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A New Kind of Learning

A New Kind of Learning

Phoebe Stein and Nafisah Fathima

April 29, 2019


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Days spent learning, exploring and making memories. Nights by the fire, singing, talking and becoming a family. Through the Idaho-based Alzar School, this is exactly how Kate Spaulding spent the first six months of her sophomore year. Alzar School provides an alternative education which rivals that o...

Join the Santa Barbara Youth Council

Join the Santa Barbara Youth Council

April 19, 2019


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Please let your teen participants know applications are now being accepted for The Santa Barbara Youth Council.  The Youth Council is a 15-member youth advisory body appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Santa Barbara.  Students can attend private, public or alternative schools or be home schooled. ...

No Planet B

No Planet B

Phoebe Stein

April 17, 2019


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Twelve years. In twelve years, the window for saving our world will close, according to the IPCC (a UN-based group dedicated to providing accurate, scientific, information about our climate’s rapid decline). In twelve years, if we do nothing, the average temperature of Earth’s climate will raise mo...

All We are Saying is Save the Bees

All We are Saying is Save the Bees

Frances Carlson and Ruth Beckmen

March 5, 2019


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Along with other worldwide issues like pollution or climate change, humanity is experiencing a dramatic deficit in the number of bees and bee colonies throughout the continent. Starting in 2018, 30 percent of bee colonies have been lost each winter, dropping to 23 percent in 2013 and 2014. These...

Women in Politics

Women in Politics

Phoebe Stein

March 4, 2019


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While many First Ladies fall out of the public eye after their husbands leave office, Michelle Obama remains prominent and enthusiastic about politics. Her incredible efforts to fund education for underprivileged youths, her promotion healthy living and her support of women taking a stand ...

DACA: AN AMERICAN PROMISE

DACA: AN AMERICAN PROMISE

Grace Giordano

February 8, 2019


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Shouldn’t our institutions be held to the same Judeo-Christian standards that we, as individuals, are held to? Shouldn’t integrity matter? Is character an individual trait or an institutional one as well? Bottom line: A promise made should be a promise kept — even more so when it’s made to a...

What’s in Your Trunk?

What’s in Your Trunk?

Natalie McCaffery

February 8, 2019


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An Interview with Junior Audrey Murphy.   What type of car do you drive? Mercedes 2006 ML.   Do you think your car matches your personality? Maybe? I haven’t really put much thought into it. But I’m very happy with my car. It is the perfect size to fit my surfboard and...

A Week In History: the Election of Abraham Lincoln

A Week In History: the Election of Abraham Lincoln

Ian Brown

February 5, 2019


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On November 6th, 1860, one of the United States’ most beloved and iconic presidents of all time was elected: Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was born in Kentucky where he initially became a lawyer but soon made his way to the political spotlight in a Senate race that saw him argue against the spread of sla...

February 4, 2019


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CONGRATS TO THE OWLS WHO ARE HEADED FOR THE SOCCER PLAYOFFS!   BOYS CIF Division 6 Wild Card Game vs. Viewpoint Tuesday, February 5 at 2PM (NEW TIME!) Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Road, Goleta 93117 (NEW LOCATION!)   GIRLS CIF Division 6 1st Round Game vs. Jurupa Valley Wednes...

Birkenstocks: from Hippie to Trendy

Birkenstocks: from Hippie to Trendy

Hanna Marsi and Lauren Mills

January 17, 2019


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From a small German workshop in 1774 to mainstream fashion today, Birkenstocks have taken the world by storm. Unlike any other shoemaker, Birkenstock’s founder Johann Adam Birkenstock developed a sole made of cork and silicon to mold to the wearer's feet. This makes for a utilitarian sole that work...

Alumni College Panel

Alumni College Panel

Ava Morouse

January 11, 2019


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Students filed into Spaulding to hear from recent alums about their individual college experiences and to get advice about college in the annual Alumni College Panel assembly on Jan. 9. Hailing from some of the country’s top liberal arts colleges from coast-to-coast and in between– Claremont McKenna,...

2019 HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT

2019 HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT

January 11, 2019


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2019 HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT, Thursday, January 24, 5-8:30 a.m., plus one volunteer training session in January The Laguna Blanca Sock Club began 4 years ago this month following a group of 20 Laguna Blanca students/parents/faculty members’ participation in this citywide event. We now have Sock...

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