Katie Smythe

Katie Smythe

Katie Smythe, a Senior at Mira Costa High School is an avid photographer and writer. Katie has photographed events for High School Insider and worked as a part of the High School Insider Video Corps for the past year and currently runs a blog composed of her own photography and prose. She is working on getting her work published in various magazines around Los Angeles.
Humans of Mira Costa: Emma Padgett

Humans of Mira Costa: Emma Padgett

"Blue headlights are awful. All the things that piss me off are lighting related. At night, when the streetlights are white instead of yellow it pisses me off because the shadows aren't as  pretty. I like shadows a lot because they're...

Humans of Mira Costa: Julia DiFiori

Humans of Mira Costa: Julia DiFiori

"I don't think anyone should set out to change the world; I think that's self-righteous and didactic. I think the best thing you can do for yourself and for others around you is simply find what you love and do that incessantly. Through genuine passion, you can...

Humans of Mira Costa: Julia DiFiori

Humans of Mira Costa: Colbi Young

"I've been trying to like take pictures everyday as a new thing because I want to be a photographer... I mean I don't really know what I want to do with photography yet, but I was thinking about either doing a focus on people to make them feel better about themselves...

Humans of Mira Costa: Julia DiFiori

Humans of Mira Costa: Sam Sturges

"Umm, I look at my life as drinking milk straight from the carton, because when you see somebody doing it you think 'Wow, that guy's a complete a-hole for doing that, like, how inconsiderate.' However with my situation, with me personally, people don't understand that...

Humans of Mira Costa: Kyle Fiene

Humans of Mira Costa: Kyle Fiene

"One teacher once told me, his name was Mr. Marx, that my main objective in his class was to find the purpose. Now, everyday I walk around Mira Costa and look at every student and wonder what is their purpose? What is my purpose? What I've come to conclude is that my...

Humans of Mira Costa: Julia DiFiori

Soul On Tap

  Originally a trio consisting of singer Jane Fishman, guitarist Noah Viklund and pianist Jon Sullivan, Manhattan beach cover band "Soul on Tap" continues to produce groovy music even with the recent loss of Sullivan as he heads off to college at Berklee School...

Humans of Mira Costa: Skye Miles

"Well, um, so for the longest time my mom and I never really got along. My mom was very controlling and that's really bad especially when you're a teen because you're trying to rebel and trying to free yourself and I...