The Eagle Eye

Celebrity look alikes at Santa Margarita
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New school year, new releases
Toward the end of the year, artists work hard to create records that can push them to the top of
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Eagles water polo soars to new heights
The water polo team made a name for themselves through countless wins this past year. The boys’ water polo team
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Living in the moment
Since the day I took my first step, Winnie the Pooh has  been a huge part of my life. In
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Sports medicine 101
Sports medicine uses medical and scientific knowledge to treat sports-inflicted, recreational activity or exercise injuries.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors for
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Senior takeover
  Photos by Kennedy Kemmerer and Ben Erhardt
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Hannah Walz
I fell in love with drawing comics when I was twelve, and I’ve never stopped since! I run Track and
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Debora Barbre
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Gillian Steffey
Hi! I am Gillian Steffey, the Print Editor-in-Chief for The Eagle Eye student newspaper. This is my second year on
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Rachel Do
Hi! I’m Rachel Do, the Web Editor-in-Chief for The Eagle Eye newspaper. This is my third year in Journalism and second
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Domi Drust
Hi! My name is Domi Drust and I am the Feature Editor for The Eagle Eye this year! Journalism allows
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Jaime Svinth
Hi, I’m Jaime, and I’m the copy editor for this year’s Eagle Eye. Other than the Eagle Eye, I am
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Isabela Barrera
Hi! I’m Isabela Barrera, but everyone just calls me Izzi. I’m a junior and the Managing Editor of the Eagle
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Aidan Ocampo
Hey everyone, I’m this year’s News and Photo Editor. This year I’m hoping to push the limits of journalism and
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Julia Furtado
Hi, I’m Julia and I am this year’s Arts and Entertainment editor. I am excited to be on journalism this
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Giulia Henshaw
Hey everyone! I am Giulia and this is my first year on staff and I am so excited to be
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Roman Sergi
Hi, I’m Roman Sergi and I’m your sports editor for the 2018-19 school year. I took journalism because it was
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Kirk Popovich
I lived overseas and currently exist.
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Chloe McClare
Hi, I’m Chloe! As a true California girl, I love surfing and boba is my middle name. I am strangely
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Cassidy Doyle
Hi, I’m Cassidy! I was born and raised in California, but I’m a Boston girl at heart. Don’t get me
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Betsy Travis
Hi! My name is Betsy and I’m currently a senior at SM. I love music, cake, and the color yellow.
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Nadia Tatum
I am a senior at SM and an intern on the Eagle Eye Staff.  I am also a member of
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Caitlin Relvas
Hi, I’m Caitlin and am really excited for my first year on the Eagle Eye Staff!  I love to write
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Sophia Roberts-Tara
Hi! I’m Sophia, one of this year’s Advanced Journalism interns. Some of my biggest interests are piano, politics, acting, and
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Jessica Rosenow
I’m Jessica Rosenow and I’m a junior here at Santa Margarita. I joined journalism for the experience of a writing
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Approaching AP and IB testing
Friday, April 27th, marks the beginning of International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) testing. Over the next couple of
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Father daughter social
Santa Margarita dads and their daughters enjoyed a night to remember while  the Angels took on the Boston Red Sox
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Traveling to teaching
On a typical day, Spanish teacher Ramon Morales picks up two cups of coffee and prepares lesson plans for the
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One last show
Talon Theatre performs their last musical of the year, “West Side Story,” and for seniors, it was an emotional end.
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Trip to the Golden City
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Girls’ lacrosse ranked fourth in county
The varsity girls’ lacrosse team is coming off of two hard losses against Foothill and Mater Dei last week.  With
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Rock n’ Roll prodigy
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Consider another perspective
If you know me at all, you will know I’m incredibly political. I love going to protests, educating others about
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Class of ’18 only
It is that time of year again when senioritis is in full effect and the competitive game of Senior Assassin
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Shaun White’s victory and allegations
The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have taken over the news since the beginning, with snowboarder Shaun White’s Feb. 13 halfpipe
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Is senioritis real?
Every year there comes a time when the seniors on campus reach their second semester. It’s what they have been
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STEM education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited campus last month to host an interactive event in the fields of science, technology, engineering
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Say yes to the pantsuit
As the days grow closer to school dances, many girls rush to find a dress that they not only feel
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Anything for love
ABC’s hit TV series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” bring  men and women from across the world together to have
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The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots to claim the Super Bowl trophy on Feb. 4. With a score
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AMPed Up
AMP sports med and recovery has “AMPed” up their presence with SMCHS by providing support to many Eagle athletes. AMP
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Bad Influence(r)s
YouTube first joined the World Wide Web in 2005, quickly taking over the Internet as a video-sharing hub accessible to
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More than fans
As the ball makes the basket, there is a loud screaming in the bleachers. The students clap hands, stomp their
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Cat panels 13-19
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Cat panels 7-12
Hannah Walz
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Cat panels 1-6
Hannah Walz
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ETV 2.0: Behind the Scenes
The bland tone plays across the school PA system, calling the students attention. The screens in class transition into ETV
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A journalist’s role
Pope Francis has been famous for his humility, emphasis on mercy and dedication to the poor and youth. More recently,
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State of the Union
On Tuesday, Jan. 30 President Donald Trump conducted his first State of the Union address which highlighted the stories of
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Early Mardi Gras celebration
Feb. is full of holidays and special traditions: Valentine’s day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Groundhog day, President’s weekend and
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The fempire strikes back
Juniors Sophia Roberts-Tara and Morgan Jones started the Phoenix Club in order to bring awareness to the struggles that women
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The clone wars
What was once merely fantasy is now a reality: scientists, for some time now, have been cloning animals and refining
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Boy’s Soccer
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Girl’s Basketball
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Boy’s Basketball
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Boy’s Basketball
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Motion to remember
Freshmen year is the year to try out new things, like joining a variety of clubs, taking on new classes
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Game of the year
Every Winter Formal dance comes with a school rally to recognize all of the winter sports teams.  This year’s rally
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Flying through the sky
There is a glass slide on the 70th floor of the US Bank towers exterior in Downtown Los Angeles that
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Boy’s Soccer
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Behind the sounds
The cast bows before an applauding audience and many actors and actresses receive flowers at the end of their performance.
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Girl’s Soccer
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Girl’s Basketball
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Girl’s Soccer
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Black-out at the Golden Globes
Award show season is filled with the glitz and glamor of the acting industry, from red carpets to designer gowns.
