The Eagle Eye

A new face in the art department

New art teacher replaces former art teacher : Mr. Hoff.

Olivia Hernandez, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017

Former IB Art teacher, Mr. Hoff left the school to find himself through a mission trip. Although this departure was difficult for some students, the transition became easier with the hiring of new teacher: Jaclyn Fields. Fields taught art in her first classroom here at SMCHS. She specializes in graphic...

Dazzling display

Emily Redd, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

SMCHS is well-known for its academics, athletics, and arts. On Oct. 23, incoming freshman and their families were able to catch a glimpse of the campus and all it has to offer by participating in Student Ambassador led tours, hearing presentations by the Administration department and learning more about extracurricu...

Blue and gold

Blue and gold

McKenna Sulick, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017

On the evening of Sept. 30, members of the SMCHS community gathered on campus to celebrate the school's 30 year anniversary at the annual Blue and Gold fundraiser. The gym was barely recognizable, transformed with sweeping decorations, chandeliers, and tables adorned with elaborate centerpieces. ...

Crazy for robotics

Crazy for robotics

Gillian Steffey, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017

Competing in two tournaments a year, the robotics team designs and builds specific robots for each competition, however, the team also builds robots for fun, not just the competitions. The team is currently building a t-shirt shooting robot and plan to use it at future sports games and pep ra...



Mia Ross, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

Every year, hundreds of students from schools throughout Orange County attend Santa Margarita's South Orange County Model United Nations (SOCOMUN) Conference. Dressed in standard business attire, the delegates join together in the Moiso Family Pavilion at the start of an eight-hour day of intense debate sur...

The captured scenes

The result of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Rachel Tetreault and Hannah Prince

April 25, 2017

As the fire truck comes racing down the street, students prepare to watch the "Every 15 Minutes" assembly. Here are some snippets of the MOCK crash demonstration and performances, the reading of the obituary and the grim reaper pulling victims out of class.   The grim reaper takes Griffin...

New teacher on the block

New SMCHS teacher, Ms. Vanni, smiles for a picture in between teaching environmental science and biology.

Margaret Driscoll, Staf

February 8, 2017

Towards the end of 2016, science teacher Cristal Miller ended her teaching career at SMCHS, leaving the faculty and administration in need of a new Environmental Science, Biology and Chemistry teacher for the students. Luckily, Megan Vanni stepped up to the challenge and met all the criteria the faculty...

Boston and MUNtreal

Boston and MUNtreal

Dessi Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2016

    Intro, Boston: College Loop and Fenway Park When we received the news last year that the 2016 Senior MUN B Trip would visit Boston, MA and Montreal, Quebec, I knew I had to be a part of the trip. And I was not disappointed. Six seniors (including myself) and one junior, accompanied by two chaperones, journeyed together on the pilot tri...

New mass schedule

Mass is a time for respect and reverence not an excuse to skip class.

Ivanna Rea, Managing Editor

December 6, 2016

On Thursday Dec. 5, SMCHS enacted a new bell schedule for students and faculty. A call for change arose after only 587 students (1/3 of the school population) attended the All Saints Mass in October. The majority of students came to school late that day wearing their mass day uniform. Principal...

Deck the nations

Deck the nations

Chloe Le, Web Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2016

Cramming in lessons for government, preparing for their next conference and their final exams, the MUN senior class always dedicates one day to leave it all behind to decorate one tree. For almost 20 years, it's been an MUN Christmas tradition to decorate the small bare tree in the back of MUN D...

IT ruins eyes

Junior Madison Louderback looks at her Lenova Yoga tablet with a new view and new prescription glasses.

Rachel Tetreault, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

Class begins, laptops open and students put on their glasses. Many students have come across problems with their eyes ever since the integration of the school laptops for. Providing students with their own laptops allow them to get tasks done  easier and in a more organized way. However, after a...

Website spotlight

SMCHS students use a more unique outlet to express their feelings, show their adventures and updates on life.

Dessi Gomez and Briana Ryan

November 29, 2016

An idea pops into her head. She plans out her next blog post, anticipation building as the pieces fall together. This blogger can't wait to share her latest update with the world. The trend of blogging, or contributing to a constantly updated website with articles and multimedia, has grown very popular...

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