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Split of the Santa Monica and Malibu districts

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Lea Yamashiro

The SMMUSD Board of Education (BOE) discussed potential logistical obstacles of having separate Santa Monica and Malibu districts at its meeting on Tuesday, March 7, and its members now agree that the split is very probable, ... Read More



Norovirus continues to spread

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Nathan Meadows

Non-essential activities, such as class field trips, have been rescheduled due to a recent influx of norovirus within SMMUSD. Students and teachers who are still participating in events are being screened for the virus immediately prior. ... Read More



Same letter campaign to Betsy Devos on public education

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Gigi Grossman

Betsy DeVos’ recent stance on public schools has prompted Samo students to assemble a powerful letter writing campaign. With DeVos not promising to continue funding the public school education system, Yi-Mei Templeman (‘18), a member of ... Read More



Ms. meets Mr. Viking

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Annie Huang

The annual Samo Mr. Viking competition recently became the Mr. and Ms. Viking competition, making it open to both senior girls and boys. The event, held on Monday, March 13, was held by ASB to fundraise ... Read More



Samo remembers Andre Zuczek

Published on March 23rd, 2017 | by Jaredan Levin

A somber mood permeated the Samo campus on Tuesday, March 21, the day after freshman Andre Zuczek, 15, died from wounds sustained Saturday, March 18, when he jumped from a third floor balcony. Principal Antonio Shelton, ... Read More


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Ms. Viking Petition

Published on March 13th, 2017 | by Lea Yamashiro

After a group of female students held a powerful petition, advocating for a Ms. Viking side to the traditionally male-only event, gender equality has come to Samo’s Mr. Viking competition. A month ago, Dee Cruz (’17) ... Read More



Measure H takes action

Published on March 1st, 2017 | by Nathan Meadows

Measure H is the “Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness” that will appear on the March 7 ballot in Los Angeles County. It proposes to end homelessness for at least 45,000 people and ... Read More



Lack of substitutes at Samo

Published on March 1st, 2017 | by Dylan Ollivier

Recently, due to an overload of district-wide meetings, the school has noticed a necessity for more subs. Often teachers are asked to sub in for other teachers during their prep periods. While the issue seems simple, ... Read More



Introduction of the “Zoot Suit”

Published on March 1st, 2017 | by Emily Katz

The small theater, cramped with loud high school students from all over the Los Angeles County, silenced as the lights went down and the Pachuco emerged, taking the pachuco stance center stage. On Feb. 22, Samo ... Read More

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