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College quest

College quest

Riley Davies, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Most parents only allow their children to tour college campuses after they are accepted. However, my family knew that waiting to visit until I got accepted to colleges was not the right way to go about it. For me, it was not as easy as driving up to Los Angeles and touring USC, I had plans ...

UCSBea road trip

UCSBea road trip

Dessi Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

One of the strongest feelings of accomplishment comes from choosing a college to spend your next four years. Another amazing feeling is the pride that comes from seeing friends commit to a college. Over spring break, I got to visit the University of California at Santa Barbara, where my best friend Bea...

10 tips for college applications

10 tips for college applications

Amanda Zou, Photo Editor

December 2, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

No doubt, the college application process is stressful. Maintaining a good GPA, striving for scores on standardized tests and meeting college applications deadlines at the same time is a lot to handle at once. But don’t panic, here are 10 tips that can help you make the process easier. Do...

Meet Mrs. Crafts

Meet Mrs. Crafts

Amanda Moussiaux, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The typical thought process of a SM student: Freshman year- it's high school, Sophomore year-I got this down. Junior year-will I survive? Senior year-where do I want to go? After adapting and completing high school, the next step that comes to a student's mind is the thought of college. The college...

Collegia(r)te

Collegia(r)te

Claire Robidoux, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Business, nursing, teaching, accounting are all common majors in college. However, seniors Raelyn Browning, Bridget Callahan and Shayna Aigner have taken a different path. These three passionate artists choose to continue their love for art after taking numerous classes in their past four years at SMCHS. Raelyn...

Too cool for dream school

Too cool for dream school

Dessi Gomez, Staff Writer

April 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In Nov. 2015, my family and I took a trip to Indiana and Illinois to look at Notre Dame and Northwestern University. My perspective on college changed drastically after seeing both of these schools.  I learned that dream schools are overrated. The glint of the Golden Dome caught my eye from a distance...

The write path

The write path

Allison De La Bastida, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under Feature

While college may seem like a necessary step on one's way to gaining a job, junior Andrew Beauchamp doesn't feel he needs a college degree to start doing what he loves. Beauchamp aspires to be a writer, a career choice which heavily influenced his decision to not attend college after finishing high...

College hunt

College hunt

Alexa Hines, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Some people try to warn you that first semester senior year would be just as challenging with finding colleges and starting (and finishing) college applications, all while keeping up grades and having a social life. But no one, and I mean, no one prepared me for second semester senior year. This is...