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Boy’s Soccer
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Boy’s Basketball
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Girl’s Basketball
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Girl’s Waterpolo
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In search of a 19-year old male
College students return home for the holidays expecting to catch up with family and friends. Blaze Bernstein, however, disappeared in
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Boy’s Soccer
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Girl’s Basketball
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Boy’s Basketball
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Something too familiar
Devastation and destruction seem to be the running themes in the United States with the increase of mass death. I
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Former Chief Justice Roy Moore loses Alabama Senate race
Republican candidate Roy Moore lost the Alabama Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday, Dec. 12, making history as
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Final push
Turning in late assignments or struggling to keep that A means finals season is upon us. If you are like
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Sexual assault in Hollywood
A story in The New York Times detailing the numerous sexual assault allegations made against big-name film producer Harvey Weinstein
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Strolling to support
  Family members and friends gathered at the SMCHS track on Dec. 10 for the Santa Stroll, a fundraising  event
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Not a one hit wonder
The Netflix original series, Stranger Things, pushed boundaries and had a huge impact on social media. Stranger Things’ first season
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Southern California ablaze with wildfires, residents evacuate
  The 2017 California wildfire season has caused destruction throughout Southern California, leaving residents without homes, killing wildlife and requiring
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Grandparents day
On Nov. 7 students had the opportunity to attend mass and lead their grandparents or special friends on a tour
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Boy’s Waterpolo
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Boy’s Football
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A new face in the art department
Former IB Art teacher, Mr. Hoff left the school to find himself through a mission trip. Although this departure was
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For Houston
The Houston Astros are World Series champions after a seven-game battle against the Dodgers. This evenly matched and hard-fought series
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In God’s time
This week, a group of seniors embark on Kairos #131 to spend four days at the Whispering Winds Catholic Conference
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Spooky staff
The staff Halloween costume contest is a much-anticipated school tradition.  With high stakes and hysterical laughs, teacher departments and individuals
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Operation help a hero
Around 100,000 people live at Camp Pendleton, the West Coast’s prominent military base. This population includes Marines, their spouses, and
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Boy’s Football
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HOBY leadership
Each year, thousands of students all over the U.S. can join together through the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY).
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Godspell gives back
When the students of Talon Theatre see a problem in their community, they come together to make a difference. The
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Halloween favorites
The Halloween season inspires moviegoers to watch Halloween themed movies and get festive. Here are the staff’s favorite films: Hannah
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Dazzling display
SMCHS is well-known for its academics, athletics, and arts. On Oct. 23, incoming freshman and their families were able to
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Bankruptcy R Us
Toys ‘R’ Us filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy claim Monday, Sept. 18 in a Virginia federal court due to long-term
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Friday night rivalry
The sun begins to slip, the inflatable eagle is up, the lights bare down on the field, the flag runners
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Blue and gold
On the evening of Sept. 30, members of the SMCHS community gathered on campus to celebrate the school’s 30 year
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Crazy for robotics
Competing in two tournaments a year, the robotics team designs and builds specific robots for each competition, however, the team
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Girl’s Golf
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Girl’s Volleyball
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Girl’s Tennis
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Girl’s Golf
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Successful rush
Over 80 clubs gathered in the school gym for the annual Club Rush event on Sept. 27. Many of this
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Girl’s Volleyball
Girl’s
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Girl’s Tennis
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Girl’s Volleyball
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Boy’s Water Polo
Boy’s
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Girl’s Tennis
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Girl’s Golf
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Jill Ridens
  When I was little I used to make my mom call me Lindsey because I hated the name Jill. Now
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A stronger community
Balancing a religious life, sports and academics are challenging for many students. However, senior Andrew Concialdi, junior John Grayson, junior
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Eagle trainers
Athletes on the field, in the pool and on the court get the fans’ attention, however, there is more behind
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EXaLTing God
Campus Ministry hosts powerful nights of worship called XLT, or exalt, several times throughout the school year. XLT is a
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Devastation in Mexico
Mexico experienced three earthquakes each with a magnitude of 6.1 or greater. Although all three earthquakes struck in Southern Mexico,
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SOCOMUN XXVI
Every year, hundreds of students from schools throughout Orange County attend Santa Margarita’s South Orange County Model United Nations (SOCOMUN)
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Girl’s Golf
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Jordan Good
USC football team is my favorite team. I have had many family members that have been apart of the Trojan
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Aldo Ruiz
The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten was at a church camp. They put a live goldfish in a cup and said
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The nest: MVHS vs. SM
 
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Chloe Boice
If someone made a movie of my life, it would be a comedy, featuring Christian Blazona. We just make the
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Boy’s Hockey
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Boy’s Football
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Soaring spirit
Spirit week is more than just five days of free dress. Throughout the various themed days, students and staff come
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College quest
Most parents only allow their children to tour college campuses after they are accepted. However, my family knew that waiting
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Girl’s Tennis
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Girl’s Volleyball
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Irma hits Florida
Classified as a Category 5 hurricane, Hurricane Irma hit Florida on Sunday, Sept. 10, leaving millions of Floridians without power
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Carrying on the Hawaiian tradition
Continuation form print. Seniors Pua and Lei Jung, participate in annual hula dancing contests through their mother’s own hula studio.
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Evan Geiger
Are you a morning or night person? Why?:   “Night person because I’m always so tired in the morning because
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Rodriguez returns
There’s a new face greeting everyone with a smile in the activities office. The energy behind the desk is Miss
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Increasing faith one step at a time
Campus Ministry is in charge of the school’s service projects, classes, and retreats and Patrick Visconti, the new Campus Ministry
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Augmentation in the Aquatics Facility
After a CIF Championship, Boys Water Polo gears up for this season with a new addition to the program. As
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Students donate to the ruined victims of Hurricane Harvey
All SMCHS classes participated in a Dash for Cash for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath on Thursday
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World class players set the bar high
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) released the results of the positional awards UEFA champions league. The four awards were
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Four years with my Lenovo Yoga
I was skeptical, four years ago, sitting in a tablet training class.  I didn’t think I’d ever remember my eight
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Daniel Reyes
“My hidden talent is technology, I’m good with computers and things like that. I understand how to download and set
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New year, new bookstore
The Eagle bookstore has been a place to purchase school textbooks, uniforms and especially last minute English novels. This year,
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Web designer in disguise
Many SMCHS students spend their summer vacations at the beach, traveling or completing their summer assignments. Senior Allyssa Lopez, however,
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All aboard
  The Senior Cruise is an SMCHS senior tradition. The class of 2018 set out on the Newport Harbor in
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Leading with laughter
Humor is not usually the first trait that describes a leader. Senior Garrett Domier, however, has learned his comedic energy
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Eagles against human trafficking
Despite a high concentration of wealth within Orange County, a quick Google search shows that Orange County is one of
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Melody’s got talent
Junior Melody Tajalli decides, after 10 years of singing, to take her career to a bigger stage: America’s Got Talent.
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Mason Plum
A description of my favorite item is definitely my skate board. I have spitfire wheels, Bronson speed co. bearings, thunder trucks, a flip skateboards deck, shorty’s
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Blinded by the light
After predicting the exact date 38 years ago, students and staff witnessed a scientific phenomenon: the solar eclipse. On August
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Aj McGregor
Hi! I’m AJ McGregor and I am a Staff Writer for The Eagle Eye. I play basketball and I am
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McKenna Sulick
Hi, I’m McKenna! I spend most of my time dancing, I transferred to SM my sophomore year, I love to
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Brittany Kaplan
Hi I’m Brittany, I’m a staff writer and this is my first year in Journalism. I joined because I love
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Lauren Danke
Sunshine and happiness are all I need! I just joined the staff this year as a new intern.
