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Breaking down senior English classes

Published on February 3rd, 2015 | by Staff 14-15

In the midst of studying and standardized test prep, the last thing Samo Juniors want to have to think about is deciding between the myriad of Senior english electives. Presented with more that two choices for ... Read More



Don’t wait until after to see AFTA

Published on February 3rd, 2015 | by Sasha Nickman

Travel back to the true age of Rock n’ Roll and join two iconic musicians, California native, Stephen Bishop and “Men at Work “ vocalist Colin Hay, as they light up Barnum Hall. Get ready to ... Read More



Home for the holidays

Published on December 15th, 2014 | by Sasha Nickman

While it won’t be snowing in sunny Santa Monica, there are plenty of festivities and seasonal foods that are sure to spice up your winter season. Marina del Rey Boat Parade The Marina Del Rey Boat ... Read More



UberFresh: Think Outside the Lunch Box

Published on December 5th, 2014 | by Staff 14-15

It’s lunchtime. You look down at the picnic table and frown at the predictable brown bag. Without opening it, you know exactly what’s inside — the same sandwich and apple your mom has packed for you ... Read More


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Starbucks vs. Coffee Bean

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Natalie Ivanova

We stay up late, finishing an English project or a lab report for chemistry. Then, when we finally stop hitting the snooze button on our alarm clocks we turn to caffeine to fully awaken us. Coffee ... Read More



Humans of Samohi

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Nico Young

With over 3,000 students at Samo, it’s nearly impossible to know everyone. There is a new face around each corner, and with so many corners and so many faces, someone will always be a stranger. Photography ... Read More


Samo Film Festival 2014

Samo Film Festival 2014

Published on May 30th, 2014 | by Francine Rios-fetchko

Bookworm (3:49)­­ – Monica Banares (’14) In “Bookworm”, a film by Monica Banares (’14), a teenage girl with bibliophilia gets a smartphone, and her world is shaken. With this smartphone comes a complete change of pace ... Read More


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Matt Tapia: a miracle man

Published on May 15th, 2014 | by Staff 14-15

As Rudy Tapia cautiously approached the incubator, his eyes swelled with tears. For the first time, he could see his newborn son, obscured by ropes of plastic tubing. He raised his hand to his son, looked ... Read More


Mia Skala (’17) poses as DC Comics character Harley Quinn with a Deadpool cosplayer.

Cosplay: A Subculture

Published on May 13th, 2014 | by Lillian Graham

Costume-Play, more commonly known as “Cosplay,” is a phenomenon that has been around for years, originating in the 1960s while “Star Trek” was airing on television. Star Trek fans would organize small Star Trek conventions, and come in homemade costume as their favorite characters. Now cosplayers travel across the country to conventions where they meet other cosplayers and sometimes compete in contests. Today, cosplay covers a broad spectrum of fandoms, a group surrounding books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc. Costumes are often made by their wearer, which adds an extra aspect of creativity... Read More

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