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Plotting Against Pollution

Catie Fristoe

November 7, 2018


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The word habitat is defined as “the natural home or environment of an animal.” The Pacific Ocean is precisely that for millions of marine species, and we are destroying it. Human’s increasing use of plastic products ends up acting like food to the sea turtles off of our beaches. The fishing net...

Same-Sex Mice Have Babies

Same-Sex Mice Have Babies

Madeline Walker

November 6, 2018


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Question: Can same-sex mice reproduce?     Overview: A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences concluded last week that, with cutting-edge science, same-sex mice can reproduce; however, only the female mothers’ babies lived. How: Because DNA was lacking from t...

Lab-Grown Neurons Could Help Scientists Repair Damaged Brain Tissue

Madeline Walker

October 4, 2018


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Question: Could it be possible to generate new nerve cells that could contribute to brain repair? Overview: IPSCs--induced Pluripotent Stem Cells-- have two unique properties: they can self-renew and can become any type of cell. IPSCs are similar to those of Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs); how...

Dear Seniors

Dear Seniors

June 4, 2018


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This is always a bittersweet time of year for me, as I start to mourn the impending departure of the senior class while warmly watching their excitement build as they realize just how close they are to this long-anticipated commencement. I am feeling this bittersweet emotion strongly with each of you....

Dear Freshman Selves,

Dear Freshman Selves,

June 1, 2018


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It’s been a long four years. We know that you probably don’t want to read this because you think that you’re so cool, and you’re in high school now, and you’re basically an adult, but we ask that you please do read this because, in the epic four-year-long rollercoaster ride that we’ve just...

Mission to Mars

Patrick Otte

February 9, 2018


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Mission to Mars was a series of thirty-minute presentations done by 8th graders under the circumstances if they were to travel to Mars and successfully colonize the planet. Approximately sixty to eighty people attended Mission to Mars, five teachers, and many parents. Every team consisted of six pan...

Hugh Hefner: The Good, The Bad and the Bunny

Hugh Hefner: The Good, The Bad and the Bunny

Carina Tedesco

January 21, 2018


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When a celebrity passes, our society must decide how we will remember him or her. Typically, we choose to to recognize the best qualities of the dead and selectively forget their flaws. Although it is respectful and important to appreciate the positive contributions of the deceased, in order to not repeat...

Homecoming!

Homecoming!

Sofia Fouroohimartin

October 17, 2017


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Homecoming is just around the corner, set for this Saturday, October 21st. This year’s dance is Disco themed and sure to be a blast. Student Council President, Camila Lemere jokes “We’re all gonna need to cool down on Sunday because of that Saturday Night Fever." Tickets for the event are 15$ p...

Changing Schools

Changing Schools

Annelle King

October 17, 2017


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Abby Corpuz Senior Abby Corpuz left Laguna Blanca to go to Dos Pueblos for freshman and sophomore year. She found that it was really difficult to leave the Laguna community and have to find her way around at a much larger school and find new friends. Even though she was able to find a friend group, s...

An Interview with New Teacher Kelly Baeza

An Interview with New Teacher Kelly Baeza

Aura Carlson and Rose Houglet

August 31, 2017


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What's your name? Do you have a nickname? (Do you prefer Ms. or Mrs.?)  Kelly Baeza. I prefer Ms. Baeza or Ms. B What subjects do you teach? Math   What did you teach before coming to Laguna? I have taught math at Dos Pueblos, San Marcos, Santa Barbara Junior High, La Cumbre and La Cue...

Message from Lopes: How to Avoid Senioritis

Message from Lopes: How to Avoid Senioritis

Sydney Edgecomb

August 31, 2017


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Reflect on those who have helped you along the way. Make sure you enjoy your time with them and show them how grateful you are for their guidance and support. Pass it on to the younger ones. Just as others have helped you, be inclusive to the younger students by hanging out with them and givi...

An Interview With New Teacher John Pagano

An Interview With New Teacher John Pagano

Rose Houglet

August 31, 2017


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What’s your name? Do you have a nickname? (Do you prefer Ms. or Mrs.?) My name is John Lawrence Pagano. I go by Mr Pagano. I don’t really have a nickname. Sometimes, my family calls me Captain...it’s a long story that started with a series of wrong numbers I would get on my cell phone all lookin...

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