Feature Articles


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


Creative Classrooms

Published on February 16th, 2017 | by Marcelo Torres

Students look forward to come to school for different reasons: to learn about their interests, or to hang out with their friends. But some also come for the spectacles at Samo, such as the classrooms decorated ... Read More


Chinese New Year at Samo

Published on February 16th, 2017 | by Dylan Ollivier

Although the Chinese New Year is one of the most prominent festivities in the world with over 1.4 billion people celebrating it worldwide, including many Samo students, it often goes with little mention here in Santa ... Read More


Rappers of Samo

Published on December 14th, 2016 | by Kimberly Ng

Intro: Rap is a huge part of youth pop culture and has been one of the most popular genres since its birth in the 1970’s. The first official rap group was The Sugarhill Gang, and since ... Read More


What to do this Thanksgiving Weekend

Published on November 23rd, 2016 | by Rachel Anderson

Ice Skating Get a feel for a non-Southern Californian winter with ice skating at: · ICE at Santa Monica, 4th and Arizona · LA Kings Holiday Ice, LA Live (opens Nov. 26) Black Friday Shopping Hit ... Read More


Giving back this holiday season

Published on November 23rd, 2016 | by Luna Kohut

Thanksgiving has always been a day where families and friends come together to share a great meal and reflect on what they have to be thankful for. Even when things are most stressful, relaxing with your ... Read More


Turkey Day traditions

Published on November 23rd, 2016 | by Eliza Bernstein

While some holidays encourage us to focus on unique and special figures, such as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, Thanksgiving encourages us to focus on the wonderful people that we are lucky enough have in ... Read More

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