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Hanukkah: Breaking stereotypes

Published on December 12th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Micol Azcarate Staff Writer Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah song is right: “it is so much funukkah to celebrate Hanukkah.” But what is Hanukkah really? Nowadays we live in a materialistic age where it is almost unthinkable to ... Read More


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Upholding Tradition and Celebration

Published on December 12th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Brooke Weiss Staff Writer Hanukkah is in full swing. Hanukkah candles are flying off the shelves at stores and the savory aroma of potatoes permeates the air in every Jewish household in Santa Monica. From Dec. ... Read More


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Tara Griffith TED talk

Published on November 12th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Daniel Bottitta Staff Writer You look out into the audience and you see a sea of faces. You begin to sweat.  The audience begins to laugh, first just a chuckle, but soon it grows into a ... Read More


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Visual Visionaries

Published on November 9th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Micol Azcarate Staff Writer Close your eyes and picture an artist. Not any particular one, just an artist. Now imagine this artist’s daily life, their habits, preferences, needs and wants. What do you see? Most people ... Read More


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Torres takes to the trails

Published on November 9th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Natasha Munasinghe Staff Writer With just two outfits, a bar of soap and a backpack, Samo math teacher Guadalupe Torres ascended the 790-kilometer walk known as El Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James). To Torres, ... Read More


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The Samohi sits down with The Bard, William Shakespeare

Published on November 9th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Chelsea Brandwein Managing Editor If the name William Shakespeare doesn’t start your neurons frantically firing off, I don’t know what does. Shakespeare was not just a playwright. Shakespeare is a language. Shakespeare is Latin for those ... Read More


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Kostas Garcia: Cyber Star

Published on October 10th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Sitting in front of a camera inside a studio in the valley, Samo senior Kostas Garcia shares his opinions – both humorous and serious – on a variety of current videos on YouTube. ... Read More


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