The Eagle Eye

One beach at a time

The Surfrider club hosts monthly beach clean ups to encourage others to take care of the environment.
December 16, 2020

A day at the beach usually consists of warm weather, waves crashing, and the smell of salt air. Most people fail to notice the abundance of trash buried in the sand or washed up on the shore. This is where... the game

The new C.H.A.N.G.E Club promotes diversity and inclusion on campus.
December 16, 2020

This past year, Santa Margarita created the DIVE Team to encourage diversity and inclusion on campus. Sophomore Mia Thomas, founder of the club, had two goals in mind in creating the club. She wished to...

A Covid Christmas

Photo by Saddleback Church's instagram @saddlebackchurch.
People around Orange County maintain the holiday spirit through various safe Christmas festivities
December 7, 2020

With the restrictions because of Covid-19, the holiday season has been very different than the ones from past years. Holidays are a time for traditions and family, but this year some things have had to...

Bringing in the christmas season

Bringing in the christmas season
Seasonal lights return yet again to Dana Point Harbor.
November 30, 2020

Another year of lights, warmth, and Christmas cheer fills Dana Point Harbor this winter season. Every year, cities line their streets with fun seasonal banners and the occasional light-wrapped tree. Dana...

Creative costumes

From left to right: Anthony Comestro and Lily Matteson as a Safari Guide and a Zebra, Shane Townsend as Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, Aldo Ruiz Ortiz as Waldo from Where's Waldo, Matt Auriemma and Brooke Owens as the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, and Kennedy Santini as a Flapper from the 1920’s.
SMCHS' seniors go all out for Halloween to make the most of their last year of high school.
November 10, 2020

Trick-Or-Treat! SMCHS seniors got crafty with their costumes for Halloween to be able to enjoy their senior year. Halloween looked a little different this year compared to previous years. Due to the health...

A tribute to trinity

Maddox and her cousin, Trinity Ewert, posing at age 2. Maddox and Ewert were cousins that were the same age, so they immediately became best friends. Maddox was inspired by Trinity's story to start her charitable business.
Senior Kaylin Maddox created a charitable business, Tutors for Trinity, to raise money for families who children have rare blood disorders and to help spread awareness about these disorders.
November 10, 2020

In memory of her cousin, Trinity Ewert, senior Kaylin Maddox created Tutors for Trinity to provide funds for families whose children have  rare blood disorders. After observing Trinity's family struggle...

Everyone bleeds red

Now more than ever, organizations like the Red Cross are desparate for aid. The blood drive will be held October 22nd at school.
Despite the pandemic, the Red Cross Club is still managing to host a blood drive to save lives.
October 30, 2020

During the midst of the coronavirus, the inevitable cancellation of various athletic, academic, and other school events occurs. Without some of these fundraisers and services, many are suffering without...

New club on campus

Surana gets ready to film her video reading a children's story. The videos have been sent to Team Long Run.
The Eagle Outreach club allows students to participate in a different service organization per quarter.
October 12, 2020
When most people find out they don't have to go to school for a couple months, they take it as a time to relax. For Junior Disha Surana, the COVID-19 quarantine became an opportunity. Having a mass of extra time, Surana started the Eagle Outreach club.

A coach’s return

The 2019-2020 Varsity Cheer team in Orlando, Florida after placing in the final 3 at UCA Nationals.
During a unique season, the varsity cheer team has a former coach return.
October 8, 2020

Amidst the many changes with sports due to Covid-19, the cheer team experiences even more change with the return of a familiar face. Former coach, Dana Maas, decides to come back to coach after taking...

The senior year we didn’t expect

One of Bella Gerken's posts on the senior class Instagram, @smchs2021. Gerken has posted quotes like these to encourage her peers to stay positive.
Even with the unique circumstances of this year, ASB strives to create and plan a memorable senior year.
October 2, 2020
Due to COVID-19, this year has brought a variety of challenges. However, ASB continues to work to make this year exciting for students.

A taste of theme parks

Knott's Berry Farm new food and beverage event gives theme park lovers a taste of what they have been missing during the 6 month closure.
September 21, 2020
Knott's has created a creative food focused event in place of the traditional scary fest with mazes, rides, and spooky fiends wandering the park. Taste of Fall-O-Ween is a way for theme park lovers to get a taste of their favorite theme park treats in these uncertain times.

The warrior behind the Warrior Project

Shane Townsend shares her love for mental health through Instagram page, @thewarriorproject.
September 15, 2020
"It's okay to not be okay," said Townsend. "I want to give others something happy to look at even when things get tough."
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