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Southern California ablaze with wildfires, residents evacuate

Southern California ablaze with wildfires, residents evacuate

Hannah Prince, Print Editor-in-chief

December 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  The 2017 California wildfire season has caused destruction throughout Southern California, leaving residents without homes, killing wildlife and requiring first responders to work endless hours. The six largest fires burned 256,000 acres of land.   Currently, there are five active f...

Grandparents day

Grandparents day

Riley Davies, Copy Editor

November 16, 2017


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On Nov. 7 students had the opportunity to attend mass and lead their grandparents or special friends on a tour of the campus. The event was put on by the Grandparents Club, founded by former SMCHS teacher, Meredith Moody and SMCHS alumni parent and current grandparent, Sue McKeen. The event att...

Dazzling display

Emily Redd, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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SMCHS is well-known for its academics, athletics, and arts. On Oct. 23, incoming freshman and their families were able to catch a glimpse of the campus and all it has to offer by participating in Student Ambassador led tours, hearing presentations by the Administration department and learning more about extracurricu...

Bankruptcy R Us

Bankruptcy R Us

Brittany Kaplan and Mia Ross

October 23, 2017


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Toys ‘R’ Us filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy claim Monday, Sept. 18 in a Virginia federal court due to long-term heavy debt. According to the New York Times, the popular toy company has struggled to pay off more than $5 billion in debt for years. Toys ‘R’ Us will join Gymboree, Payless, True Rel...

Blue and gold

Blue and gold

McKenna Sulick, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


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On the evening of Sept. 30, members of the SMCHS community gathered on campus to celebrate the school's 30 year anniversary at the annual Blue and Gold fundraiser. The gym was barely recognizable, transformed with sweeping decorations, chandeliers, and tables adorned with elaborate centerpieces. ...

Successful rush

Kendal Orrantia, Feature Editor

October 6, 2017


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Over 80 clubs gathered in the school gym for the annual Club Rush event on Sept. 27. Many of this year's clubs are centered around service and charism.  Clubs like Red Cross Club, the SM Pet Project and the Pink Ribbon Club reach out to the less fortunate and raise awareness for issues like cancer,...

Devastation in Mexico

Devastation in Mexico

Ryan Dunker, Sport Editor

October 1, 2017


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Mexico experienced three earthquakes each with a magnitude of 6.1 or greater. Although all three earthquakes struck in Southern Mexico, the effects are felt throughout the continent. The three earthquakes impacted Mexico City, Veracruz, Oaxaca and beyond. Each city experienced massive destructio...

Soaring spirit

Soaring spirit

Emily Redd, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


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Spirit week is more than just five days of free dress. Throughout the various themed days, students and staff come together and showcase their enthusiasm for SMCHS. The theme for Homecoming this year was Alice and Wonderland, and the spirit days included America Day, 70's Day, Disney Day, Blue and...

Irma hits Florida

Irma hits Florida

Brittany Kaplan and Margaret Driscoll

September 21, 2017


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Classified as a Category 5 hurricane, Hurricane Irma hit Florida on Sunday, Sept. 10, leaving millions of Floridians without power and many more to deal with flash flooding that crossed state lines into Georgia and parts of South Carolina. Since its start, Irma's wind speeds have weakened to 60 miles...

Students donate to the ruined victims of Hurricane Harvey

Students donate to the ruined victims of Hurricane Harvey

Hannah Prince, Print Editor-in-chief

September 1, 2017


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All SMCHS classes participated in a Dash for Cash for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath on Thursday Aug. 31. Hurricane Harvey is still an active tropical cyclone that is causing flooding in Southeastern Texas. Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the U.S., with more...

New year, new bookstore

New year, new bookstore

Rachel Do, Staff Writer

August 31, 2017


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The Eagle bookstore has been a place to purchase school textbooks, uniforms and especially last minute English novels. This year, the school has made some changes. Sammer Darwazeh, Director of Activities and Coordinator of Digital Productions, explains the main reason why the school decided to remodel...

Blinded by the light

Blinded by the light

Rachel Tetreault, Web Editor-in-chief

August 24, 2017


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After predicting the exact date 38 years ago, students and staff witnessed a scientific phenomenon: the solar eclipse. On August 21, 2017 at 10:22 a.m., the eclipse lasted only a couple of minutes in California. Many students were in awe of this naturally occurring event especially, senior Nick ...