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Reminders of How to Stay Organized

Reminders of How to Stay Organized

Estelle Murray

December 5, 2018

Color Code       red = tests       orange = reminders       pink = meetings       green = free periods 2.Remind yourself to make time to study        either by simply writing study in        a bold font or by highlighting Mark when work...

How to Show Your Thanks During the Holiday Season

How to Show Your Thanks During the Holiday Season

Audrey Murphy

November 30, 2018

As the holiday season nears and 2018 comes to a close, it is around this time that we like to reflect on all of the things that we’re grateful for. Whether you’re thankful for a friend, family member, teacher, or coach that has been there for you throughout the good times and the bad, taking the t...

Plotting Against Pollution

Catie Fristoe

November 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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