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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 […]

Combatting stress for: beginnners

October 27, 2020 7:03pm | Isaiah Almadin

47. 47% of Americans say they are concerned with the amount of stress in their lives. For such a high number of people dealing with stress on a daily basis, very few actually know what to do about it, and many develop unhealthy  habits in […]

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 […]