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Machines of War

Machines of War

Niccolo D'Agruma January 29, 2024

Despite the immense sophistication and awareness of the horrors of war and the cost of a nuclear winter, international defense spending rose 19% in the past decade according to the Stockholm International...

La Cumbre Road and Calle Real

The La Cumbre Calamity

Lucia Camp, News Editor January 25, 2024

It’s 8:10 a.m. and you are confident that you can make it to school on time… until you hit the La Cumbre Overpass. The overpass between La Cumbre Road, Calle Real, and Las Palmas Drive backs up every...

100 Years of Disney

100 Years of Disney

Cierra Nervo, Opinion Editor January 12, 2024

Described as a “love letter” to Walt Disney Animation Studios by the directors, Walt Disney Pictures released an animated short film to celebrate 100 years of film production. Featuring characters...

Is the Spring Musical a Sport

Is the Spring Musical a Sport

Elyse Weaver, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

 The Upper School requires a mandatory sports requirement to fulfill graduation requirements. This is typically done through one season of school sports per year or completing a regulated number of hours...

Dionne Peterson

College Admissions: Is Meritocracy Dead?

Jinling Wang, Feature Editor November 30, 2023

As pencils are set to rest, chairs are left cold, halls are left echoing without chatter, and clocks tick in a void of silence, the warmth of summer nights seeps vitality into students while the thought...

Current seniors Tanner Murphy and Annika Firlik working in AP Environmental Science.

The College Board Crisis

Lucia Camp and Christiana Cino November 16, 2023

Your score is in progress and should be available by the end of July. You’ll be notified by email when your score is available. This was the misleading notification 50 students received when they attempted...

Hollywood on Hold

Hollywood on Hold

Cierra Nervo, Opinion Editor November 16, 2023

For the first time in 60 years, Hollywood writers and actors went on strike in retaliation against unfair wages and artificial intelligence programs replacing script-writers and voice actors. The strike...

PHOTOGRAPHED BY JACK PEARCE.

Mica Mining: The Beauty Industry’s Dark Secret

Jinling Wang, Feature Editor November 8, 2023

Nine thousand miles away, children in remote villages in India and Madagascar have been risking their lives to mine the shimmer found in our makeup. Unfortunately, that has been the reality for over 22,000...

Scholastic Book Fair Censorship

Scholastic Book Fair Censorship

Milla Hirsch November 6, 2023

Walking through the isles of books with fictional tales, non-fiction works, stories, biographies, picture books, and rows of games and creative opportunities is an extremely nostalgic memory for students...

The Ultimate Read for Intellectuals

The Ultimate Read for Intellectuals

Cierra Nervo November 6, 2023

Unlike many other murder-mystery novels, Tartt’s 1992 novel introduces the readers to immediate conflict in the opening line: “The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several...

The Supreme Court: The Largest Threat to Democracy in the United States

The Supreme Court: The Largest Threat to Democracy in the United States

Lucia Camp October 18, 2023

The Supreme Court is decidedly undemocratic and has been since its creation in 1789. In a government designed to give voice to citizens through the election of representatives in the House and Senate and...

A scenic view from the top of the Santa Barbara Courthouse

The New Santa Barbara

Lucia Camp, News Editor June 4, 2023

According to Zillow, the median home price in the city of Santa Barbara is 1,828,719 dollars, an increase of 12.3 percent in the past year. This change is unsustainable and speaks for the mass migration...

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