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Take a R.I.P.

Take a R.I.P.

Julia Guglielmo and Paige Levinson

December 3, 2019

Wanna hit this? Can I rip that? What flavor? These questions have become all too familiar in our generation. A common chemical substance, nicotine has been prevalent in our society since the 1800s and has remained popular to this day. Due to its addictive nature, over thirty-four million people smok...

New Education Methods Point Laguna Toward Scandinavia

New Education Methods Point Laguna Toward Scandinavia

Elizabeth Bisno and Ziqian (Violet) Zhou

December 3, 2019

As high schoolers at a college preparatory school, we dread our endless workload, but we know it’s an essential part of practicing for standardized tests and flaunting an impressive transcript. As exhausting as this process is, it’s been an accepted reality in the U.S. for a long time. But in te...

The Importance of Engagement

The  Importance of Engagement

Phoebe Stein and Mia Humberd-Hilf

December 3, 2019

Organizing student walk-outs, participating in local marches, getting involved in national politics, speaking out about beliefs— political and civic engagement goes by so many names. Growing up in the United States, it has been fascinating and disheartening to watch the constant battle between con...

The Price of College Debt

The Price of College Debt

Phoebe Stein, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2019

Children grow up being told the same thing over and over: do well in school, get a job, make money and start a family. The cycle repeats. However, this cycle is not only unreasonable but, for many, unattainable. In 2006, 13 years ago, student debt nationally was under 600 billion dollars — which s...

Global Leadership Connection

Global Leadership Connection

Amara Murphy

December 3, 2019

Global Leadership Connection is an organization dedicated to putting youth leaders in a positive spotlight. The GLC Leadership Experience is an all-expense-paid trip for the top 2-6 leaders from each area program. Connecting leaders from different GLC Programs, they encourage discussions on leadership...

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Madeleine Nicks

December 3, 2019

What first drew you to this job in the beginning? T: Working at a school, for me. Because I think it’s a happy place full of life and people and growth. And being a mom, I love the whole atmosphere of being at a school. J: I was looking for a career change, background being law, and this opportu...

New Education Methods Point Laguna Toward Scandinavia

New Education Methods Point Laguna Toward Scandinavia

Elizabeth Bisno and Ziqian (Violet) Zhou

December 3, 2019

As high schoolers at a college preparatory school, we dread our endless workload, but we know it’s an essential part of practicing for standardized tests and flaunting an impressive transcript. As exhausting as this process is, it’s been an accepted reality in the U.S. for a long time....

Whats on the Menu?

Whats on the Menu?

Paige Levinson and Julia Guglielmo

December 3, 2019

Our teachers have more skills than just the knowledge and enthusiasm they bring to the classroom: three, in particular, are exceptional chefs and bakers. Often these teachers will bring a meal to class to reward their students or to celebrate a holiday. For example, Rose Steeber made pancakes f...

No Planet B

No Planet B

Phoebe Stein and 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...

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