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Remote Ceramics

Tiles by Taylor Smith
November 2, 2020

Students who signed up for a ceramics class were surprised to find out that the class would still be offered and held remotely this year. The strange startup of the year being online constituted several...

Celebrating Halloween in Quarantine

Celebrating Halloween in Quarantine
October 25, 2020

Keeping our spirits high during a pandemic is tough. We can’t always do the normal things that we used to. We can’t go out to the Cinema or hang out with our friends in public places. We can’t go...

KULE + THE GANG

KULE + THE GANG
Work imitates life during quarantine for this Carpinteria family
October 13, 2020

FeatureWhen COVID-19 swept the nation, schools closed, travel plans halted, and our family, like many others, was stuck at home. But instead of confining ourselves to days filled with nothing but Zoom...

First Responders Arrive When We Need Them Most

First Responders Arrive When We Need Them Most
October 8, 2020

On April 26, 1986, a Saturday, the Chernobyl number 4 nuclear reactor became unstable. What happened thereafter has been documented as the worst nuclear accident to occur in history. The first responders...

13 Good Deeds To Do in September in Remembrance of 9/11

13 Good Deeds To Do in September in Remembrance of 9/11
As we pause and remember those we lost 19 years ago on 9/11, we are partnering with 911day.org to invite you to honor their lives by coming together to do over 1 million self-directed acts of service and good deeds throughout the month of September as part of 9/11 Day At Home. Here’s how you can participate.
September 8, 2020

For the entire month of September, in honor of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, we’re joining together with 911day.org to encourage all our colleagues and neighbors to...

Creating Calm in Chaos

Creating Calm in Chaos
During this trying time, as we all attempt to navigate uncharted territory, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or simply terrified by the constant stream of news and statistics; and therefore it becomes even more important to take a few moments a day to disconnect and create calm in the chaotic world we are all living in.
June 18, 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...

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun
The changing of the seasons brings more than new weather and changing temperatures — studies show that some mood and mental health changes correspond with the changing seasons.
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...

Senior Confessions 2020

Senior Confessions 2020
June 11, 2020

TEDx Testimonials

TEDx Testimonials
After three years in the TEDxLagunaBlancaSchool program, seniors Kiki Tolles, Emma Raith, and Paige Levinson reflect on their experiences across all three events.
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...

Instagram and the Rise in Anxiety Disorders in Adolescents

Instagram and the Rise in Anxiety Disorders in Adolescents
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...

Most Likely to…

Most Likely to...
June 4, 2020

Alternatives to Attending College

Alternatives to Attending College
There are so many alternatives to traditional college. Traditional university isn’t the only path for graduating seniors, and it’s important to acknowledge the options that they have.
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...

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