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Nationals bound

Nationals bound

Kiera Makowecki, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

The weekend of Feb. 21, the SMCHS varsity ice hockey team participated in the State playoffs that determined which team the league will choose to represent California in Chesterfield, Mo. for the 2015 High School Hockey Nationals on March 19-23. So now there is good news and bad news. Bad news: the...

Poets never stanza-lone

Poets never stanza-lone

Maggie Morris, Copy Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and you. That's right, your name can fall amidst those of the greatest poets of all time. That is…if you submit poetry to the first annual poetry contest being hosted by the library. Assistant librarian Maricar Lauda...

V-chur takes Florida

V-chur takes Florida

Carlie McCabe, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

It's 6 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. A giant charter bus pulls up to SMCHS ready to make its hour-long trek to the San Diego International Airport. Twenty-four anxious, overly-ecstatic, spray-tanned varsity cheerleaders board the bus ready to take on the trip they’ve been working towards since last ...

What’s up with scheduling?

What’s up with scheduling?

Anna Cannon, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015


Filed under News

In past years, scheduling had always been quite the event. There was an entire day planned out for counselors to come to classrooms and hand out important-looking sheets of paper. Students would travel from period to period, asking for signatures from their teachers to approve their choices on the following...

Behind the screens

Behind the screens

Alana Mayes, Staff Writer

February 17, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Lights, camera, paper? Before all the action, comes something that is the foundation of every good movie. The script. The very beginning of every good movie, from the James Bond series, to Harry Potter, to the Notebook, is the script. But how do you write one? Well here's your chance. SMCHS's new...

Mission egg drop

Mission egg drop

Avery Lewis, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Bombs ahoy! All students take cover. Eggs are falling with great velocity from G3. Friday Jan. 30, IB Physics dropped eggs with the mission of creating an apparatus to save the egg yolk from breaking through its delicate white shell. Many classroom-to-real-life applications are tested with the egg...

Bop to the top

Bop to the top

Carly Desmond, News & Sports Editor

January 29, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

On Saturday, Jan. 10, the SMCHS dance team competed in their first competition of the season, the Aliso Dance Classic at Aliso Niguel High School. The team performed in a total of nine routines, six group dances and three solos and performed in the styles of lyrical, jazz and hip hop. A new season means a new ...

FUNdraisers

FUNdraisers

Carlie McCabe, Staff Writer

January 22, 2015


Filed under News

As the esteemed singer and songwriter Jessie J proudly sings, "It's not about the money, money, money. We don’t need your money money money. We just want to make the world dance, forget about the price tag." But SMCHS's Associated Student Body would indeed claim the exact opposite: it is about the mo...

Seniors take sail

Seniors take sail

Avery Lewis, Staff Writer

November 18, 2014


Filed under News

Senior year: the year to do it all before high school is over forever. There are some must-do traditions at SMCHS that the graduating class always looks forward to: senior prom, Kairos, ditch days, the faculty/student basketball game, grad night and, of course, senior cruise. Taking students on a...

Think pink

Think pink

Monique Beals, Staff Writer

October 27, 2014


Filed under News

October has arrived and it seems like everywhere we look, we catch glimpses of pink. ­From the ribbon wrapped trees on campus to dashes of pink on the football field, everyone at SMCHS seems to be thinking pink. According to breastcancer.org, one in every eight, or over 12 percent, of American women develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. Even m...

Red ribbons tie the knot

Red ribbons tie the knot

Carly Desmond, News & Sports Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under From our print issue, News

Don’t do drugs. Drugs are bad. Drugs will kill you. These messages have been repeated to us over and over again since the day we learned what a cigarette was. But as kids, we most remembered not the messages but the red wristbands. With Red Ribbon Week, it is the hope that a conversation about drug...

Greatest Homecoming on Earth

Greatest Homecoming on Earth

Paige Schuck, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014


Filed under News

Buses were full, girls made last minute beauty appointments, and boys frantically tied to find a tie that matched their date's dress color. It was Homecoming week, the week of Oct. 6-11. The spirit days kicked off the festivities, leading into a rally full of entertaining guests and games, and then:...