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.
Mira Costa sweeps Marymount in girls’ volleyball

Mira Costa sweeps Marymount in girls’ volleyball

The Mira Costa girls' volleyball team took on their long-time rivals, the Marymount Sailors, on Sept. 10. The Mustangs came into this match undefeated in preseason tournaments and winning their first regular season game against Edison. Costa began dominating the game...

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

Mira Costa sweeps Valencia in CIF state quarterfinals

Mira Costa started their CIF State run on Tuesday, May 26th against Valencia High School at their home court. Valencia came into the game as the 6th seed, and Mira Costa as the 3rd seed. Costa seemed to dominate the game, led by senior Blake Markland. Markland had...

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...

Mira Costa sweeps Marymount in girls’ volleyball

Column: The Horseshoe — maternal advice

Altercations between associations occur on a daily basis; player unions vs. team owners, teacher unions vs. school districts, and it even dates back to the 1880s when the American working class began to realize that fair work treatment was something that needed to be...