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Digging Into Political Campaigns

December 2, 2011

“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...

Hawthorne Inspires Next Generation of Journalists

PHOTO: ANASTASIA ANTANOVA

December 2, 2011

Known to former journalism teacher Howard Spanogle as the “guru of modern journalistic writing” and to director of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Cheryl Pell as the “godfather of scholastic journalism,”  Bobby Hawthorne is redefining journalism for the next generation. Mr. Hawthorne...

Student Screenwriter Scores Again in 10-10-10 Competition

December 2, 2011

She did it again! Sophomore Aija Mayrock’s is a finalist in the screenwriting portion of the 10-10-10 competition for the second year in a row. 10-10-10 is a student filmmaking competition developed by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2001 which takes place annually. There is a screenwriting...

Owls Fly Into Wonderland

PHOTO: TARA BROUCQSAULT

December 2, 2011

In early November, the Lower School put on the second annual Owls and Wonderland event, an out of this world carnival-type event fueled by fantasy, imagination, and creativity. The day served as a great way to bring together Laguna’s wide age range of students. While most people are familiar with the concept of a traditional carnival, Lagun...

Senior Essay Program Launches

December 2, 2011

The Senior Essay Program is a new independent study that is designed to develop writing skills at a college-level. Through this study, advanced English and History students will have the opportunity to complete in-depth research on a topic of their choice. The program is still in the trial stages. Seniors...

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

November 29, 2011

We, as consumers, are continually bombarded with images of women that are demeaning, offensive, and unrealistic—images that tell women they need to be thinner, softer, smoother, taller, and bustier. “In a world of a million channels, people try to do shocking things to break through the clutter...

Veterans: Not Just Another Part of History

PHOTO: TRISH MCHALE

November 29, 2011

They memorize the names of important battles, dates, and death tolls. They think they know what happened in the 1940s throughout Europe between the Allies and Axis Powers, and what currently is happening in Iraq. They even watch movies like “Saving Private Ryan” that attempt to recreate the horrors of re...

#Twitter

BY: EDDIE CONK AND ELI BITTLESTON

November 3, 2011

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Students Attend Boston Berklee College for Music

PHOTO: ALLIE LAFITTE

November 1, 2011

Senior Allie Lafitte and junior Courtney O’Donnell went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts this summer to work on their singing. Allie went to Berklee’s Five Week Summer Performance Program, and Courtney did a four-day workshop. Each summer, the program takes about 900 students from across the Unit...

Alex Hawker Jumps Into The Android App Market

Alex Hawker Jumps Into The Android App Market

November 1, 2011

For young minds, the age of smartphones has presented itself with an unlimited supply of possibilities. These ever-present gadgets not only facilitate communication and the worldwide spread of information, but also provide an outlet for creativity in the realm of entertainment. Junior Alex Hawker is taking advantage of th...

A Graduation Ultimatum

October 20, 2011

As a junior in high school, college acceptance is my finish line. But when I take a step back, I remember that college is only a stepping stone, not the final destination. With that logic in mind, the reward—for the battle wounds earned from writing countless flashcards, the evenings spent on homework...

Students Earn Photography Awards

PHOTO: ANASTASIA ANTANOVA

October 20, 2011

Three  juniors: Anastasia Antonova,  Tess Elder, and Kyle van de Kamer received photography awards in two different competitions under the instruction of Visual Arts Department Chair Mr. Chris Johnson. “The American Association of Physics Teachers,” a national contest, requires that its contestants take a photo of a law of physi...

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