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Changing the Channel

Changing the Channel

Frances Carlson and Dare Fitzpatrick

March 1, 2020

We all remember those TV shows that shaped our childhood; the ones with characters we wanted to be when we grew up, the ones that we would watch on repeat, and the ones that we remember today. Although they may have seemed irrelevant to us as kids, the moral undertones that our childhood television...

The Holy Days Behind the Holidays

The Holy Days  Behind the Holidays

Jacob Self

February 26, 2020

Over the past couple of months, we have managed to give and receive all of our wishes of “Happy Holidays,” “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukkah.” Whispers of Easter are on the horizon, but many of us frequently forget where these contemporary celebrations originate. Rather than traditionally...

stance of the staff

stance  of  the staff

February 26, 2020

You’ve gotta come with me… back to the future.” This famous sentence begins the science-fiction cinematic classic Back to the Future, one of the most influential pieces of media in the 20th century. Back to the Future is not just a story about young Michael J. Fox hopping in a DeLorean and traveling...

Trends Making a Comeback

Trends Making a Comeback

Madeleine Nicks

February 26, 2020

In the early 2000s, monochromatic outfits became a popular trend. People would dress in one color, and this allowed them to play with have an eclectic texture, fabric, and style while still maintaining a cohesive look. In the ‘50s, women improved their everyday look with striking accessories, and...

The New Classic

The New Classic

Maddie Kirk

February 26, 2020

Everything old is new again: Polaroid cameras, scrunchies, and vinyl. They all define a different decade, and all three of them can be found in the bedroom of any trend-following-teenage-girl. We craved the future for so long, yet now our nostalgia is forcing us to take a step back. Whether it is our...

First Date… Kinda Nervous

First Date… Kinda Nervous

Paige Levinson, Maddie Kirk, and Julia Guglielmo

February 26, 2020

Our Stories “It was the very first date that I had ever been on, and I was really nervous. I didn’t know where we were going or what we were doing, so I had to be ready for anything. I was scared that we were not going to have anything to talk about, but conversation came easily for us, and we...

Alumn at Sea

Alumn at Sea

Elizabeth Bisno

February 26, 2020

From growing up on a farm to helping at pet stores at age 11, to working with a reptile specialist, Romanov has had a love for animals since very early on. He fueled this passion throughout his years in school and is now a freelance filmmaker for companies such as BBC and Wild Logic. Out of the various...

Follow Your Gut

Follow Your Gut

Phoebe Stein

February 26, 2020

There’s one answer left on the test. Time is running out, and you have absolutely no idea what the right choice could be. Your first instinct was to choose A, no reason why, but it felt right. You’re stumped. You scribble in A and shove the page on your teacher’s desk. A week later, the test comes...

Dress to Impress

Dress to Impress

Maddie Kirk, Writer

February 4, 2020

Need a last-minute dress for winter formal? The modern and ever-growing internet and retail fascination make last-minute shopping easier than ever. The excitement and joy of school dances is overwhelming, and who doesn’t want to look their best on the big day? However, sometimes the day comes out of ...

TEDxLagunaBlanca 2020

TEDxLagunaBlanca 2020

Frances Carlson

February 3, 2020

  

How to Achieve the Perfect Instagram Layout

How to Achieve the Perfect Instagram Layout

Julia Guglielmo, Writer

January 30, 2020

While I am no master at Instagram or an influencer, over the years, I have learned a few tips and tricks to achieve the perfect Instagram layout. Below are some questions that will help you think about your Instagram’s layout style.  What’s your vibe? Are your photos all B&W, super colorful...

Beautiful Locations in Santa Barbara

Beautiful Locations in Santa Barbara

Julia Guglielmo, Writer

January 30, 2020

Santa Barbara is iconic for its beautiful scenery, lively town, and picturesque community. All of these factors feed into Santa Barbara’s charm and make for great spots to enjoy time with your friends and loved ones. Here are some of the best places to enjoy a picnic, a game of spike ball, or even a...

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