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Rachel Dunn

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor

Rachel Dunn (12) is a first-year journalist for the Bulldog Times. Rachel is looking forward to using her passion for writing to inform students about the current and local issues within Chino Hills. Additionally, she is excited to build new friendships with people who have the same passion for writing as she does. Outside of journalism, Rachel is the vice president and former secretary of Ayala’s Christian club. She uses her leadership skills to help students grow their relationship with Christ. When she is not at school, Rachel can most often be found at Trader Joe’s, where she works. She loves her job and the people that she works with. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, art, Netflix, and long afternoon naps.



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On Conan Gray’s new album, he allows his listeners to get a glimpse of his inner thoughts. “Found Heaven” sounds unlike any of his older music with a new vibe. Although this album focuses on deeper themes, Gray emphasizes that the album is centered on the value of human emotions.

Album Analysis: “Found Heaven” by Conan Gray

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
April 15, 2024
Album analysis installations will be published every Friday until the end of the 2023-24 school year; check back in every week for a new album to dive deeper into.

Album Analysis: “Neotheater” by AJR

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
March 15, 2024
On February 8th, 2024, Netflix dropped a limited series called “One Day.” While the show wasn’t a complete flop, the majority of the series was disappointing. This limited series has already been removed from Netflix, so if you never got the chance to watch it, you are best off without it.

“One Day”: A flop? [Spoilers]

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
March 13, 2024
Ayala recently introduced a new bathroom pass - a lanyard which shows the class room number from which the student is coming from. While some deem these passes to be unhygienic, others see it as an upgrade from Ayala’s previous passes such as the pink slips and the Five-star app. “If everybodys on the same page, its definitely easier. I just want to keep track of my students,” AP Calculus AB teacher Adam Sjol said.

Evolution of Ayala’s bathroom passes

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
March 11, 2024
For the past few years, there has been a sudden increase in feet hate. Feet, otherwise known as “dogs, have been shunned by society because they are “ugly” and “disgusting. As accepting as our society has become, it is a shame that so many people can’t find the same love for our grippers. They work so hard for us, yet they don’t receive the recognition they deserve.

Who let the dogs out?

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
March 6, 2024

AP Spanish exam date interferes with senior trip

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
March 4, 2024
The Chinese Club performs their annual lion dance at Ayala’s sports rally. “The Lion Dance is just a fun experience that taught us how to coordinate ourselves and how to work together in a team. It was overall a good experience” Albert Cheng (12) said.

Club Spotlight: Why you should join Chinese club

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
February 28, 2024
Khalea Turningan has recently signed with the University of La Verne, to continue playing soccer after she graduates from Ayala. “Ive enjoyed [soccer] so much that I committed,” Turnigan said.

Bulldogs of Ayala: Khalea Turingan

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
February 7, 2024
On January 12, 2024, Mean Girls the musical was released into theaters. Though many people thought this movie was a hit, it lacked in many ways. From the bad advertising to the disappointing music, this musical did not live up to the original film.

“Mean Girls” the musical: A flop?

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
February 7, 2024
There has been a noticeable decline in the Pledge of Allegiance participation within the classroom. Students and teachers are not mandated to say the pledge, often leaving the classroom full of silence during the fourth period announcements. “It’s just quiet. Students just arent into it. I think students dont even want to say it out loud,” Integrated Math 3H and AVID 9 teacher Joy Rouchon said.
Pictured: Roman Soto (12)

Pledge of Allegiance: To say or not to say?

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
February 1, 2024
With the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opening on the last day of December, millions of students worldwide are filling out forms in hopes of receiving government money to assist with their upcoming college fees. “It is important for students to fill out the FAFSA yearly because there is a lot of money available to students to help pay for various costs of attending college,” Ayala financial director Cynthia Vasquez said.

What you need to know about the FAFSA

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
January 23, 2024
Want to learn more about your favorite topics? These podcasts are a great way to do so!

A guide to educational podcasts

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
January 3, 2024
Want to learn more about your favorite YouTubers? These podcasts are a great way to do so!

A guide to YouTuber-hosted podcasts

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
January 3, 2024
The arrival of everyones personalized Spotify Wrapped is a highly anticipated event that is looked forward to worldwide. This release gives Spotify users the chance to see their most listened to music throughout the year.

Spotify Wrapped: A highly anticipated event

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
December 12, 2023
(From left) Abby Lane (12) and Nicholas “Nick” Tisnado-Palacios (12) are playing the King and Queen role in the 24th annual Madrigal Feaste. In the event otherwise know as “Mad Feaste, choir participants perform a set of songs during the two and a half hour show while the audience eats a three course meal. “My favorite part of the performance is getting to see the audiences reactions to everything because its a very unique experience,” women’s vocal ensemble member Lily Schaumann (11) said.

24th annual Madrigal Feaste stands to be another success

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
December 11, 2023
Blast from the past! Here is a list of nostalgic songs to bring you back to your childhood!

[Playlist] Nostalgic songs from our childhood

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
November 30, 2023
Following the recent 2024 Executive Board elections, Shawn Choi (11) now tackles the role of vice president following Jordyn Campbells (12) term.

Passing the torch: Vice President

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
November 17, 2023
Following the recent 2024 Executive Board elections, Joshua Tian (10) now tackles the role of finance director following Shawn Chois (11) term.

Passing the torch: Finance Director

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
November 17, 2023
Art Fundamentals gives students the chance to explore their creativity and use different mediums to create original works of art. “Artists make mistakes and are going into the unknown, trying to dive into something where you dont know what the result is. But thats the cool thing. Its the journey and its the process,” Spellman said.

So you want to take… Art Fundamentals?

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
November 17, 2023
At The Shoppes on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., local business owners open their shops in anticipation for customers to come and try their products. [Heritage Farmers Market] is amazing to just network with other vendors of the community. And I just think its an awesome location, Theresa White of Mama Ts Baking said.

Heritage Farmers Market: What’s the hype?

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
November 12, 2023
Micah Luck (12) is involved in many extracurriculars, all aiming to improve his communities. He is in police explorers, Cross Country, Track and Field and numerous clubs on campus - all of which demonstrates his leadership skills. “Micah is an amazing student, he always goes above and beyond and is always willing to support others,” ASL club advisor and teacher Mrs. Cooney said.

Bulldogs of Ayala: Micah Luck

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
October 12, 2023
Your favorite Netflix show can tell a lot about the type of person that you are. Are you a go with the flow type of person, or someone who stands up for what they want? These popular Netflix shows can reveal who you really are!

What your favorite Netflix show says about you

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
October 3, 2023
After school, The Shoppes, located in Chino Hills, is filled with students spending time with their friends. “I like to go to the Shoppes because it gives me time to study and I get to hang out with friends too,” Micah Luck (12) said.

Is The Shoppes cool anymore?

Rachel Dunn, Assistant Features Editor
September 28, 2023
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