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Game Review: FIFA 2019

Game Review: FIFA 2019

Patrick Otte

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Sports

EA’s newest release of FIFA, FIFA 19 has its assets and liabilities. As all FIFA video games have done in the past, FIFA 19 entices the major soccer fan into having fun alongside their fellow gaming mates. Whether it be laughing at the new recent game mode or quaking in apprehension on an opponent'...

Film Review: A Star is Born

Film Review: A Star is Born

Maggie Newell

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Produced, directed, wrote, starred in, and even cast his own dog in the movie, Bradley Cooper took a lot on throughout the demanding process of bringing ‘A Star is Born’ to audiences, and it has paid off. Despite the fact that three different renditions of ‘A Star is Born’ (1937, 1954, 1976) h...

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


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...

No Ivy? No problem.

No Ivy? No problem.

Carina Tedesco

June 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


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 ...

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