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.
Justus Tavai — a chip off the football block

Justus Tavai — a chip off the football block

There are three others in front of him. JR, Jahlani and Jordan. There are two after him. Jonah and Jagger. They are known as "The Tavais." If you ask the head football coach at Mira Costa High School, he will recall moments with all of these men, even moments going...

Mira Costa sweeps Marymount in girls’ volleyball

Shelby Strickfaden: Singer and songwriter

Shelby Strickfaden began singing when she was just a young girl, inspired by her surroundings and the current singers. Since then she has evolved into not only a singer but now a songwriter as well. Her passion for singing, playing the piano, and the guitar have...

Mira Costa sweeps Marymount in girls’ volleyball

The Horseshoe: Farewell

Farewells can be the most bittersweet moments. There was Lou Gehrig on July of 1939, considering himself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. Then the legendary game changing Michael Jordan in ‘93, ‘98, and one last time in ‘03. Sports throughout the world lose...

Mira Costa sweeps Marymount in girls’ volleyball

The Horseshoe: Sweat, blood, tears and passion

Sweat drips down my forehead, my back, my arms, it’s everywhere. Next there’s tears, not only running down my face, but as I look around it’s on everyone's faces. I constantly hear struggling lungs inflating and deflating, over and over again, with yelps for help in...