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Seniors Revisit Gainey Ranch

Seniors Revisit Gainey Ranch

March 1, 2012


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Accompanied by a film crew, the senior class returned to the barn at the Gainey Vineyard to look back on their freshman year and create a video to be shown at the Laguna spring 2012 auction that highlights interdisciplinary and experiential learning. “We are here to mark this moment,” said Dr. Ashley Tidey to the class of 2012 as they sat basking in the barn light ...

Sophomores Advance in Poetry Competition

Sophomores Advance in  Poetry  Competition

February 24, 2012


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The sea is calm tonight. / The tide is full, the moon lies far / upon the straights." These are the first lines of the poem, “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold which were read by Laguna Blanca alum, Spencer Klavan who won the Poetry Out Loud state competition in 2009. Poetry Out Loud was brought to ...

Alum Creates New Sound and Makes a Name in the Music World

Alum Creates New Sound and Makes a Name in the Music World

February 13, 2012


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You’re in a foreign place—Amsterdam to be exact—playing your music for thousands of people. Your just about to start; you get that last set of butterflies in your stomach, the last big nervous breath, the last quick look across the crowd, and then you start. You blow them away. With his days...

Artists of the Limited Edtion Project

Artists of the Limited Edtion Project

February 1, 2012


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OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th  from 4-6pm ELVERHOJ Museum Solvang CA 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang Original/Multiple: Following the Red Thread, is an exhibition of thirteen prints by contemporary artists invited to participate in the Limited Edition Project.  From October, 2010 to No...

High School Journalism Day Feb. 25

High School Journalism Day Feb. 25

February 1, 2012


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  Registration open for high school journalism event Feb. 25 The annual BoldFaced Journalism program for high school journalism students will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at San Francisco State University. The conference is for high school journalism students and their advisers. The program offers a day...

Nuclear Weapons and Humanity’s Future Lecture

Nuclear Weapons and Humanity’s Future Lecture

February 1, 2012


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A Message From the Nuclear Peace Foundation:   On behalf of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, we would like to invite you to the 11th Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity's future, on Thursday February 23, 2012.   Our guest speaker of the night will be Daniel Ellsberg,...

Vietnam Napalm Survivor Speaks at Lobero Theatre January 19th, 2012

Vietnam Napalm Survivor Speaks at Lobero Theatre January 19th, 2012

January 9, 2012


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Friendship Tours World Travel Commemorates Infamous Vietnam War Napalm Attack with a Discussion by International Figure Kim Phuc   On June 8th, 1972 photographer Nick Ut captured the iconic image of a nine year-old Kim Phuc running naked on a road after being severely burned by a napal...

Fourth Estate named a 2012 Crown Finalist by CSPA

December 22, 2011


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Congratulations to the Fourth Estate on being named a 2012 Crown Finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. ...

Tennis Expands into Hope Ranch

December 2, 2011


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On campus, Laguna sports teams make use of the track, football field, soccer fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and a baseball diamond. The tennis teams, however, are subject to a 15-minute drive to and from the public tennis courts. Thanks to an extremely generous donor, Laguna is in...

Homecoming Promotes Community

Homecoming Promotes  Community

December 2, 2011


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Two victories and a night to remember - all in a weekend’s work. The girls varsity volleyball team swept Dunn in a 3-0 win, as junior Bella Taron, Courtney O’Donnell, and Jessie Dusebout honored the seniors during a touching senior night. Also on Friday, parents put in hours of work arranging an...

Digging Into Political Campaigns

December 2, 2011


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“If you’re going to run for [office], you need to prepare to run for [office],” advised Mr. Don Sipple as he paused his collection of videos from past political campaign ads. Mr. Sipple spoke in Ms. Martha Elliot’s AP US Government class. His son, Fletcher, graduated from Laguna last year. For prospective go...

Freshman Explore the Roots of Steinbeck

Freshman Explore the Roots of Steinbeck

December 2, 2011


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After reading John Steinbeck’s classic novel “Of Mice and Men,” learning about the increasing problem of homelessness, and studying sustainable agriculture, the freshman class participated in an interdisciplinary study and field trip. Based on the Steinbeck-related themes of the vulnerabilities...