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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


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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


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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


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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



Rate my teachers: Samo edition

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Marcelo Torres

Whether they are aware of it or not, every teacher has a reputation around campus. But their reputations as teachers are no longer being spread by word-of-mouth alone. The website “RateMyTeachers” allows people to anonymously rate ... Read More



The Valedictorian process

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Rachel Anderson

The second semester marks the beginning of the very end for Samo’s seniors, and as graduation nears, the titles of Valedictorian and Salutatorian are sought after by the most academically savvy of the ’17 class. Valedictorian ... Read More



Meet the Bachelor fandom

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Raffaella Gumbel

My Bachelor journey began with Sean. He was a loveable blond Texan with big dreams and a big heart. Week after week, I watched him search for his one-and-only, which translated to making out on the ... Read More



Changing the world every step of the time with Kay

Published on February 16th, 2017 | by Jessica Ni

Benjamin Kay, a science teacher at Samo, regularly invites students from his classes (Marine Biology, AP Environmental Science and HP Biology at Samo, and Environmental Biology and Biology at SMC) to many events regarding the protection ... Read More

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