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How does Handwriting Boost Brain Connections More than Typing?

How does Handwriting Boost Brain Connections More than Typing?

Jinling Wang, Feature Editor February 4, 2024

As the growing aches and pains shoot through our hands with our fingers tightly gripped around our pencils, new research shows growing evidence of the benefits of handwriting in comparison to typing. Studies...

Members of the Youth Council listening to Moms Demand Action representative.

Santa Barbara Safe Storage Gun Ordinance

Christiana Cino, Opinion Editor January 27, 2024

More than 4.6 million children live in a house with an unlocked, loaded gun that have lead to the 377 accidental shootings by children in 2023.  The April 2023 Youth Speak Out at Santa Barbara City...

Alaska Bound

Alaska Bound

Lucia Camp, News Editor November 26, 2023

After a 2 a.m. wake-up call, a grueling 2-hour bus ride, three flights, and a two-hour boat ride, the Stem Research Pathway (SRP) trip was officially underway. In August, seniors Andreas McClintock, Christiana...

Federal Trade Commission, et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc. Lawsuit: Why it Matters

Federal Trade Commission, et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc. Lawsuit: Why it Matters

Ada Green November 24, 2023

Think about the last time you received an Amazon package. You probably needed something small—that new book you wanted to read, a last-minute Halloween costume, a birthday present for a friend—and...

Floods Following Fires

Floods Following Fires

Cierra Nervo, Opinion Editor November 16, 2023

Large amounts of bizarre weather occurrences have escalated in recent years. Extreme heat in Europe, China, and North America has devastated communities over the last summer, with places in the U.S. reaching...

Lahaina’s Loss and Revival

Milla Hirsch and Daphne Shiebler November 16, 2023

"He could feel the hair on the back of his neck burning as he was speeding out of town to run from the fires,” upper school grandparent and Hawaii resident Joseph Pelletier said. “Waylon, one of my...

Family Festival

Family Festival

Niccolo D'Agruma November 16, 2023

Ai Regulating Reality

Ai Regulating Reality

Niccolo D'Agruma November 16, 2023

Eleven million dollars were stolen through AI scams, along with 500,000 deepfake videos online in just 2023 alone. AI is eroding truth itself. The misuse of AI alters how we see the world, giving everyone...

Men Take Over Grace Hopper Celebration

Men Take Over Grace Hopper Celebration

Elyse Weaver November 16, 2023

(Wo)Men in STEM: An Overview of the Events of the 2023 Grace Hopper Celebration Deck: At an event created to honor a woman and to provide women in STEM a leg up, thousands of men pounced on the opportunity...

Israel-Hamas War

Israel-Hamas War

Ada Green and Lucy Wang November 15, 2023

Originally published in the November Issue, Nov. 15 2023. The sound of sirens echoed through the streets of Israel on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 a.m. and became a battleground where, hours before, the...

Saudi Arabia’s 170km City

Saudi Arabia’s 170km City

Cierra Nervo June 16, 2023

Imagine living in a massive, reflective skyscraper. A long– 170-kilometers – city riddled with technological advancements unseen in American society. The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin...

Selling Alaska: Climate vs. Economy

Selling Alaska: Climate vs. Economy

Cierra Nervo June 5, 2023

In the midst of both a climate and economic crisis, the U.S. government fights rising gas prices with planet-warming carbon pollution.  On March 13, the Biden administration approved ConocoPhillips’...

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