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Rodriguez returns

Rodriguez returns

McKenna Sulick, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

There's a new face greeting everyone with a smile in the activities office. The energy behind the desk is Miss Lauren Rodriguez, member of the class of 2013, soccer coach, and youngest of six Rodriguez kids to attend SMCHS. Rodriguez decided to return to her roots after graduating from UCLA with four...

Increasing faith one step at a time

Increasing faith one step at a time

Olivia Hernandez, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Campus Ministry is in charge of the school's service projects, classes, and retreats and Patrick Visconti, the new Campus Ministry director, is in charge of all campus ministry related activities and celebrations. Visconti is starting his new position ambitiously. So far, he has changed the ...

Augmentation in the Aquatics Facility

Augmentation in the Aquatics Facility

Aj McGregor, Staff Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a CIF Championship, Boys Water Polo gears up for this season with a new addition to the program. As a result of the team's hard work last season and generous donations, on August 10th, the new locker room for the team was officially opened. This new inclusion to the aquatics facility proves to be...

World class players set the bar high

World class players set the bar high

Ryan Dunker, Sport Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) released the results of the positional awards UEFA champions league. The four awards were goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, and forward of the season. Cristiano Ronaldo, who has played for Real Madrid for eight years, won the Forward of the Season a...

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...

Web designer in disguise

Web designer in disguise

Mia Ross, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Many SMCHS students spend their summer vacations at the beach, traveling or completing their summer assignments. Senior Allyssa Lopez, however, had different responsibilities: she spent two months redesigning the SMCHS website. The school website had not been updated since 2009. The communication...

All aboard

All aboard

Hannah Prince, Print Editor-in-chief

August 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

  The Senior Cruise is an SMCHS senior tradition. The class of 2018 set out on the Newport Harbor in an array of costumes for their first senior event on Thursday Aug. 24. From the Mexican food to the DJs and the karaoke machine, seniors danced and enjoyed the ocean view. The number of ...

Leading with laughter

Leading with laughter

Emily Redd, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Senior Garrett Domier demonstrates the importance of humor.

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Eagles against human trafficking

Eagles against human trafficking

Brittany Kaplan, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Despite a high concentration of wealth within Orange County, a quick Google search shows that Orange County is one of the worst counties in California when it comes to the lucrative and grossly under-reported business of human trafficking. “Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion to use another human being for one’s own profit,” said Susan...

Melody’s got talent

Melody’s got talent

Margaret Driscoll, News and A&E Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Junior Melody Tajalli decides, after 10 years of singing, to take her career to a bigger stage: America's Got Talent. Tajalli set out to have an audition and didn’t look back. "Auditioning was a decision my family and I made early last year," Tajalli said. "I saw it as a learning experience and definitely had a lot of fun with my friends." ...