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The Problems with Medicare For All

The Problems with Medicare For All

Davis Ohanian, Website Contributor February 22, 2021

According to the Frasier Institute, the median waiting time to see a physician in Canada is 19.8 weeks. According to Cancer Research UK, it takes an average of 62 days for the highest priority cancer patients...

AI Is Becoming One of Humanity’s Greatest Inventions

AI Is Becoming One of Humanity’s Greatest Inventions

Davis Ohanian, Website Contributor February 22, 2021

PWC, one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S., reports that artificial intelligence could contribute $15.7 trillion, 15% of the global GDP, to the global economy by 2030. PWC also describes that...

Does Pineapple Belong on Pizza?

Does Pineapple Belong on Pizza?

Andreas Jackson, Sports Editor January 28, 2021

The questions we don’t care to ask can yield the most surprising answers. Things normal to one person may seem insane to another. For example, according to Spoon University, a popular food publication,...

Learning in a Pandemic: How School Has Changed Due to COVID-19

Learning in a Pandemic: How School Has Changed Due to COVID-19

Hanna Masri, Lifestyle Editor January 26, 2021

Over the past year, many aspects of our lives changed. Whether it’s going to the grocery store or traveling, 2020 has not been what we were expecting and school is no exception. Although...

Repeating Mistakes of 1918 Flu with COVID-19

Repeating Mistakes of 1918 Flu with COVID-19

Myles Hazen January 26, 2021

When COVID-19 was first spreading, many news out-lets compared it to the 1918 Flu Pandemic, nicknamed the “Spanish flu” that would eventually kill an estimated 20 million worldwide, including...

Royalty in Montecito

Royalty in Montecito

Daisy Finefrock, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2021

Montecito is known for many things, but English Royalty isn’t what first comes to mind. When Duke Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle announced their departure from the royal family in early...

The Ethics Behind Popular Fast Fashion Outlets

The Ethics Behind Popular Fast Fashion Outlets

Elli Westmacott, Social Media Editor January 26, 2021

As a society, we have evolved into an exceedingly materialistic culture, especially when it comes to fashion. Clothing is a way for people, notably the younger generation, to express themselves...

Waging War on COVID-19

Waging War on COVID-19

Luca D'Agruma January 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented death, trauma and damage to our country. When the government instituted the first lockdown in March, no one could have anticipated the drastic...

Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors

Phoebe Stein and Daisy Finefrock January 25, 2021

Dear Laguna community, We have never been more excited to say the words: happy new year! The start of a new year often is synonymous with growth, rebirth and resolutions. This year, we hope that it...

Do Friends Need to Agree About Politics?

Do Friends Need to Agree About Politics?

Myles Hazen December 1, 2020

People often break up friendships over political issues, which can be for various reasons, from disagreements on guns to racism. It begs the question, since it’s so common, can people have different...

Athletes’ Roles in Politics

Athletes’ Roles in Politics

Carson Bohnet December 1, 2020

Throughout sports history, many professional athletes have spoken up about their political views and standpoints. Many people support these players’ decisions to fight for what they believe...

stance of the staff editorial

stance of the staff editorial

December 1, 2020

A schedule of screen meetings. A feeling of monotony, of exhaustion, of anxiety. A drowning instinct. We all struggled to keep our heads above water the past few months with the weight of school...

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