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Emily Redd
Hi everyone! My name is Emily Redd and this is my first year as a part of the Eagle Eye
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Jesse Casey
My name is Jesse Casey, I am the photo editor for the 2017-2018 year. As Photo Editor I will be
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Mia Ross
I’m a senior at Santa Margarita and this is my first year as a Staff Writer for the Eagle Eye. I
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Olivia Hernandez
Hi! I’m Olivia this is my first year on eagle eye as a senior. I also do track and field
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Hannah Prince
Hey world (pt.3)! I am Hannah Prince and the Print Editor-in-Chief of The Eagle Eye. As this is my third
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Ryan Dunker
Hello! I’m Ryan, and I’m currently a junior at SM and I will be the new Sports Editor for my
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Kendal Orrantia
Hiya!  My name is Kendal and I’m this year’s Feature Editor. I’m all about writing, baking cookies, and getting lost
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Hi, I’m Riley! This year I am the Copy Editor for the Eagle Eye. Outside of school, I am involved
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Margaret Driscoll
My name is Margaret and I’ve been in journalism since I was a sophomore. I am the News and Arts
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Ian Gutierrez
My name is Ian and I’ve been doing journalism for three years. In my free time, I like to hang
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Rachel Tetreault
Hi, all! I’m Rachel and I am this year’s Web Editor-in-chief. This is my second year on staff and I can’t
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Eagles never forget
here’s no doubt the Class of 2017 has left its mark on SM in more ways than one. SM had
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Answers to print issue 6: crossword puzzle
Across 2. Run, run like the wind to the … Answer: back lot 6. The illness most 12th graders suffer
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Welcome to your tape
SPOILER ALERT: The following article reveals details from the plot of “13 Reasons Why.” If you don’t want to be
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New editors in town 
After resumés were turned in and interviews had been conducted, the previous Eagle Eye board sat down and deliberated.  From
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Teenage angst
As the future is quickly approaching, all we want to do is grab the reigns and take charge, but unfortunately,
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UCSBea road trip
One of the strongest feelings of accomplishment comes from choosing a college to spend your next four years. Another amazing
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The last dance
The curtains part, the lights come on and the music blares – it is time to perform. For the SMCHS
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Stagecoach 2017
As SMCHS students can attest to, Stagecoach is the festival event of the year. Many students make the drive out
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The captured scenes
As the fire truck comes racing down the street, students prepare to watch the “Every 15 Minutes” assembly. Here are
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Big family big responsibility
I dread when my mom calls my sisters and I downstairs and lists off all of the chores each of
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Blast from the past
As the VHS tape starts to play, the familiar “Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill Nye, the science guy!” rings throughout the
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Four days in the Emerald City
Hi! It’s Hannah and Amanda, Eagle Eye staff writers. Throughout our vlog, we will keep you updated on our day
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“La La Land” lovers
At first, I did not know what “La La Land” was and I definitely didn’t feel the need to see
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Musical memorial
The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is more than just a venue. Constructed like a musical instrument, the building’s
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I’m booked 
  For sophomore Catlin Relvas, Mar. 2 is D.E.A.R. to her heart and childhood experience. National Read Across America day
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Post-It project
  Need a daily dose of inspiration? Try scrolling through inspirational quotes. Recently, the Guys Givin’ Back organization has been
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Air + Style
  For centuries, music has brought a diverse group of people together. The variety of genres create a unique sense
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Rising stars in the art show
Since the start of the Annual Art Show on Jan. 26, the library and B building are displaying many SMCHS
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New teacher on the block
Towards the end of 2016, science teacher Cristal Miller ended her teaching career at SMCHS, leaving the faculty and administration
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My hidden injury
It was an average game day for my teammates and me: the whistle blew and the soccer match began against
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Loud and proud
A large crowd of spirited students gathered on Friday Jan. 6 to kick off the highly anticipated boys basketball season.
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Smiles for senior year
A picture is worth a thousand words, and if it’s taken by senior Nina Ocampo, it only costs $0. At
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Boston and MUNtreal
    Intro, Boston: College Loop and Fenway Park When we received the news last year that the 2016 Senior
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New mass schedule
On Thursday Dec. 5, SMCHS enacted a new bell schedule for students and faculty. A call for change arose after
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Deck the nations
Cramming in lessons for government, preparing for their next conference and their final exams, the MUN senior class always dedicates
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IT ruins eyes
Class begins, laptops open and students put on their glasses. Many students have come across problems with their eyes ever
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Justin Evans ft. Lauren Danke
Real friends don’t get offended when you insult them, they just smile and call you something even more offensive.
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10 tips for college applications
No doubt, the college application process is stressful. Maintaining a good GPA, striving for scores on standardized tests and meeting
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Website spotlight
An idea pops into her head. She plans out her next blog post, anticipation building as the pieces fall together.
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(Some) happy holidays
  I love the holidays as much (if not more) than the next person. If you see me at school,
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Pascual Mystery
For most people, comics, superheroes and video games define the ultimate childhood experience. For religion teacher Michael Pascual, they are
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A View of the 1970s
    In Forrest Gump’s eyes everything is a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to
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Finsta phenomenon
Teenagers have become increasingly aware of the idea of perfection, and the pressure of keeping up with all of the
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Shonda showdown
    You tell yourself “One more episode then I’ll study for my chemistry test.” We all know what this
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Debunking mIThs
  When students at SMCHS were first introduced to the Lenovo tablets in the 2014-2015 school year, they were also
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Meet Mrs. Crafts
The typical thought process of a SM student: Freshman year- it’s high school, Sophomore year-I got this down. Junior year-will
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No peace in El Cajon
  El Cajon police shot and killed an unarmed black man, Alfred Olango, on Tuesday Sept. 27. Public anger arose
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A clown’s scare
The month of October is full of Halloween excitement, but some people have taken it too far. According to the
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Unstoppable
      He listens to the testimonies; he looks at his leader’s relationship with God and looks at his.
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Halloweenie
click here to see Taylor’s exposure Orange. The color encompasses me.  I feel as if I’m in the famous Disney Channel
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Category 5
After 12 chaotic days, Hurricane Matthew’s journey from the Caribbean to the East Coast of United States has been reclassified
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Greg Bennett
Jumping for joy!
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Where did the time go? 
It’s Thursday morning and I’m stressing about the day I am about to have. As the school day carries on,
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Band together
Cheers erupt from the Eagle’s Nest as an SMCHS football player enters the end zone for a touchdown. The Eagle
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A Jolt of Divine Inspiration
The sudden shift from a stress free summer to the whirlwind that is balancing school work can be overwhelming. Even
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Boy’s Varsity Ice Hockey
Interview with senior Greg Bennett, varsity hockey player. Saturday 17, 2016 at 4 p.m.
