Portola Pilot

Maya Sabbaghian
Maya Sabbaghian is one of two 2019-2020 Managing Editors. A staff member since 2016, Maya has previously served as a 2017-2018 Editor-in-Chief, and as Opinion and Features Editor. She is excited to bring her skills as a mentor, writer and designer to best capture the voices of students. Aside from working on the Pilot, Maya enjoys reading fiction novels, traveling around the world, competing in archery, and laughing along with Ellen Degeneres and Lucille Ball.

Maya Sabbaghian, Managing Editor

May 08, 2020
Minority Communities Have Been Hit Hardest by Coronavirus (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
A Different New Year’s: Welcoming Spring with Nowruz (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
UCI Receives Over 70,000 In-State Applications (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
Social Studies Department Chair Jon Resendez Takes Over Old Friend and Mentor’s UCI Class (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Seniors Win CA-45 Congressional App Challenge (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
Special and General Education Meet on the Court (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
Virtual Reality Enhances Learning in the Social Studies Classroom (Story)
Nov 26, 2019
When the Chicken Sandwich Craze Turns Deadly (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Record Number of Portola High Students Will Perform in Irvine Talks for an Evening of ‘Movement’ (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Social Media (On Its Own) Cannot Spur Successful Social Movements (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Irvine Council Votes on Cemetery (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Lifting the Censor Bar on Knowledge: Banned Books Week Comes to the Commons (Story/Media)
Sep 11, 2019
New Pack of Pups Shows School Spirit at Welcome Back Dance (Story)
May 31, 2019
Selecting the Venue for Graduation Ceremony (Story)
May 14, 2019
Portola Pilot Participates in National Journalism Convention (Story)
May 03, 2019
Bulldog Turns Trojan (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Election Convention Selects ASB Leaders for 2019-2020 School Year (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
College Scandal Reveals Corruption (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
Riding into Spring at the Mario Kart Pep Rally (Story)
Mar 01, 2019
IPSF Awards $20,000 Mega Grant for Augmented Reality Initiative (Story/Media)
Feb 06, 2019
Government Shutdown Causes Cybersecurity to be at Risk (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Hostility Towards Journalists Increased in 2018 According to New Report (Story)
Jan 07, 2019
Returning to Irvine Talks with New Perspectives (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
‘Tis the Time of Toys for Tots (Story/Media)
Nov 27, 2018
Saturday Night Stroll Through Spectrum (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Changing Perspectives (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Creeping Down the Runway of Horrors at the Halloween Costume Contest (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
When Controversy Turns a Profit: Kaepernick’s Endorsement with Nike (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
The Notorious “RBG”: A Review of the Documentary (Story)
Sep 07, 2018
Celebrating the Start of School with Welcome Back Dance (Story/Media)
Jun 08, 2018
Farewell ‘till Fall! (Story)
Jun 05, 2018
Should Finals be Cumulative of the Full Year? (Story)
Jun 05, 2018
Study On! (Story)
May 31, 2018
2017-18 Junior Year Textbooks (Story/Media)
May 30, 2018
Grades App Taken Off App Store (Story/Media)
May 14, 2018
The Talented Teachers Behind the “Wizard of Oz” (Media)
May 11, 2018
Follow the Yellow Brick Road: A Review of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Musical (Story)
May 04, 2018
Soccer Coach Moline Scores Hall of Fame (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Athlete of the Month: Alyssa Ing (Story/Media)
Apr 19, 2018
Bulldogs Welcome a New Pack of Pups at Eighth Grade Family Night (Story)
Apr 13, 2018
The Value of Sophomore Conferences (Media)
Apr 11, 2018
Freshman Wins First Place at IUSD Science Fair (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Students Prepare to Pursue Passions at College and Career Fair (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
Students Protest in National School Walkout (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2018
ASB Introduces New Voting System for Elections (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
Chemistry Students Recreate Practical Film Effects With Household Items (Media)
Mar 01, 2018
Cardboard Prison Performs in Battle of the Bands (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Portola Pilot Journalists Win Awards at Orange County Write-Off Competition (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
17 Killed in Florida High School Shooting (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
One Recipe, Three Valentine’s Day Desserts (Part 2) (Story/Media)
Feb 13, 2018
One Recipe, Three Valentine’s Day Desserts (Part 1) (Story/Media)
Feb 06, 2018
‘I Love Lucy’: A Timeless Classic (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
Shifting the Boundaries (Story)
Jan 08, 2018
When Should Holiday Lights be Taken Down? (Media)
Dec 20, 2017
Athlete of the Month: Karly Hopper (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
Students Scratch the Surface During Hour of Code (Story/Media)
Dec 12, 2017
Protecting the Pedigree: First Female Football Player (Story/Media)
Dec 11, 2017
Peer Tutoring: A Safe Place to Learn (Media)
Dec 01, 2017
Behind the Curtains of The Fall Play (Media)
Nov 29, 2017
‘I saw Sarah Good with the Devil!’ (Media)
Nov 27, 2017
State of the District: Our Current Standing (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Don’t Forget the Turkey! Remembering to Celebrate Thanksgiving (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Spice up the Season with the Top 3 Fall-Themed Starbucks Drinks (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2017
Dia de los Muertos: Honoring the Dead (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2017
Capes Not Vapes: Living Drug-Free (Story/Media)
Oct 25, 2017
Duck and Cover! The Great California ShakeOut (Story/Media)
Oct 23, 2017
Chocolate Chip Biscotti Recipe (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Get to Know your Freshmen Vice Presidents (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
A Dedication to Remember (Story)
Mar 21, 2017
Cultural Awareness Comes to Campus (Media)
Mar 14, 2017
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
Identity and Pear Tree Blossoms: A Review of ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ (Story/Media)
Feb 02, 2017
Checkmate (Media)
Dec 09, 2016
The Key to Community Service (Media)
Nov 28, 2016
The World of Women (Story)
Nov 10, 2016
Clubs Kick into Action (Story/Media)
Sep 29, 2016
False Start for Spirit Week (Story)
Sep 25, 2016
Spirit Week is Coming to Campus (Story)
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Maya Sabbaghian