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The New Student Council

The New  Student Council

MADELEINE NICKS and FRANCES CARLSON

September 15, 2019

Kiki Tolles, Student Body President        “With new projects to improve the Student Store and to digitize the Sign In/Out System, and new events like the Outdoor Movie Night and the Club Assembly, we are hoping to make the 2019-2010 Student Council one of the most active and effective yet. W...

DEAR SENIORS

DEAR SENIORS

Ian Brown

September 15, 2019

Well, we finally made it. Our fourth and final year of high school is upon us, and as strange as it sounds to say, we are officially seniors. This year seemed unreal during 9th Grade, but suddenly, it has gone from the distant future to the immediate present to remind us that college is just one year...

DEAR JUNIORS

DEAR JUNIORS

Mia Humberd-Hilf & Boning Zhang

September 15, 2019

Junior year. It suddenly feels like you’re nearing the end, but you’re not quite there yet. Junior year is filled with constant reminders of “what’s ahead” and reminders of your always-present list of to-dos. There’s no shortage of pressure during this year, from both school related and n...

DEAR SOPHOMORES

DEAR SOPHOMORES

Daisy Finefrock and Phoebe Stein

September 15, 2019

Okay, so first, a couple of words of reflection: the Sophomore year was one filled with incredible learning experiences and so much personal growth. Yes, many of us have experienced the highs and lows of the second year of high school, however, we wouldn’t trade that valuable time with our favorite...

Intro Letters

Intro Letters

Phoebe Stein

September 15, 2019

Laguna Blanca is known for its close community of students, teachers, staff and parents. We know that when we need help, there will be dozens of Owls waiting with words of wisdom, whether it is friendly advice, horror-story-esque warnings about workloads, raves about teachers or the casual “don...

Gap Year

Gap Year

WORDS and ART by VIOLET ZHOU

September 1, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of teaching the children in Ghana, creating music that drifts out across the West African landscape, conducting case studies, joining a Himalayan expedition, or spending an entire year after graduating from high school pursuing your greatest passions? “More and more I’ve found myself fa...

The Other Senior Year

The Other Senior Year

PAGE by MADELEINE NICKS ART by HANNA MASRI

June 1, 2019

What does being the 8th grade speaker mean to you? “I get to speak for everyone, and not just myself. I’m just very grateful that I got picked and was chosen to be able to be that person for everyone. Because I know a lot of people wanted to be it, and I’m just really excited that I’m the one...

A Tribute to Lolli

A Tribute to Lolli

WORDS by JULIANNA SEYMOUR and HANNA MASRI ART by MELISSA WALKER

June 1, 2019

As the 2019 school year comes to a close, the community learned the sad news that our Head of Upper School was leaving. Our well-regarded and admired Lolli Lucas is leaving. Whether you had a class with Lolli or you met her as a member of the Laguna Blanca community, you were likely touched by her ...

UPPER SCHOOL ENGINEERING CLASS WHEELS OUT INAUGURAL SOAPBOX DERBY

UPPER SCHOOL ENGINEERING CLASS WHEELS OUT INAUGURAL SOAPBOX DERBY

May 28, 2019

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 9:30-11:30AM Laguna Blanca School 4125 Paloma Drive, Hope Ranch Campus Please join us at Laguna's Hope Ranch campus for this first-time exciting and educational Soapbox Derby, which is being spearheaded by Laguna's Upper School engineering class—all of whom will be racin...

A New Kind of Learning

A New Kind of Learning

Phoebe Stein and Nafisah Fathima

April 29, 2019

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

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. ...

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