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2018 Cum Laude Society Inductees

2018 Cum Laude Society Inductees

Annelle King

May 11, 2018


Filed under News

This year nine new recipients were honored on Wednesday, April 24 for demonstrating their academic achievements. Only the top 10% from the junior class and the top 20% of the senior class can receive this elite award. Students are not only judged on their academics, but also their character, honor, an...

Day Zero: a City Without Water

Day Zero: a City Without Water

Kendall White

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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 ...

Homecoming!

Homecoming!

Sofia Fouroohimartin

October 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

Homecoming is just around the corner, set for this Saturday, October 21st. This year’s dance is Disco themed and sure to be a blast. Student Council President, Camila Lemere jokes “We’re all gonna need to cool down on Sunday because of that Saturday Night Fever." Tickets for the event are 15$ p...

Laguna Blanca’s Charles Donelan to Speak at National Convention

Laguna Blanca’s Charles Donelan to Speak at National Convention

January 28, 2017


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Laguna Blanca is pleased to announce that English Instructor Dr. Charles Donelan will speak at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention. Donelan will present on Friday, March 17 during the session, "Finding Leverage Points to Cultivate More Engagement in Online...

Sharks on Acid

Sharks on Acid

Jules Bernard, Staff Member

November 10, 2016


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Ocean acidification will lead to increased shark attacks. We have all heard about coral reefs being destroyed by rising ocean acidity, but one thing hasn’t gotten a lot of publicity: sharks will be significantly affected by increases in atmospheric carbon. The ocean absorbs 25-30% of carbon emissions. In...

Foster Care Gift Drive

Foster Care Gift Drive

December 14, 2015


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  “The greatest poverty is for a child to feel forgotten, not remembered,” stated Gustavo, a Social Services employee. For 6 years, Laguna Blanca has sought to insure that children in the Foster Care System will not be forgotten during the holiday season. On Wednesday December 9, 2015, students...

A Parliament of Incoming Owls

A Parliament of Incoming Owls

November 18, 2015


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Laguna Blanca welcomed 34 new students to join the parliament of Owls this year. The freshman class saw the biggest growth with a total of 23 new students. Five students joined the tenth grade, two joined the eleventh grade, and four seniors joined the class of 2016. Freshman year is traditionally...

Laguna Blanca’s 2015 Trip Week

Laguna Blanca’s 2015 Trip Week

October 22, 2015


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In early September, the high school students at Laguna Blanca embarked on a variety of adventures. The annual class trips are bonding experiences allowing each grade to become more united. The freshman class went to Yosemite for a six-day outdoor experience. During that trip that class explored th...

Alameda Park Meal and Sock Sharing

Alameda Park Meal and Sock Sharing

October 15, 2015


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On Sep. 24 and Oct. 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM, about fifty Laguna Blanca Students assembled at Alameda Park for the weekly Thursday meal sharings with the homeless. The organizations that come together to create the meal sharings are: Doctors Without Borders, who take care of medical care, Common Ground, ...

Sexual Assault: The Issue Overtaking Universities in America

Sexual Assault:  The Issue Overtaking Universities in America

March 10, 2015


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In Nov. 2014, Sabrina Rubin Erderly, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, published “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.” The article told the story of Jackie, a current junior at UVA, who said she was gang-raped at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house as a freshman...

McCaffery Headed to NCAA Division 3 School for Football

McCaffery Headed to NCAA Division 3 School for Football

January 22, 2015


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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Washington and Lee University in Virginia will welcome in another McCaffery. Laguna Blanca High School star quarterback Stephen McCaffery signed his Letter of Intent to play football at the NCAA Division III school. He will compete for a quarterback position and may also end up playing de...

News in Brief

News in Brief

December 18, 2014


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Homecoming Dance Homecoming is a long-standing high school tradition. Laguna held its annual homecoming dance on Oct. 18.  Laguna kept its own tradition by keeping it casual. The theme of the homecoming dance was “White Out,” meaning everyone dressed in all white.  Students continued anothe...

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