The Eagle Eye

Students reflect on evacuation from Silverado fire

Seniors Jillian Surdilla and Sara Good recall their evacuation experiences.
November 18, 2020

Group B classes took place virtually on Monday Oct. 26 in response to the Silverado wildfire raging in the Santiago and Silverado canyons, which forced around 90,000 Orange County residents to evacuate...

One mask at a time

A local group of community members continue to distribute handmade masks to areas in need through the Health Care Mask Collaborative.
November 5, 2020

After seeing the unfortunate impacts of Covid-19, local politician Stephanie Oddo created a Facebook group known as Healthcare Mask Collaborative (HMC) to manufacture cloth masks in impoverished and high-risk...

Looming election day

Store fronts are being boarded up in major cities in preparation for the election.
Americans fear chaos and violence following the November 3 election.
November 3, 2020

Major cities across the nation are becoming eerie and apocalyptic as the election approaches this November. Store owners put up plywood in fear of violence, similar to during the political unrest in the...

New season new clubs

In accordance with social distancing procedures and Covid-19 guidelines, SMCHS Club Rush moves to a virtual format for the first time.
October 30, 2020

Every fall, Club Rush begins with a bustling gym filled with students, high energy, and various clubs. This year, however, was different. Fall Club Rush was held virtually via Flipgrid on October...

Confirmed student cases of coronavirus in Irvine

Confirmed student cases of coronavirus in Irvine
With schools having been open for in-person learning, concerns regarding students contracting COVID have been realized with two confirmed cases in the Irvine Unified School District
October 29, 2020

With schools returning in-person, it was only a matter of time till students and teachers would test positive for COVID-19. Such an occurrence has struck the Irvine Unified School District days after returning....

A spooky and safe Halloween

There's plenty of safe ways to celebrate Halloween.
Amidst a global pandemic, the CDC has released guidelines for how to safely celebrate Halloween.
October 21, 2020
Following the release of the guidelines, local businesses began adapting to ensure the holiday could be just as much fun as ever.

Corona kills the testing status

Corona kills the testing status
Colleges consider to begins eliminating testing
October 8, 2020

As a senior and incoming senior, you have many things on your mind, due dates, college events, info nights, and test scores. In the unprecedented time we know that many colleges have taken the liberty...

E-Bike Surge

There has been a surge in E-bike sales during quarantine and into summer.
September 20, 2020

E-bikes are a great solution for easy and quick transportation as well as a fun workout. The bikes are affordable and assessable to everyone Orange County and have become very popular. With the hit of...

Bringing Peace to Campus

September 11, 2020

Santa Margarita held their first all grade, socially distanced, school event on Tuesday, Septembe r 1st.  Put on by Campus Ministry, the XLT (Xalt to God) included praise and worship from Mr. Cabildo...

2020 Top colleges

2020 Top colleges
The class of 2020 heads to these top five colleges in the fall.
May 28, 2020

  #1 Arizona State (ASU) (16) Recognized as the most innovative school by US News & World Report, ASU provides an engaging learning community for students. As "One university in many places,"...

6 feet apart

People across the united states adjust to the new norm of social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 8, 2020

As the number of Corona Virus cases spread throughout the country, the CDC as well as many other health organizations have recommended a new procedure to lessen the chances of being exposed Getting...

Corona college admissions

Colleges make changes to accommodate seniors accepting or applying for college. A lot of colleges became test optional in response to COVID-19.
Colleges take necessary measures to ensure student accessibility despite coronavirus.
May 5, 2020
As for the college admissions process itself, some colleges have extended their acceptance deadline, which is traditionally May 1st, to June 1st. Standardized testing is becoming an optional submission for applicants, seeing as the College Board has canceled or postponed most SAT I and SAT II testing until September. Colleges are also saying they will take into account the effect of quarantine on student-athletes and other extracurriculars. 
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