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The mind of an artist
  Sketching, drawing, sculpting and molding with his hands are his hobbies, but putting his thoughts into artwork is his
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Allison De La Bastida
Hi, here’s a picture of me holding a book to impress you and this bio is here to do the
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Cristi Zapata
Hello, fans. I’m Cristi Zapata and this is my second year as an editor for The Eagle Eye. I love
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Dessi Gomez
Howdy y’all I’m Dessi and this is my second year on Staff. I am a senior and I like to
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Taylor Gather
I’m obsessed with my dog Ginger and I’m currently trying to find a way to sneak her into college with
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Lauren Kesic
I’ve got 99 cups of coffee and decaf ain’t one.
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Chloe Le
Hi guys my name’s Chloe, Mulan for short, and this is my second year as an editor for the Eagle
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Ivanna Rea
Hey what’s up you guys it’s Ivanna! I’m a senior and I’m currently the Managing Editor which makes this my third
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Claire Robidoux
Heyy theree, I’m drawing a blank on what to write for my bio, so just follow my soundcloud to find
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Danielle Segovia
Hey pals, it’s Sports Editor Dani Segovia. Catch me running, jumping, hopping, skipping, and spinning around. My laugh is noticeable
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Sarah Turner
Hey what’s up you guys I’m a senior that’s supposed to be a junior and someday I’ll be best friends
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Amanda Zou
Hey guys I’m Amanda Zou. I am a senior and this is my third year in journalism. I am currently
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Cambria Miller
Hey friends! I’m Cam (not cami). I am a junior and I love to do stuff. You will not often
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Ian Gutierrez
My name is Ian and I am a first year staff writer for the Eagle Eye. My passions include but
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Hannah Prince
Hey world! I am Hannah Prince! I am a junior and first year Staff Writer. If I’m not at the
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Riley Davies
Hi! I’m Riley, and this is my first year on Staff writing as a Staff Writer. I love traveling, competing
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Megan Forsythe
Hey guys I’m Megan Forsythe. I’m a senior and this is my first year as a staff writer for The
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Rachel Tetreault
I’m Rachel, I am a junior at SM and it’s my first year on the Eagle Eye staff. I currently
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Margaret Driscoll
Hi I’m Margaret and I am a junior and a Staff Writer on the Eagle Eye! I love to write,
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Amanda Moussiaux
Hi, my name is Amanda Moussiaux. I have a passion for fashion and sports. When I am not busy shopping,
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Bridgette Singer
Hi guys, I’m Bridgette!! I am currently a senior at SM and this is my first year on the staff
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Shannon Daehnke
Hi I’m Shannon. I’m a senior and this is my first year writing for the Eagle Eye. I love to
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Briana Ryan
Hey I’m Briana and I am currently a Senior! I’m a member of the Varsity Cheer team here at SM
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Jillian Baldwin
I am a Senior and am on the SMCHS Equestrian team with my horse, Bently.  I have been an aerial
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Devin Walsh
My name is Devin Walsh and I am a senior at SM! I have done cheer and MUN at Santa
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The music effect
The first week of school, I walk into Bruce Fleming’s English class. Instead of being greeted by the boring poster
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Double life
Some teachers get up at six o’clock in the morning, teach class for seven hours and quickly change gears from
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Big screen elective
With so many elective options at SMCHS, there is something for everyone. This year, there has been a new edition
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Stay hydrated my friends
Director of Activities, Sammer Darwazeh and ASB officers installed water stations for students to refill their water bottles in the
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Showcase shout out
Scott Bricker has never felt prouder of his ongoing three year accomplishment. Since the Lenovo Yoga tablets were introduced to
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Looking through a new lens
  Through the eyes of SMCHS students, the deans are considered bad guys on campus. What the students don’t see
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Power to the Nest
On Friday, Aug. 26, fans crowded the entrance gates at Mission Viejo High School’s football field several hours before the
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Calm behind chaos
The bell chimes, marking the end of another school day. As many students take their time leaving the classroom, Talon
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Joe Romo
“My bathroom pass.”
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REAL worship
The project that four SMCHS graduates started has now been passed down to a group of students ready to spread
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Stereotypical study date
click here to see Dessi’s Exposure Happy-Go-Lucky: Harmony Tea Bar If you prefer tea as your caffeine source, Harmony Tea Bar
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Looking back
On May 20 the front parking lot outside of the B building will be busy with students waiting patiently to
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Let’s Dance
On Saturday evening, students want to fill the night with as much fun as possible to reward ourselves for making
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SMCHS Prom Theme
Attention Eagles: It was announced that the 2016 Prom theme is Haunted Mansion and it will be held at the Disneyland
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Collegia(r)te
Business, nursing, teaching, accounting are all common majors in college. However, seniors Raelyn Browning, Bridget Callahan and Shayna Aigner have
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#thesfest2016
As the lights go down, the crowd goes quiet, and outcome the thespians. Trev Perreira knows this is their last
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Robo-World
Arguably the most competitive, memorable robotics competition was between Zoey Brooks and the computer geeks, in season 2 episode 8
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Bishop takes the spotlight
After months of rehearsing scenes, memorizing lines, and practicing dances, the SMCHS Talon Theater welcomed one special guest to their
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Innocent mistake
What two words are polar opposites, but are often confused? Innocence and ignorance. Many people define ignorance as a lack
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Thank you, Campus Ministry
Dear Campus Ministry, How do we begin to thank you for everything you do for SMCHS? It’s nearly impossible to
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Batter up
SMCHS varsity baseball team rises to new heights this season, winning games and breaking records. The baseball team traveled to
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Too cool for dream school
In Nov. 2015, my family and I took a trip to Indiana and Illinois to look at Notre Dame and
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Knott at School
On Thursday March 10, high school students in Southern California, including SMCHS’ STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) class, took
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Annual Spring student survey
On the morning of March 14, all period seven classes were interrupted five minutes before the bell by an announcement
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Annual spring student survey
On the morning of March 14, all period seven classes were interrupted five minutes before the bell by an announcement
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Fight for food safety
After the anticipated wait, Chipotle has finally come to Rancho Santa Margarita. The restaurant opened its doors on Feb. 11
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Panning for first place
After her absence from Jan. 29 to Feb. 7, Director of Percussion Amanda Duncan has finally returned to SMCHS. Her
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Passion for politics
In third grade, senior Morgan Yurosek sent a letter and an American soldier Build-A-Bear to then President George W. Bush.
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Put a ring on it
After four action-packed games, the SMCHS girls varsity soccer team advanced to the fifth and final round of CIF Division
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Step up
On Feb. 1, four SMCHS students arrived in a very rainy Washington D.C. to attend a series of conferences called
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High school sweethearts
I am a sucker for high school sweethearts movies from the ’80s. “Pretty in Pink”, “Farris Buller’s Day Off” and
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Grateful for graffiti
Grateful for graffiti by Dessi Gomez on Exposure
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Ditching for Disney
I love getting dolled up for a dance just as much the next person, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I
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Morgan Delaney
If you could marry someone at SMCHS right now, who would it be? “Myself, obviously.”
