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Robotics Team Qualifies for State Competition

From left to right: Simon Lea, Kai Nakamura, Lucas Acosta, Andreas McClintock, Lucas Chen, Lucy Cao, Caetano Perez-Marchant, Eka Nayaka

Ian Brown, News Editor

April 15, 2020

Laguna’s robotics team has officially qualified for the 2020 VEX Robotics State Championship, which take place on March 7. Throughout the year, the class has been constructing their own robot to compete in three separate competitions. The cross-divisional team with middle and upper school students will c...

Laura Capps

Laura Capps

Ian Brown, News Editor

April 15, 2020

What are the main things you wanted voters to know about you and your campaign as we move towards the election? “I’m a mom of an 8-year-old here in Santa Barbara, I was born and raised here. This is my home, and I love this community, but we have a lot of work to do to make it a better community ...

“Extinct or Alive” Host Forrest Galante

“Extinct or Alive” Host Forrest Galante

Lancelot Mabon, Writer

April 15, 2020

Why did you start what you are doing? I grew up in Zimbabwe, and I had always had wildlife all around me and so when I was about 14 and I wanted to keep working with animals even though I wasn’t in Africa anymore. I went to a good college, UCSB, and studied biology. When I got done with that, I ...

Meet Mock Trial

2020 Mock Trial Team

Jacob Self, Writer

April 15, 2020

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Laguna’s participation in the Mock Trial program. The team competes annually by preparing strategies and legal arguments for trial for either the defense or prosecution. Each year, the Constitutional Rights Foundation releases a case packet that is relevant ...

A Torched Ecosystem

A Torched Ecosystem

Elizabeth Bisno, Writer

April 15, 2020

There are images that come to mind when someone pictures Australia. One may think of tree branches holding koalas as they crunch blissfully on leaves, or a horizon dotted with the leaping silhouettes of kangaroos. The region is known for its numerous native mammal species; however, the diverse animals ar...

Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors

Daisy Finefrock and Phoebe Stein

April 15, 2020

Happy Spring! The staff of The Fourth Estate has been busy in the past few weeks creating an issue that feels new, fresh and unique. Every student on the staff pours hours into their pages, creating a final piece that truly represents the talent and passion that Laguna kids have. From politics to pro...

Global Engagement, Cultural Immersion, Experiential Learning, Summer Travel and Service Learning Programs with Southern Sky Adventures

Global Engagement, Cultural Immersion, Experiential Learning, Summer Travel and Service Learning Programs with Southern Sky Adventures

April 14, 2020

While spring break trips have been canceled, schools closed and distance learning became the new norm, many of you teachers and administrators may get your fill of working from home, washing your hands raw and disinfecting your house for the 4th time. If so, we hope you may wander over to your Inbox...

Ms Magazine: Accepting pitches from teen girls

Ms Magazine: Accepting pitches from teen girls

April 13, 2020

Dear teen, Ms. magazine is accepting pitches from self-identified teen girls for its "The Future is Ms." column. Articles for this column highlight newsworthy U.S.-based teen girls who are making an impact on the lives of other feminists. The topic and the impact should be timely and tied to current...

Italian Government Closes St. Peter’s as Corona Virus Threat Looms

Italian Government Closes St. Peter’s as Corona Virus Threat Looms

Jacob Self, Writer

April 10, 2020

Almost a full fourteen hundred years ago, Pope Saint Gregory “The Great” lived in a plague-stricken Rome, a city in ruins after the destruction of the Roman Empire in the West. In the face of this plague, the Christians of Rome set out to help their neighbors, even at the risk of disease-induced ...

Charli D’amelio Spreads Positivity

Charli D'amelio Spreads Positivity

Katherine Monroy, Photographer

April 10, 2020

Charli D'amelio has become the most popular girl in the world. With a faithful 34.6 million followers on TikTok, gaining almost a million followers each day. Charlie went from thanking her fans for 100k to rapidly gaining millions. Her fame started from just doing simple dances to trendy songs to perfo...

Opposition Witnesses not to be Called in Senate Impeachment of President Trump

Opposition Witnesses not to be Called in Senate Impeachment of President Trump

Jacob Self, Writer

April 10, 2020

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the Republican-majority Senate has decided not to call to testify a single witness who may have something bad to say about the current President. This is in retaliation against the Democrat-majority House of Representatives, which, when the impeachment was in its...

The Reality About Waste

The Reality About Waste

Cody Busch-Weiss, Writer

April 10, 2020

Whenever people talk about energy crises and food shortages, the “solution” always seems to be that we have to produce more, in a rather Malthusian manner. But in reality, the problem lies not in how much we produce but in how we use what we produce. The problem is waste. The first big waste problem is fo...

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