The Eagle Eye

ETV 2.0: Behind the Scenes

ETV 2.0: Behind the Scenes

Aidan Ocampo, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Feature

The bland tone plays across the school PA system, calling the students attention. The screens in class transition into ETV 2.0. At this time many students are often skyping or talking to their friends or doing last minute studying before a quiz instead of watching the school’s daily broadcast. They may gl...

The fempire strikes back

The fempire strikes back

Gillian Steffey, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Juniors Sophia Roberts-Tara and Morgan Jones started the Phoenix Club in order to bring awareness to the struggles that women and other marginalized groups experience both within Orange County and around the globe. Whether it's volunteering or raising awareness, and even making a network of strong supp...

Motion to remember

Motion to remember

Rachel Do, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Freshmen year is the year to try out new things, like joining a variety of clubs, taking on new classes and playing sports. For Senior Gabe Reyes, it was joining Model United Nations, also known as MUN, a decision that shaped his four years of high school in a positive way. Reyes was hesitant about...

Behind the sounds

Behind the sounds

Brittany Kaplan, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The cast bows before an applauding audience and many actors and actresses receive flowers at the end of their performance. But behind the curtain, or, rather, hidden at the top of the bleachers, sits a crew of techies responsible for making sure the show runs smoothly. Senior Mike Juergens has been...

Strolling to support

Strolling to support

Kendal Orrantia, Feature Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Showcase

  Family members and friends gathered at the SMCHS track on Dec. 10 for the Santa Stroll, a fundraising  event hosted by the Jesse Reese Foundation.  The fundraiser brought awareness and raised money for kids fighting cancer.  Many of the "Courageous Kids", families and supporters dressed ...

A new face in the art department

A new face in the art department

Olivia Hernandez, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Showcase

Former IB Art teacher, Mr. Hoff left the school to find himself through a mission trip. Although this departure was difficult for some students, the transition became easier with the hiring of new teacher: Jaclyn Fields. Fields taught art in her first classroom here at SMCHS. She specializes in graphic...

Operation help a hero

Operation help a hero

Brittany Kaplan, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Around 100,000 people live at Camp Pendleton, the West Coast’s prominent military base. This population includes Marines, their spouses, and their kids. For many stationed Marines, juggling family and training can be difficult. Operation Help a Hero's mission is to relieve some of the stress of living...

HOBY leadership

HOBY leadership

Rachel Tetreault, Web Editor-in-chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Each year, thousands of students all over the U.S. can join together through the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY). This program was founded in 1958 and has established programs from volunteering to selective leadership. One of HOBY's goals is to shape high schoolers into community leaders. "Sophomores...

Crazy for robotics

Crazy for robotics

Gillian Steffey, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Feature

Competing in two tournaments a year, the robotics team designs and builds specific robots for each competition, however, the team also builds robots for fun, not just the competitions. The team is currently building a t-shirt shooting robot and plan to use it at future sports games and pep ra...

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


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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...