Portola Pilot

Dylan Vanek
Dylan Vanek is the lead opinion editor for the Portola Pilot and a freshman at Portola High School. He attended St. Mary’s middle school last year and this is his first year in an IUSD school. His favorite subject in school is Literature and Language Arts and he enjoys opinion writing. He is also involved in the Creative Writing club in addition to the Journalism club and is on the Portola swim team. In his free time he loves to read and spend time with his dogs. He is thrilled to work with the rest of the Journalism team for the remainder of the year.


Dylan Vanek, Opinion Editor

Jun 06, 2019
Football Summer Camp: What ‘Hell’ Week is All About (Story)
May 31, 2019
Madeline Greenwood Named Department Chair (Story)
May 20, 2019
Schools Should Excuse Absences for AP Exams (Story)
May 09, 2019
Get Outside With the Top Five Trails In Orange County (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
The Solution to a Closed Parking Lot (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
How Technology is Changing the Classroom (Story)
Dec 21, 2018
Wrestling Faces Disappointing Defeat against University High (Story/Media)
Dec 19, 2018
A Day in the Life of Kathy Elgohary (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Should College Board Change the AP Registration Date? (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Movember: Advocating for Men’s Health Issues on Campus (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Getting to Know a Fresh Face in the Counseling Department (Story/Media)
Oct 24, 2018
The Newest Member of the Team: Getting to Know Assistant Principal Jeffrey Hernandez (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
From the Classroom to the Courtroom: A Spotlight on Mock Trial (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Boys’ Water Polo Faces Disappointing Loss (Story/Media)
Sep 17, 2018
How Can We Fix Drop-off Issues? (Story)
Jun 05, 2018
Should Finals be Cumulative of the Full Year? (Story)
Jun 05, 2018
No need to cram! (Story)
Jun 05, 2018
Sprinkles Review: The Sprinkle on Top (Story)
May 24, 2018
A Chat with YAT (Story)
May 07, 2018
Master of the Schedule: Amy Paulsen (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
The Dangers of Football – Is it Worth It? (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Arm for an Arm (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Should Teachers be Armed? (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
Drawbacks of Recorded Speeches (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
A Double Duty Cop (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
Students Make a Music Video In Under 24 Hours (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Appropriate! (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Is it Appropriate to Kneel During the National Anthem? (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Time To Meet With The Counselors! (Story/Media)
Dec 07, 2017
Wrestling Into a New Season (Story/Media)
Nov 01, 2017
School Should Not Start Later (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
H2H: Should School Start Later? (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Are Staggered Lunches For Portola? (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Checkmate (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
The Commons is Calling (Story)
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