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A Week In History: the Election of Abraham Lincoln

A Week In History: the Election of Abraham Lincoln

Ian Brown

February 5, 2019

On November 6th, 1860, one of the United States’ most beloved and iconic presidents of all time was elected: Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was born in Kentucky where he initially became a lawyer but soon made his way to the political spotlight in a Senate race that saw him argue against the spread of sla...

February 4, 2019

CONGRATS TO THE OWLS WHO ARE HEADED FOR THE SOCCER PLAYOFFS!   BOYS CIF Division 6 Wild Card Game vs. Viewpoint Tuesday, February 5 at 2PM (NEW TIME!) Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Road, Goleta 93117 (NEW LOCATION!)   GIRLS CIF Division 6 1st Round Game vs. Jurupa Valley Wednes...

Birkenstocks: from Hippie to Trendy

Birkenstocks: from Hippie to Trendy

Hanna Marsi and Lauren Mills

January 17, 2019

From a small German workshop in 1774 to mainstream fashion today, Birkenstocks have taken the world by storm. Unlike any other shoemaker, Birkenstock’s founder Johann Adam Birkenstock developed a sole made of cork and silicon to mold to the wearer's feet. This makes for a utilitarian sole that work...

Alumni College Panel

Alumni College Panel

Ava Morouse

January 11, 2019

Students filed into Spaulding to hear from recent alums about their individual college experiences and to get advice about college in the annual Alumni College Panel assembly on Jan. 9. Hailing from some of the country’s top liberal arts colleges from coast-to-coast and in between– Claremont McKenna,...

2019 HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT

2019 HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT

January 11, 2019

2019 HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT, Thursday, January 24, 5-8:30 a.m., plus one volunteer training session in January The Laguna Blanca Sock Club began 4 years ago this month following a group of 20 Laguna Blanca students/parents/faculty members’ participation in this citywide event. We now have Sock...

HAITI GIRL POWER FUNDRAISER

HAITI GIRL POWER FUNDRAISER

January 11, 2019

HAITI GIRL POWER FUNDRAISER, Saturday, January 12, 11:15 am, 3, p.m., 7 p.m. Dr. Doohan is a Street Medicine Program Director and Family Medicine doctor who has been mentoring Sock Club students for years. Community service opportunities abound, within this event, this non-profit and in connectio...

One Year After: A Remembrance

One Year After: A Remembrance

Audrey Murphy

January 8, 2019

As we roll into the new year and enjoy the new beginnings of January, many residents in Santa Barbara are taking this time to remember the Montecito Mudslides that occurred exactly a year ago.   A remembrance has been planned for the entire community to provide healing for the destructio...

A week in History: October 30th: Orson Welles’ broadcast of “War of the Worlds” Scares Nation

Ian Brown

January 7, 2019

The year is 1938, and radio is in its prime. Before the invention of the television, there was no better way to get the news, advertise a product, or entertain yourself in the comfort of your home than with this innovative new medium. Of course, in the case of entertainment, there’s one particular instan...

TEDx

TEDx

Emma Raith

December 30, 2018

Young Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs

Wesley Schulz

December 30, 2018

Avery Hughes ‘19 Q: How did you get into the resale industry? A: My friend encouraged me to buy the Supreme Peach Box Logo Hoodie on eBay while not doing any research. Obviously, it was fake, and I was out $200. So my first experience was not a good one. Q: What do you think will change in the r...

Loss of Legends: the Opioid Crisis

Loss of Legends: the Opioid Crisis

Maddie Walker and Maggie Newell

December 30, 2018

"I’m a bit surprised that I’m even still alive. Mixing uppers and downers, practically suicide.” With the recent death of the well-known and beloved artist Mac Miller, the devastating repercussions of opioid abuse are hard to dismiss.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids, a drug responsible for 115 deaths per ...

Let’s Be Honest, We All Lie

Let’s Be Honest, We All Lie

Estelle Murray

December 6, 2018

There are numerous studies that demonstrate that most people lie on social media platforms.  The financial site Learnvest published a survey in 2017 that revealed that 60 percent of millennial respondents lied or exaggerated in a social media post. This is confirmed by Social Media Consul...

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