delcido (11): “Love is a mutual respect that two people have for each other being both physically and emotionally.”

Myriam Navarro (12): “Love is being able to be completely yourself in front of someone who appreciates you even for your flaws.”

Isaias Lucero (12): “God is love.”

Tais Jimenez (12): “Love to me is when you care about someone more than yourself.”

Josselyn Rivera (12): “Love is a relationship you don’t want to forget.”

Roger Ruiz (12): “Love is someone who matters a lot and is always there.”

Kimberly Gracia (12): “I think that love is when I love someone more than myself.”

Yazdel Enriquez (12): “Love to me is caring about someone that makes you laugh and smile.”

Ana Verdugo (12): “Love is totally about being comfortable with a special person.”