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STEM Instructor Zack Moore Returns from Africa

STEM Instructor Zack Moore Returns from Africa

February 26, 2020

What was the most meaningful part of your recent teaching experience in Ghana? Probably my time with the primary school students. We ran a team robotics competition that was so much fun. Many of the girls talked about wanting to continue with coding and robotics in their future studies. I hope that...

Introducing New Electives

Introducing New Electives

Elizabeth Bisno

February 26, 2020

Civic Preparedness You might say this class fulfills not a school requirement but a life requirement. Interdisciplinary teachers Kevin Shertzer and Al Silva designed Civic Preparedness to provide the essential tools for students who are about to become fully participating members of US society. Civics...

Impeachment Woes

Impeachment Woes

Ian Brown

February 26, 2020

The impeachment of Donald Trump is, of course, gathering a tremendous amount of attention. Much like the Mueller Report before it, the proceedings have been picked up by every major news station in the country and many around the world as well. The current crop of issues the President faces was sparked...

Skolstrejk för Klimatet

Skolstrejk för Klimatet

Lancelot Mabon

February 26, 2020

Our house is on fire, I am here to say our house is on fire. According to The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we are less than 12 years away from not being able to undo our mistakes,” said Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old climate activist whose campaign has gained global influence. She...

Fun in the Sun CIT Opportunity

Fun in the Sun CIT Opportunity

February 10, 2020

I wanted to reach out about a wonderful volunteer opportunity we have for your students. As you may know, United Way of Santa Barbara County offers a free 6 week summer enrichment program for students 3-6th grade called Fun in the Sun. The goal of Fun in the Sun is to provide these students with a joyful ...

Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV

Christian Branch, Sports Co-Editor

February 3, 2020

With the 49ers and the Chiefs going head to head in Super Bowl LIV this Sunday, fans are ecstatic to see a fresh set of teams competing for the Lombardi trophy. With the Patriots out, and the 49ers, who went 4-12 last season, in, it is safe to say the Super Bowl is set to be a good one. Patrick Mahom...

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Christian Branch, Sports Co-Editor

February 3, 2020

For millions of people around the globe, Kobe Bryant was so much more than a basketball icon. While his enthralling twenty-year career never let us down whenever he suited up in the purple and gold, his life was a testament to so much more than five championships. He embodied a killer mindset while also set...

Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak

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Ian Brown, Writer

January 31, 2020

The recent Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak has caused a fair amount of panic across the world. Every major media outlet is reporting on the fast-moving and difficult to track disease, and the infection count and death toll continue to climb. In China alone, there are 9,692 confirmed cases and 213 deaths,...

United Kingdom Plans to Leave the European Union

United Kingdom Plans to Leave the European Union

Ian Brown, News Editor

January 30, 2020

After several long years, Brexit is here. Tomorrow, the United Kingdom plans on finally leaving the European Union, a goal it set for itself back in 2016 in a now-famous referendum which saw a majority of around 1% voting to leave the Union. The process since has been fraught with issues, as much of the g...

Sanders Stoic as Democratic Candidates Old and New Criticize his Campaign.

Sanders Stoic as Democratic Candidates Old and New Criticize his Campaign.

Jacob Self

January 22, 2020

The past couple of weeks have been pretty tough on Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator and presidential candidate has recently come under attack by several prominent Democrats from every corner of the party, and left-leaning news outlets have piled on as well. In a documentary set to premiere this coming...

Do Carbon Offsets Result in Carbon Neutrality?

Do Carbon Offsets Result in Carbon Neutrality?

Cody Busch-Weiss, Writer

January 6, 2020

Carbon offsets have become increasingly popular lately, with celebrities such as Elton John and Emma Watson paying to carbon offset airplane flights. But what exactly are carbon offsets and do they neutralize carbon emissions? The general idea behind carbon offsets is that after you do something that...

Dani Abrams Honored at Bowdoin

Dani Abrams Honored at Bowdoin

December 11, 2019

HITTING THE BOOKS Seventy-four Bowdoin fall athletes were named to the NESCAC All-Academic team, which honors students in sophomore year and beyond who have maintained at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA. All-Sportsmanship awards are handed out by the NESCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to one athlete o...

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