The Present Dei Online News Source is produced by students in the Journalism course, a senior elective, at Verbum Dei High School. Originally The Word, the Verb’s original publication, and, later, the print incarnation of The Present Dei, the online news source continues the proud tradition of student journalism at Verbum Dei High School. Chronicling the lives and times shared by the gentlemen of this fine school, The Present Dei has played its part in the 50+ year history of the Verb. The decline of print journalism and concurrent expansion of electronic journalism, coupled with the expense of printing a publication, have brought our student journalists into the electronic age.
Verbum Dei High School Mission Statement
Verbum Dei is a Jesuit Catholic, Cristo Rey high school that offers young men from supportive families of limited resources a college prep curriculum, corporate work experience, and faith formation that prepares them to graduate from college as men-with-and-for-others who serve their communities and pursue a more just and humane world for all.
The Present Dei student staff is composed of these proud and resilient members of the VDHS Class of 2020:
Tamajai Dampeer, Staff Writer
Brian Diaz, Staff Writer
Daniel Garrido-Ortiz, Staff Writer
Douglas Granados, Staff Writer
Tyon James, Staff Writer
Eduardo Landa, Staff Writer
Alessandro Leon-Contreras, Staff Writer
Alberto Lopez, Staff Writer
Jose Lopez-Hernandez, Staff Writer
Kevin Parada, Staff Writer
Eric Ramirez, Staff Writer
Benjamin Rivera-Fonseca, Staff Writer
Andrew Rodriguez, Staff Writer
Jacob Salgado, Staff Writer
Kawika Smith, Staff Writer
Robert Turner, Staff Writer
Massai Walker, Staff Writer
The Present Dei is moderated by John Stradley, English Department.
The views expressed by writers and photographers in The Present Dei Online News source are those of the authors themselves and should not be considered the views of Verbum Dei High School, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Jesuits West, a province of the Society of Jesus, or the Cristo Rey Network.