The Eagle Eye

Fight for food safety

Fight for food safety

Perla Shaheen, Copy Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

After the anticipated wait, Chipotle has finally come to Rancho Santa Margarita. The restaurant opened its doors on Feb. 11 in Plaza El Paseo, offering jobs to two seniors, Noelle Bannigan and Lillie Lustig. "Now that college apps are done, I've had a lot of extra time so I wanted to get a job," Lu...

Passion for politics

Passion for politics

Kristine Liao, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2016


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In third grade, senior Morgan Yurosek sent a letter and an American soldier Build-A-Bear to then President George W. Bush. Three months later, the president responded with a personal letter, signed photographs, stickers and bookmarks. "It was the first time I felt like I could connect with the government,"...

Step up

Step up

Sarah Turner, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


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On Feb. 1, four SMCHS students arrived in a very rainy Washington D.C. to attend a series of conferences called the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). CADCA hosts a number of groups from around the world that invites students to discuss drug prevention. Representing the Next Step c...

The write path

The write path

Allison De La Bastida, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016


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While college may seem like a necessary step on one's way to gaining a job, junior Andrew Beauchamp doesn't feel he needs a college degree to start doing what he loves. Beauchamp aspires to be a writer, a career choice which heavily influenced his decision to not attend college after finishing high...

Leading French student

Leading French student

Ivanna Rea, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016


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Attending a class designated for a group of kids? Common. Attending a class with a curriculum made just for you? Unheard of. Sophomore Rachel Kim has her own French 5 Honors class here at SMCHS. After studying the language at an international school in Korea, Kim was the only one qualified for this...

Gearing up for FRC

Gearing up for FRC

Dessi Gomez, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


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Buttons are pushed with great speed. Gears  click into place and whir frantically. The  microcontroller brain boots up. The robot is ready for action. During the 2014-2015 school year, SMCHS  started its very first robotics elective class, but  the bots didn't stop here. This school year holds ...

California dreamin’

California dreamin’

Camille Manese and Cristina Zapata

January 5, 2016


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Some people are satisfied with an occasional trip to Palm Springs for a virgin piña colada and a quick escape from reality. Others venture to the middle of the Peruvian jungle to live with indigenous tribes for two weeks. And the rest who fall in between, are those like senior Ana Chara. Chara fell deeply in...

London lovin’

London lovin’

Dessi Gomez and Ryan Ramos

December 9, 2015


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Fifteen juniors of the SMCHS Model United Nations team journeys to the United Kingdom and France for a conference. Not only did they bring back eight individual awards and a Distinguished Delegation Award, but they also brought back tons of memories and photos from this unforgettable trip abroad. ...

Stop the block

Stop the block

Allison De La Bastida, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


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Open the laptop? Check. Insert topic of research in search engine? Check. Pray that the sites you need aren't blocked? Check. Click on first site, which guarantees most information on topic, and have it open? Not check. For SMCHS student using their tablet for class research, it's most likely that...

Warm weather

Warm weather

Sarah Turner, Staff Writer

October 16, 2015


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If this hot weather isn't killing your vibe, then you obviously are not cut out for sweater weather. Power outages, broken air conditioners and sunburns in September make fall seem, well, less fall-ish. For weeks, the triple digit temperatures have plagued Orange County, consequently making the ...

Story behind SkoolLive

Story behind SkoolLive

Kristine Liao, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2015


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When the SkoolLive Digital Kiosks first came to campus in February 2015, they were surrounded by an air of mystery. Even now, months after their appearance, students and teachers still don't know the full story behind them. "They're a communication tool, a nice addition to campus as far as [being]...

Class police

Class police

Sarah Turner, Staff Writer

September 19, 2015


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A chat on Skype and a quick game of Tetris on the Yoga may seem harmless, but the new and improved Class Policies has made its stealthy appearance on campus, catching distracted students left and right. Students, proceed with caution. Teachers have a new monitoring tool to confirm the students' focus...