The Fourth Estate

Making Connections Through Leadership

Making Connections Through Leadership

Aura Carlson

January 12, 2017


Filed under News

When Henry Farrell entered the UCSB Global Leadership Connection last fall, little did he know he was going to receive the top male award and be selected as one of two Santa Barbara Male Youth Leaders of the Year. “I was really surprised [to win] because there were so many other quali ed people in...

Clubs Lending a Helpful Hand

Clubs Lending a Helpful Hand

Kelly Bickett

January 12, 2017


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Laguna’s students have dedicated their time to giving a helping hand not only to our local communities but also to communities Global Fund for Women Sophomore Reagan Williams, president of the Storyteller Club, a therapeutic preschool for homeless kids, along with club memb...

Road Trippin’

Road Trippin’

Jack Stein, Reporter

December 9, 2016


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Peter Parker. Bruce Wayne. Matt Murdock. What do they have in common? They lead double lives. They have secret identities. And they are not who they appear to be. They are also all superheroes. You may not know it, but at Laguna we have somebody who, like those heroes, has a secret identity. During...

Theater Spotlight

Theater Spotlight

November 18, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, News

Theater students have been enjoying an exciting fall at Laguna! The first quarter got off to a running start with the unique Library Dances performance of The Great Gatsby, a collaborative effort between Laguna's Theater & English Departments and the State Street Ballet. Second quarter brought Storyteller...

Sharks on Acid

Sharks on Acid

Jules Bernard, Staff Member

November 10, 2016


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Ocean acidification will lead to increased shark attacks. We have all heard about coral reefs being destroyed by rising ocean acidity, but one thing hasn’t gotten a lot of publicity: sharks will be significantly affected by increases in atmospheric carbon. The ocean absorbs 25-30% of carbon emissions. In...

How to Deal With June Gloom

How to Deal With June Gloom

June 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Instead of going to the pool, take a dip in the jacuzzi. Bake all the things you’ve always wanted to bake but never had time. Cook all your meals for the day yourself. Go shopping downtown. Have a spa day: do your nails, get a facial (because you’ll be inside and no one will see you) and put...

La Honda Distribution

La Honda Distribution

June 7, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

  Every June, Laguna holds the annual yearbook assembly. In this assembly, middle and upper school students gather in Ruston to hear the editor-in-chief of the yearbook staff announce who the yearbook is dedicated too. This year, senior Valeria Romo announced that the senior class of 2016 decide...

Feel the Bern

Feel the Bern

June 5, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

The morning was cloudy and cold, but I was feeling the Bern. When we arrived at the rally, we could see that the line was stretching all the way down the street, but, fortunately, the Young Progressives Club had a spot in line saved for us. We had sophomore Clay Rodgers to thank for that. But, braving the line was...

Journalism, evaluations & awards

Journalism, evaluations & awards

June 3, 2016


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Sitting in the Sacramento Room at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, sophomores Aura Carlson and Rose Houglet, freshman Jack Stein and faculty adviser Trish McHale anxiously await the results of the Write-off contests for the Editorial Cartooning category. Following two days of attending sessions, ranging...

Campus clubs finish strong

Campus clubs finish strong

June 3, 2016


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Many clubs on campus don’t actually do anything. Come on, admit it. You’re probably president of one (or three). However, two clubs, Youth4Direct Relief (Y4DR) and the Entrepreneurship Club, have both been highly active this year, one engaging in serving the community and the other providing students...

A pledge to be a “crazy one”

A pledge to be a “crazy one”

June 3, 2016


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What really matters? The label on your shirt? The athlete on your shoes? What side of town is your family from? What makes an inspiring public speaker? Passion? Eloquence? Integrity? Johan Khalilian, a Chicago-born actor and youth motivational speaker, has encompassed all of these traits. From...

Students inducted into the Cum Laude Society

Students inducted into the Cum Laude Society

June 3, 2016


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When students arrived at school, everyone was dressed up. Why? Because they had been told beforehand to dress nicely for the day’s assembly during which their peers were to be inducted into the Cum Laude Society. Students inducted into the Cum Laude Society have demonstrated academic excellence in...