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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 t...

Grade Inflation

Grade Inflation

Aura Carlson and Phoebe Stein

June 3, 2018


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According to a study done by Michael Hurwitz of the College Board and Jason Lee of the Uni- versity of Georgia,“In 1998, 38.9 percent of kids in high school had an average grade of an A,” but by 2016, “the average number of students with A’s had increased to 47 percent.” Needless...

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...

Unspeakable Tragedy Brings Forth Unmeasurable Help

Unspeakable Tragedy Brings Forth Unmeasurable Help

Carina Tedesco

February 8, 2018


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Laguna Blanca’s core values of Character and Community proved to be more than just words in times of local devastation. From high school students to faculty members, the Owls took much of their own time and energy to volunteer in helping victims of the Thomas Fire and mudslides. The night...

Southern Hurricanes Create Turmoil

Southern Hurricanes Create Turmoil

Annelle King

February 7, 2018


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In 2017 hurricanes affected so many people on coastlines as well as some people in the Laguna community. Seniors Mackenzie Kinsella and Kelly Bicket both have connections with people that were hit by the hurricanes. Kelly has a house in Florida and was hit by both hurricane Matthew and Irma. Hurricane Mat...

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...

LBS Football a Game Changer

LBS Football a Game Changer

February 6, 2018


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Shane Lopes, who guided Laguna Blanca to its first ever CIF championship game, was named South Coast Football Coach of the Year. He was honored in January at a Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry's Plaza Cafe. He was also named SB All-County Football Coach of the Year in 2013. ...

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