The Eagle Eye

A behind the scenes view

Shawn Mendes releases documentary on his life as a singer/songwriter.
November 3, 2020

Well-liked pop singer, Shawn Mendes, will soon release a documentary on Netflix. The artists documentary, "In Wonder", will start streaming on November 23rd. Mendes reveals that the fil will bring viewers...

Lana’s timeless treasures

Singer, songwriter, poet, Lana del Rey, is the most progressive artist of our generation.
September 15, 2020
Rey’s originality with her vintage flare separates her from the rap / pop music that is common today.

Turn up the music

Studies show listening to music while studying increases productivity and soothes the mind.
September 14, 2020
The Vaughn College article, "Studying to Music can Put Your Brain in the Right Frame of Mind", explains how listening to music while studying helps with concentration, improves focus, and relaxes the mind.

Unprecedented performance for unprecedented times

The best of the music industry shows off their talent from afar at the 2020 VMAs.
September 14, 2020
Amidst a pandemic MTV somehow made a performance driven award show without a crowd of thousands cheering for their favorite artists.

REVIEW: Sofia Lim’s ‘Pomelo’ is bittersweet

September 4, 2020

Senior Sofia Lim begins her EP, titled 'Pomelo', with a description of the bittersweet fruit for which the album is named, which she relates to the feeling of bittersweet nostalgia that comes with remembrance....

Spreading the melody

Senior Melody Tajalli shares her endless passion for music and its influence on her life.
November 19, 2018

Melody Tajalli enjoys performing in front of huge crowds and connecting with the audience. A natural singer-songwriter and performer, Tajalli has been a musician since 2007. When she started playing the...

REAL worship

Ignite stands for ‘I’ and ‘God’ night; The night is centered around your personal relationship with God.
Students continue the REALministry legacy this upcoming school year.
September 3, 2016

The project that four SMCHS graduates started has now been passed down to a group of students ready to spread the faith filled mission of REALministry. In May of the 2015-2016 school year, Andrew Hoang,...

Panning for first place

Amanda Duncan and the rest of the Silver Stars Orchestra practice the steel pan under the instruction of their arranger.
SMCHS Director of Percussion Amanda Duncan travels to Trinidad to participate in an international steel pan competition.
March 21, 2016

After her absence from Jan. 29 to Feb. 7, Director of Percussion Amanda Duncan has finally returned to SMCHS. Her time away was spent in Trinidad practicing nonstop for the Panorama: a carnival where...

Classic or cliché

Classic or cliché
The spike in record players and Polaroid cameras challenges the modern gadgets for photos and music.
November 3, 2015

Shelves are crammed with record cases and walls are plastered in Polaroid pictures. Hipsters roll their eyes as they walk past the common store displays, scoffing at how mainstream these vintage treasures...

Musical honors

The chamber choir class practices its music piece for an upcoming service event.
The performing arts department joins the Music Honor Society.
October 30, 2015

After many years of award-winning and hard work, the performing arts program has taken another step forward with its acceptance into the Tri-M Music Honor Society (MHS). This international society recognizes...

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