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The Eagle Eye

A stronger community

A stronger community

Olivia Hernandez, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Balancing a religious life, sports and academics are challenging for many students. However, senior Andrew Concialdi, junior John Grayson, junior Kennedy Ellison, and junior Jordan Werkmeister have managed to combine God and student athletics all into one club. These students call themselves "the core...

EXaLTing God

EXaLTing God

Lauren Danke, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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Campus Ministry hosts powerful nights of worship called XLT, or exalt, several times throughout the school year. XLT is a time for students, teachers, parents and friends to gather together to worship. It is known for its music, inspirational speakers and adoration. XLT gives students the opportunity...

SOCOMUN XXVI

SOCOMUN XXVI

Mia Ross, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Feature

Every year, hundreds of students from schools throughout Orange County attend Santa Margarita's South Orange County Model United Nations (SOCOMUN) Conference. Dressed in standard business attire, the delegates join together in the Moiso Family Pavilion at the start of an eight-hour day of intense debate sur...

Rodriguez returns

Rodriguez returns

McKenna Sulick, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


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There's a new face greeting everyone with a smile in the activities office. The energy behind the desk is Miss Lauren Rodriguez, member of the class of 2013, soccer coach, and youngest of six Rodriguez kids to attend SMCHS. Rodriguez decided to return to her roots after graduating from UCLA with four...

Increasing faith one step at a time

Increasing faith one step at a time

Olivia Hernandez, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


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Campus Ministry is in charge of the school's service projects, classes, and retreats and Patrick Visconti, the new Campus Ministry director, is in charge of all campus ministry related activities and celebrations. Visconti is starting his new position ambitiously. So far, he has changed the ...

Web designer in disguise

Web designer in disguise

Mia Ross, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Many SMCHS students spend their summer vacations at the beach, traveling or completing their summer assignments. Senior Allyssa Lopez, however, had different responsibilities: she spent two months redesigning the SMCHS website. The school website had not been updated since 2009. The communication...

All aboard

All aboard

Hannah Prince, Print Editor-in-chief

August 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

  The Senior Cruise is an SMCHS senior tradition. The class of 2018 set out on the Newport Harbor in an array of costumes for their first senior event on Thursday Aug. 24. From the Mexican food to the DJs and the karaoke machine, seniors danced and enjoyed the ocean view. The number of ...

Leading with laughter

Leading with laughter

Emily Redd, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Senior Garrett Domier demonstrates the importance of humor.

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Eagles against human trafficking

Eagles against human trafficking

Brittany Kaplan, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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Despite a high concentration of wealth within Orange County, a quick Google search shows that Orange County is one of the worst counties in California when it comes to the lucrative and grossly under-reported business of human trafficking. “Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion to use another human being for one’s own profit,” said Susan...

Blast from the past

Blast from the past

Rachel Tetreault and Ian Gutierrez

April 23, 2017


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As the VHS tape starts to play, the familiar "Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill Nye, the science guy!" rings throughout the room. Students turn their heads towards the catchy tune of the Bill Nye show, paying closer attention to Bill than they do their teachers. Bill Nye has been the face of science videos for st...

New teacher on the block

New teacher on the block

Margaret Driscoll, Staf

February 8, 2017


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Towards the end of 2016, science teacher Cristal Miller ended her teaching career at SMCHS, leaving the faculty and administration in need of a new Environmental Science, Biology and Chemistry teacher for the students. Luckily, Megan Vanni stepped up to the challenge and met all the criteria the faculty...

Smiles for senior year

Smiles for senior year

Cristina Zapata, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2016


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A picture is worth a thousand words, and if it's taken by senior Nina Ocampo, it only costs $0. At the start of the second quarter, Ocampo announced to her several hundred Instagram followers that she would be willing to take senior portraits for free. Almost instantly, Ocampo received several requests...