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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


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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


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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


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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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500 Letters of Love

500 Letters of Love

Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Staff 14-15

On Dec. 7, 1941 the Japanese surprise attack on the Pearl Harbor Base in the Hawaiian Islands killed over 2,300 Americans in 90 minutes and thus began the United States’ official entrance into WWII. Though exempted ... Read More


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Flea Markets: The Latest Fashion Bug

Flea Markets: The Latest Fashion Bug

Published on March 20th, 2014 | by Benjamin Ross

Whenever I wear my neon peacock print nylon jacket, I notice several intrigued passers-by. Without fail, I’m asked where I bought such a unique piece of fashion. When I respond, “I got it at the Melrose ... Read More


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Traveling Teachers

Published on March 20th, 2014 | by Francine Rios-fetchko

The Samo faculty is a well-traveled group. Here, some of Samo’s most adventurous teachers share their experiences voyaging to all ends of the Earth.   Chon Lee Lee has received travel grant scholarships that enable him to travel ... Read More


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Teachers’ After Hours

Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Francine Rios-fetchko

As elementary school students grab their rolling backpacks and prepare to go home, they see their teachers huddled at their desks and imagine the secret bedroom hidden behind the classroom where they undoubtedly retreat to every ... Read More


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ROP’s Virtual Businesses Through the Years

Published on February 28th, 2014 | by Francine Rios-fetchko

From extreme sports to toothpaste, Samo’s Virtual Business program has been churning out surprising and innovative models for businesses galore. Samo’s prestigious Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Virtual Business program has many interesting and innovative ideas for ... Read More


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