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The Rise of STEAM

The Rise of STEAM

Claire Tolles, Staff Writer and Opinion Editor June 10, 2021

The die is cast. The lines are drawn. Society picks sides, spitting arguments across a widening chasm of dysfunction and disagreement. There can be no doubt that STEM (science, technology, engineering,...

The Mock Trial team assembles in front of the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Victoria Campbell Goldman ‘23; Fiona Hernandez ‘23; Jaleya Calloway ‘23; Claire Kellett ‘23; Dylan Charney ‘24; Jade Silva ‘23; George Nicks ‘22; Attorney Coach Shelly Mossembekker; Attorney Coach Sarah Barkley; Lead Attorney Coach Neil Levinson; Aden Meisel ‘23; Teacher Coach Jessica Tyler; Kent Dunn ‘23; Robert (Robbie) Dunn ‘23. Note not all members are pictured.

Mock Trial a Success Despite the Pandemic

Abby Kim, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

Mock Trial is an important extracurricular program offered at Laguna that allows students to learn about the judicial system, legal process and compete in a final trial with other schools within Santa...

Governor Gavin Newsom (left) gesticulating with Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo.

Recall Newsom?

Luca D'Agruma, art by Claire Tolles, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

On April 26, 1.6 million signatures on the Recall Gavin Newsom petition were verified by the California Secretary of State. Within three months, the Secretary of State will schedule a recall election...

Bravo, Humanities!

Bravo, Humanities!

Faculty, Filmmaker Claire Tolles April 23, 2021

Two wonderful film productions were showcased on Thursday evening in Laguna’s cypress grove under the stars. Seniors Sophia Webster and Annie Gabler showcased their joint production in partnership with...

stance of the staff

stance of the staff

March 26, 2021

Our passion brings us together. From the love of learning and teaching to self-expression born from creating and performing, it’s essential to find your niche and allow yourself to find solace in expression. With...

V-Day Poll

V-Day Poll

Taylor Smith, Staff March 26, 2021

Ways to Give Back to the Community during COVID-19

Ways to Give Back to the Community during COVID-19

Elli Westmacott, Social Media Editor March 26, 2021

As a caring society, volunteering and giving back to the less fortunate is the norm, but following the outbreak of COVID-19, volunteers are needed more than ever as charity organizations are overwhelmed...

Club members gather following a club meeting on Merritt Patio: Ganden Walker, Tanner Murphy, Sofia Anderson, Hanna Masri, Dare Fitzpatrick and Daisy Finefrock

Mayflowers 5k Race

Daisy Finefrock, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021

For the Running for Charity Club, running isn’t just a hobby or a sport. It’s a highly effective and creative way to raise money to local organizations. When the club first began in 2019, there were...

Is the SAT Dead?

Is the SAT Dead?

Frances Carlson, Co-Managing & Visual Content Manager & Features Editor March 26, 2021

For many high school students, the prospect of waking up one day and being told that their SAT or ACT scores are no longer required for college applications might be a very stress-relieving concept. Whether...

Prosecution Team pictured left to right: Claire Kellett 23; George Nicks 22; Aden Meisel 23; Frances (Dare) Fitzpatrick 22; Jacqueline Richardson 23; Jackson (Jack) Andrews 23; Attorney Coach Shelly Mossembekker; Attorney Coach Sarah Barkley; Robert (Robbie) Dunn 23; and Kent Dunn 23. Defense Team not pictured: Dylan Charney 24; Magdalena Amezaga 24; Hanna Masri 22, Jaleya Calloway 23; Victoria Campbell Goldman 23; Fiona Hernandez 23; Ally Jacobs 24; Jade Silva 23; Sarah Woodhouse 24, and Attorney Coach Neil Levinson

Congratulations to Our Mock Trial Team

Tara Broucqsault February 22, 2021

After nearly five long months of legal preparation and working with local attorneys who volunteer their time, Laguna Blanca’s Mock Trial Team—a student club open to students in...

We Are The Breakfast Club

We Are The Breakfast Club

Lyla Bollag, Staff January 26, 2021

The beloved coming of age movie, The Breakfast Club, portrays five teens of varied personalities and backgrounds. In the movie, the five teens are stuck in weekly Saturday detentions and end up bonding...

Learning in a Pandemic: How School Has Changed Due to COVID-19

Learning in a Pandemic: How School Has Changed Due to COVID-19

Hanna Masri, Lifestyle Editor January 26, 2021

Over the past year, many aspects of our lives changed. Whether it’s going to the grocery store or traveling, 2020 has not been what we were expecting and school is no exception. Although...

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