Aytana Martinez
Aytana Martinez is a seventh grade student here at Dana Middle School. In her free time, Aytana likes to read, write, and travel. Aytana explains admiringly, “I love Oregon. I went to Oregon to see a solar eclipse, and there’s just so much forest. It was, it was like uncivilized, and I’ve never been anywhere that is like that. It was just amazing.” Aytana says her favorite topic to write about is “news in general. Like local news. I also like to write about politics.” When Aytana is not reading or traveling, she likes to play soccer and ride horses. She describes, “I play soccer on the weekends. And I do horseback riding on the weekends as well. I’ve been horseback riding for about a year and a half now.”

Aytana explains that her favorite school subject is math because “ I just like how all the pieces fit together. And with an equation, it’s just challenging and I really like challenges. When you solve it, it’s just like a big relief.”

Aytana says that when she found out that she is The Dana Mariner’s news editor, “I was super happy. A bit nervous, but also really happy.” Aytana was the editor in-chief for her elementary school newspaper, so when she learned that there was a Journalism class at Dana, she was really excited.

Aytana Martinez, News Editor

Jun 04, 2018
What You Will Be Doing For Your 7th Grade PBL (Story)
May 24, 2018
Parents Use Children To Carry Out Bombs (Story)
May 10, 2018
Avicii Dead At 28 (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Joseph’s Bakery: A Bakery Favored Throughout Generations (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Facebook Faces Another Investigation (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
Family Car Plunges Off Cliff in Northern California (Story)
Mar 13, 2018
International Women’s Day Comes to Dana (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
17 Dead After a Florida High School Shooting (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Deadly Russian Plane Crash (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
Amazon Go: A Store Of The Future (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
13 Children Held Hostage Inside Own Home (Story)
Jan 19, 2018
“Bomb Cyclone” Brings East Coast Temperatures Colder Than Mars (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Trump Mocks Senator With Pocahontas Remark (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Dua Lipa: A Star On The Rise (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
Fake Vs. Real Christmas Trees (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Three Ex-Trump Campaign Members Arrested (Story)
Oct 29, 2017
Trump’s New Travel Ban (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
Should Teachers Use Collective Punishment? (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
Knott’s Scary Farm Is Back Again (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
59 Killed In Las Vegas Shooting (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
Brazilian Judge Approves Conversion Therapy (Story)
Sep 24, 2017
College Spotlight: USC – Fight On! (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Hurricane Irma Crashes Into Florida (Story)
Sep 09, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Wreaks Havoc in Houston (Story)