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Plotting Against Pollution

Catie Fristoe

November 7, 2018


Filed under Feature

The word habitat is defined as “the natural home or environment of an animal.” The Pacific Ocean is precisely that for millions of marine species, and we are destroying it. Human’s increasing use of plastic products ends up acting like food to the sea turtles off of our beaches. The fishing net...

Rob Moreno – Humans of Laguna

Rob Moreno – Humans of Laguna

Noah Dehli

October 25, 2018


Filed under Middle School Happenings

“My favorite part of my music career is that music is my career. Being able to perform music outside of school, and educating kids for my job is, well, I can’t ask for anything more than that. I think the best part about music is that I’ve been playing it for twenty-something years, and there...

Film Review: A Star is Born

Film Review: A Star is Born

Maggie Newell

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Produced, directed, wrote, starred in, and even cast his own dog in the movie, Bradley Cooper took a lot on throughout the demanding process of bringing ‘A Star is Born’ to audiences, and it has paid off. Despite the fact that three different renditions of ‘A Star is Born’ (1937, 1954, 1976) h...

Interview With New Trainer

Interview With New Trainer

Macy Christal

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Where did you go to college? Endicott College. What previous schools have you worked at? I just graduated in May of this year. I have worked the past two summers on the Athletic Training Staff for the volleyball festival in Phoenix, One Soccer Camps, and Cate Sports Academy. When did you deci...

Go Owls Rice Krispies

Go Owls Rice Krispies

Lauren Mills

October 11, 2018


Filed under Recipes

Ready in 30 minutes Serves 12 Treats Ingredients 4 Tbsp Butter 8 cups mini marshmallows 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 Tbsp Milk 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal Preparation Melt butter over low heat in a large pan. Add vanilla and 6 cups of the marshmallows to the melted butter. Add the...

Showing and Selling Animals

Showing and Selling Animals

Ruth Beckmen

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  A global network of youth organizations whose mission is “engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.”  The “4-H” stand for head, heart, hands, and health to not only better your club and community but the world. There is a lot w...

Film Review: Beautiful Boy

Film Review: Beautiful Boy

Maggie Newell

October 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of Nic and David Sheff, Beautiful Boy tells the brutal, revealing, and authentic story of a son’s addictive struggle with crystal meth and the implications it has on his family. The main conflict in the film is between Nic and his father -- played by Timothé...

Which Color Represents Your Personality?

Which Color Represents Your Personality?

Violet Zhou

October 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

1. Do you have a cold character? Yes—go to Question 4 No—go to Q3 Between—go to Q2 2. Which type of weather do you like the most? Sunny—Q5 Rainy—Q4 Cloudy—Q3 3. Do you pay a lot of attention to your appearance? Yes—Q6 No—Q5 Between—Q4 4. Do you lik...

Lab-Grown Neurons Could Help Scientists Repair Damaged Brain Tissue

Madeline Walker

October 4, 2018


Filed under Feature

Question: Could it be possible to generate new nerve cells that could contribute to brain repair? Overview: IPSCs--induced Pluripotent Stem Cells-- have two unique properties: they can self-renew and can become any type of cell. IPSCs are similar to those of Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs); how...

THUG — “The Hate U Give”

THUG — “The Hate U Give”

Zoë King

October 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase

THUG -- “The Hate U Give”. An inspiring, and heart-wrenching novel about 16-year-old Starr Carter. She lives in between two worlds: one where she lives in a poor, predominantly black neighborhood; and one where she goes to a predominantly white prep school. Conflict arises one night when she witn...

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