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A minute for Nepal

A minute for Nepal

Joe Fedden, Staff Writer
May 14, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

As Californians, we view earthquakes as a natural aspect of life. If the ground gives a little shimmy, we smile, laugh and go on with our days. Our last devastating quake was in 1994, in Northridge. It left buildings crumbled, people injured and houses destroyed. Luckily, our nation had the necessary...

Senior swagger

Senior swagger

Megan Snader, Staff Writer
May 1, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Three stories up on R3 when the sun goes down, seniors are the reason why songs are blasting and professional male models are coming to SMCHS. The class of 2015 has been amping its fierce factor by practicing their runway walking skills for the Mothers Club Fashion Show on May 3. This event is...

From Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss

From Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss

Perla Shaheen, Staff Writer
April 29, 2015
Filed under From our print issue, News

There’s nothing that can quite compare to the feeling you get when reading the perfect piece of literature. Whether it’s a compelling book or a heart-wrenching poem, works of literature inspire our senses. Members of the SMCHS teen reading blog, The Blueprint, have been hard at work to ensure...

Fate in peers

Fate in peers

Sophie Yeh, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Within the walls of this court, defendants’ consequences are not decided by adults, but by their fellow high school students. This is Peer Court. And defendants of misdemeanor charges must answer to and accept the sanctions imposed to them by their peers. On April 14, several SMCHS students volunteered...

A 13.7-mile journey on foot

A 13.7-mile journey on foot

Carlie McCabe, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Us seniors have heard about it since freshman year. We've heard about the highs and absolutely heard about the lows. We were afraid that such history (horror stories included) would repeat itself and were apprehensive just thinking about walking such an unnecessarily far length. But as it turned out,...

Tokyo/Beijing MUN Trip

Tokyo/Beijing MUN Trip

Maggie Morris, Copy Editor
March 18, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

From March 5-15, 10 SMCHS seniors experienced chilly (and sometimes freezing) weather, intense pollution, squat toilets, a tremendous amount of sushi and fried rice and two entirely foreign cultures. Led by MUN director John Remmell and science teacher Kathy Dennis, the SMCHS MUN program attended...

Give life

Give life

Monique Beals, Staff Writer
March 15, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Needles and blood certainly are two things that high school students try to avoid at all costs. But on Feb. 26, SMCHS students ushered in the season of Lent by looking past these fears for the greater good of those around them. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and more than 41,000...

Nationals bound

Nationals bound

Kiera Makowecki, Staff Writer
March 3, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

The weekend of Feb. 21, the SMCHS varsity ice hockey team participated in the State playoffs that determined which team the league will choose to represent California in Chesterfield, Mo. for the 2015 High School Hockey Nationals on March 19-23. So now there is good news and bad news. Bad news: the...

Poets never stanza-lone

Poets never stanza-lone

Maggie Morris, Copy Editor
February 24, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and you. That's right, your name can fall amidst those of the greatest poets of all time. That is…if you submit poetry to the first annual poetry contest being hosted by the library. Assistant librarian Maricar Lauda...

V-chur takes Florida

V-chur takes Florida

Carlie McCabe, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

It's 6 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. A giant charter bus pulls up to SMCHS ready to make its hour-long trek to the San Diego International Airport. Twenty-four anxious, overly-ecstatic, spray-tanned varsity cheerleaders board the bus ready to take on the trip they’ve been working towards since last ...

What’s up with scheduling?

What’s up with scheduling?

Anna Cannon, Staff Writer
February 19, 2015
Filed under News

In past years, scheduling had always been quite the event. There was an entire day planned out for counselors to come to classrooms and hand out important-looking sheets of paper. Students would travel from period to period, asking for signatures from their teachers to approve their choices on the following...

Behind the screens

Behind the screens

Alana Mayes, Staff Writer
February 17, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Lights, camera, paper? Before all the action, comes something that is the foundation of every good movie. The script. The very beginning of every good movie, from the James Bond series, to Harry Potter, to the Notebook, is the script. But how do you write one? Well here's your chance. SMCHS's new...

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