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Money maker, attention grabber
Five minutes into the first quarter of Super Bowl 50, Cam Newton, the Carolina Panther’s quarterback, fumbles the ball, which
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The write path
While college may seem like a necessary step on one’s way to gaining a job, junior Andrew Beauchamp doesn’t feel
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Tech-nically gifted
It’s hard to imagine how different your life would be if you hadn’t made that life-changing decision. For some people,
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Leading French student
Attending a class designated for a group of kids? Common. Attending a class with a curriculum made just for you?
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TCU
My college visit at TCU was very unique. My family and I decided to attend an Experience TCU event, an
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SMU
SMU was the first stop on my family’s Texan adventure. We started with a very impressive information session in the
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College hunt
Some people try to warn you that first semester senior year would be just as challenging with finding colleges and
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Happy hugs
It would be pretty weird if you just hugged random people at school, right? Well on Free Hugs Day here
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Motion to extend the trip
My parents dropped me off at LAX at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 16. I soon met the 16 other MUN
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Living through art
For SMCHS seniors, the sixth annual art show is their last.  The work of some of the school’s most seasoned
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Making it big
With almost one year of college out of her way, Andrea Martinez has been killing it at New York University.
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Gearing up for FRC
Buttons are pushed with great speed. Gears  click into place and whir frantically. The  microcontroller brain boots up. The robot
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Men (and women) in black
There are other stars of the show that don’t always get the applause. Behind the curtain, the SMCHS Talon Theatre
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Music to my ears
The stage is black and all is quiet. Music blares throughout the dome.  The whole stage is in lit and
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We’re not in Rancho anymore
The local Orange County spots I typically venture to, the breakfast places in Laguna Beach, the boardwalk in Newport and
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SMCHS Winter Formal Theme
“Take me out to the ballgame…” Attention Eagles: It was just announced on ETV today that the 2016 Winter Formal
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Jedi training
It’s crunch time people. The Force Awakens came out last month and if you haven’t found time to sit down and watch
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Let out some steam
Here are 4 viral internet challenges that we decided to try out, each one having their own objective — and
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Filling in the (pay) gap
Why is it that a woman who shares the same exact educational background, same position at her job, and same
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California dreamin’
Some people are satisfied with an occasional trip to Palm Springs for a virgin piña colada and a quick escape
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Bundle of joy
It may be an embarrassing memory to look back on now — carrying your blanket everywhere you went — but
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Ballin’ through states
As the basketball season just begins, the Eagles have already had their first sweet taste of victory. The SMCHS boys
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Timeout
After two years of falling short of expectations, SMCHS has thrown a Hail Mary in hopes of a future successful
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Christopher Elhosni
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London lovin’
Fifteen juniors of the SMCHS Model United Nations team journeys to the United Kingdom and France for a conference. Not
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Behind the curtain
Senior Sam Drust anxiously repeats the lines in her head. This is the moment she’s been waiting for after months
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RIP to my turkey
There’s no better meal than a plate topped with fresh veggies, creamy mashed potatoes, crunchy corn on the cob, flaky
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Rebecca Webb
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Aboat time
Napoleon Dynamite, Kanye West and the Cheetah Girls all walk onto a boat. This may sound like the beginning of
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Classic or cliché
Shelves are crammed with record cases and walls are plastered in Polaroid pictures. Hipsters roll their eyes as they walk
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Hannah Baker
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Musical honors
After many years of award-winning and hard work, the performing arts program has taken another step forward with its acceptance
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I want paperback
I push through the glass doors and enter a world of infinite stories. The bookshelves create the narrow streets I
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John Tanner
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Celebirdy: Eagle poll
The Eagle Eye conducted a voluntary survey via the SMCHS website from Oct. 5 to Oct. 10. for the purpose
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Warm weather
If this hot weather isn’t killing your vibe, then you obviously are not cut out for sweater weather. Power outages,
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Eric Reed
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Audition for exhibition
Excited chatter circulates throughout the Dome. As the lights dim, eager voices fade into hushed whispers. These whispers give way
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Dina Saccacio
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Going for the gold
The Olympics is a way for countries to come together in athletics and engage each other in competition that everyone
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Obsession with Dessen
This past summer, I was at Barnes and Nobles and I was browsing through the aisles when a book actually
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Emma Kearns
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Story behind SkoolLive
When the SkoolLive Digital Kiosks first came to campus in February 2015, they were surrounded by an air of mystery.
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Class police
A chat on Skype and a quick game of Tetris on the Yoga may seem harmless, but the new and
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First of many lasts
It only comes once a year. It is the most talked about dance on campus. It is the Welcome Dance.
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Kristine Liao
Hey there! I’m Kristine, a senior and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Eagle Eye. This is my third year on the staff
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Shannon Pierson
Hello world! I’m Shannon Pierson, one of the Co-Editors-in-Chiefs of The Eagle Eye newspaper. I’m currently cruising through my senior
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Alexa Hines
Hey there, it’s me Alexa! I am a current senior, and this is my third year on The Eagle Eye
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Perla Shaheen
I’m the senior Copy Editor and this is my third year being a reporter for The Eagle Eye newspaper. I
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Amanda Zou
Amanda Zou. Photo editor. Junior (Class of 2017). Second year in journalism. I write on the topic of seniors and I
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Lauren Kesic
Lauren Kesic. Junior. Marketing & Publicity Editor. Second year on staff. Senior beat topic. One of the giggliest people you will ever encounter (in
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Chloe Le
Hi, my name’s Chloe Le. I’m a junior and am also the News & Sports Editor. I’ve been on the
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Cristina Zapata
I’m a junior and this is my second year writing for The Eagle Eye. My beat topic is campus ministry.
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Allison De La Bastida
Allison De La Bastida, junior, staff writer, second year on staff, beat topic is academics. I have moved seven times
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Taylor Gather
Hi my name is Taylor Gather and I am a part of the Advanced Journalism team! I am currently a
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Dessi Gomez
Dessi is a junior in her first year on The Eagle Eye staff. As a staff writer, she investigates all
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Camille Manese
Camille is a senior and a second year staff writer for The Eagle Eye newspaper. She’ll be writing a lot about seniors
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Alana Mayes
Alana is currently a senior at SMCHS and is a staff writer for the SMCHS paper, The Eagle Eye. This
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Ryan Ramos
Ryan Ramos is a current junior at SMCHS and is a staff writer for The Eagle Eye. This is his
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Ivanna Rea
I’m Ivanna, and I’m a junior. I’m currently a staff writer and this is my second year in the journalism
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Claire Robidoux
Hey pals, I’m Claire Robidoux and this is my second year writing for the SMCHS Eagle Eye. My beat topic
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Danielle Segovia
Hey there friends. This is Dani Segovia. I am currently a junior and I have been a staff writer for
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Sarah Turner
I’m Sarah Turner, I’m a junior and this is my second year writing for The Eagle Eye. I have the
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Canada eh?
