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A Reflection on my College Process

A Reflection on my College Process

Kailea Hieshima

June 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There’s a certain way that I thought my life, specifically the next four years of my life, would turn out. I had this perfect vision of myself, and I thought it was going to be my reality. I had applied to 11 schools, and, of those, I actually wanted to go to two. I believed that I was going to end...

If You Could Do High School Over Again, You Would …

If You Could Do High School Over Again, You Would …

June 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  HANNAH MILLER “I would go to more school and sports events. They are really fun, and it’s great to see the community come together and support everyone. I don’t think I realized that until senior year.”       ROTH YIN “I don’t regret many thi...

The Grammy Divide

The Grammy Divide

Kathryn Norris

May 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Grammy Awards are supposed to be an accurate representation of music trends in our world. They were established “to cultivate the understanding, appreciation, and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture.” The Grammy steering committee members are all involve...

Stance of the Staff: Our Generation

Stance of the Staff: Our Generation

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Our generation is constantly being labeled — whether it be as Generation Z, the ridiculous iGen or as narcissistic, lazy idiots, depressed because we spend way too much time on our phones. At the same time, the massive weight of issues inherited from past generations rests on our shoulders. Wel...

Day Zero: a City Without Water

Day Zero: a City Without Water

Kendall White

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Drought continues to be a very common, close and real concept to all of us who live in Santa Barbara. Over the past couple of years, we have all had to shorten showers, limit washing machine cycles and ultimately do our best to conserve water. However, the drought we face does not compare to ...

I am Not a Toy!

I am Not a Toy!

Pheobe Stein

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The fresh smell of pine needles, the crinkle of recycled wrapping paper.You sit under the tree in your onesie pajamas, warmly snuggled in a cozy flannel. Mom and Dad walk in carrying a wrapped box with a big red bow around it. You hear a muffled bark from inside the box, and your face ...

Free Music… At What Cost?

Free Music… At What Cost?

Jack Stein

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Society values things that are scarce. Take gold for example: gold is easy to work with, doesn’t rust and can make beautiful art and jewelry. It’s also much harder to and than other metals like tin and copper. Historically, good music has held a similar value. It isn’t easy to create a truly...

Stance of the Staff: Sexism in Sports

Stance of the Staff: Sexism in Sports

Staff of The Fourth Estate

January 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There’s really no denying it: women have fought to be where we are. For decades before the 19th amendment was passed, countless women have picketed and protested, putting themselves in danger so that their daughters might be considered citizens. But even though we had seemingly won the war, there...

Face ID Versus Touch ID

Face ID Versus Touch ID

Ian Brown

January 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the release of the pricy iPhone X, Apple has completely overhauled and upgraded their classic mobile phone. But of all the new features the phone provides, the most notable is clearly “Face ID,” which allows the user to unlock their phone via facial recognition. In short, you can unlock your p...

Chaos in Charlottesville

Chaos in Charlottesville

Julia Fay

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Imagine young Jewish children playing in a park named after Hitler. It seems wrong, doesn’t it? This, of course, does not happen in Germany because it is illegal to publicly display any symbol relating to the Nazi party. However, in America black children frequently play in the “Lee...

To Upgrade or not to Upgrade: Apple’s New iPhone

To Upgrade or not to Upgrade: Apple’s New iPhone

Annelle King

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Recently, Apple has come out with a two new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X (or iPhone 10). Since these new iPhones have been announced, there have been many drastic opinions on the new products. When the iPhone 7 was released, customers found out that the headphone jack had been removed, thus...

Message from Lopes: How to Avoid Senioritis

Message from Lopes: How to Avoid Senioritis

Sydney Edgecomb

August 31, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion

Reflect on those who have helped you along the way. Make sure you enjoy your time with them and show them how grateful you are for their guidance and support. Pass it on to the younger ones. Just as others have helped you, be inclusive to the younger students by hanging out with them and givi...