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Lessons I Learned from Quarantine

Lessons I Learned from Quarantine
June 15, 2020

The sudden outbreak of Covid-19 has created an upheaval in our lives on a never-before-seen scale, putting people out of a job, inflicting massive economic damage, and harming our collective mental health....

No Longer Silenced

No Longer Silenced
The #MeToo movement changed the fundamental pillars of Hollywood; however, the movie industry was not the only thing to feel the impacts of this social media revolution.
June 11, 2020

With a single tweet, Alyssa Milano started a chain of events that would bring down some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Milano’s message, coming a decade after the first-ever tweet of “Me too,”...

The Right Side of Left History

The Right Side of Left History
When textbooks write about the early 21st century, will you be able to tell your children you were part of the fight or part of the resistance to change?
June 11, 2020

Chanting, pink shirts and colorful signs. This is the norm at any rally or protest you might attend. You’re filled with excitement and pride as you stand among like-minded people fighting for the same...

stance of the staff

stance of the staff
June 10, 2020

Our world centers around making connections. It’s normal to live every day surrounded by friends, by peers, by acquaintances who we learn from, and change because of. It is human nature to yearn to be...

An Open Letter to Laguna Blanca School

An Open Letter to Laguna Blanca School
June 6, 2020

Published on edhat santa barbara My name is Karinna M. Carrillo and I went to Laguna Blanca School for thirteen years. A private school nestled in Hope Ranch and Montecito-- two of the most lavish neighborhoods...

Media Bias: How and Why

Media Bias: How and Why
The bias that exists in modern media raises widespread concern, and in need of effective solutions.
February 26, 2020

Media is partial towards political parties, usually depending on the ownership and sources of funding. The viewpoints and political stances of the employees will primarily correspond with that of the...

ThemTube

ThemTube
YouTube used to be a place for you, the individual. Now, it’s just a source of revenue for them, the brands and celebrities.
February 26, 2020

YouTube is one of the most used media sharing sites on the internet, and the most used video site, with over 2 billion active users. Any platform will change as it develops, and YouTube is certainly no...

Why Esports Matters

Why Esports Matters
A look into one of the quickest growing industries in the world
February 26, 2020

Every time a new past time is introduced to the American populous, its met with backlash and misunderstanding, but does that mean it has to happen again? The past three generations of kids have grown...

Stance of the Staff

Stance of the Staff
December 3, 2019

We’ve all have to grow up. Most of us are not ready for it; it seems, all at once, expectations rise and responsibilities become more pressing. There is pressure on kids today: hopes that teenagers will...

(NO THANKS) GIVING

(NO THANKS) GIVING
Thanksgiving is a cherished holiday by many and usually includes stress, growling stomachs and deliciously warm food. Most families don’t skip a beat on this annual holiday as it is a time for loved ones to pause and appreciate their blessings. What’s being served for Thanksgiving this year? A big helping of animal cruelty.
December 3, 2019

Thanksgivings are generally an all-day (or even all week) affair. It starts with the decor preparations, finalizing guest lists, researching recipes, shopping for the meal itself… the list goes on! It...

Addressing the Dress Code

Addressing the Dress Code
The dress code. It’s a debate and an issue that students, faculty and administrators at schools across the country and here at Laguna deal with on a regular basis. It continues to spark debate in school communities.
December 3, 2019

The dress code is a standard part of most institutions whether it is a private school, a public school, a Catholic school, or a company. Yet, that does not mean that there is one overarching, standard...

Dilemmas at Dinner

Dilemmas at Dinner
When holiday meals coincide with elections, it’s no wonder a Thanksgiving meal with extended family becomes a breeding ground for arguments and tension.
December 3, 2019

Think back to your last Thanksgiving. As your family sits down to a delicious dinner, some distant second cousin three-times removed says, “Thank you for coming everyone, I’m glad you could all make...

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