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Aboat time

Aboat time

Perla Shaheen, Copy Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Napoleon Dynamite, Kanye West and the Cheetah Girls all walk onto a boat. This may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but these are actually just a few examples of the characters SMCHS seniors dressed up as for the 2015 Senior Cruise. This second Halloween celebration took place Nov. 5 on...

We are linked

We are linked

Alana Mayes, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Walking into a new school and recognizing little to no people is scary and intimidating.

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Going for the gold

Going for the gold

Alana Mayes, Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


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The Olympics is a way for countries to come together in athletics and engage each other in competition

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First of many lasts

First of many lasts

Lauren Kesic, Marketing & Publicity Editor

September 1, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

It only comes once a year. It is the most talked about dance on campus. It is the Welcome Dance. This year's Welcome Dance took place on Aug. 21, giving students the opportunity to dance the night away in their class colors. But to the seniors, the Welcome Dance is more than just a dance in a gym...

Promposals of 2015

Promposals of 2015

Avery Lewis, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Senior year is winding down fast, and as you finish up those last AP, IB and final exams the thought of summer as a graduate is crisper than ever. High school will forever be over. Finally. Before seniors get too ahead of themselves thinking about the next chapter of their lives, there are still many...

A minute for Nepal

A minute for Nepal

Joe Fedden, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

As Californians, we view earthquakes as a natural aspect of life. If the ground gives a little shimmy, we smile, laugh and go on with our days. Our last devastating quake was in 1994, in Northridge. It left buildings crumbled, people injured and houses destroyed. Luckily, our nation had the necessary...

Senior swagger

Senior swagger

Megan Snader, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Three stories up on R3 when the sun goes down, seniors are the reason why songs are blasting and professional male models are coming to SMCHS. The class of 2015 has been amping its fierce factor by practicing their runway walking skills for the Mothers Club Fashion Show on May 3. This event is...

From Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss

From Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss

Perla Shaheen, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under From our print issue, News

There’s nothing that can quite compare to the feeling you get when reading the perfect piece of literature. Whether it’s a compelling book or a heart-wrenching poem, works of literature inspire our senses. Members of the SMCHS teen reading blog, The Blueprint, have been hard at work to ensure...

Fate in peers

Fate in peers

Sophie Yeh, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015


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Within the walls of this court, defendants’ consequences are not decided by adults, but by their fellow high school students. This is Peer Court. And defendants of misdemeanor charges must answer to and accept the sanctions imposed to them by their peers. On April 14, several SMCHS students volunteered...

A 13.7-mile journey on foot

A 13.7-mile journey on foot

Carlie McCabe, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Us seniors have heard about it since freshman year. We've heard about the highs and absolutely heard about the lows. We were afraid that such history (horror stories included) would repeat itself and were apprehensive just thinking about walking such an unnecessarily far length. But as it turned out,...

Tokyo/Beijing MUN Trip

Tokyo/Beijing MUN Trip

Maggie Morris, Copy Editor

March 18, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

From March 5-15, 10 SMCHS seniors experienced chilly (and sometimes freezing) weather, intense pollution, squat toilets, a tremendous amount of sushi and fried rice and two entirely foreign cultures. Led by MUN director John Remmell and science teacher Kathy Dennis, the SMCHS MUN program attended...

Give life

Give life

Monique Beals, Staff Writer

March 15, 2015


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Needles and blood certainly are two things that high school students try to avoid at all costs. But on Feb. 26, SMCHS students ushered in the season of Lent by looking past these fears for the greater good of those around them. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and more than 41,000...