Oh Canada! A place where it never stops snowing, everything is doused in maple syrup and Justin Bieber is worshipped
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Teenage Republicans
There’s a new club on the block! The Young Republicans club came to SMCHS this semester and is unlike any
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Saving your stacks
High school is a time of growing in your education. But let’s be real. High school is also a time
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Unsockcessful dress code
I have over 70 pairs of socks and if I can’t wear them during the school year and it’s too
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Three’s a party
After having three miscarriages, Diane Calcaterra walked into her gynecologist’s office worried. A healthy birth was risky as Diane had
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Teachers behind the major
My second grade teachers thought I had a reading impairment because I couldn’t get through a short sentence in under
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Promposals of 2015
Senior year is winding down fast, and as you finish up those last AP, IB and final exams the thought
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Beach craze
California boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Luckily, many are right outside your doorstep. Use your
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Healthy eateries
Sometimes you get a craving for a savory, juicy In-N-Out burger that can only be sated by a fresh double-double
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Mission to build
Opening an envelope with money inside on your birthday is usually followed with the excitement of buying that concert ticket
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A minute for Nepal
As Californians, we view earthquakes as a natural aspect of life. If the ground gives a little shimmy, we smile,
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Talon Theatre traditions
When people think of “Talon Theatre” the first things that comes to mind are plays and musicals. But to thespians,
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Stagecoach 2015
Every April, Indio, California becomes a hotspot for social dwellers. That’s because during April, in Indio, it’s festival month. The first two
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Disney craze
Cinderella leaves the glass slipper only to have Prince Charming grasp it in his hands, covered with white gloves, as
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Workaholic
As summer is coming into view, the need to find a summer job is intensifies. Scrolling through the websites of
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Chasing the dream
It has come to be that time of year that all seniors are anxious for: college acceptance season. Auditions are
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Devin Prema
“Tell me a joke.” “How do you have a party in space? You planet.”
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Pitch perfect
C’mon admit it, we all sing in the shower. It’s just an inherent quality that we all secretly enjoy. And
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Shades of Green
“Almost every adult American devotes tremendous time and energy to the maintenance of an invasive plant species called turf grass
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Three cheers for Trio
With Pinterest, pictures are streamed and organized into displays. On Tumblr, people share original and reused content in their public
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The early bird gets the worm
The dreaded finals week used to occur at the end of every semester. For weeks people would prep and prepare
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Senior swagger
Three stories up on R3 when the sun goes down, seniors are the reason why songs are blasting and professional
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Beauty defect
Such a simple task requires so much effort for her. Just walking through the hallway. But, she sensed eyes on
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Random article about random sports
Clog Cobbing This outrageous sport involves a contest of who can throw a clog — a large wooden shoe —
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Decision time
The past four years of your high school career has so many memories and accomplishments — unending amounts of school
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Apple apps
With constant updates and ground-breaking inventions, the future of technology looks brighter than ever. The rapidly growth of the technological
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Fate in peers
Within the walls of this court, defendants’ consequences are not decided by adults, but by their fellow high school students.
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Great day to be a beagle
Everybody knows the infamous ASPCA commercial: trembling chihuahuas and droopy-eyed poodles — not to mention Sarah McLachlan’s sentimental “In the
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A 13.7-mile journey on foot
Us seniors have heard about it since freshman year. We’ve heard about the highs and absolutely heard about the lows.
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Twenty-one brothers
“SMCHS varsity ice hockey moves on to the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME tomorrow morning against Regis Jesuit from Colorado,” the announcer of
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Sass-mather
You walk into the first day of math class and sit down, preparing yourself for a nice long nap because
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Golden girl
Picture this: Think of your favorite activity to do as a child. Was it football? Theatre? Tennis? Playing an instrument?
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Chicago culture
I arrived in a new city on March 6, 2015. The buildings were unlike anything I had ever experienced. Different
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Tangled two
It is an early Saturday morning at SMCHS, but definitely not an uneventful one. As one reaches the main track
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One girl and multiple needles
It all started with a burn in her chest which led to a visit to the doctors. “The day I
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FITspiration
We all have those days when it seems like all we want to do is just go home to Netflix
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Variety of varsities
In Hollywood, “triple threats” are people who can act, sing and dance all with fairly good ability. In high school,
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Are you there God? It’s me, Lauren
I look over to my friend Courtney, a little confused as to what’s going on. There are 110 teenagers sitting
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Lent a hand
They call us their Santa Margarita angels. “I’ve never seen such poor students so joyful,” said Nancy Hormuth, director of
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The path that Fox took
Even in sixth grade, now math teacher Gary Fox knew he wanted to teach. “My dad always told me, ‘Figure
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Pop the bubble
I’ve lived in the same house in Foothill Ranch my entire life. I’ve enjoyed more than a handful of Christmases
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Track-and-field royalty
She steps out onto the runway and her mind immediately sets on the bar. As she prepares herself for the
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Food bin for the future
Jesus neither condones nor approves of wasting food. I distinctly remember reading in John 6:12-13, “When they were filled, He
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Tokyo/Beijing MUN Trip
From March 5-15, 10 SMCHS seniors experienced chilly (and sometimes freezing) weather, intense pollution, squat toilets, a tremendous amount of
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Breaking social norms
A social norm is a rule that dictates how a person should act in a given group or society. Social
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My love affair with the toll road
My respite from the confines of life is the 241 toll road — a glorious 23 mile stretch of smoothly
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Mackenzie Daly
“What is your goal in life?” “To be a sea cucumber.”
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Give life
Needles and blood certainly are two things that high school students try to avoid at all costs. But on Feb.
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Francis the family man
Despite his God-given gift of leading worship through music in front of hundreds — and sometimes thousands — of people,
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Justin Wittekind
“It is really kind of rough to live my life. People just don’t understand. I’m sort of like Drake. Started
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PROgramming expert
“I have a passion for creating things that people love to use, so I want to take these things that
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Artist in action
The drawings, sculptures and photographs reflect individual SMCHS artists. Instead of going on vicious, depressing or delighted rants about their
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Litter bugs
Trash covers the lunch tables like a thin blanket and empty bottles and paper bags flood walkways. The bell has
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Taken out
It is official, the Hunger Games are underway at SMCHS. While the Hunger Games are fought with bow and arrows,
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It’s black and blue
“Raise your hand if you have ever felt personally victimized by #thedress.” This tweet from @missguided basically sums up the ongoing
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Nationals bound
The weekend of Feb. 21, the SMCHS varsity ice hockey team participated in the State playoffs that determined which team the
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Hand a heart, share the love
“Put a little love in your heart, And the world will be a better place, And the world will be
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SMCHS Crossword (answers)
Here are the answers to the most recent The Eagle Eye issue’s crossword puzzle: Comment below on how well you did!
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Show ‘n’ spell
We all know the story. The princess goes to the ball. Eats an apple. Fights the dragon. Talks to mice.
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Poets never stanza-lone
Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and you. That’s right, your name can fall amidst those
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V-chur takes Florida
It’s 6 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. A giant charter bus pulls up to SMCHS ready to make its hour-long
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Be-YOU-tiful
It is the week of Winter Formal, and your stress levels are through the roof.  Not only are you trying
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What’s up with scheduling?
