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No Planet B

Phoebe Stein and Art by Beau Glazier

November 13, 2019

When the Lights Go Out

When the Lights Go Out

Cody Busch-Weiss, Writer

November 5, 2019

Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) are temporary shutoffs of electric power to certain areas by power utility companies. Most major utilities in California, including Pacific Gas & Electric in Northern California, South California Edison in southern California (including Santa Barbara), and San...

Racing toward Absolute Zero – Scientific American Blog Network

Racing toward Absolute Zero – Scientific American Blog Network

Caitlin Gainey

September 17, 2019

Under a tangled mess of pipes, tubes, gauges, metal plates, pumps and duct tape lies a place colder than outer space. Working in this environment of organized chaos, the Quantum Matter team at the University of Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory is beginning to unveil the exotic quantum properties of...

Titanic: The Reboot

Titanic: The Reboot

Caitlin Gainey

September 16, 2019

A Titanic sequel is in the works. No, it’s not a second movie; it’s a second ship. While most people are content to simply remember the great ship, an Australian billionaire named Clive Palmer and his team are in the process of constructing a near-identical replica of this most lavish, legendar...

The New Student Council

The New  Student Council

MADELEINE NICKS and FRANCES CARLSON

September 15, 2019

Kiki Tolles, Student Body President        “With new projects to improve the Student Store and to digitize the Sign In/Out System, and new events like the Outdoor Movie Night and the Club Assembly, we are hoping to make the 2019-2010 Student Council one of the most active and effective yet. W...

DEAR SENIORS

DEAR SENIORS

Ian Brown

September 15, 2019

Well, we finally made it. Our fourth and final year of high school is upon us, and as strange as it sounds to say, we are officially seniors. This year seemed unreal during 9th Grade, but suddenly, it has gone from the distant future to the immediate present to remind us that college is just one year...

DEAR JUNIORS

DEAR JUNIORS

Mia Humberd-Hilf and Boning Zhang

September 15, 2019

Junior year. It suddenly feels like you’re nearing the end, but you’re not quite there yet. Junior year is filled with constant reminders of “what’s ahead” and reminders of your always-present list of to-dos. There’s no shortage of pressure during this year, from both school related and n...

DEAR SOPHOMORES

DEAR SOPHOMORES

Daisy Finefrock and Phoebe Stein

September 15, 2019

Okay, so first, a couple of words of reflection: the Sophomore year was one filled with incredible learning experiences and so much personal growth. Yes, many of us have experienced the highs and lows of the second year of high school, however, we wouldn’t trade that valuable time with our favorite...

Intro Letters

Intro Letters

Phoebe Stein

September 15, 2019

Laguna Blanca is known for its close community of students, teachers, staff and parents. We know that when we need help, there will be dozens of Owls waiting with words of wisdom, whether it is friendly advice, horror-story-esque warnings about workloads, raves about teachers or the casual “don...

Gap Year

Gap Year

WORDS and ART by VIOLET ZHOU

September 1, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of teaching the children in Ghana, creating music that drifts out across the West African landscape, conducting case studies, joining a Himalayan expedition, or spending an entire year after graduating from high school pursuing your greatest passions? “More and more I’ve found myself fa...

The Other Senior Year

The Other Senior Year

PAGE by MADELEINE NICKS ART by HANNA MASRI

June 1, 2019

What does being the 8th grade speaker mean to you? “I get to speak for everyone, and not just myself. I’m just very grateful that I got picked and was chosen to be able to be that person for everyone. Because I know a lot of people wanted to be it, and I’m just really excited that I’m the one...

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