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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


ALWAYS SO BROOD: New ASB 2011-2012 Executive Board posing in front of the Technology Building. From left to right: Nic Tepper, Commissioner of Elections; Saba Ghaffari, Secretary; Julian Daly, Senior Class Vice President; Rebecca Sherouse, ASB Vice President; Spencer Goodman, Senior Class President; Hunter Conrad, ASB President; Patrick King, Speaker of the House; Caroline Huber, Student Member of the Board; Andrew Capron, Treasurer. (The Samohi/Sam Boloorchi)

ASB Election results

Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Jordan Steigelfest

On Wednesday April 19, students across all grades filed into Barnum Hall to cast their ballots for their ASB representatives for next year. By the time the dust had settled, and all the votes had been ... Read More


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Samo wins nationwide Ocean Bowl

Published on April 5th, 2017 | by Tessa Jackson

On Sunday, April 23, the Samo Ocean Science Bowl team won the national competition at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. The yearly Oceans Bowl competition involves quiz-bowl-style questions on many ocean science topics. The Samo ... Read More


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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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