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November 2022 - A Letter from the Editors

November 2022 – A Letter from the Editors

Alexandra Siegel and Luca D'Agruma December 2, 2022

Dear Readers, Last year when you picked up our first issue, you may have noticed that our names were lower on the seniority list. But here we are, at last, the new Editors-in-Chief. How did we end up...

A Goodbye to the Oil Rigs?

A Goodbye to the Oil Rigs?

Hudson Mayfield November 30, 2022

Eight oil platforms stand like ancient monolithics just miles off our coast, predating many current Santa Barbara residents. Things are set to change however, with three of these local rigs, Habit, Hogan...

Daylight Savings? Really?

Daylight Savings? Really?

Annika Firlik November 18, 2022

Around this time of the year, it is a common complaint that it is getting dark so early. This is a natural phenomenon of course, and to that end nothing can be done. However, soon we will have to ‘fall...

Body Positivity is Toxic Positivity in Disguise

Body Positivity is Toxic Positivity in Disguise

Dionne Peterson November 17, 2022

The “Shirt Challenge'' on Tiktok is where girls wear an oversize t-shirt and then tighten it around their waist area. Some had an hourglass figure, some had a large stomach, and some were in between....

Bon Appétit Fall 2023

Bon Appétit Fall 2023

Magdalena Amezaga and Abby Kim November 14, 2022

Ingredients List: Pumpkin Creme brulee 6 Egg Yolks ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon Ground Ginger 2 Cups...

College Counseling Team

College Counseling Team

Lucy Wang November 13, 2022

Interview with the College Counseling Team As the school year starts, we welcome the new college counseling team. During the interview, the three college counselors offered insights about their own...

LeBron James attempts a layup on October 18th against the Golden State Warriors

Basketball is Back

Davis Ohanian October 25, 2022

With the return of basketball, fans are ecstatic and new stars are beginning to emerge. What began as a doubleheader game on Tuesday, October 18th ended in absolute thrill, with both games proving to be...

Junior Sarah Woodhouse hits the ball on Senior Night.

Sarah Woodhouse Leads Laguna Blanca to First-Round Playoff Win over Wildwood

Sarah Woodhouse led Laguna Blanca with 20 kills in a 3-2 first-round CIF-SS Division 7 playoff win Thursday at home against Wildwood. Set scores were 25-16, 16-25, 25-19, 18-25,...

Political Advertising Reaches Santa Barbara County

Political Advertising Reaches Santa Barbara County

Luca D'Agruma October 14, 2022

In the 2022 midterm elections, political advertising has already broken records. Even in California, a deeply-liberal state with few competitive races, political advertising spending has almost reached...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Spotlight

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Spotlight

Alexandra Siegel October 12, 2022

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Latinx, educator, and organizer serving the 14th district of New York in the Bronx and Queens. Ocasio-Cortez grew up experiencing the reality of New York’s...

The Banning of Private Jets

The Banning of Private Jets

Aden Meisel October 10, 2022

Private jets, or private charters, according to an article in Time Magazine, make up for 2.5% of global CO2 pollution, with “just under one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.” Additionally,...

A rally in Sao Paulo for Lula, September 2022.

Opinion: Brazil Must Choose Lula

Luca D'Agruma, Editor-in-Chief October 3, 2022

When many Americans woke up on October 3rd and wondered how millions of Brazilians voted for an incompetent, hate-spewing president who waged war on minorities, the environment, democracy, and the rule...

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