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No Ivy? No problem.

No Ivy? No problem.

Carina Tedesco

June 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

I am Not a Toy!

I am Not a Toy!

Pheobe Stein

February 21, 2018

The fresh smell of pine needles, the crinkle of recycled wrapping paper.You sit under the tree in your onesie pajamas, warmly snuggled in a cozy flannel. Mom and Dad walk in carrying a wrapped box with a big red bow around it. You hear a muffled bark from inside the box, and your face ...

Free Music… At What Cost?

Free Music… At What Cost?

Jack Stein

February 21, 2018

Society values things that are scarce. Take gold for example: gold is easy to work with, doesn’t rust and can make beautiful art and jewelry. It’s also much harder to and than other metals like tin and copper. Historically, good music has held a similar value. It isn’t easy to create a truly...

Stance of the Staff: Sexism in Sports

Stance of the Staff: Sexism in Sports

Staff of The Fourth Estate

January 21, 2018

There’s really no denying it: women have fought to be where we are. For decades before the 19th amendment was passed, countless women have picketed and protested, putting themselves in danger so that their daughters might be considered citizens. But even though we had seemingly won the war, there...

Face ID Versus Touch ID

Face ID Versus Touch ID

Ian Brown

January 5, 2018

With the release of the pricy iPhone X, Apple has completely overhauled and upgraded their classic mobile phone. But of all the new features the phone provides, the most notable is clearly “Face ID,” which allows the user to unlock their phone via facial recognition. In short, you can unlock your p...

Chaos in Charlottesville

Chaos in Charlottesville

Julia Fay

November 27, 2017

Imagine young Jewish children playing in a park named after Hitler. It seems wrong, doesn’t it? This, of course, does not happen in Germany because it is illegal to publicly display any symbol relating to the Nazi party. However, in America black children frequently play in the “Lee...

To Upgrade or not to Upgrade: Apple’s New iPhone

To Upgrade or not to Upgrade: Apple’s New iPhone

Annelle King

October 17, 2017

Recently, Apple has come out with a two new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X (or iPhone 10). Since these new iPhones have been announced, there have been many drastic opinions on the new products. When the iPhone 7 was released, customers found out that the headphone jack had been removed, thus...

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