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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 […]

Tardy Sweeps – There’s Got to be a Better Way

October 25, 2017 3:07pm | Jaci Rayas

At Santa Maria High School, tardy sweeps are a system that many students loathe. Tardy sweeps are scheduled covertly, so that students do not know which days will have tardy sweeps and which will not. This creates a greater influence since students are more likely […]

All Hat Lives Matter

September 18, 2017 4:03pm | Isaiah Almadin

Have you ever had a bad hair day, wanted to keep the sun out of your eyes on a hot day, or just thought your outfit could use a little something? These are the times where hats have been there for guys, girls, and anything else people identify as […]

“Gross Bathrooms!”

May 23, 2017 10:14pm | Marcus Peinado

Ah, the bathroom a sort of sanctuary some may say or others may say it’s freaking disgusting. What is up my dudes and dudettes it’s your guy Marcus Peinado here with another story on SMHS and this one really stinks … literally. The last 4 […]

Trump vs. Hillary: The Presidential Debate

October 10, 2016 9:24pm | Giselle Garcia

  On September 26 of 2016 had been the presidential debate that brought millions of Americans to tune in and watch. Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton had come together for all of America to hear their speeches. Both candidates had received two minutes to […]