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Dean or councilman?

Dean or councilman?

Alex Barber, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2014


Filed under News

Picture this: Mr. Holloway sitting behind a large round table at a City Council meeting instead of standing behind the attendance desk at school. Crazy. Holloway overseeing legislation instead of giving detentions? Even crazier. Jerry Holloway, one of SMCHS’s very own Deans of Students, hopes to make a positive impact in the Rancho Santa Margarita community by ...

*Adios* to an art teacher

*Adios* to an art teacher

Sara Boivin, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014


Filed under From our print issue, News

It hurts to say goodbye, and this case is no exception. It's official: one of SMCHS’s teachers is soaring away. Art teacher Emily Dilbeck, who has worked at SMCHS for eight years, is leaving the nest for Sacramento. Her last day is Friday, Oct. 17. While she has imparted many lessons to her s...

Live the fourth

Live the fourth

Kiera Makowecki, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014


Filed under News

Doubt the first. Cry the second. Trust the third. Live the fourth. A saying used on all Kairos retreats which, after you attend, will become very relevant to your everyday life. On Saturday, Oct. 4, seniors Carrie Marquart and Cassidy Tollner held a class of 2015 Kairos bonfire. Students...

The fire gets hotter and hotter

The fire gets hotter and hotter

Carly Desmond, News & Sports Editor

September 30, 2014


Filed under News

FIIRREEEE!! But no one is running. The fire is spreading. Heart after heart, the fire ignites. This is XLT. XLT is a night of prayer and worship, with an inspiring talk and Eucharistic adoration. Held in the Strader Grotto, this event is open to all grade levels to come and worship with fr...

Dreaming beyond the dome

Dreaming beyond the dome

Tara Peterson, Staff Writer

September 16, 2014


Filed under News

The curtains close, the audience goes crazy, and the cast members head backstage. But there are a few problems. There is no curtain. The black box cannot hold a large crowd, and backstage is all the way in the T Building. The desire for an arts building gets stronger each year, and parents become...

MUN prepares for SOCOMUN conference

MUN prepares for SOCOMUN conference

Maggie Morris, Copy Editor

September 13, 2014


Filed under News

Bang! The gavel whacks the desk. Delegates flinch as they hear the piercing sound cut through the air. They straighten up in their seats and ready their speeches. The conference has begun. SMCHS hosts its first Model United Nations Conference of the year on Saturday, Sept. 27. This is the 23rd...

Rush to join clubs

Rush to join clubs

Alexa Hines, Managing Editor

August 30, 2014


Filed under News

At the beginning of every school year, there is one special day. Students gather from all grade levels to share food, bring up ideas, and promote awareness about various activities and causes. There is a rush everywhere as students run around the gym with their friends trying to sign their name on almost...

Turn up the VOL

Turn up the VOL

Alex Barber, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2014


Filed under News

You completed your service hours, got the forms signed, and … (Gulp) you lost the forms.  Maybe they’re at the bottom of your backpack somewhere, but then again, maybe not.  Oh boy. If you have ever found yourself in this unfavorable situation, the answer to your prayers may be close at hand. ...