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Staff Editorial:Don’tBeTrashy, Have Some Pride

Staff Editorial:Don’tBeTrashy, Have Some Pride

December 11, 2014

Students at Laguna are often challenged by their teachers, their courses, their coaches; for the most part students succeed in rising to those challenges. With the academic rigor, creativity and moral code Laguna asks of its students, we frequently fail to fulfill one request — picking up our trash after l...

The Lost Art of Listening: Has our generation forgotten the physical connection to music?

The Lost Art of Listening: Has our generation forgotten the physical connection to music?

October 23, 2014

1973: It’s here – the record you’ve been waiting months for. It’s finally in your hands; you’re holding the album of the zeitgeist, completely fixated on the cover art and dying to know what’s inside. You peel off the plastic shrink wrap and pull out a pristine LP that contains what millions...

Bombs Away: ISIS Threats Inflated by Media

Bombs Away: ISIS Threats Inflated by Media

October 21, 2014

If you watch news, there’s a good chance you know about ISIS. But who is this Syrian based organization, and what can the United States do to stop them or, at least, prevent them from being a threat to America? ISIS started as an al-Qaeda break-off group in 2006 but has transformed into an esti...

Northwestern Unionization: Revolutionary or Regrettable?

Northwestern Unionization:  Revolutionary or Regrettable?

June 11, 2014

Allowing collegiate athletes to unionize is a slippery slope. Many believe it will benefit student athletes throughout the country. In all actuality, it is likely that it will only harm sports programs at every college in the United States. On March 26, a regional director of the National Labor Relatio...

Staff Editorial: Resumé Padding

Staff Editorial: Resumé Padding

April 9, 2014

High school is about getting into college. As harsh as that is, for those high school students who are determined to make it to a college that is one of their top choices. High school is about getting good grades and building your resumé. Most high school students today are guilty of “resumé padding”...

March Madness Questionnaire

March Madness Questionnaire

February 28, 2014

Answer questions about March Madness obsessions and Road Trip favorites. [polldaddy type="iframe" survey="2A508C3E1267B10B" height="auto" domain="fourthestate" id="fourth-estate-questionnarie"]

Fiercely Feminine

Fiercely Feminine

February 19, 2014

Young children have few preconceived notions of the differences between genders. As babies, boys and girls play together with the same toys, allowed and encouraged to engage with each other. As time passes, kids begin to notice disparity. They generalize: boys like blue, girls like pink. Traditionally,...

Pros and Cons to Applying Early to College

Pros and Cons to Applying Early to College

January 28, 2014

There are many benefits and drawbacks to applying early to colleges, whether it’s early action or early decision—early action being non-binding, so the student doesn’t have to commit to the school right away, and early decision being a binding decision, where if they are accepted to the school,...

Against the Stereotypes of Hunting: A Sports Commentary

Against the Stereotypes of Hunting:  A Sports Commentary

January 13, 2014

Humans, generally speaking, are all the same. Scientifically speaking, there are not many differences between all the humans of the world. However, despite our unvaried biological roots, we are separated into many different groups and classifications dictated by the color of our skin, the language...

Too Big to Fit the Ideal

Too Big to Fit the Ideal

December 3, 2013

“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.” In a 20...

Staff Editorial: Where’s the Spirit?

Staff Editorial: Where’s the Spirit?

December 3, 2013

The realization that the senior class has some of the least spirited people in the student body became made apparent on Oct. 19 when only about half of the class showed up to what would be their last Jogathon. The majority who didn’t show up simply left school, and felt that there was no need to c...

What Do You Think Of iOS 7?

What Do You Think Of iOS 7?

October 28, 2013

Here's what Laguna Blanca has to say about Apple's newest mobile operating system iOS 7. ...

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