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An Eventful Spirit Week at LBS!

An Eventful Spirit Week at LBS!

Daisy Finefrock

November 2, 2019

PAJAMA DAY! TWIN DAY! INTERNET DAY (VSCO AND E-GIRLS/BOYS)! HAWAIIAN/TOURIST DAY! LAGUNA SPIRIT DAY! ...

Grade Inflation

Grade Inflation

Aura Carlson and Phoebe Stein

June 3, 2018

According to a study done by Michael Hurwitz of the College Board and Jason Lee of the Uni- versity of Georgia,“In 1998, 38.9 percent of kids in high school had an average grade of an A,” but by 2016, “the average number of students with A’s had increased to 47 percent.” Needless...

The Price of Christmas

The Price of Christmas

Itziar de Pedro

February 21, 2018

Everyone dreams about ‘the most wonderful time of the year’.The weeks leading up to Christmas Day are full of energy, with people eager to spend time with their loved ones and kids buzzing with excitement. But it seems like consumerism is devouring this spirit and making the holidays stres...

Teachers Most Embarrassing Moments

Teachers Most Embarrassing Moments

Kendall White

February 9, 2018

Meghan Roarty “I would say that one of my most embarrassing moments while teach- ing was when a student called me ‘mom’ by accident during class, and then proceeded to explain that he had thought about me as a ‘mom’ type before and had actually dreamt about it.” Katie Pointer ...

Mission to Mars

Patrick Otte

February 9, 2018

Mission to Mars was a series of thirty-minute presentations done by 8th graders under the circumstances if they were to travel to Mars and successfully colonize the planet. Approximately sixty to eighty people attended Mission to Mars, five teachers, and many parents. Every team consisted of six pan...

Hugh Hefner: The Good, The Bad and the Bunny

Hugh Hefner: The Good, The Bad and the Bunny

Carina Tedesco

January 21, 2018

When a celebrity passes, our society must decide how we will remember him or her. Typically, we choose to to recognize the best qualities of the dead and selectively forget their flaws. Although it is respectful and important to appreciate the positive contributions of the deceased, in order to not repeat...

Left Behind

Left Behind

Luke Smillie

May 18, 2017

Recently, I had the pleasure of viewing a documentary directed by a young lmmaker named Natalie Johns. e lm centers around the problem of mass incar- ceration in the United States of America. It was immensely inspiring, moving and heartbreaking. America is an incarcerated country. We so...

Surviving the Best Friend Breakup

Surviving the Best Friend Breakup

Mathew Goldsholl

March 20, 2017

Most of us have, during our lives, reached a point in a friendship that becomes plagued with anger, fights, silences, extended silences, one-sided bad-mouthing, mutual bad-mouthing and/or violence (hopefully not). If you haven’t, and you don’t relate to the subject, good, count yourself lucky. But...

Sitting Down With Sofia

Sitting Down With Sofia

Ava Morouse

February 21, 2017

“Hi! My name’s Sofia, and welcome to my YouTube channel!” A bubbly Sofia waves at the camera as the video begins. Laguna sophomore Sofia Martin-Fouroohi has been creating YouTube videos since fifth grade, and continues to incorporate social media into her everyday life; whether it be making ‘internet...

Sitting Down With Sofia

Sitting Down With Sofia

Ava Morouse

February 21, 2017

“Hi! My name’s Sofia, and welcome to my YouTube channel!” A bubbly Sofia waves at the camera as the video begins. Laguna sophomore Sofia Martin-Fouroohi has been creating YouTube videos since fifth grade, and continues to incorporate social media into her everyday life; whether it be making ‘internet...

Why Teachers Teach

Why Teachers Teach

November 18, 2015

Mr. Grooms, my World History teacher in 10th grade,” answers Kevin Shertzer when asked who his favorite teacher in high school was. “He told the most amazing stories and seemed to know everything about everything; he was brilliant.” Eric Faust’s favorite teacher was “Mrs. Perez.” For Richard...

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