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Club Rush goes virtual for the first time on Google Slides

September 16, 2020

Mission Hills High School’s annual Club Rush, an event to celebrate the start of the school year, showcase all of our unique...

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SMUSD School Board to Vote on Reopening Plan

September 15, 2020

On Friday, Sept. 4, the San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) Superintendent Dr. Carmen Garcia held a board meeting introducing the plan for...

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Estephanie Mendez shows those around her the value of companionship

June 18, 2020

   With an unparalleled moral compass, and an immense devotion to her friendships, Estephanie Mendez is a truly impressive st...

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Sophia Perun turns the page to the next chapter of her life

June 11, 2020

    Sophia Perun radiates an unapologetic, free-flowing energy everywhere she goes. Because of this, it comes to no surprise th...

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Antonio Morales Leyva: a fruit loop in a world of cheerios

June 10, 2020

Cuffed jeans, an endless selection of solid-colored crewnecks, a Fjällräven Kånken, and an endearingly boyish bowl cut all...

Malik Higgins, Future Major League Rugby Star

Malik Higgins, Future Major League Rugby Star

June 9, 2020

Whether it was through medals, brotherhood, friendships, or hard work, Malik Higgins has learned many valuable life lessons, suc...

The death of George Floyd sparks protest around the country

The death of George Floyd sparks protest around the country

June 6, 2020

  On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was suspected of counterfeiting a $20 bill in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was killed after Derek Chauvi...

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ArvinJay Jumalon shoots for the moon

May 14, 2020

   Lost in space, daydreaming about distant galaxies—not just fictional ones like George Lucas’ Star Wars galaxy, ArvinJay Jumalon (Ar...

The once active halls and sports fields at Mission Hills High School will remain empty until Monday, April 13 when students are allowed to return.

Grizzly grit keeps students committed to their education and community

March 14, 2020

   With COVID-19 spreading across the west coast, the San Marcos Unified School District shut down all schools in an effort to ...

SMUSD closes all schools in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in San Marcos

SMUSD closes all schools in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in San Marcos

March 13, 2020

On March 12, the San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) released a statement saying all extracurricular activities would be...

SMUSD students are being encouraged by their teachers and staff to sanitize and wash their hands frequently throughout the school day and to avoid touching their face to combat the spread of respiratory illnesses. Custodians are also receiving extra training so that frequently touched objects, such as door handles, are sanitized.

SMUSD prepares for potential COVID-19 outbreak

March 10, 2020

The spread of sensationalized media coverage of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak originating from Wuhan, China continues to ...

News Recap for March 10, 2019

News Recap for March 10, 2019

March 10, 2020

Cruise ship docking in California with COVID-19 Cruise ship “Grand Princess”, with at least 21 people aboard infected wit...

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