December 12, 2019

With Christmas Comes Nostalgia -

Monday, December 9, 2019

November Book Recommendations -

Monday, December 9, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SMHS Pep Band keeps us entertained at the football games

John Reichmuth, Nicholas Delurgio, and Ralph Shehayed (left to right) are in deep concentration as they play their instruments at the SMHS football game.

Is it about the Money?

When you start spending money on a celebrity you like, you know you have a problem. Liking a celebrity may not mean you’ll be money grubbing at first, but soon enough, as a die-hard fan, you begin tofeel your pockets getting lighter by the day. On average, members of celebrity fandoms spend about 500-1000 dollars a year, minimum, if they buy all the merchandise, and go to the meet and greets or concerts. According to an article on Billfold, a member of the Avengers fandom wanted to spend a total of $1087.49 in one year. The cost was a compilation…

Bands You Should Know

Lana Del Rey, a self-proclaimed “gangster Nancy Sinatra,” has a voice like velvet that will suck you into her world of “sugar daddies” and old Hollywood. Songs like “Young & Beautiful” have a haunting sound to them, that is hard to get out of your head. Lana Del Rey is an awesome lyricist that definitely knows how to twist dark topics into a beautiful nightmarish ballad. Lana Del Rey is for sure, someone you should know and listen to. With catchy songs about narcissism and being a heartbreaker, Marina & the Diamonds is an artist worth listening to. Her last…

Boy Band Hysteria

Morgan Spurlock’s One Direction: This Is Us is an up-close glimpse at the popular British boy band One Direction. New York Times says the movie’s “enhanced, real-life surround sound can be alternately terrifying and a little thrilling.” But, it is both “charming but boring,” said CNN. Critics at The Guardian call it “the rock revolution reduced to the level of the Eurovision Song Contest.” Fans from all around the world are lining up to watch this flick about their favorite boy band. This Is Us was expected to gross over $22 million in US box offices alone over Labor Day…

One of Our Very Own, a Bearcat, Interviews Well-known Bands

Mayeesha Galiba, a sophomore, interviews and photographs bands.

Mayeesha Galiba, a sophomore, interviews and photographs bands when they have concerts locally. Energetic and passionate, she contacts different bands and their managers to get photo passes and/or access to backstage. Working hard, she emails managers and pushes them to allow her to take photos, which is what she mainly does. In order to be allowed to photograph, she has to talk to the right people and have the right backing. Galiba is very modest about her work and claims that she “doesn’t do much.” She wants to build up her own portfolio and intern for an online magazine that…