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Reformation Over Prohibition: The Issue of Gun Rights

Reformation Over Prohibition: The Issue of Gun Rights

December 12, 2014

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

Adolescence, the process of transformation from child to adult, has been replaced by a race.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...

Fall Musical Performances Wrap Up with a Two-Day Exhibition

Fall Musical Performances Wrap Up with a Two-Day Exhibition

December 1, 2014

The Laguna Blanca Stage Band, the high school’s advanced performance group, played its first gig of the 2014- 2015 year at the Jogathon Barbecue. The group played two sets filled with funk, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and blues. Losing veteran member Conrad Perry to graduation last year has had a signifi...

Come Cheer Our Boys Soccer Team!

Come Cheer Our Boys Soccer Team!

November 24, 2014

STARTING THIS WEDNESDAY!   BOYS VARSITY SOCCER VS. West Shores Tuesday, March 2 3:00 AWAY   GO OWLS!...

SAT vs. ACT : A Comparison of Two Standardized Tests

SAT vs. ACT : A Comparison of Two  Standardized Tests

October 30, 2014

You’ve been sitting at the same desk for two and a half hours. Your breakfast has worn off, and your stomach is grumbling. The erasers on all three of the pencils you so carefully selected last night are nearly completely worn down. You are almost to the end of the test you have been so tirelessly...

Behind the Wheel and Licensed to Kill

Behind the Wheel and Licensed to Kill

October 30, 2014

In the hour after I got my driver’s license, I almost took off half my car pulling out of the DMV and nearly hit a tomato truck getting on the freeway to go to school. In order to get my driver’s license, I had to drive in a residential neighborhood for approximately 10 minutes and prove my competence...

Is bigger better? A Review of the iPhone 6

Is bigger better? A Review of the iPhone 6

October 23, 2014

The iPhone continues to be Apple’s meal ticket to success after nearly 10 million iPhone 6’s were sold on launching weekend. Apple has given the consumers a choice between an iPhone 6 at 4.7 inches and an iPhone 6+ at 5.5 inches, considerably bigger than the other. The larger, thinner and rounder...

A Midsummers Night’s Mashup Trailer

A Midsummers Night’s Mashup Trailer

October 14, 2014

Thanks to Kylan Tyng for making this wonderful trailer.  ...

Owls Dig in at New On-Campus Sand Volleyball Courts

Owls Dig in at New On-Campus Sand Volleyball Courts

September 19, 2014

BY BARRY PUNZAL, PRESIDIOSPORTS.COM It looked like a typical Santa Barbara day — guys playing volleyball in deep, golden sand on a warm afternoon. But there was something geographically different about this scene. This wasn’t East Beach. In fact, it wasn’t the beach at all. This sand volleyball a...

Learning How To Fail

Learning How To Fail

June 11, 2014

I got a C on my very first essay in Ms. Tidey’s freshman English class.  The essay was on Fahrenheit 451, a book that I’d breezed through over the summer.  It wasn’t an F, but it was a C and it was heartbreaking. Throughout middle and elementary school, I’d loved English class.  I was a v...

A Gathering of Scholars Inducted into the Cum Laude Society

June 11, 2014

The Cum Laude Society honors scholastic achievement in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting areté (excellence), diké (justice) and timé (honor). The Society was founded with the intention of being modeled after Phi Beta Kappa in 1906. Since then, it has multiplied into 382 chapters all ove...

Field Day Brings Out the Competitive Spirit

Field Day Brings Out the Competitive Spirit

June 10, 2014

Divided into pink, green, light blue and dark blue, the students flocked to the fields for a day of fun in the sun and friendly competition in the fourth annual Laguna Blanca Field Day. The teams voted on team captains and names before the festivities kicked off with a four-team basketball tournament...

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