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Camila Lemere Wins County Poetry Out Loud Contest

Camila Lemere Wins County Poetry Out Loud Contest

February 10, 2016

  “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

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...

On the Slopes with Zuley Lewis

On the Slopes with  Zuley Lewis

January 25, 2016

  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

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

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

Why Teachers Teach

Why Teachers Teach

November 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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