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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...

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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