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Ariadna Romero: Guiding Her Community

May 10, 2019 4:19pm | Eliseo Merida

No matter where you’re heading to on campus, whether your speed-walking to get to your class or breezing by because you have all the time in the world, chances are you’ve probably come across Ariadna Romero and her guide dog. Many people have speculated on […]

Designing the Future

May 10, 2019 4:15pm | Eliseo Merida

It’s no secret that throughout the history of mankind, people have always thrived on the spirit of competition. Its unavoidable and you see it everywhere, ranging from categories such as politics, sports, and academics. Academic competitions seem to be the most overlooked due to the […]

Ruben Padilla: Born to Lowride

March 13, 2019 3:39pm | Eliseo Merida

At first glance, you would assume that Santa Maria High School sophomore Ruben Padilla was just another stoic outsider who was hanging with the wrong crowd. However, if the old saying is true, then looks may very well be deceiving because those crude, stereotypical remarks […]

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

December 14, 2018 4:56pm | Eliseo Merida

Picture yourself as a teenager in Santa Maria High School, your country is in the midst of the second world war, and you worry that any second, you could be attacked by a foreign country’s military strike. Now imagine that you don’t have a cellular […]

One Small Step For Engineering

November 14, 2018 4:49pm | Eliseo Merida

If you are a student with a mind that is looking to fill its hunger for knowledge and learning, or if you don’t know what career you want to pursue in, then look no further than room 514’s newly created STEM Lab. The STEM Lab […]

S.M. vs P.V.

November 9, 2018 5:06pm | Isaiah Almadin

On Friday, October 26th, our Saints’ football team faced off against our known rival: Pioneer Valley. Many of us, including myself, came into this game knowing it would be our last time watching a home game during our high school years; so we all not […]

The Early Steps to Higher Education

October 29, 2018 5:45pm | Phillip Becerra

Education has always been a large part of mostly everyone’s lives. And education isn’t always in the form that everyone first thinks of: school. Undoubtedly, it has prepared us to undertake certain tasks, assume a certain job position, and take on life in general. However, […]

Yared Portillo: Una vez un Saint, Siempre un Saint

October 19, 2018 7:08pm | Eliseo Merida

  Se espera que un saint represente positividad, respeto, integridad, dedicación y excelencia. La ex alumna graduada de la Preparatoria Santa María, Yared Portillo, supera con creces todas esas expectativas. Después de graduarse de la Preparatoria Santa María, ahora es estudiante en la Escuela Graduado […]

Guitar Class and Orchestra

October 19, 2018 4:16pm | Isaiah Almadin

Okay, so, you know when you’re in a game of guitar hero and slaying every note? Or when your favorite Metallica song is on and you stand up because your air guitar solo is just as good as the original? Those moments feel good, don’t […]

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). […]

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