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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). […]

Lockdown Drill

September 11, 2018 3:40pm | Eliseo Merida

On Tuesday, September 5, Santa Maria High School held a lock down drill as part of the ALICE training protocol. Teachers were told to lock their doors, turn off all their lights, and wait for further instructions. Afterwords, the principal emailed the staff to report […]

Speech and Debate: Tools for the Future

May 20, 2018 11:08pm | Vincent Sanchez

Speech and persuasion are powerful tactics that, when mastered, can give students great possibilities, both inside and outside of school.  Creating change is what many hope to one day accomplish, and this goal, no matter how large or small, is certainly aided by the ability […]