The Fourth Estate

California Sanctuary Cities’ Status in Jeopardy

California Sanctuary Cities’ Status in Jeopardy

Ian Brown

June 4, 2018


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The recent actions of Libby Schaaf, the Democratic mayor of Oakland, California, have riled up tensions between the White House and California on immigration. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), the controversial agency of our Federal Government tasked with enforcing U.S. immigration laws, has...

Humanities Program

Humanities Program

Itziar de Pedro

June 4, 2018


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Starting next school year, sophomores, juniors and a senior will join Laguna’s newly created Humanities Research Program, a two-year honors opportunity designed to complement the existing STEM initiative. Writers, painters, performers, theater and film lovers and anyone who loves art is welcome to...

Assist Scholarship

Assist Scholarship

Itziar de Pedro

June 4, 2018


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My phone beeped, the screen lit up, and I caught my breath. It was there. That word, ASSIST, staring at me... I remember that moment as if it were yesterday. That was the night I received the email saying that I had won the scholarship to study abroad and had been accepted to Laguna Blanca School in...

Standing, United, for Parkland

Standing, United, for Parkland

Jack Stein

June 4, 2018


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In the wake of the Parkland shooting, the Laguna Blanca community gathered together on the field to collectively mourn and to open up the discussion about preventing these traumatic events. Laguna was just one of the countless schools across the country that participated in walkouts organized by the...

On the Front Porch

On the Front Porch

June 4, 2018


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The chatter of passersby created a pleasant lull as we made our way through the open courtyard and milled about in and out of shops. We went to check out a small business and struck up a conversation with the owner.What began as a simple conversation soon turned into a discussion that answered th...

Owls in Paris

Owls in Paris

Ava Morouse

June 1, 2018


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Deportation: the People Behind the Stories

Deportation: the People Behind the Stories

Daisy Finefrock and Phoebe Stein

May 15, 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 and caught by immigration of officials, the courts will assign a government-iss...

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...

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...