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Siblings on Campus

Siblings on Campus

Jackson Baltes January 23, 2023

Ashton Lustfield:    Q: What grade are you in? A: I am in 7th grade. Q: What is it like having an older sibling in the same school as you? A: It’s nice because teachers will recognize you...

High School-Then vs. Now

High School-Then vs. Now

Hudson Mayfield January 23, 2023

Although the youth of each generation is fleeting, there is much to learn from the prior experiences of those whose footsteps we walk in, whether it is Trish McHale’s experiences growing up just outside...

The Economy of Santa Barbara

The Economy of Santa Barbara

Davis Ohanian and Aden Meisel December 18, 2022

The median Santa Barbara house price in 2022 exploded to 2.1 million from $940,000 in 2021. This dramatic increase is due to several factors. According to local luxury properties specialist Jim Scarborough,...

Teacher Feature: Jacqueline Peláez

Teacher Feature: Jacqueline Peláez

Ada Green December 18, 2022

Q: Where are you from originally? A: I am from a country that is very far away. It’s in the north of South America, and the country’s coast is Mar Caribe—the Caribbean Sea. That country is Venezuela.   Q:...

A New Reign Begins

A New Reign Begins

Annika Firlik December 18, 2022

Leadership of a nation affects people worldwide. Leaders run the country, keep things in order, protect the national economy and politics, and are responsible for decision making, which was an essential...

No Business Like Show Business: Laguna’s Multi-School Musical Review

No Business Like Show Business: Laguna’s Multi-School Musical Review

Dionne Peterson December 6, 2022

During the pandemic, Covid-19, the performing arts completely shut down, leaving eager casts and audiences alike disappointed after months of waiting and preparing for their shows. As the draped red curtains...

College Counseling Team

College Counseling Team

Lucy Wang November 13, 2022

Interview with the College Counseling Team As the school year starts, we welcome the new college counseling team. During the interview, the three college counselors offered insights about their own...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Spotlight

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Spotlight

Alexandra Siegel October 12, 2022

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Latinx, educator, and organizer serving the 14th district of New York in the Bronx and Queens. Ocasio-Cortez grew up experiencing the reality of New York’s...

Student Songwriters

Student Songwriters

Ada Green June 20, 2022

Four students share their process and experiences in the unique art form of songwriting.   Dionne Peterson ‘25: Q: What are your favorite genres to listen to and write? A: I like listening to...

Rising Writers

Rising Writers

Jackson Baltes June 17, 2022

An Interview with Instructor Allison Armstrong Q. Why did you choose to teach a writer’s workshop? A. The head of Middle School was thoughtful enough to give the choice of a few electives and that...

Day in the Life

Day in the Life

Abby Kim and Elli Westmacott June 2, 2022

LUZ I start my morning waking up and getting ready for school. I first do my makeup and then choose an outfit. Today, I wore a navy blue tie top with comfy white pants. I paired it with white Air Forces...

Consider it Simplified

Consider it Simplified

Aden Meisel June 1, 2022

YouTube creator Webzwithaz created his first animated history video in October 2016, “WWI—Oversimplified (Part 1).” As of April 2022, it has racked up over 38 million views, and the channel changed...

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