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Student Life

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, […]

AVID 2018: On the Road to Success

June 1, 2018 1:01am | Vincent Sanchez

Santa Maria High School is home to the AVID class of 2018, which has high hopes for the future.  The four-year journey has given these students the opportunity to pursue a higher education and has inspired many to chase their dreams that were once thought […]

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 […]

Humans of our School: Ella and Dana

April 10, 2018 3:37pm | Madison Zaragoza

I feel like most people have seen these two students around school once in their high school life and may have had a question or two. The two people who I am talking about are Ella and Dana Rodriguez, both seniors here at Santa Maria […]

Rise Up – Jennifer Ballesteros

March 23, 2018 4:12pm | Brenda Ballesteros

Jennifer Ballesteros is known to be one of the school’s best female wrestlers. She has explained that she joined this sport because it pushed her to show what she can actually accomplish. Wrestling has helped Jennifer to be more of a leader and help her […]

Keeping the Dream Alive

March 7, 2018 4:06am | Vincent Sanchez

The United States of America is often regarded as a place where people can chase their dreams, whether that’s being able to provide for a family or create a better future; the possibilities are seemingly endless.  In recent times, this idea has not always held […]

Humans Of Our School: Breaking Stereotypes

February 26, 2018 5:04pm | Justin Rilveria

It’s undeniable. Our school is filled with many interesting people. All of which each exhibit characteristics exclusive to them themselves. There are people who love to party and chat ‘til the ends of earth, and then there are those who prefer to congregate for weekly […]

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: […]

Saints of the Winter Season

February 9, 2018 4:50pm | Vincent Sanchez

The 2017-2018 school year at Santa Maria High School has ushered in a new way to celebrate the achievements of students from all grade levels.  Each season, teachers nominate students they believe have demonstrated exemplary skills in various activities such as sports or involvement in […]

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 […]