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High school Dropout Rates and Covid

November 19, 2020 8:02pm | Anna Ruiz, Emily Maqueda

Every year high school drop out rates have been  increasing and  students are leaving their education for last.  This year has been a very difficult year for everyone, but especially for high school students; because of COVID- 19, schools have shut down and students have […]

SAT/ACT Is No Longer a College-Entrance Requirement

November 18, 2020 11:29pm | Lizbeth Nando

The SAT and ACT are both entrance exams used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions in the United States. The SAT is created and administered by the College Board. Before the Pandemic, The College Board was already thinking of canceling the SAT […]


November 13, 2020 5:45am | Lizbeth Nando, Giselle Vital

 On September 24th, Santa Maria HIgh school had a drive-thru celebration for seniors with A-G requirements on their way to completed. The A-G college entrance requirements are a sequence of high school courses that students  must complete with a grade of C or better to […]

Ms. Turner’s Book Drive For Students Who Need Something to Read

October 29, 2020 11:11pm | Isaac Vazquez, Stephanie Baez

  This month my partner Stephanie Baez and I were able to interview Santa Maria High School teacher Ms. Turner. We found out that she would be doing a Book Drive for students who didn’t have something to do other than using their phones, computer, […]

Stress: Introverts, Extroverts, and Others

October 27, 2020 8:30pm | Justin Rilveria

The source of stress is not only linked to the problems one encounters. Stress can be derived from factors such as one’s own nature. Introversion, and its opposite, extroversion are personality traits that affect how people act and what they do. For example, an introvert […]

Racism: An Introduction

October 27, 2020 8:27pm | Vincent Sanchez

It seems contradictory to think that, in a nation built on the values of equality for all, there is a massive movement challenging what the Founding Fathers worked so hard to implement.  Who wouldn’t agree with the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit […]

The Instincts of Racism

October 27, 2020 7:07pm | Isaiah Almadin

Hate. One of the most abundantly expressed feelings in the modern day, but unlike compassion, empathy, and love, nobody is born hating a group of people by instinct; hate is taught, passed down, and implanted into the minds of the young for them to believe throughout their life and teach […]

Dominique Ayala

October 22, 2020 10:42pm | Dominique Ayala

Hello my name is Dominique Ayala, and I’m a 17 year old senior in Santa Maria High School. I’ve lived in Santa Maria since I was born and live with my mom, dad and 2 brothers (well technically one but my dog is part of […]

Anna Ruiz

October 19, 2020 5:07pm | Anna Ruiz

Hola! My name is Anna Ruiz and this year I am a junior at Santa Maria High School.  I am looking forward to the new things I’ll be experiencing this school year.  Specifically, being that this year has been full of new life experiences that […]

Angela Ruiz

October 19, 2020 4:59pm | Angela Ruiz

Hey, ya’ll! My name is Angela Ruiz but my friends and family call me Angie. Feel free to call me however you’d prefer. I am 16 years old and my birthday is always on the first week of every new year. This year I am […]