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Slavery in Textbooks

Christian Branch

November 9, 2018


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The nation was shocked when a charter school in San Antonio, Texas was put under the national spotlight for a controversial homework assignment in which a teacher asked students to list the negative aspects of slavery followed by positive aspects of slavery. When a photo of the “Life of Slaves: A Bal...

Same-Sex Mice Have Babies

Same-Sex Mice Have Babies

Madeline Walker

November 6, 2018


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Question: Can same-sex mice reproduce?     Overview: A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences concluded last week that, with cutting-edge science, same-sex mice can reproduce; however, only the female mothers’ babies lived. How: Because DNA was lacking from t...

Corporate Control on the Internet

Corporate Control on the Internet

Ian Brown

November 2, 2018


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In recent years, the internet has become a battleground for opposing political beliefs, often utilizing private services such as Google’s Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter as methods to spread their beliefs about various issues. While this has proven to be an incredibly effective way to spread new ide...

Interview with Mike Janey and Charlotte Mush

Frances Carlson

October 22, 2018


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Here are the responses of ninth grade girls, Mike Janey and Charlotte Mush, during an interview about their move from Belgium to California. When and why did you move? Mike: July 25 and because my parents wanted me to go to high school in America.   Charlotte: July 2 because it ha...

Explore Journalism in New York City this summer

Explore Journalism in New York City this summer

Daisy Finefrock

October 11, 2018


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Join CSPA in New York City this summer as print and digital secondary school student journalists and advisers descend on their Ivy League campus. Take part in a learning experience like no other, where you will improve your skills, rethink your publishing strategies and take your media game to the...

NYC Summer Academy

NYC Summer Academy

Daisy Finefrock

October 11, 2018


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2018 Course Catalog NYC Summer Academy courses draw on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times and explore the most important issues facing our world today.

This Week in History

This Week in History

Ian Brown

October 11, 2018


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October 1st: Yosemite National Park, one of the country’s most famous and popular national parks, was established on this day in 1890. The Gold Rush had brought many settlers out to this region searching a fortune in mining, however, before this, the area had been primarily populated by Native American tr...

SBIFF 10-10-10 Application

SBIFF 10-10-10 Application

September 12, 2018


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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Annual 10-10-10 Program is coming up! The program is FREE and is open to local high school and college students. The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 1. SBIFF 10-10-10 Program: The annual 10-10-10 (Ten Writers – Ten Directors – T...

Boo at the Zoo 2018!

Boo at the Zoo 2018!

August 29, 2018


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Good morning friends, I hope your transition to the Fall season is going well. We already have a long weekend coming up for Labor Day! I just wanted to share that we are officially taking volunteers to serve at our annual Boo at the Zoo (BATZ) event. This is a great opportunity for any individual...

Please join us! Saturday, September 15 – California Coastal Cleanup Day

Please join us! Saturday, September 15 – California Coastal Cleanup Day

August 29, 2018


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Hello all,   Please join us on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to Noon for California Coastal Cleanup Day! LBS is hosting the table for the ninth year at Miramar/Hammonds Beach (San Ysidro Road exit) in Montecito. https://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html   WHAT TO BRING:...

Volunteer Opportunity at Homework Help Center at Santa Barbara Public Library

Volunteer Opportunity at Homework Help Center at Santa Barbara Public Library

August 29, 2018


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Hello,   I’m reaching out to see if you are able to share a volunteer opportunity with students. Santa Barbara Public Library is offering volunteer trainings for our Homework Help Center on Wednesday, August 29, from 5:15-6:30 p.m., or Saturday, September 8, from 1-2:15 p.m. in the Tech Lab of the Santa Barbara Central Library, located at 40 E. Anapamu.   Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of two hours a week assisting children with reading and/or hom...

Book Signing at Chaucers

Book Signing at Chaucers

August 16, 2018


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We're Coming to Santa Barbara! Please Join us! When:  Aug 30th, 7pm Where: Chaucer's Book Store, Santa Barbara 3321 State St, Santa Barbara CA 93105 You’re invited to a very special Book Signing. Hosted by: Chloe Howard, author of 'STAND Beautiful' Please RSVP here if yo...

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