In past years, scheduling had always been quite the event. There was an entire day planned out for counselors to
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Behind the screens
Lights, camera, paper? Before all the action, comes something that is the foundation of every good movie. The script. The
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Margaret Driscoll
“I had a dream last night me and my friend signed up for a whale watching club and then got
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Two for the price of one
Birthday parties. Unplanned adventures. The ups and the downs. Year after year, a best friend is by your side through
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Jack the Genie
When SMCHS students think of senior Jack Jennison, they think of the ASB president whose musical speech left them laughing
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Yale MUN trip
Barely escaping the blizzard that buried the Big Apple in snow, 13 SMCHS juniors returned home safely to the warm
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Running out of ValenTIME?
1. Jewelry: Alex and Andi & Dogeared   Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they certainly are not
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Daniella Kubiak
 “Have you ever been in a sketchy situation?” “I get to school pretty early and walking alone through the junior
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Sing song study
Very rarely will you find sophomore Julianna Reisinger not belting out the lyrics to her favorite song. “I have been
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Mission egg drop
Bombs ahoy! All students take cover. Eggs are falling with great velocity from G3. Friday Jan. 30, IB Physics dropped
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Hip hop hooray
It’s the night of Winter Formal. Your date is standing beside you on the dance floor. Your favorite song comes
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Squirt guns kill
Where there is water, there is life. Water makes up 91 percent of a watermelon and even 70 percent of
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Believe in woMEn
Beyoncé can preach that girls run the world and we can spread that message until our voices hurt, but feminism
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Teammate of all times
Consciously or subconsciously, memories of the past motivate us in the present. Basketball season has once again descended upon the
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Bop to the top
On Saturday, Jan. 10, the SMCHS dance team competed in their first competition of the season, the Aliso Dance Classic
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Jeep Jeep coming through
The temperature is high and dirt clouds the air as junior Ally Leara drives her way up the rocky mountain.
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FUNdraisers
As the esteemed singer and songwriter Jessie J proudly sings, “It’s not about the money, money, money. We don’t need
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Outside the pack
It is the summer of 1995. It is still dark outside and they have already begun their day. They wrangle
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No lesson in detention
My heart pounds as I walk out into the lunch shelter. I look to my left and right, dodging deans
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Cassidy Medina
 “Tell me a little bit about your family.” “At my house I live with my grandparents, my aunt and my
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Testimony Spotlight: Michael Pascual
“You could say my faith very propositional,” said religion teacher Michael Pascual. “Almost like a quasi-scientific-Thomas Aquinas-galactic-medieval kind of thing.”
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The Madden curse
The cellphone: a communication device that has evolved into much, much more in today’s high-tech world. It is used not
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Robot apocalypse
Attention all conspiracy theorists: robots just might take over. Equipped with the latest in computer programming and design, the new
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Gecko king
The jokester needs laughter and the white girl needs Starbucks — but  junior Jeffrey Preston needs a skateboard to function.
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The Next Step up
As most Eagles know by now, the Lumen Christi service organization project begins junior year and continues until the end
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New and improved?
On Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, Christmas came early for college football fans across the nation. For ding-dong the witch is
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Beyond the football field
“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and one, two, three, four…” Carrie counts in her head as she
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Every day it shall rain
I think I hate California. I mean, sure, California has its scenic beaches, vast mountain ranges, gushing rivers, bustling cities,
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Creativity runs wild
She may seem like your average cross country jock, but senior Corrina Thompson does more than run laps. Thompson is often
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Curating your closet
As Christmas approaches, so does the dooming thought of what to wear to Christmas dinner. Us girls are frantically in
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Freshmen finals frenzy
Alright freshies, the dreaded time has come. The time has come for you to brush the dust off those old tests
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Merry CROSSmass (answers)
Here are the answers to our Christmas edition issue’s crossword puzzle: Comment below on how well you did. The Eagle
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Swing to success
She walks out of the locker room and steps onto the court with a racket in hand. Anxiety pulses through
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Hands on ten and two
One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, open the door. Five, six, no more clicks. Seven, eight, drive straight. Nine,
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Lillie Lustig
“What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you?” “One day, I was sitting on the couch with no pants
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Baking with purpose
It was just a day like any other. Kaitlin Sandell was visiting her great-grandfather with her family. She loved spending
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Wonder where Wonder Woman is?
Well, it’s official: after nine years since the last female superhero movie was made, the next female front liner superhero
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Work hard PLAY hard
The singers know all their notes, the actors know all their lines and the dancers know all their steps. It’s
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Seena Torkamanha
“Describe the best day of your life.” “I decided to have a spontaneous trip to Catalina and we did the
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En garde!
You hear the word “fencing”, and what do you think of? Perhaps 12th century men with swords fighting for a
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Tips for Thanksgiving
It’s the day of Thanksgiving and you are writing your Black Friday shopping lists researching the best stores to hit
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Happiness or happy-less
Can you remember the last time someone asked you if you were happy? How about the last time you consciously
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Nail queen
Misplaced, again. Things are so easy to lose: coins in your couch, phones in the bathroom stall, even the pen
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Studying or stuDYING
4 p.m. You arrive home from school and receive a text: Movies? You shoot a quick “yes” back. 7 p.m.
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Seniors take sail
Senior year: the year to do it all before high school is over forever. There are some must-do traditions at
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On the (coffee) grind
I would like to take a moment to thank one of my dear friends. She’s tall. She’s grand. She’s venti
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Bald Eagles
Flashback to seven years ago when you were 10 years old. Imagine your best friend. Think of all the games
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Put me in coach
Balls are not needed, cleats are left at home and the scoring is judged by the amount of claps the
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Hidden treasures of Costa Mesa
Along Bristol Street lies The LAB and The CAMP. No, these are not laboratories for scientists or campgrounds for spending
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Party in pink
Pink shirt, check. Pink tights, check, Pink socks, check. Pink face paint, check. Pink hair spray, check. Oh, and don’t
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We want No Shave November!
Full beards, scraggly mustaches, bushy eyebrows, prickly legs, untrimmed hair, all grown in the support of cancer patients who are
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Can’t stop won’t stop
Bzzz. Bzzz. The sound rings in your ears and yanks your eye lids open. For most, the sound of an
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The ASBabe
Imagine every activity offered at SMCHS. Then fathom the almost impossible action of becoming involved in nearly every single one.
