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Instilling growth- With their clothing company, Medina and Stevens hope to inspire change in their community by planting a tree with every purchase. Both clothing collections sold out in less than 24 hours.

Restore revive revitalize

Senior Phillip Medina co-founds a clothing company that inspires growth in the environment and its customers.
Giulia Henshaw, Copy Editor May 20, 2021

Starting a business was always a goal for senior Phillip Medina. While on FaceTime, he decided to speed up the inevitable and co-founded his clothing company, Sea of Trees, in the fall of 2020 with his...

New community- Alvidera and her small group have post Kairos reunions. They support each other in staying connected to their faith and maintain their friendship.

Keeping the tradition alive

Senior Allysa Alvidera shares her first ever post-pandemic Kairos experience.
Alex Vallone, Managing Editor March 25, 2021

Amidst a pandemic on top of the traditional senior stresses, many seniors experience feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Many seniors, including myself, have lost hope of getting to have the activities...

Senior Scout - Forbes enters her tenth year of being a Girl Scout.

Thinking outside the cookie box

Rylie Forbes shares her experience as a high school Girl Scout navigating through a pandemic.
Juliana Soliman, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

While Thin-Mints, Carmel Delights, and Peanut Butter Patties are some of the sweetest perks girl scouts bring to the community, their impact stretches far beyond boxes of cookies. Many don't realize that...

Science club spotlight

Science club spotlight

From creating a new magazine to looking to compete in national competitions, Science Club continues to set the bar high.
Katharine Lee, Feature Editor February 27, 2021

No pressure, but not many clubs begin their first meeting discussing how the world will end. The theory of multiverses and how humans came into existence aren’t exactly light dinnertime topics, either....

Doni Orsini and her daughter Olivia pose in front of their new storefront with friends. This dream has been a decade in the making.

A boutique that defies all odds

Olivia’s Closet Boutique opens a new store front in the Sendero Marketplace amongst COVID-19 recession.
Juliana Soliman, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

After years of selling clothing at trunk-show parties, mother and fashion-lover Doni Orsini took a leap of faith when opening her own store, Olivia’s Closet Boutique, in Rancho Santa Margarita in 2010....

Illustration by Lucy Chang

No more procrastination

Lucy Chang recommends ways to increase efficiency and motivation for online learning.
Lucy Chang, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

As the new semester kicks off, many students struggle to maintain motivated and engaged in their classes. Understandably, students tire of school after the long span of online learning, but simply giving...

2020 recap

The Eagle Eye bids 2020 farewell with a recap of the most notable events of the year.
Bella Scarano, A&E Editor February 16, 2021

January: Starting 2020 off with the awful Australian Wildfires and leaving society devastated by Kobe Bryant's death.   February: Covid-19 virus began to spread.   March: The...

One beach at a time

The Surfrider club hosts monthly beach clean ups to encourage others to take care of the environment.
Giulia Henshaw, Copy Editor 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.
Catherine Bryson, Staff Writer 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...

Photo by Saddleback Church's instagram @saddlebackchurch.

A Covid Christmas

People around Orange County maintain the holiday spirit through various safe Christmas festivities
Gracynn Crocker, News Editor 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.
Aaron Moffett, Staff Writer 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...

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.

Creative costumes

SMCHS' seniors go all out for Halloween to make the most of their last year of high school.
Maddy Sherwood, Staff Writer 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...

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