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A United States map displaying the segregated factions of Alex Garland’s dystopian thriller.

Political Implications of Alex Garland’s “Civil War”

Roman Trovato, A&E Editor May 16, 2024

Alex Garland has written a tense, frightening, and raw look at what many believe a national conflict in the U.S. could look like. In the linear journey of the film's main characters, they come across,...

Staff Members Displaying their Awards

The Distinguished Service Award

Roman Trovato, A&E Editor May 9, 2024

Last Thursday, May 2, San Marcos High School hosted its annual Distinguished Service celebration/breakfast. This award is meant to honor the teachers and staff whose efforts and hard work in bettering...

Album Cover

More Breakups and Boys: The Tortured Poets Department

Benjamin Callanan, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

On April 19, 2024, at around 2:00 am Taylor Swift would surprise her army of Swifties, releasing a 31-song “double album” that was originally supposed to contain just 16 tracks. Millions around...

Student costumers at work on garments for the show.

Sew Much to Do, Sew Little Time

Keira Perkin, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

For a character to truly come to life in a production such as Singin’ in the Rain, an actor works for months to learn their lines, rehearse their interactions with other characters, and to distinguish...

Juniors have been subjected to mandatory standardized testing this week and will be next week as well.

In Defense of Standardized Testing…

Fia Torrey, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

Every year, San Marcos’ juniors dread the two weeks of standardized testing. While nobody enjoys spending two hours of their day in front of a computer screen, answering math and reading comprehension...

The cast of Singin’ in the Rain dawns the musical’s signature yellow rain jackets.

Singin’ in the Rain Preview at the Granada

Roman Trovato, A&E Editor April 17, 2024

Since 1924, the Granada Theater has entertained the audiences of Santa Barbara with spectacular venues ranging from ballets and classical plays to “Weird Al” Yankovic and Blue Öyster Cult. To mark...

Members of the SMHS Book Club poses for their yearbook photo

Book Club

Candice Cugnier, Lifestyle Editor March 7, 2024

Our school’s Book Club meets the first Thursday of every month, in room I-7. During these meetings, the members will discuss the past book that they read, debating their favorite parts and others...

Bassist Russell Manning-Huff and drummer Hunter Thomas practice for the Dos Pueblos Jazz Festival

Keeping up with the Cadence

Olivia Marceda, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2024

Feel the rhythm as the Jazz Band is having their first performance of the year this Saturday, March 2, at the Dos Pueblos Jazz Fest. Hosted inside Dos Pueblos High School’s auditorium, jazz bands...

Bradley Cooper and Carrey Mulligan side by side on the red carpet

Inside the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Roman Trovato, A&E Editor February 21, 2024

Pouring rain, a sloshy red carpet, dripping wet reporters frantically preparing their equipment, the rain on the opening night of the 39th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival created a tumultuous...

Have some fun reading over Valentine’s Day!

February Book Reviews

Anna Jacobsen, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Hi, and welcome back to book reviews with Anna! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to recommend some of my favorite romance books that I’ve read lately. AGAIN AGAIN by E....

Cover of Hulus Original Film Palm Springs

What to Watch for the 14th?

Cole Heckman, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Now that Valentine’s Day is upon us, some couples, or maybe some loners, might enjoy watching romantic comedy movies. However, some new couples who have never indulged in that genre of movies might wonder...

The Cast of Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown

Lights, Mics, Action

Keira Perkin, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Did you know that the theater department puts on around 21 performances every year? The Fall Play, One Acts, the Senior Musical, and the Spring Musical. Or that there are five different choirs at San Marcos?...

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