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Successful rush

Kendal Orrantia, Feature Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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 ...

The last dance

The last dance

Hannah Prince, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The curtains part, the lights come on and the music blares - it is time to perform. For the SMCHS dance program, May 10-13, 2017 is the final curtain call. The annual spring dance concert highlights the dance team, intermediate and advanced dance classes, soloists and guest performances from student-athletes. From...

The captured scenes

The captured scenes

Rachel Tetreault and Hannah Prince

April 25, 2017


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As the fire truck comes racing down the street, students prepare to watch the "Every 15 Minutes" assembly. Here are some snippets of the MOCK crash demonstration and performances, the reading of the obituary and the grim reaper pulling victims out of class.   The grim reaper takes Griffin...

Four days in the Emerald City

Four days in the Emerald City

Hannah Prince and Amanda Moussiaux

April 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Hi! It's Hannah and Amanda, Eagle Eye staff writers. Throughout our vlog, we will keep you updated on our day to day activities and events in Seattle. From April 5-8, the Journalism Education Association (JEA) held the 2017 spring conference in downtown Seattle, where high school journalists a...

I’m booked 

I’m booked 

Taylor Gather and Ivanna Rea

March 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  For sophomore Catlin Relvas, Mar. 2 is D.E.A.R. to her heart and childhood experience. National Read Across America day was created in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA). Every year, the holiday is celebrated on Dr. Seuss' birthday, Mar. 2, as a day dedicated to reading and...

Post-It project

Post-It project

Amanda Moussiaux and Rachel Tetreault

February 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  Need a daily dose of inspiration? Try scrolling through inspirational quotes. Recently, the Guys Givin' Back organization has been picking up the trend that motivates and inspires people to do acts of kindness. The Guys Givin' Back organization at SMCHS ran by senior Dylan Wrightson, freshman...