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The Performance of “Picnic”

The Performance of “Picnic”

January 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Last weekend, Laguna Blanca School’s Theatre Arts Department proudly presented three performances of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Picnic, by William Inge. Theatre Director Dana Caldwell expresses her appreciation to the cast, crew, production team, and LBS community -- "Thank you for coming out to ...

All Too Familiar: Nostalgia in the Music Industry

All Too Familiar: Nostalgia in the Music Industry

Ava Morouse and Jack Stein

January 13, 2017


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Tune in to Musical Plagarism Technology-wise, the world is continually sounding much-too-similar to songs released looking at what lies ahead. But within the entertainment stratosphere, the masses seem to be looking behind, back at where man has already tread. e past seems to be repea...

Exhibiting Laguna’s Art

Exhibiting Laguna’s Art

December 30, 2016


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On Exhibit in the Head of School's Office Margaux Murphy '19 is exhibiting her photographs in the inaugural show in the new Head of School Gallery space. Margaux, a Laguna sophomore, was the 2015 recipient of the Laguna Blanca Photography Award. An opening is being planned for a future date. A...

Alice and Wonderland Takes the Stage

Alice and Wonderland Takes the Stage

November 18, 2016


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Lower and Middle School music students are learning about rhythmic reading, singing in a round, dancing, the difference between a composer and a songwriter, and how to have fun working on a team. A number of students performed at the annual Owls in Wonderland Carnival on November 13 and many more are...

Classic Rock: A Brief History of Awesome

Classic Rock: A Brief History of Awesome

Jack Stein, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There are bands that groove, there are bands that soothe, there are bands whose talent you just can’t deny. And then there are some bands that just... rock. Be it ear-piercingly loud, unfathomably gentle, or emotionally riveting, there’s some music that you just can’t listen to without leaving just t...

Sweet as A Lemon

Sweet as A Lemon

June 9, 2016


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Ingredients: 1 lemon’s peel, finely diced 1 cup of water ½ cup of sugar ½ cup lemon juice ½ cup carbonated mineral water 6 strips of lemon zest, for garnish (optional) Directions: In a saucepan, stir together the diced lemon peel, 1 cup of water, and sugar. Bring to a boil, th...

Say Goodbye to Pop Music as You Know It

Say Goodbye to Pop Music as You Know It

June 9, 2016


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  Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never. One Direction’s This Is Us. Katy Perry’s Part of Me. These are the “popumentaries” that have rocked the worlds of countless preteen girls for the past several years. They are pandering messes, attempting to sate the relentless appetites for attent...

Three Summer Must Haves

Three Summer Must Haves

June 7, 2016


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  The spring time cold is slowly starting to dissipate, and the summer sun is breaking through the fog. Finally, school is out for the summer, so grab your bathing suit, sunglasses, your SPF 50, along with your other summer essentials and hit the beach. But what is really essential to make su...

Keeping it Cool All Summer Long

Keeping it Cool All Summer Long

June 7, 2016


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School is almost at an end, and the summer heat is quickly approaching. So, it's finally time to grab your sunscreen, swimsuit, and a tasty treat and hit the beach. Forget about milkshakes and ice cream sundaes — the only thing you’ll desire on a hot sunny day will be a delicious popsicle.  Not ...

S’mores Cups

S’mores Cups

June 7, 2016


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S’mores may be one of the best desserts ever invented! I mean, the name literally stands for some more because after having one, all you want is have another one. But sometimes S’mores are just too messy, too hard to eat and too much of a process. These S’mores cups are perfect if you don’t hav...

Coffee Cake in a Mug

Coffee Cake in a Mug

May 30, 2016


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This coffee cake is delicious as well as super easy and fast to make! This recipe makes one perfect serving of warm, moist and crumbly coffee cake, and the best part is that it takes less than 5 minutes to make! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons sugar 1 egg white 2 tabl...

Watermelon Popsicles

Watermelon Popsicles

May 30, 2016


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For this recipe, I was going to start out by talking about how ‘summer is right around the corner’ and all those cliché expressions, but then I realized that we live in Santa Barbara, California, where there are no seasons and ‘cold’ is anything under 65°F. For us (or for me at least), the pe...

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