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Living through art

Living through art

Kristine Liao, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For SMCHS seniors, the sixth annual art show is their last.  The work of some of the school's most seasoned artists was displayed and potenitally sold in the library until Feb. 5.

Making it big

Making it big

Chloe Le, News & Sports Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

With almost one year of college out of her way, Andrea Martinez has been killing it at New York University. Even though she's 2,792 miles away from California, she and her family are still making a huge impact on students interested in theatre at SMCHS. After Andrea graduated from SMCHS in 2015, Dave...

Men (and women) in black

Men (and women) in black

Taylor Gather, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

There are other stars of the show that don’t always get the applause. Behind the curtain, the SMCHS Talon Theatre tech team performs an unseen act of their own. They make sure the show runs smoothly. The tech team works diligently to produce a show each time better than the last. Whether perfecting...

Music to my ears

Music to my ears

Alana Mayes, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The stage is black and all is quiet. Music blares throughout the dome.  The whole stage is in lit and in view. The musical kicks into gear and the first actor comes onto the stage. By the first note, it is clear the musical will be a smashing success. The 1950 Broadway hit, Guys and Dolls, a come...

We’re not in Rancho anymore

We’re not in Rancho anymore

Lauren Kesic, Marketing & Publicity Editor

January 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The local Orange County spots I typically venture to, the breakfast places in Laguna Beach, the boardwalk in Newport and the pier in San Clemente are getting redundant. I am tired of looking at the same places and doing the same things. It is clearly time for an adventure. I take it upon myse...

Jedi training

Jedi training

Sarah Turner and Cristina Zapata

January 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Uncategorized

It's crunch time people. The Force Awakens came out last month and if you haven't found time to sit down and watch six two-hour movies before going to the movies, it's crunch time. Though no summary can fully convey the one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience, your most likely busy schedule only has time...

Let out some steam

Camille Manese and Dani Segovia

January 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Here are 4 viral internet challenges that we decided to try out, each one having their own objective -- and now we challenge you!     Cinnamon Challenge What you need: spoons, cinnamon and milk Directions: Put a spoon full of cinnamon in your mouth and try to swallow it. If y...

Behind the curtain

Behind the curtain

Lauren Kesic, Marketing & Publicity Editor

December 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Senior Sam Drust anxiously repeats the lines in her head. This is the moment she's been waiting for after months of rehearsing. The light from center stage shines on Drust as she takes a deep breath to wash away the nerves. "For as long as I could remember, I don't get a greater feeling of satisfaction...

Musical honors

Musical honors

Perla Shaheen, Copy Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

After many years of award-winning and hard work, the performing arts program has taken another step forward with its acceptance into the Tri-M Music Honor Society (MHS). This international society recognizes high school arts programs for their musical achievements, academic merit and civic service....

Celebirdy: Eagle poll

Celebirdy: Eagle poll

Shannon Pierson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Eagle Eye conducted a voluntary survey via the SMCHS website from Oct. 5 to Oct. 10. for the purpose of gauging SMCHS's stance on the appearance of the Eagle mascot costume. We asked SMCHS students, administrators, alumni and parents the following question: "If our SMCHS Eagle mascot was to get...

Audition for exhibition

Audition for exhibition

Dessi Gomez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Excited chatter circulates throughout the Dome. As the lights dim, eager voices fade into hushed whispers.

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A tale of two apps

A tale of two apps

Dessi Gomez and Perla Shaheen

September 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, From our print issue, Showcase

The link seems to show up in everyone's Instagram bios. By the tap of a finger, curious followers are sent into a completely separate social medium site. They're transported to a whole new world -- that of VSCO. Formally known as Visual Supply Company, VSCO was founded in 2011, roughly a year after the founding of Instagra...