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Not a one hit wonder

Not a one hit wonder

Lauren Danke, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

The Netflix original series, Stranger Things, pushed boundaries and had a huge impact on social media. Stranger Things' first season was a hit, but will the second season measure up? Will Byers and his crew defeated the Upside Down in season one; yet, a year later a larger danger lurks in the town o...

A new face in the art department

A new face in the art department

Olivia Hernandez, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Showcase

Former IB Art teacher, Mr. Hoff left the school to find himself through a mission trip. Although this departure was difficult for some students, the transition became easier with the hiring of new teacher: Jaclyn Fields. Fields taught art in her first classroom here at SMCHS. She specializes in graphic...

Spooky staff

Spooky staff

Kendal Orrantia, Feature Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The staff Halloween costume contest is a much-anticipated school tradition.  With high stakes and hysterical laughs, teacher departments and individuals dress up in spirited costumes to win prizes and the title of "Best Costume." "I love seeing all the creative individuals and department them...

Godspell gives back

Godspell gives back

Margaret Driscoll, News and A&E Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When the students of Talon Theatre see a problem in their community, they come together to make a difference. The cast and crew of "Godspell" have put time and effort into creating a drive for donations to homeless communities around Southern California. "We wanted to do something that all students could participa...

Halloween favorites

Halloween favorites

Riley Davies, Copy Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Halloween season inspires moviegoers to watch Halloween themed movies and get festive. Here are the staff's favorite films: Hannah Prince- "Hocus Pocus" Rachel Tetreault- "The Addams Family" Ian Gutierrez- "Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin" Riley Davies- "Charlie Brown and the Great...

Melody’s got talent

Melody’s got talent

Margaret Driscoll, News and A&E Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Junior Melody Tajalli decides, after 10 years of singing, to take her career to a bigger stage: America's Got Talent. Tajalli set out to have an audition and didn’t look back. "Auditioning was a decision my family and I made early last year," Tajalli said. "I saw it as a learning experience and definitely had a lot of fun with my friends." ...

Eagles never forget

Eagles never forget

Jillian Baldwin, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

here's no doubt the Class of 2017 has left its mark on SM in more ways than one. SM had CIF triumphs, MUN victories, merit scholar finalists and a show-stopping season of Talon Theatre. To the community, we are an exceptional grade of scholars, athletes, artists and leaders. But what about the other...

Answers to print issue 6: crossword puzzle

Answers to print issue 6: crossword puzzle

Lauren Kesic, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Across 2. Run, run like the wind to the ... Answer: back lot 6. The illness most 12th graders suffer from ... Answer: Senioritis 7. Yellow, green, red and ... Answer: Blue 13. The old editor -in- chief Answer: Cristina Zapata 14. Hashtag... Answer: SSS 15. The senior privi...

Stagecoach 2017

Briana Ryan, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

As SMCHS students can attest to, Stagecoach is the festival event of the year. Many students make the drive out to the Palm Springs Desert for a weekend to hang out with friends and create music festival memories to last a lifetime. Different from Coachella, Stagecoach is an outdoor festival ...

Musical memorial

Musical memorial

Dessi Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is more than just a venue. Constructed like a musical instrument, the building's acoustics magnify each and every sound made by the student musicians. Thus, the concert hall provides the perfect atmosphere to commemorate performing arts teacher Nick Kraus. On...

Air + Style

Air + Style

Hannah Prince, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

  For centuries, music has brought a diverse group of people together. The variety of genres create a unique sense of unity for listeners' preferences. One of the most recent genres is electronic dance music, or EDM. This music is produced by disc jockeys (DJs) who mix together a variety of...

Rising stars in the art show

Rising stars in the art show

Amanda Zou, Photo Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Since the start of the Annual Art Show on Jan. 26, the library and B building are displaying many SMCHS art students' works. Through these paintings and projects, students deliver messages, tell stories and display their talents. A painting titled "Cat" by sophomore Mary Botros stands out to students,...