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Cum Laude Welcomes New Owls

Cum Laude Welcomes New Owls

June 1, 2019

Each year a select group of students are welcomed into the Cum Laude Honors Society as a result of their excellent academic achievements.

A Trip into the Wilderness

A Trip into the Wilderness

WORDS by JACK ZHANG ART by MATT STRUCKMEYER

June 1, 2019

Building a toilet and clearing up trails in the back-country are not conventional ways to spend a spring break. Yet, those are exactly what nine students did last break. Clear sky and beautiful natural scenery made up for the pain that resulted from hiking seven miles with a backpack that held every...

Voices Spoken by Contemporary Art

Voices Spoken by Contemporary Art

Violet Zhou

May 13, 2019

After studying contemporary art, Art History students walked into Marciano Art Foundation, visiting the Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei’s first institutional exhibition in Los Angeles. The exhibition contains Ai’s three major installation art pieces: “Sunflower Seeds” (2010), “Spouts”...

Young Writers Camp 2019

Young Writers Camp 2019

April 30, 2019

Young Writers Camp 2019 Register today for early bird discounts. Rates increase after April 30th! View this email in your browser Lea esta información en español. Young Writers Camp 2019 Regis...

Call for Volunteers for Camp Wheez

Call for Volunteers for Camp Wheez

April 29, 2019

Dear Student: You are invited to apply to be a volunteer camp counselor at Camp Wheez, day camp for elementary school children with asthma. Camp was established in Santa Barbara in 1978. Under the leadership of Myron Liebhaber, MD, it is staffed by medical professionals and community volunteers who p...

Lucas Chen – TEDx Laguna Blanca School 2019

Lucas Chen – TEDx  Laguna Blanca School 2019

Jack Zhang

April 29, 2019

"You are in America. We do things our way, not your communist way." There were the words that Lucas Chen, a Chinese International student at Laguna Blanca, was insulted with when he offered a different option from his peer over the arrangement of robotic parts. Pursuing a better education, Lucas...

Into the City

Into the City

Julianna Seymour

April 29, 2019

Following their ethnography unit, the ninth grade class headed to downtown Los Angeles. While in downtown LA, the ninth grade broke into small groups to explore the city, talk to both locals and tourists to hear their One of the stories that a student listened to was the story of a man who was in P...

TARC Club Shoots for the Stars

TARC Club Shoots for the Stars

Wesley Schulz

April 29, 2019

After a two-hour van ride to get to the Sabino family's ranch club members were a bit exhausted but very excited. Their exhaustion soon faded when they crested the hill to the launch site. Their eyes were met with an impossibly serene landscape — the grass that was covering the valley was a verdant...

Nuclear Energy: Advantages and Issues

Nuclear Energy: Advantages and Issues

Ian Brown

March 11, 2019

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

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

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

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, ...

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