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Getting the ball rolling
The fresh cut grass, the glistening white lines painted on the field and the sound of a ball hitting the
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Take a chill bucket
That’s right. Yet another social media craze that has seemed to come and go. Another thing that used to clog
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More than just a holiday
Christmas is a religious holiday, Valentine’s Day reminds singles they are “forever alone”, and nobody really cares about Groundhog Day…
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On the loose
He listens to Vampire Weekend’s Oxford Comma, reads Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and yearns for a creative outlet. Senior Sebastian
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Think pink
October has arrived and it seems like everywhere we look, we catch glimpses of pink. ­From the ribbon wrapped trees
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Disneyland’s best kept secret
While at Disneyland, pass Indiana Jones, go a bit farther than Pirates of the Caribbean, walk through a little alley
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#throwingitback
If you’re 50 years old, chances you grew up with Michel Jackson’s “Thriller” playing on your Walkman. If you’re 40
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Find their special
Michael Phelps, Ashley Tisdale, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, Jackie Chan, Yao Ming, Muhammad Ali, Brooklyn Decker. What do
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Greatest Homecoming on Earth
Buses were full, girls made last minute beauty appointments, and boys frantically tied to find a tie that matched their date’s dress
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Dean or councilman?
Picture this: Mr. Holloway sitting behind a large round table at a City Council meeting instead of standing behind the
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Live the fourth
Doubt the first. Cry the second. Trust the third. Live the fourth. A saying used on all Kairos retreats which,
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Trending now
The leaves may not be changing here in Orange County, but thanks to pumpkin spice lattes, the change of season
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Oli’s Eagles
They throw on their jerseys. They light the lanterns. They cross the starting line. On Saturday, Sept. 28, SMCHS Ice
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Royalty of SMCHS
The voting process is over. Students might have chosen a friend on the court, while others voted for a recognized
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Remembering the musical soul
“There are those people who you just know have made an impact,” said Francisco Calvo, performing arts department chair. “He
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How to plan the perfect homecoming
Each year Homecoming rolls around and each year a few unlucky sophomores, juniors and seniors get stuck with coordinating the
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Club Spotlight: Pencils of Promise
You could not possibly help a poor child in Africa receive an education, right? Wrong. As simple and insignificant as
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(H)ow (C)reative
Talk the talk. Walk the walk. Get the date. Homecoming is what everyone is thinking about.  Girls are hyped up
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De-stress not distress
You’ve got it all figured out. You know about the pool on the G building, you know how to work
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The fire gets hotter and hotter
FIIRREEEE!! But no one is running. The fire is spreading. Heart after heart, the fire ignites. This is XLT. XLT
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iOS8 is gr8
And it’s finally here. Again. The new iPhone, the new software and the new fascination with Apple’s latest and greatest
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Club Spotlight: Science Equipment for Everyone
The beakers, the chemicals, the dissection tools and everything else students use in the science lab seem so rudimentary. Doesn’t
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Eagle blood runs deep
President Andy Sulick goes way back in the Eagle community. Even before his newfound presidency, Sulick was well involved in
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Club Spotlight: Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Juniors Kayla Jahangiri and Lauren Walker have brought back the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Club, benefiting the organization that strives
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They’ve got spirit yes they do
“Grill in the Grotto”, “America Day”, hula dancers, shaved ice, class shirts and an unforgettable pep rally. Those are just
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Book Review: ‘Never Ever Give Up’ by Erik Rees with Jenna Glatzer
NEGU. Short for Never Ever Give Up. Pronounced “knee-goo”. That is the message shared by Jessica “Jessie” Rees. In Never
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Latvian on American ice
New country. New language. Same sport. Freshman defenseman Regnars Udris — known as “Reggie” by his teammates — came to
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Engulfed in a fantasy land
It all comes down to this. You’ve paid your league dues. You’ve started dishing out your trash talk. You’ve sat
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Evolution of boy bands
In the 1960s, it was Beatlemania. In the ‘80s and ‘90s it was New Kids on the Block and Backstreet
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Where they are now: One Direction rocks the Rose Bowl
If the performances by One Direction were reviewed by the screams at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, then they got
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Summer to remember
Everyone knows that first-day-of-summer rush: the irreplaceable feeling of excitement for all the memories soon to be made. For senior,
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Dreaming beyond the dome
The curtains close, the audience goes crazy, and the cast members head backstage. But there are a few problems. There
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Let freedom (not your iPhone) ring
Scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll,   scroll. Scroll, scroll,   scroll, scroll, scroll.   As teenagers, we often find ourselves mindlessly scrolling
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MUN prepares for SOCOMUN conference
Bang! The gavel whacks the desk. Delegates flinch as they hear the piercing sound cut through the air. They straighten
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Deadly messages
“I w i l l be h o m e i n 1 0 m i n u t…”, you
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New faces in SMCHS football
An old saying goes that the best football teams don’t rebuild, they reload. SMCHS was no exception last year as
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Eagle earns bronze for USA
The cheers in the stands are drowned out by the sound of her heartbeat. She fixes her goggles and shakes
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Testimony Spotlight: Nancy Hormuth
Hundreds of zombies wearing plaid and khaki shuffle into the gym. They undertake the climb up the bleachers and plop
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Legendary talon prints
Fresh out of high school. Fresh into college. Four alumni give us some final words of advice before going their
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Alex Barber
Alex is an SMCHS senior and holds the position of Print Editor-in-Chief (“Chief” for short) on The Eagle Eye staff. 
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Maggie Morris
Maggie is a senior and this is her second year in journalism. She is the Copy Editor of The Eagle
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Adam Campbell
Adam is currently a senior a SMCHS and a writer for the arts beat. He enjoys photography, swimming, and just
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Carly Desmond
Hereith be the profile of Senior Carly Desmond. Tis her first year on the paper and she holdeth the position
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Monique Beals
Junior Monique Beals hails from the great state of Tennessee.  She is an ASB Co-Commissioner of Philanthropy and a country music fanatic.  New to both SMCHS
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Sara Boivin
Sara Boivin is a single senior female looking for a man. She has a gig working as a staff writer
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Anna Cannon
Anna Cannon is a staff reporter and this is her first year writing for The Eagle Eye. Her beat topic
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Ethan Crocker
Ethan has been a writer for the Eagle Eye for two years now and is a current senior. Because of
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Edison LaCour
Edison is a current senior at SMCHS and is a Sports writer for The Eagle Eye. This is his second
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Avery Lewis
Avery is currently a senior at SMCHS and it is her first year as a staff member on The Eagle
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Kiera Makowecki
Kiera is a Senior at SMCHS and this is her first year as an Eagle Eye reporter with specialization in
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Carlie McCabe
Carlie is enjoying her senior year at SMCHS  and is a reporter for the campus ministry and ASB beat stories.
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Tara Peterson
Tara is a senior and a new member for The Eagle Eye. She loves writing and specializes in the arts.
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Paige Schuck
Paige is a current senior at SMCHS, enjoying every bit of the year thus far. She enjoys telling stories, and
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Megan Snader
Megan is a junior Eagle Eye staff writer, specializing on Seniors for the web edition of The Eagle Eye–yeah, it’s
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The IT factor
They listen to your constant complaints about the tablets and to tend to every one of your tech-related woes. They
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Rush to join clubs
At the beginning of every school year, there is one special day. Students gather from all grade levels to share
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Big news for the little prince
With a new school year comes the fall wave of upcoming events for people to join like football games, dances,
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Turn up the VOL
You completed your service hours, got the forms signed, and … (Gulp) you lost the forms.  Maybe they’re at the
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