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Samohi English Teacher Berkeley Blatz Announces Retirement After 41 Years

After a 41-year career at Santa Monica High School, English teacher Berkeley Blatz announced his retirement on June 10. He lists a lack of energy and new curriculum ideas, as well as the fight...

 

Zero Waste in Santa Monica?

Santa Monica decided last March to push forward the environmental goal of making the city zero waste. The issue went to the City Council last March and it was decided that the city would try to become 95% waste-free by 2013. In 2009, the city found...

 

Electronic Cigarettes Make a Statement at Samohi

A new smoking trend has arrived, and it has become especially popular with teens and high school students. Electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes or “e-cigs” are battery-powered cigarettes that use vapor that can contain nicotine and flavorings to...

 

SM Airport: Strong and Differing Opinions Among Residents

Recent crashes and noise complaints regarding the Santa Monica Airport have given rise to talk of its shutdown. Some residents, especially those in the Sunset Park area, which is directly under the...

 

SRTS: A Student Biker's Opinion

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program has unveiled a plan to help improve the Samohi campus's transportation issues, proposing new bike routes, the rerouting of streets near the school and other...

 

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