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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...

Lili Reinhart’s Powerful Speech at the Glamour 2018 Women of the Year Summit

Nafisah Fathima

January 11, 2019


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Lili Reinhart recently spoke at the Glamour 2018 Women of the Year Summit on Sunday, November 11, regarding self-love and body positivity in an industry that is extremely critical. The “Riverdale” actress talks about the unrealistic beauty standards that are set in place for women especially in the film industry an...

Laguna Blanca Students Cast their Vote at 2018 Midterm elections

Laguna Blanca Students Cast their Vote at 2018 Midterm elections

Maggie Newell

January 11, 2019


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This week, Laguna Blanca students took to the polls for the nationwide Midterm elections on November 6th. With many seniors already having reached the voting age, they were enthusiastic to partake in their first election, a rite of passage. You could spot numerous students sporting the traditional ‘I V...

“Cut and Paste — Collage in Santa Barbara”

“Cut and Paste — Collage in Santa Barbara”

December 14, 2018


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Santa Barbara News Press Art Review: By Josef Woodard, News-Press Correspondent "Cut and Paste — Collage in Santa Barbara" When: through January 11, 2019 Where: Arts Fund Gallery, 205C Santa Barbara St. Gallery hours: Noon to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, Monday through Wednesday by appointment. Information:...

Plotting Against Pollution

Plotting Against Pollution

Catie Fristoe

December 5, 2018


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One small community transforms their portion of California’s Gold Coast   The word habitat is defined as “the natural home or environment of an animal.” The Pacific Ocean is precisely that for millions of marine species, and we are destroying it. Human’s increasing use of plastic products...

Fire Ravaging Southern California

Fire Ravaging Southern California

Natalie McCaffery

November 16, 2018


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Sparking up on November 8, 2019, the Woolsey fire’s cause is still undetermined. As of 9:00 PST, November 14, the Woolsey fire has burned 98,362 acres and is 52% contained. Breaching upon the homes of movie stars and turning famous movie sets into ash, this fire has conquered most of the famous, M...

No waste November!

No waste November!

November 15, 2018


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Did you know November is one of our biggest gleaning months of the year?! It's officially mandarin season! Read on to sign up for one of the multitude of mass mandarin gleans!   GLEAN LEADERS NEEDED We urgently need volunteers to lead other volunteers on gleans or to glean ind...

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...

Chicago Spring Trip

Zoë King

November 2, 2018


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“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” -Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect. Spring trips were just recently pulled into the spotlight, and Chicago is one of them! Freshman and sophomores, in addition to juniors and seniors (depending on space...

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...

Students Run Booths at Club Fair

Students Run Booths at Club Fair

October 26, 2018


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From Direct Relief and Dream Foundation to the Farm Club and IoT, there are no shortage of student clubs to join here at Laguna! All Middle and Upper School students are invited to participate in the club program and to form their own club(s). See below for the current offerings: Dream Foun...

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...

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