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MBHS Closed, Online Schooling Starts Today

As many students are aware, Morro Bay High School joined schools from around the nation in temporarily closing its doors due to fears of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Currently, the plan is for the school to reopen on April 15th, but that stands to change depending on the situation.  While the school is closed,...

KSBY New Story featuring MBHS Student Journalists

Morro Bay city leaders say King Tides give 'disconcerting' preview of sea level rise https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/morro-bay-city-leaders-say-king-tides-give-disconcerting-preview-of-sea-level-rise For the past two months, the Morro Bay Spyglass has been lucky enough to work on a joint piece with our local news network, KSBY. They reached out to us on November 20, 2019 as...

Food for Thought

Hey pirates! In case you missed our last piece on the Lunch Ladies, we have a new piece on the tasty food they provide for us in the cafeteria. A select group of top-tier journalists from the Spyglass exercised their expert taste skills and culinary knowledge to provide YOU with a detailed review of some of our cafeteria’s most...

The Power of Youth in Politics

By Ella Stoneman and Adam Rainbolt As we begin to move out of election season, the United States is going through an intensely political time. Despite a historical trend of youth voter turnout being relatively low compared to other age demographics, this past election featured the nation’s youths voter turnout at an all time...

Campus Reopening Update: Declaration Forms Due, Potential SLOHS Partnership on Horizon

Following a board meeting on November 17th, San Luis Coastal Unified School District has adopted plans to allow students to resume modified in-person instruction once the state receives certain guidelines, such as the county being in the Red Tier for three weeks, according to a meeting with Assistant Principal Hardgrave.  The current reopening plan...

Elementary Schools Reopen in SLO County

For the first time in many months, students will be returning to school in SLO County. Both of the elementary schools in Los Osos, Monarch Grove and Baywood, are open for in-person instruction as well as Pacheco in SLO. In Morro Bay, Del Mar Elementary will be opened for “Kinder Students” starting November 12th, and possibly 1st...

Ethnic Studies: Offering a New Perspective Amid BLM

Last summer, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained national attention following the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota Police, sparking a national conversation about race in America. At Morro Bay High School, students can learn a little more about this conversation in the elective Ethnic Studies, which was introduced in the 2019-2020 school year and is...

Destiel Becomes Canon, Raising Questions of Queerbaiting

Warning: spoilers for Supernatural, and opinions stated do not necessarily reflect the Spyglass as an organization.  With 13 seasons, 2.1 million viewers worldwide, and one of the most active fandoms on Tumblr, Supernatural is one of the biggest shows of our generation. Its cryptic themes and great humor have attracted many viewers of all...

Unus Annus: The Chapter Closes

“What would you do if you only had a year left to live? Would you squander the time you were given? Or would you make every second count?” (www.youtube.com)  Imagine going 10,15, or 20 years back, and trying to describe 2020 to anyone. So much has changed even in the last 5 years that the world has...

Spotlight: Peyton Schemmer Triumphs Through the Pandemic

Peyton Schemmer, a prominent softball player at Morro Bay High School, has been working towards a scholarship since her freshman year. For students like her, the athletics program is an integral part of the high school experience. However, since quarantine began, many sports teams have not been able to meet or practice together. Many students have resorted...

The 5 Stages of Watching a New TV Show

During this time of the COVID 19 pandemic, people have been turning to watching new television shows, but sometimes picking a show can be hard as streaming services have just so much content and a lot of it is....not good. To save you all the misery of starting a show and abandoning it 20 minutes in, I...

Fall Sports Making a Return to MBHS

Although there were many roadblocks along the way, Morro Bay High School sports are back. Some MBHS fall, winter, and spring sports practices have started back at campus again. Although they are not back absolutely, plenty of protocols and regulations are in place to make sure everyone stays COVID free and safe. How are athletes and coaches...

SLCUSD COVID-19 Working Guidelines – A Brief Summary

On October 26th, the school district updated their 105 page draft on the guidelines for reopening school. Please keep in mind that this is only part of the information presented and everything here is subject to change. The Plans The San Luis Coastal Unified School District (SLCUSD) has set up 4...