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2018 Cum Laude Society Inductees

2018 Cum Laude Society Inductees

Annelle King

May 11, 2018


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This year nine new recipients were honored on Wednesday, April 24 for demonstrating their academic achievements. Only the top 10% from the junior class and the top 20% of the senior class can receive this elite award. Students are not only judged on their academics, but also their character, honor, an...

Deportation: the People Behind the Stories

Deportation: the People Behind the Stories

Daisy Finefrock and Phoebe Stein

April 19, 2018


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Background Imagine being on the run, not knowing the status of your fate in the country you consider home. Unfortunately, this is life for many undocumented immigrants in the United States. If you are unlucky andcaught by immigration of cials, thecourt will assign a government-issued law...

Owls at March For Our Lives

Owls at March For Our Lives

Annelle King

March 23, 2018


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On March 22, four Laguna Blanca students, two Dos Pueblos students, one Brentwood School student (a school in Los Angeles), and one San Marcos student took a redeye flight to Washington DC to be a part of the huge “March for our Lives” against gun violence. 800 other sibling events took place on th...

Paradise Not Lost After Devastating Mudslides

Paradise Not Lost After Devastating Mudslides

Carina Tedesco

February 9, 2018


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Due to severe mudslides and oods on Jan. 6, the Montecito community lost countless homes, parents, grandparents, children, friends and pets. In a community so closely knit, it is safe to say that we have all been affected to some degree by the tragedy that overtook our city. Some of our Laguna B...

2018 High School Architectural Design Competition

2018 High School Architectural Design Competition

February 7, 2018


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Have you ever imagined how much fun it would be to design a home for yourself or create a unique building in town? Be the first of your friends to take part in a design charrette (pronounced Shuh-ret): A fast-paced, exciting, mind expanding, and creative experience designing a building or space in a...

LBS Football a Game Changer

LBS Football a Game Changer

February 6, 2018


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Shane Lopes, who guided Laguna Blanca to its first ever CIF championship game, was named South Coast Football Coach of the Year. He was honored in January at a Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry's Plaza Cafe. He was also named SB All-County Football Coach of the Year in 2013. ...

Laguna Blanca’s TEDx

Laguna Blanca’s TEDx

Sydney Edgecomb

January 16, 2018


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Have you always wanted to attend a TED Conference with all those short, powerful talks by the leading thinkers and doers who inspire you, who challenge you, and who open your eyes to new ideas? Now is your chance. Laguna is thrilled to invite you to its first ever TEDx event on Wednesday, January...

Homecoming!

Homecoming!

Sofia Fouroohimartin

October 17, 2017


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Homecoming is just around the corner, set for this Saturday, October 21st. This year’s dance is Disco themed and sure to be a blast. Student Council President, Camila Lemere jokes “We’re all gonna need to cool down on Sunday because of that Saturday Night Fever." Tickets for the event are 15$ p...

Laguna Blanca Spirit Week

Laguna Blanca Spirit Week

Itziar de Pedro

October 17, 2017


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Go OWLS! Spirit week is coming up: Monday - good news, there’s no need to change clothes after waking up because the theme is pajamas! So, just hop out of bed, come to school and enjoy the first day of Spirit week. Tuesday - get creative and original for crazy hair/crazy socks day! Wednesday -...

Peer Buddies Social Skills Group

Peer Buddies Social Skills Group

September 27, 2017


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We are excited to announce that PeerBuddies is re-launching Social Skills Groups, set to begin October 2017! Back by popular demand, our Social Skills Group pairs children and teens with special needs with same-aged Peer Buddies who teach them essential social skills in a fun, supportive envi...

Help Us Send Lights to Puerto Rico

Help Us Send Lights to Puerto Rico

September 27, 2017


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Last week Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria. Infrastructure including roads, electricity, water and communication were wiped out and it is uncertain when they will be restored. Imagine waking up one day and your home is gone. The entire infrastructure you've depended on is simply missing. Our...