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Optimist International Essay Contest

Optimist International Essay Contest

February 14, 2019


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Application for 2018-2019 Optimist International Essay Contest Name M F Address City State/Province Zip/Postal Code Telephone ( ) E-mail Date of Birth / / Age Have you participated in any other Optimist Club’s Essay Contest this school year? Yes  No Contestant Agreement: I have studied th...

Youth Impact Awards 2019

Youth Impact Awards 2019

February 13, 2019


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Students who seek nomination should speak with to Upper School faculty member. Every year, KIDS Network presents the Youth Impact Awards, celebrating young people who have given their time, talent and energy to make a significant positive impact for individuals in Santa Barbara County...often whil...

Your Blood Can Help

Your Blood Can Help

Madeline Walker

February 5, 2019


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After the recent mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA, blood donations are needed.   What You Need to Know:   Vitalant is hosting a blood drive tomorrow at Laguna Blanca High School; allocating needed blood to the victims of the shooting. One blood donation ...

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

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...

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