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Band together

Band together

Dessi Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Cheers erupt from the Eagle's Nest as an SMCHS football player enters the end zone for a touchdown. The Eagle Regiment matches the screams and shouts with its own musical medley. One man is responsible for adding to the celebration of the nest. One man is responsible for guiding a seamless halfti...

The mind of an artist

The mind of an artist

Rachel Tetreault, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

  Sketching, drawing, sculpting and molding with his hands are his hobbies, but putting his thoughts into artwork is his passion. Art teacher Todd Robey has always been in love with art. As an artist, Robey discovered that art can be found in the smallest things in life because there are so...

The music effect

The music effect

Claire Robidoux, Feature Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The first week of school, I walk into Bruce Fleming's English class. Instead of being greeted by the boring poster of books or cliché inspirational quotes, I see a corner of giant cacti, a wall of movie posters and classic rock blasting from the speakers. Did I pull a freshman move and go to the wrong...

Calm behind chaos

Calm behind chaos

Dessi Gomez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The bell chimes, marking the end of another school day. As many students take their time leaving the classroom, Talon Theatre actors rush to sign up for audition times at the tech crew table waiting outside the Black Box. At 2:30 p.m., the first name is called and the cast member enters the Black Box....

Stereotypical study date

Stereotypical study date

Dessi Gomez, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

click here to see Dessi's Exposure Happy-Go-Lucky: Harmony Tea Bar If you prefer tea as your caffeine source, Harmony Tea Bar in Mission Viejo is the spot for you. This quaint tea place suits a range of personalities from the easily-distracted to the heavily-focused students. Harmony provides a uni...

Collegia(r)te

Collegia(r)te

Claire Robidoux, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Business, nursing, teaching, accounting are all common majors in college. However, seniors Raelyn Browning, Bridget Callahan and Shayna Aigner have taken a different path. These three passionate artists choose to continue their love for art after taking numerous classes in their past four years at SMCHS. Raelyn...

#thesfest2016

#thesfest2016

Taylor Gather, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

As the lights go down, the crowd goes quiet, and outcome the thespians. Trev Perreira knows this is their last performance. Perreira is overwhelmed with joy, knowing that they created the set for their last time. From April 1-3, the California Thespian Festival took place in the Highlander Auditorium...

Bishop takes the spotlight

Bishop takes the spotlight

Margaret Driscoll, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

After months of rehearsing scenes, memorizing lines, and practicing dances, the SMCHS Talon Theater welcomed one special guest to their show Guys & Dolls. Bishop Vann's involvement thrilled the cast members of SMCHS' Guys and Dolls. "Bishop Vann has been such a joy to work with," said cast member,...

Panning for first place

Panning for first place

Perla Shaheen, Copy Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

After her absence from Jan. 29 to Feb. 7, Director of Percussion Amanda Duncan has finally returned to SMCHS. Her time away was spent in Trinidad practicing nonstop for the Panorama: a carnival where steel bands come together from around the world to compete. Once an instrument only for the lower cl...

High school sweethearts

High school sweethearts

Shannon Pierson, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

I am a sucker for high school sweethearts movies from the '80s. "Pretty in Pink", "Farris Buller's Day Off" and "Say Anything" -- they're all heartstring-pulling classics. I mean, what's better than John Cusack holding a boom box over his head to win the girl of his dreams? Nothing. But what I...

Money maker, attention grabber

Money maker, attention grabber

Alana Mayes, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Five minutes into the first quarter of Super Bowl 50, Cam Newton, the Carolina Panther's quarterback, fumbles the ball, which the Denver Broncos grab for the first touchdown of the game. The TV fades to black and on comes the first commercial of the Super Bowl, starring Kevin Hart and you realize that...

Tech-nically gifted

Tech-nically gifted

Cristina Zapata, Feature and Opinion Editor

February 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It's hard to imagine how different your life would be if you hadn’t made that life-changing decision. For some people, that was quitting soccer or ballet when they were five and for others that was choosing one of the thousands of colleges in the United States. For Junior Claire Griffin, joining the...