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New teacher on the block

New teacher on the block

Margaret Driscoll, Staf
February 8
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Towards the end of 2016, science teacher Cristal Miller ended her teaching career at SMCHS, leaving the faculty and administration in need of a new Environmental Science, Biology and Chemistry teacher for the students. Luckily, Megan Vanni stepped up to the challenge and met all the criteria the faculty...

Smiles for senior year

Smiles for senior year

Cristina Zapata, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 9
Filed under Feature, Showcase

A picture is worth a thousand words, and if it's taken by senior Nina Ocampo, it only costs $0. At the start of the second quarter, Ocampo announced to her several hundred Instagram followers that she would be willing to take senior portraits for free. Almost instantly, Ocampo received several requests...

IT ruins eyes

IT ruins eyes

Rachel Tetreault, Staff Writer
December 5
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Class begins, laptops open and students put on their glasses. Many students have come across problems with their eyes ever since the integration of the school laptops for. Providing students with their own laptops allow them to get tasks done  easier and in a more organized way. However, after a...

10 tips for college applications

10 tips for college applications

Amanda Zou, Photo Editor
December 2
Filed under Feature, Showcase

No doubt, the college application process is stressful. Maintaining a good GPA, striving for scores on standardized tests and meeting college applications deadlines at the same time is a lot to handle at once. But don’t panic, here are 10 tips that can help you make the process easier. Do...

Pascual Mystery

Pascual Mystery

Taylor Gather, Staff Writer
November 17
Filed under Feature, Showcase

For most people, comics, superheroes and video games define the ultimate childhood experience. For religion teacher Michael Pascual, they are the reason for his existence. Pascual's love for media and the arts goes beyond Batman and Robin. Although his affinity for the beloved superhero characters...

Debunking mIThs

Debunking mIThs

Ivanna Rea, Managing Editor
November 1
Filed under Feature, Showcase

  When students at SMCHS were first introduced to the Lenovo tablets in the 2014-2015 school year, they were also introduced to the rumors that circulate around the powerful IT team. Although some rumors might be partially true, IT, or Information Technology, claims to monitor tablets for...

Meet Mrs. Crafts

Meet Mrs. Crafts

Amanda Moussiaux, Staff Writer
October 24
Filed under Feature, Showcase

The typical thought process of a SM student: Freshman year- it's high school, Sophomore year-I got this down. Junior year-will I survive? Senior year-where do I want to go? After adapting and completing high school, the next step that comes to a student's mind is the thought of college. The college...

Unstoppable

Hannah Prince, Staff Writer
October 23
Filed under Feature, Showcase

      He listens to the testimonies; he looks at his leader's relationship with God and looks at his. He is now willing to open up, overcome his hesitation and reveal himself. He gains not only love from God, but from those around him. "When I first left for the retreat, ...

A Jolt of Divine Inspiration

A Jolt of Divine Inspiration

Megan Forsythe, Staff Writer
September 20
Filed under Feature, Showcase

The sudden shift from a stress free summer to the whirlwind that is balancing school work can be overwhelming. Even after a few weeks of school, students desperately ache for a break from the never ending pile of papers, projects and presentations. While an early summer vacation is unlikely, Campus Ministry...

Big screen elective

Big screen elective

Ian Gutierrez, Staff Writer
September 14
Filed under Feature, Showcase

With so many elective options at SMCHS, there is something for everyone. This year, there has been a new edition to the long list: Screenwriting Honors. Screenwriting is taught by the passionate movie and video enthusiast, Todd Naylor. Already teaching Digital Video Production and Digital Media Techniques,...

Stay hydrated my friends

Stay hydrated my friends

Chloe Le, Web Editor-in-Chief
September 12
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Director of Activities, Sammer Darwazeh and ASB officers installed water stations for students to refill their water bottles in the summer of 2016. What started as a quick decision turned into a resourceful tool and an environmental change for the school. Darwazeh first saw the idea to install the...

Looking through a new lens

Looking through a new lens

Hannah Prince, Staff Writer
September 9
Filed under Feature, Showcase

  Through the eyes of SMCHS students, the deans are considered bad guys on campus. What the students don’t see is that the deans play a vital role in our campus's safety and discipline. The deans (Jerry Holloway, Jill Hegna and John Fitzpatrick) and the campus supervisors (Juan Ventura, A...

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