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Rodriguez returns

Rodriguez returns

McKenna Sulick, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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...

IT ruins eyes

IT ruins eyes

Rachel Tetreault, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Class begins, laptops open and students put on their glasses. Many students have come across problems with their eyes ever since the integration of the school laptops for. Providing students with their own laptops allow them to get tasks done  easier and in a more organized way. However, after a...

10 tips for college applications

10 tips for college applications

Amanda Zou, Photo Editor

December 2, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

No doubt, the college application process is stressful. Maintaining a good GPA, striving for scores on standardized tests and meeting college applications deadlines at the same time is a lot to handle at once. But don’t panic, here are 10 tips that can help you make the process easier. Do...

Pascual Mystery

Pascual Mystery

Taylor Gather, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

For most people, comics, superheroes and video games define the ultimate childhood experience. For religion teacher Michael Pascual, they are the reason for his existence. Pascual's love for media and the arts goes beyond Batman and Robin. Although his affinity for the beloved superhero characters...