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Performing at graduation

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by Luna Kohut

As the end of the school year approaches, the senior class has been moving full speed ahead to the very end of their high school career, preparing for the event they have waited four years for: ... Read More


Prom 2017

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by Luna Kohut

On Saturday, May 20, eight hundred Samo students crowded into the Beverly Hilton Hotel to celebrate the grandest event of the year: Prom. The build-up for this Prom has been immense and exciting, and the final ... Read More


Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by Ferran Gonzalez

Finding the “right” direction to start heading towards as a teenager is complicated. Different students at Samo have opened up to share their future plans as well as the fears they are undergoing to achieve their ... Read More


Freshmen advocate for free feminine products

Published on June 2nd, 2017 | by Rachel Anderson

For their Civic Action Project, three freshmen girls, Savannah Yassin (’20), Hanna Skikne (’20) and Laurence Keungne (’20), are raising money in order to make feminine products in the nurse’s office free for all students. The ... Read More


Spring break language trips

Published on May 25th, 2017 | by Kimberly Ng

Many students start learning languages at school without knowing that there are possible hidden perks. Some of the languages offer spring break trips every two years as an extra incentive for students to try their hardest. ... Read More


Kelly Cano Clothing Line

Published on May 18th, 2017 | by Joseph Kean

Months after the tragic passing of Samo senior Kelly Cano, some of her close friends have decided to carry on her legacy by creating a clothing line inspired by her. Featuring hats, sweatshirts, stickers, T-shirts, bathing ... Read More


How to be more sustainable at Samo

Published on May 16th, 2017 | by Katie Osaki

Samo is a proud member and representative of our green city of Santa Monica. As a leader and a supporter, Samo has adopted many of the ideals and footsteps that our city has taken in terms ... Read More


Samo teachers use motivational teaching techniques

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Ferran Gonzalez

Keeping students motivated has always been a challenge for teachers since there isn’t a general rule that can be applied to everyone. In order to meet the more modern needs of students today, most teachers at ... Read More


History of Samo

Published on March 27th, 2017 | by Kyla Walker

When you Google Samo, you find images of the faces we’ve seen before. The shining smiles that once lit up the fading LEDs of the auditorium and a burning spotlight on the silver screen. Rob Lowe, ... Read More


Exotic Teacher Pets

Published on March 25th, 2017 | by Jessica Ni

Several teachers at Samo have exotic pets that they keep in their room, whether it be a gift from past students or just a personal hobby. Ari Marken, a math teacher, owns a leopard gecko that ... Read More

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