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On the Slopes with Zuley Lewis

On the Slopes with  Zuley Lewis

January 25, 2016


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  How long have you been skiing? I have been downhill skiing since I was 17 months old. I started Telemark skiing when I was 12. Telemark skiing in- volves skis where the heel is free, and every time you turn, you lift a heel. It is much more difficult, but also more fun. Do you have any...

BOXTALES Come to Laguna

BOXTALES Come to Laguna

January 22, 2016


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Boxtales performed Homer’s Odyssey. This has been called one of the most important stories of Western civilization. In this performance Odysseus describes his adventures in his own words, acting out various episodes from Homer’s epic tale. As he travels over the seas with his crew of men he encoun...

Field Day is Coming!

Field Day is Coming!

January 22, 2016


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Get ready for field day 2016, coming on Friday, March 11!

Why Teachers Teach

Why Teachers Teach

November 18, 2015


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Mr. Grooms, my World History teacher in 10th grade,” answers Kevin Shertzer when asked who his favorite teacher in high school was. “He told the most amazing stories and seemed to know everything about everything; he was brilliant.” Eric Faust’s favorite teacher was “Mrs. Perez.” For Richard...

“Ladylike”: The Double Standard Lives On

“Ladylike”:  The Double Standard Lives On

November 11, 2015


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Earlier this year, I was venting about a particularly rough day I had to a woman that I hold in high-esteem in my life, and I used the phrase “so-and-so makes me feel like crap.” I was told to find another word because the word “crap” was not “ladylike.” If I had been told it was not...

Spirit Week is Coming!

Spirit Week is Coming!

October 6, 2015


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Tips for your Best Spirit Week 1. Go Big or Go Home The number one rule for spirit week is GO ALL OUT! I’m talking face paint, body paint, knee socks, headbands, hats, glasses, wigs, and anything else you can find that pertains to the theme of the given day. If you think that your grey t-shirt and ankle soc...

First Ever All-School Field Day Unites the Owl Community

First Ever All-School Field Day Unites the Owl Community

April 30, 2015


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Early Kindergartners to Seniors flocked to the fields for the first ever all-school and fifth annual Field Day on the sunny spring morning of March 6. Head of School Rob Hereford proposed the idea for the first all school field day. He has experience with all-school field days, as his former school conducted...

Building on the Curriculum: New Class Explores Engineering

Building on the Curriculum: New Class Explores Engineering

February 23, 2015


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Science teacher Zack Moore introduced a one-semester engineering elective for the first time in the Upper School that offers 3-D Printing, Bio-mimicry, building construction, wiring, programming, and robot building. I sat down with Mr. Moore and asked him some questions concerning the course and its...

Speaker Mike Smith Comes to Laguna

Speaker Mike Smith Comes to Laguna

January 29, 2015


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Speaker Mike Smith gave presentation to the upper-school about helping others and making the right decisions. Check out a video of the school as well as the rest of his Instagram at: http://instagram.com/mikesmithlive/ A video posted by Mike Smith (@mikesmithlive) on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:00pm PST ...

Laguna Parent Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Laguna Parent Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

December 12, 2014


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Working hard in high school to achieve a goal paid off for Laguna parent Shuji Nakamura, who revolutionized the way the world is lighted and won the Nobel Prize in Physics last month. Nakamura is a professor of materials and of electrical and computer engineering at UCSB, where he is also ...

Reformation Over Prohibition: The Issue of Gun Rights

Reformation Over Prohibition: The Issue of Gun Rights

December 12, 2014


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The issue of gun rights versus control has been in the spotlight for several years now, as a number of recent school shootings have grabbed the public’s attention. The mass media coverage of these shootings has even greater propelled the debate into the limelight. On the contrary, gun violence in...

The Race and Faults in the American Education System

The Race and Faults in the American Education System

December 11, 2014


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Adolescence, the process of transformation from child to adult, has been replaced by a race. It is a race for the ability to say you are the smartest in your class, the best at playing piano, the most creative, the hardest worker, the most distinctive. The entire period of adolescence is about being...

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