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Nuclear Energy: Advantages and Issues

Nuclear Energy: Advantages and Issues

Ian Brown

March 11, 2019


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Nuclear power is rapidly becoming more and more popular as a contender for alternative sources of energy. Its ability to generate huge amounts of power and the fact that it constantly generates energy regardless of whether or time of day means it is a highly effective substitute for fossil f...

Prop 7

Prop 7

Catie Fristoe

March 5, 2019


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During an election taking place in the last months of 2018, those living in California voted either for or against a carefully put together list of propositions. One concerned apartment rental control, one the cap-and-trade program and one pertained to daylight savings time. “Part-year Daylight ...

The Age of Glossier

The Age of Glossier

Madeleine Nicks and Frances Carlson

March 4, 2019


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The beauty world has dramatically evolved into a growing and complex industry. Among all of the large brand- name companies like Sephora or Revlon comes one shining light of aesthetically pleasing, cruelty free and empowering makeup: Glossier. A continuously evolving company, Glossier was...

Inside the Chicago Trip

Inside the Chicago Trip

Madeleine Nicks

March 4, 2019


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An interview with Experiential Learning Coordinator Ashley Tidey on the importance of the upcoming Chicago Trip. What to look forward to and why. Q: What is the significance of the Urban Studies Trips? A: The hope is that through these trips the whole class has a common-goal, ...

Backcountry Wilderness First Responders class this summer with Cate School

Backcountry Wilderness First Responders class this summer with Cate School

February 28, 2019


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I’m offering a Backcountry WFR class this summer in partnership with the Cate School. If you any students or staff are interested please send them my way; this is going to be an amazing program in an unbelievable location!  Wilderness First Responder June 13-21 $2650.00 all inclusive (travel, meals and ...

California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Madeleine Nicks

February 27, 2019


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I woke up that December morning last year, just a normal day I thought but as I looked out my window. Instead of the usual golden light that comes streaming in, my room had turned a glowing crimson. I looked out at the sun, and it was red. Did I think it was the apocalypse? Yes. I found out shortly after,...

“Unstoppable” Film Premiere Tickets Available Now

“Unstoppable” Film Premiere Tickets Available Now

February 20, 2019


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Unstoppable is Bethany Hamilton’s complete and untold story that follows her journey from childhood into motherhood — the ups, downs and her powerful resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of all time. From chasing her toddler, to chasing the biggest waves, B...

The United Way of Santa Barbara County is seeking Counselors in Training

The United Way of Santa Barbara County is seeking Counselors in Training

February 15, 2019


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I wanted to let you know about an excellent volunteer opportunity we have this summer for incoming 10th graders and up. The United Way of Santa Barbara County is seeking Counselors in Training to assist with our annual Fun in the Sun summer camp. This is a six week program that runs from June 17 – Ju...

Optimist International Essay Contest

Optimist International Essay Contest

February 14, 2019


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Application for 2018-2019 Optimist International Essay Contest Name M F Address City State/Province Zip/Postal Code Telephone ( ) E-mail Date of Birth / / Age Have you participated in any other Optimist Club’s Essay Contest this school year? Yes  No Contestant Agreement: I have studied th...

Youth Impact Awards 2019

Youth Impact Awards 2019

February 13, 2019


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Students who seek nomination should speak with to Upper School faculty member. Every year, KIDS Network presents the Youth Impact Awards, celebrating young people who have given their time, talent and energy to make a significant positive impact for individuals in Santa Barbara County...often whil...

Your Blood Can Help

Your Blood Can Help

Madeline Walker

February 5, 2019


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After the recent mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA, blood donations are needed.   What You Need to Know:   Vitalant is hosting a blood drive tomorrow at Laguna Blanca High School; allocating needed blood to the victims of the shooting. One blood donation ...

Education Systems: A Battle Between Countries

Education Systems: A Battle Between Countries

Hanna Marsi

January 17, 2019


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The battle of regulated school systems is not only a problem in the U.S. but all over the world. Many countries vary in their teaching methods and standardized testing. Having sameness in schools across the globe is unheard of. At Laguna, the administration tries to make the school environment as suppo...

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