The Eagle Eye

Meet Mrs. Crafts

Meet Mrs. Crafts

Amanda Moussiaux, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The typical thought process of a SM student: Freshman year- it's high school, Sophomore year-I got this down. Junior year-will I survive? Senior year-where do I want to go? After adapting and completing high school, the next step that comes to a student's mind is the thought of college. The college...

Unstoppable

Hannah Prince, Staff Writer

October 23, 2016


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      He listens to the testimonies; he looks at his leader's relationship with God and looks at his. He is now willing to open up, overcome his hesitation and reveal himself. He gains not only love from God, but from those around him. "When I first left for the retreat, ...

A Jolt of Divine Inspiration

A Jolt of Divine Inspiration

Megan Forsythe, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


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The sudden shift from a stress free summer to the whirlwind that is balancing school work can be overwhelming. Even after a few weeks of school, students desperately ache for a break from the never ending pile of papers, projects and presentations. While an early summer vacation is unlikely, Campus Ministry...

Big screen elective

Big screen elective

Ian Gutierrez, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016


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With so many elective options at SMCHS, there is something for everyone. This year, there has been a new edition to the long list: Screenwriting Honors. Screenwriting is taught by the passionate movie and video enthusiast, Todd Naylor. Already teaching Digital Video Production and Digital Media Techniques,...

Stay hydrated my friends

Stay hydrated my friends

Chloe Le, Web Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2016


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Director of Activities, Sammer Darwazeh and ASB officers installed water stations for students to refill their water bottles in the summer of 2016. What started as a quick decision turned into a resourceful tool and an environmental change for the school. Darwazeh first saw the idea to install the...

Looking through a new lens

Looking through a new lens

Hannah Prince, Staff Writer

September 8, 2016


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  Through the eyes of SMCHS students, the deans are considered bad guys on campus. What the students don’t see is that the deans play a vital role in our campus's safety and discipline. The deans (Jerry Holloway, Jill Hegna and John Fitzpatrick) and the campus supervisors (Juan Ventura, A...

REAL worship

REAL worship

Ivanna Rea, Managing Editor

September 3, 2016


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The project that four SMCHS graduates started has now been passed down to a group of students ready to spread the faith filled mission of REALministry. In May of the 2015-2016 school year, Andrew Hoang, Beck Svensson, CJ Bautista and Ricky Cruz created a student-run ministry; The goal was to grow...

Snapshots of Social Media

Snapshots of Social Media

Hannah Prince, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


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Two words, one Internet, and many meanings: social media. Every day, the use of phones, computers, and other electronic devices fill the lives of twenty-first century citizens of all ages. The development of technology has increased dramatically in the past decades. Martin Cooper made the first mobile...

Looking back

Looking back

Alana Mayes, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016


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On May 20 the front parking lot outside of the B building will be busy with students waiting patiently to receive their 2016-17 Talon Yearbooks hot off the press. The day is expected to run smoothly, but the road getting to distribution day was not as smooth. The yearbook class, taught by Meredith...

Let’s Dance

Let’s Dance

Amanda Zou, Photo Editor

April 28, 2016


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On Saturday evening, students want to fill the night with as much fun as possible to reward ourselves for making it through a long week of school. Having a family dinner at a favorite restaurant or watching a movie with a best friend are all common choices. However, on April 16, there was a group o...

Knott at School

Chloe Le & Sarah Turner, News & Sports Editor & Staff Writer

April 9, 2016


Filed under Feature, Videos

On Thursday March 10, high school students in Southern California, including SMCHS' STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) class, took a trip to Knott's Berry Farm to experience physics in a more exciting way. During Physics Day, the park was open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to give students...

Annual Spring student survey

Cristina Zapata, Feature & Opinion Editor

April 8, 2016


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On the morning of March 14, all period seven classes were interrupted five minutes before the bell by an announcement regarding a survey from the IT Department. Students were given five minutes to fill out a survey attached to an email from SMCHS' Director of Instructional Technology, Scott Bricker,...