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2020: The Unfortunate Year

December 10, 2020 11:54pm | Fernanda Gonzalez

  March 13, 2020. A date no one will forget. A date that has now marked history. A new point of view towards the world. A year of so much damage. Who could’ve known that March 13 of this year would’ve been the last day of […]

Student Activism – What Youth Don’t Understand

October 27, 2020 7:05pm | Jaci Rayas

In recent student activism in high schools from coast to coast in the US, students showed their solidarity under the cry of “Enough is Enough”. Santa Maria High School was one of many of the high schools in the area to have one of these […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wresting: a Sport of Dedication

February 9, 2018 4:54pm | Brenda Ballesteros

Feet are constantly moving, never stopping. Muscles are sore and aching, begging their person to stop and take a break. Heads are thumping and in pain. In this room, it is hard to think, but easy to wrestle. In this room, you can’t think of anything else: […]

The Rights of LGBTQ Students

February 5, 2018 5:08pm | Madison Zaragoza

I feel like our school isn’t aware of LGBTQ students and the rights they have. There isn’t just straight or gay; you can be whoever you want, and us as students and staff shouldn’t judge the people that identify within the LGBTQ community. They shouldn’t […]

What We Learned from Homecoming: Why You Should Go to Prom

November 27, 2017 4:47pm | Saisha Kahae, Jacqlyn Rayas

Prom is just a part of high school. For some it’s a necessity to prepare for months in advance: the perfectly planned way to ask their date, the perfect dress attire, right down to color coordination, and plenty of pictures so the night is not […]