The Eagle Eye

Cultivating the calm

McNamee and Bautista pose together at a school dance.

Jaime Svinth, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2020

Ecstatic, juniors Taylor McNamee and Matteo Bautista smiled with joy and warmly embraced as they stepped out of Mission Viejo library. After weeks of planning and dreaming, their vision of minimizing the stigma around mental health had finally begun to take shape.  The students created their project, Peace of...

Class of 2020 college decisions

Class of 2020 college decisions

May 26, 2020

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Spreading their wings

Irene Straniero announcing her commitment to the University of Amsterdam ready for her new journey abroad.

Jaclyn Paul, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

On decision day, May 1st, high school seniors across the country announce the furthering of their education as they embark on new journeys. Out of these millions of students, several choose to go out of the country. Seniors Talia Wansikehian and Irene Straniero have taken the leap to commit to study...

Keeping faith in quarantine

Romo has found himself prepared for an unexpected quarantine and remains steadfast in his faith.

Jaclyn Paul, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

With the widespread outbreak of coronavirus, countries have shut down globally. With these shutdowns, movement is limited, and in turn, people aren't able to practice their daily routines.  During this time of isolation, many people are turning to God and trying to maintain a positive outlook. For...

Big shoes to fill

The student body has elected Jack Graham (top left) as ASB Vice President, Sophie Tran (top right) as ASB Treasurer, Alexis McCabe (bottom left) as ASB President, and Samantha Cruz (bottom right) as ASB Secretary.

Aidan Ocampo, Web Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2020

For years, the student body has been led and served by an elected group of students called to fulfill the many responsibilities and expectations of the ASB Executive Council. Following a school-wide election, four distinguished students are excited to fulfill this role. For the 2020-2021 school year...

Making the most of it

Best suprise- Higgins felt the love on her birthday while still social distancing.

Gracynn Crocker, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Junior Sophia Pearlman walked outside, hearing music blasting and horns honking, to find the endless line of decorated cars parading in front of her house. She didn’t expect this on her birthday during quarantine. With life moving forward, many birthdays are still celebrated despite being stuck...

Difficult decisions

By looking through pictures online, students can discover what life is like at their potential home for the next 4 years.

Grace Caspino, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As a senior, I understand the difficulty of choosing a college during this pandemic. With thousands of colleges around the country, how are you able to decide without seeing the college? Across the nation, colleges have shut down their campuses and moved to strictly online classes. This means that college...

Stepping Away from Substance Abuse

Students prepare for their presentation at St. John's Episcopal School as they learn from Deputy Lopez about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Isabela Barrera and Madison Clark

May 8, 2020

Along with the presentations, Next-Step Club members share personal experiences that improve their public speaking abilities. By sharing impactful stories on the effects of alcohol and explaining how the vaping epidemic affects life in high school, St. John's students become equipped with crucial knowledge they need before High School.

Small gesture large impact

Groceries are being delivered to people at home to reduce the amount of people in the stores. They are also being distributed to people in need.

Bella Scarano, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

As COVID-19 remains a prevalent threat, strict rules continue being implemented. Several small businesses have had to lay off a large amount of employees and without knowing when they are able to reopen, some are in danger of being closed forever. With this in mind it is important for the community...

Achieving the dream acceptance

Jordan Cheung shows off his dream school merch shortly after committing.

McKenna Andrew, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

As the college admissions process comes to a close in May, students finalize college decisions and make their choices on where they will be attending for the next 4 years. The process is known to be very difficult and many students understand it's flaws. However, some students set their aims on a dream...

Dear Underclassmen

A group of seniors cheering in the nest during a white-out football game. High school is all about enjoying the little moments.

Julia Mortimer, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Dear Underclassmen, We all grew up hearing that high school would be the best years of our lives. It would be so fun and we would learn so much and make so many memories. At some points, it would be hard and emotional and feel never ending. We heard a lot of things but no one ever told us the last...

Uplifting teens through yoga

Girl gang- During a weekend retreat the Uplift Yoga ambassadors and mentors come together to practice yoga and discover themselves.

Giulia Henshaw, Copy Editor

May 5, 2020

Wanting to a discover a new workout program, juniors Keely Mulvihill and Clara Cherney happened to stumble across a flyer for the Uplift Yoga Foundation. After researching and discovering more about the foundation, they decided to sign up and were welcomed into a supportive group of girls dedicated to...

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