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Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

DARE FITZPATRICK and HANNA MASRI

June 12, 2020

The start of a new season is fun for everyone -- special traditions make each season exciting in its own way. Most of us tend to prefer one season over the others, but sometimes, a dislike of a season can go so far as being a mental disorder. SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, as explained by Dr. Norman R...

Creating Calm in Chaos

Creating Calm in Chaos

Amara Murphy, Writer

June 11, 2020

As of April 16, the U.S. had 675,344 cases of COVID-19, resulting in more than 34, 512 deaths. The numbers alone are enough to leave anyone at a loss for words, and that doesn’t include the endless stream of news broadcasting, which displays not only the statistics, but also stories, pictures, and...

TEDx Testimonials

TEDx Testimonials

Emma Raith, Writer

June 10, 2020

KIKI TOLLES My time with the TEDx production class over the past three years has been the highlight of my high school experience. In this class I’ve formed relationships with people I otherwise wouldn’t have met and I’ve developed skills I otherwise wouldn’t have discovered. I’m proud to have ...

Instagram and the Rise in Anxiety Disorders in Adolescents

Instagram and the Rise in Anxiety Disorders in Adolescents

Amara Murphy

June 4, 2020

How many of you use Instagram? Now of those of you who raised your hands and are girls, how many of you follow models or other beauty influencers? As girls growing up in today’s world, we have seen and faced the constant pressures exerted by the media and the internet to be “perfect." Whether it i...

Alternatives to Attending College

Alternatives to Attending College

Patrick Otte

April 20, 2020

At this time of year, seniors are facing the most significant decision of their lives-college. However, college is not the only way to grow and thrive after high school. Other options, including taking a gap year, getting a minimum-wage job, or joining the military, deserve consideration. Taking a gap...

Owls in College: Ava Morouse’ 19

Ava Morouse '19

Ziqian (Violet) Zhou, A&E Editor

April 15, 2020

Ava Morouse’ 19 Barnard College Major: Art History & Visual Arts Minor: Women’s/Gender Studies & Psychology Q: What are your suggestions on choosing the “right” college for current Laguna seniors? Has your perception of your college changed since when you made the decision to attend it ...

Owls in College: Tony Xu’ 19

Owls in College: Tony Xu’ 19

Ziqian (Violet) Zhou, A&E Editor

April 15, 2020

Tony Xu’ 19 Babson College Major: Finance & Economics Q: Are you involved in any new extracurricular activities you’ve never done before? What are the cool things you’ve done so far (can be either academic or extracurricular)? A: I stepped out of my comfort zone and joined a business fraternity, AKPsi. I never im...

A Glimpse into Motorsports

Wesley Shultz, Writer

April 15, 2020

Top speeds of 200 miles per hour, 100 to 0 breaking in 40 feet, 1000 horsepower. These crazy numbers are the norm for the top end of motorsports, sports like Formula 1 and LMP1 are among the most technologically advanced industries in the world, where even a 1 percent increase in efficiency can mean a ch...

Your Guide to the College Application Process:

Your Guide to the College Application Process:

Julia Guglielmo and Paige Levinson

April 15, 2020

Early Action (EA) - This application is NON-BINDING, which means that although students hear back earlier, they do not have to commit to a university until May 1. Restrictive Early Action (REA) - This application is NONBINDING, so students are not obligated to attend if they are accepted; however, the...

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