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Not Guilty

Not Guilty

Daisy Finefrock and Phoebe Stein

February 27, 2019


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When the verdict “Not guilty” rang out through the courtroom in early February, Juan, an illegal immigrant, and longtime United States resident thought he was finally safe. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Before settling down with his wife, Juan immigrated to the United States in 2000, making...

Open Borders

Open Borders

Daisy Finefrock

February 27, 2019


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Asylum seekers are individuals who flee from their country in search of a safe new home, many coming from crime-infested countries like Mexico and El Salvador. Recently, the talk of having open borders has been the main point of political discourse, with the right-wing leaning towards more border...

Locked Up

Locked Up

Daisy Finefrock

December 6, 2018


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I grew up going to zoos and aquariums. Both teach children about animals and provide an experience you can’t find in books or television. That’s why I found it so odd when I saw movies like “Blackfish” or “The Cove” coming out. I didn’t understand why people would boycott suc...

The Future of Magazines

The Future of Magazines

Madeleine Nicks

December 6, 2018


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If you think about a class magazine, the first image that will pop into your head is dozens of bound, glossy, bright pages filled with celebrities, fashion, politics and graphics. That classic magazine could be changing forever. The first magazine was published in 1741, and since the beginning, it was consid...

Showing and Selling Animals

Showing and Selling Animals

Ruth Beckmen

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  A global network of youth organizations whose mission is “engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.”  The “4-H” stand for head, heart, hands, and health to not only better your club and community but the world. There is a lot w...

A Reflection on my College Process

A Reflection on my College Process

Kailea Hieshima

June 4, 2018


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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


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  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...

No Ivy? No problem.

No Ivy? No problem.

Carina Tedesco

June 4, 2018


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Dear Fellow Rejectees, It's about time for us to stop feeling sorry for ourselves and start focusing on the opportunities awaiting us in this exciting time in our lives: college. So grab a makeup removing wipe, put that tub of ice cream down and read about these successful Laguna alumni and celebrities...

Cool College Advice

Cool College Advice

Carina Tedesco

June 3, 2018


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Margaret Lazarovits ‘14 University of Chicago, Illinois Below zero temperatures are obviously something I wasn’t familiar with, and I think I’m still adjusting! However, make sure you have a warm, long coat that goes past your waist and sturdy snow boots. Looking cute isn’t nearly as important...

The Power of Words

The Power of Words

Itziar de Pedro Sarasola

June 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Today. How many times did you open your notebook in class? How many times did you open your phone and send a text? How many times did you open your computer to type something? Our world is completely dominated by words. It has always been. Since the first stories were told by the wise elders to the young,...

The Grammy Divide

The Grammy Divide

Kathryn Norris

May 15, 2018


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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...

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