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Rosa Rivera: Parenting is Not Easy For This Teen, But Worth It.

October 18, 2018 3:28pm | Griselda Rodas

You probably have seen Rosa Rivera around school, but do you know her? Rosa Rivera is a senior here at SMHS and she is a teen parent. At the age of 15 she became pregnant with her baby boy, Julian. She was a Sophomore when […]

Yared Portillo: Once a Saint, Always a Saint

October 15, 2018 2:33pm | Eliseo Merida

A saint is expected to represent positivity, respect, integrity, dedication, and excellence. Santa Maria High alumni Yared Portillo far exceeds all of those expectations. After graduating from Santa Maria High, she is currently a student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (PENN GSE). […]

In the Life of Joseph Cruz

April 24, 2018 3:32pm | Natalie Oregon

Each person has a story that helps shape them into who they are. Not everyone’s story is perfect, as a normal human being we have struggles and setbacks that can alter our life in a drastic manner. Joseph Cruz’s story is one of those. Joseph […]

How Listening To Music Really Affects Productivity

April 18, 2018 4:02pm | Jacqlyn Rayas

  Study after study has scrutinized the theories that music can help or hinder productivity of the listener. We asked Santa Maria High School students what they thought was the case, the results were revealing. In the graph below the views of the students are […]

Humans of our School: Ella and Dana

April 10, 2018 3:37pm | Madison Zaragoza

I feel like most people have seen these two students around school once in their high school life and may have had a question or two. The two people who I am talking about are Ella and Dana Rodriguez, both seniors here at Santa Maria […]

Rise Up – Jennifer Ballesteros

March 23, 2018 4:12pm | Brenda Ballesteros

Jennifer Ballesteros is known to be one of the school’s best female wrestlers. She has explained that she joined this sport because it pushed her to show what she can actually accomplish. Wrestling has helped Jennifer to be more of a leader and help her […]

Santa Maria High School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

March 21, 2018 4:18pm | Tina van den Heever

  SANTA MARIA, CA – (March 2018) – Santa Maria High School’s yearbook, The Review, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2018 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads […]

The New Generation of STEM Enthusiasts

March 19, 2018 2:42am | Vincent Sanchez

The field of science is a powerful tool that has the ability to unlock the secrets of the universe, and has done so for centuries.  Each year science ushers in new waves of technology and innovation that we become accustomed to.  Students are perhaps the […]

Keeping the Dream Alive

March 7, 2018 4:06am | Vincent Sanchez

The United States of America is often regarded as a place where people can chase their dreams, whether that’s being able to provide for a family or create a better future; the possibilities are seemingly endless.  In recent times, this idea has not always held […]

Humans Of Our School: Breaking Stereotypes

February 26, 2018 5:04pm | Justin Rilveria

It’s undeniable. Our school is filled with many interesting people. All of which each exhibit characteristics exclusive to them themselves. There are people who love to party and chat ‘til the ends of earth, and then there are those who prefer to congregate for weekly […]