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Juan Castillo (’16) murder suspect arrested

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by Lea Yamashiro

On May 19, almost three months after the sudden murder of recent graduate Juan Castillo, Sherwin Mendoza Espinoza, 42, a suspect concluded by detectives to be involved in the murder was arrested. Espinoza was determined a ... Read More


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Jonathan Gold sits down with aspiring students

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by Kyla Ren

On Tuesday, May 16, LA Times food critic and Pulitzer Prize Winner Jonathan Gold sat down with students to discuss his adventures and enlighten the group about the culture of cuisine in our beloved City of ... Read More


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Boyd not returning next year

Published on May 25th, 2017 | by Rachel Anderson

Bryn Boyd, Samo’s activities director, will not be returning to her position next school year. Boyd will instead be taking on a full schedule of social studies, specifically freshman seminar classes for the 2017-18 year. Boyd’s ... Read More


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New skateboard lockers

Published on May 25th, 2017 | by Lilly Lecanu-Fayet

Over spring break, Samo installed a rack of skateboard lockers by the stairs near I101 in order to reduce the distraction the boards cause in class. “The installation was part of a grant that our school ... Read More


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District Music Awards

Published on May 16th, 2017 | by Annie Huang

The SMMUSD district recently was designated as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. SMMUSD is now one of two Los Angeles County districts that has been ... Read More


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Drug Seminars

Published on May 16th, 2017 | by Kimberly Ng

Over the weekend of May 12, Samo’s Principal, Dr. Antonio Shelton released a call to Samo parents announcing that due to growing parental concern, the Foundation for a Drug Free World (FDFW) will no longer be ... Read More


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Annual Yall west

Published on May 2nd, 2017 | by Jessica Ni

On April 29, Samo hosted the Yallwest 2017 book festival, the nation’s biggest young adult book festival. The festival opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and ran until 6 p.m. with famous authors such as Angie ... Read More


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