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The Next Wave of Cheating: Apple Watch

The Next Wave of Cheating: Apple Watch

Ava Morouse

January 12, 2017


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If 20 years ago a student had suggested that cheating with a watch was possible, their peers and the world would have scoffed. But, ladies and gentlemen, this hypothetical has become a reality. Though cheating has been around since the beginning of formal education and scholarly pursuits, t...

LGBTQ: Nature or Nurture?

LGBTQ: Nature or Nurture?

Carina Tedesco

December 12, 2016


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I was born with blue eyes, and I have blue eyes today. I was born with fair skin, and other than the occasional summer tan, that has not changed to this day. Through scientific research and common knowledge, I accept these facts to be true; the color of my natural hair and my shoe size were not determined...

Save the Trails

Save the Trails

Hunter Hawkins

December 9, 2016


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Imagine walking in one of your most cherished places, a place where you got to grow and share memories with your friends and family for years — but suddenly, a big, “no trespassing” sign obstructs your way. Without any warning, Hope Ranch residents and visitors alike were denied access from...

Morello’s “Dirt” Hits Home

Morello’s “Dirt” Hits Home

Mathew Goldsholl, Copy Editor

November 10, 2016


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“[‘Dirt’] is kind of a therapy for me,” John Morello said. “When you tell your own story, you know, it helps you kind of organize it in your own head and gives you some objectivity on your life and kind of helps you make sense of your life when you know your own story.” After his one-man...

Why Trump?

Why Trump?

Katherine Monory, Guest Writer

November 8, 2016


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It’s all in the hair. The United States Presidential Election is coming up on Nov. 8, and you must realize that the leader of this country is elected by the people. You have the power to put your say into who runs this country. I am a Trump supporter. I know that I am not yet able to vote, since I...

Why Hillary?

Why Hillary?

Clay Rodgers, Guest Writer

November 8, 2016


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Save us. We’re all going to die. I’m moving to Canada. All popular phrases from this year, and for good reason. There is a legitimate chance that the most powerful country in the world is going to be led by an inexperienced “business” man who lies every few minutes (according to PolitiFact) and...

An Interview with Sulaiman Bah and Abdul Fatta Koroma

An Interview with Sulaiman Bah and Abdul Fatta Koroma

Caylin Zimmerman and Julia Fay

November 8, 2016


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Sully and Fatta came to the U.S. through a soccer academy called the Craig Bellamy Foundation in Sierra Leone. is academy is for underprivileged boys and girls. It hopes to create a brighter future for the athletes through the sport. ousands of kids go to tryouts held by the academy in di e...

Alumni Spencer Dusebout Gives Ted Talk

Alumni Spencer Dusebout Gives Ted Talk

April 10, 2016


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Laguna Blanca alumni Spencer Dusebout recently gave a Ted Talk about his successful water company.  

Field Day 2016

Field Day 2016

March 20, 2016


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Even though there was a high chance of rain, a little water didn’t stop Laguna from having Field Day. The teams, being made up of a mixture of girls and boys, had a few students from each grade (EK-12). Every group had a different color ― either red, orange, green, blue, purple, or pink.  Some colors ...

Mr. Chan Named New Head of Middle School

Mr. Chan Named New Head of Middle School

February 18, 2016


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Student cheers were heard across campus on Thursday when Head of School Rob Hereford announced that Steve Chan will be Laguna Blanca’s new Head of Middle School effective July 1, 2016. After a thorough national search and numerous interviews over the past few months, the search recently culminate...

Camila Lemere Wins County Poetry Out Loud Contest

Camila Lemere Wins County Poetry Out Loud Contest

February 10, 2016


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  “Tonight, I read about Descartes’/ grand courage to doubt everything/ except his own miraculous existence/ and I feel so distinct/ from the wounded man lying on the concrete/ I am ashamed.” These words from Garrett Hongo’s poem, “The Legend” were recited by Camila Lemere and are her fav...

A Conversation with Cameron Platt 

A Conversation with Cameron Platt 

January 27, 2016


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Cameron Platt, a senior at Princeton University, is concentrating on English and pursuing certificates in Theater and Medieval Studies. Platt, previously awarded the George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize, the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence, and the Class of 1870 Old English Prize at Prince...

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