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Orange County changes vote system

Orange County changes vote system

Kendrick Choi, Managing Web Editor

March 30, 2020

Since the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to change the county’s election processes in February 2019, major changes have been made, including the switch to “vote center” elections, changes in mail-in ballots and the implementation of more ballot drop boxes. 

Switch to online school

Switch to online school

Evelyn Driscoll and Devon Nguyen

March 26, 2020

SMCHS announced a schoolwide switch to online One-to-One learning on March 13 in response to the World Health Organization's (WHO) designation of the coronavirus as pandemic two days prior. Remote learning is planned to last from March 18 to April 20. "The school is being very proactive," said school...

Only 24 hours for greatness

Domi Drust, Web Managing Editor

January 26, 2020

On January 26th at 9:06 am, Kobe Bryant's personal helicopter left John Wayne airport and crashed in Calabasas before 9 am. It was a foggy morning on their way to his daughter's basketball game in Thousand Oaks. Gianna, 13, was aboard with him along with six others (including the pilot, assistant coach...

A New Season of Christmas Entertainment

Giulia Henshaw, Copy Editor

December 19, 2019

  Not only does Christmas mean a break from school and time with family and friends, it means a new selection of Christmas movies and shows to choose from. Whether it be on the big screen at movie theaters or on local television stations, the abundance of options continue to get greater.   This...

Bringing in the Christmas Spirit

Devon Nguyen, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

On December 6, the performing arts students of SM will put on a production of “A Christmas Carol”, as well as dance and singing performances. The production will star the beloved former SM principal, Raymond Dunn as Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold-hearted miser who despises Christmas. In addition, theatr...

New schedule, less stress

Alex Vallone, Feature Editor

December 19, 2019

As the start of the new block schedule trial for next year begins, teachers change their lesson plans and students adjust to an all periods day on Mondays and the longer block periods at 75 minutes. Some new changes brought with the block schedule are an all periods day on Monday, one school lunch,...

SM Students go to St. Joachim Middle School for Campus Ministry Retreat

SM Students go to St. Joachim Middle School for Campus Ministry Retreat

Madison Clark, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

As Campus Ministry holds retreats for Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors, Mr. Cabildo, Mr. B, Father Tim, and other students drove out to St. Joachim Middle School to lead an all day retreat. As there was a mix of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, everyone enjoyed a day of various activities. Additional...

Amazon in flames

Amazon in flames

Madison Clark, Staff Writer

August 26, 2019

Infamous for it luscious greenery, the Amazon rainforest is home to thousands of life forms and covers around 40% of South America. Receiving recognition for it's size and beauty, the Amazon also supplies around 20% of our Earth's oxygen and has sparked debate among thousands of audiences. Recently, so...

A long lasting shutdown

A long lasting shutdown

Giulia Henshaw, Opinion Writer

February 20, 2019

On Dec. 22, President Trump issued a government shutdown-- the first one since Dec. 1, 2013. However, that government shutdown only lasted 17 days. This shutdown ended on Jan. 25 and lasted for 35 days, making it the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States. According to the article "Government Shutdo...

Romaine recall

Romaine recall

Domi Drust, Feature Editor

December 10, 2018

Four teams one goal

Four teams one goal

Jaime Svinth, Copy Editor

December 10, 2018

As the 2018 fall postseason for Division I women's soccer came to a close, four teams remained-- all hungry for victory. The 2018 Women's College Cup was played Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 at Wakemed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Stanford took on Florida State on Nov. 30 at 5:00 PM, and Georgeto...

Migrants attempt to border-crossing in Laguna Beach

Migrants attempt to border-crossing in Laguna Beach

Sophia Roberts-Tara, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Thursday, Nov. 29, nine people were detained after a resident sighted a small boat containing a total of 13 people washed up on the shores of West Street Beach in Laguna Beach, Calif. After hearing the report, Laguna Beach police officers and Border Patrol agents were sent immediately to handle the si...

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