November 22, 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

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

A Look Inside SMHS Marching Band

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the words “SMHS Marching Band? Many might say the “Little Big Game.” But besides that, what do you know about the marching band? The SMHS Marching Band started in the 1940’s. Now directed by Mr. Atillio Tribuzi (aka Mr. T), the 82 student members of the marching band arrive at school at zero period (7:00 a.m.) to learn and practice the music and marching for competitions (called Band Reviews) and for formations for the Little Big Game halftime show. “My favorite thing about Marching Band is the fact…

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.

Back To School Spotify Playlist

Diversity in Music Streaming

Throwback to vinyl records. Throwback to cassette tapes. Throwback to those Rhapsody commercials on VH1. Throwback to iTunes? Yes, our world has once again moved onto another new way of listening to music. Programs like Spotify and Rdio now allow people to listen to almost any song on any device, for little to no charge. As teens, we always want the coolest new things, to have more access to any song at the touch of a button. While this may seem like an easy and cheap way to hold music, podcasts, and more, many artists are not so pleased with…

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…

The Strokes Return

Are The Strokes back, or is it only a tease? The band including Nikolai Fraiture, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr., Julian Casablancas and Fabrizio Moretti last performed at the Brazilian Planeta Terra Festival on November 5, 2011. The Strokes repeatedly take their time off between albums and new released songs which is making fans assume that the Comedown Machine was their last official collaboration together but they recently announced their open invite to The Governors Ball festival in New York, along with The OutKast, Jack White and Vampire Weekend. They return after refusing to tour their fifth album Comedown Machine…

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…

Fall Music Playlist

Bowl of Oranges- Bright Eyes Do I Wanna Know?- Arctic Monkeys Moments- One Direction Swimming in the Flood- Passion Pit Be My Escape- Relient K Who You Are- Paradise Fears Sweater Weather- The Neighbourhood Underground Kings- Drake Roar- Katy Perry Out Of My League- Fitz and the Tantrums Mixed Tape- Jack’s Mannequin  Holdin’ On- Flume Wrecking Ball- Miley Cyrus  Paper Doll- John Mayer Roses- Outkast

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…

Upcoming-March 2013

The month of March is featuring exciting new album releases by a diverse group of artists and bands. Justin Timberlake’s big comeback album “The 20/20 Experience” comes out today. On March 26th, there will be a major triple release by music biggies like indie rock band “The Strokes”, pop rock group “One Republic”, and hip hop genius Will.i.am. Their respective albums will are titled “Comedown Machine”, “Native”, and “Willpower”. March is going to be a huge month for music, so grab your albums before they sell out!