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No peace in El Cajon

No peace in El Cajon

Megan Forsythe, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

  El Cajon police shot and killed an unarmed black man, Alfred Olango, on Tuesday Sept. 27. Public anger arose from this statistic: Olango was the 176th black man shot by a police officer in 2016. Following the shooting, protestors demanded videos of the shooting to be released to settle jus...

A clown’s scare

A clown’s scare

Ian Gutierrez and Rachel Tetreault

October 24, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The month of October is full of Halloween excitement, but some people have taken it too far. According to the Sheriff's department of South Carolina, people dressed as clowns have been sighted around neighborhoods on the east coast and mid-west side of the United States. Locals have seen clowns stalk,...

Category 5

Category 5

Hannah Prince, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

After 12 chaotic days, Hurricane Matthew's journey from the Caribbean to the East Coast of United States has been reclassified to a post-tropical cyclone. From the beginning of the tropical storm to the various hurricane categories (one through five), the lives affected and damage created has been devastating. "There's...

Boy’s Varsity Ice Hockey

September 19, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

Interview with senior Greg Bennett, varsity hockey player. Saturday 17, 2016 at 4 p.m.

Showcase shout out

Showcase shout out

Taylor Gather, Staff Writer

September 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Scott Bricker has never felt prouder of his ongoing three year accomplishment. Since the Lenovo Yoga tablets were introduced to SMCHS in 2014, the IT staff has continue to perfect and create an engaging environment for both students and teachers. As the overseer of the project, Bricker maintains a...

SMCHS Prom Theme

SMCHS Prom Theme

April 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Attention Eagles: It was announced that the 2016 Prom theme is Haunted Mansion and it will be held at the Disneyland Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Tickets went on sale April 18 and will be on sale until May 20 at 3 p.m. Get ready Eagles for a haunted evening!

Robo-World

Robo-World

Alana Mayes, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Arguably the most competitive, memorable robotics competition was between Zoey Brooks and the computer geeks, in season 2 episode 8 of Zoey 101. The competition was fierce with two robots going head to head until there was one robot standing. Little did they know, Quinn Pensky, a science brainiac and Zo...

Annual spring student survey

Cristina Zapata, Feature & Opinion Editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under News

On the morning of March 14, all period seven classes were interrupted five minutes before the bell by an announcement regarding a survey from the IT Department. Students were given five minutes to fill out a survey attached to an email from SMCHS' Director of Instructional Technology, Scott Bricker,...

Happy hugs

Happy hugs

Camille Manese, Staff Writer

February 7, 2016


Filed under News

It would be pretty weird if you just hugged random people at school, right? Well on Free Hugs Day here at SMCHS, it's not considered out of the ordinary. Instead, it's actually encouraged! The Peacemakers Club hosted their second annual Free Hugs Day on Jan. 21. They wanted their small acts of...

Motion to extend the trip

Motion to extend the trip

Claire Robidoux, Staff Writer

February 7, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

My parents dropped me off at LAX at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 16. I soon met the 16 other MUN kids holding their 40 pound suitcases. After a long five hour red-eye, we landed in Newark and started one of the most unforgettable trips of my life. Day 1 Columbia University Just walking on Columbia's cam...

SMCHS Winter Formal Theme

SMCHS Winter Formal Theme

January 11, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

"Take me out to the ballgame..." Attention Eagles: It was just announced on ETV today that the 2016 Winter Formal will be held at Angels Stadium in their Diamond Club. Tickets went on sale today and will be on sale until February 16. Get ready Eagles for a great evening!    

Bundle of joy

Bundle of joy

Chloe Le, News & Sports Editor

December 11, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

It may be an embarrassing memory to look back on now -- carrying your blanket everywhere you went -- but it was one thing that never left your side. Granted, it was a knitted piece of fabric but it was also your cuddle buddy for life. That is why SMCHS' National Honor Society hosted a three-week blanket...