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Changing Schools

Changing Schools

Annelle King

October 17, 2017

Abby Corpuz Senior Abby Corpuz left Laguna Blanca to go to Dos Pueblos for freshman and sophomore year. She found that it was really difficult to leave the Laguna community and have to find her way around at a much larger school and find new friends. Even though she was able to find a friend group, s...

The Next Wave of Cheating: Apple Watch

The Next Wave of Cheating: Apple Watch

Ava Morouse

January 12, 2017

If 20 years ago a student had suggested that cheating with a watch was possible, their peers and the world would have scoffed. But, ladies and gentlemen, this hypothetical has become a reality. Though cheating has been around since the beginning of formal education and scholarly pursuits, t...

The Math Problem

The Math Problem

Aura Carlson, Co-Editor-and-Chief

October 20, 2016

We have a problem — a math problem. The choice students have to make when choosing between Pre-Calculus Honors and Pre-Calculus. The students who don’t enjoy math are not the only ones having a hard time trying to solve this problem. Consider these two sides. You are a left-brained person who thinks...

“Professional Teenager” Mike Smith Inspires Students to Leave a Legacy

“Professional Teenager” Mike Smith Inspires Students to Leave a Legacy

March 3, 2015

A typical troublemaker teen in small-town Nebraska, Mike Smith decided to blaze his own trail in life during his senior year of high school. He made a choice to not be ordinary. Since then, Smith, a skater and motivational speaker, has founded and directs two non- profits, “THE BAY” and “Skate ...

Emu Cam 2015

Emu Cam 2015

February 28, 2015

Staff Editorial: College Marketing

Staff Editorial: College Marketing

February 26, 2015

There are literally thousands of four-year degree-granting colleges in America. Each school strives to make itself heard, noticed, and desirable. When sophomores in high school take the PSAT, there is a box each student must choose whether or not they would like to check which says that the student...

Undecided: The Option Many Are Choosing

Undecided: The Option Many Are Choosing

January 29, 2015

While applying to college this year, I received countless questions from friends and family about the process. Which colleges are you applying to? What are your test scores? What is your essay about? What major are you applying for? When I told an old family friend that I would be applying to several...

Freshmen Embark on Annual Trip to the Gainey Ranch

Freshmen Embark on Annual Trip to the Gainey Ranch

January 27, 2015

Ninth graders enjoyed an Experiential Learning day on Jan. 6 as part of the unit on John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” travelling to the Gainey Ranch in Santa Ynez. Prior to leaving, they watched 1992 film adaptation of the novel which was filmed in the nineteenth-century barn on the property. “We...

News in Brief

News in Brief

December 18, 2014

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...

The Importance of Community

The Importance of Community

December 18, 2014

Let’s be honest, despite our desire to be individuals, we each also find meaning by being part of something bigger than ourselves. This can take many forms: sports teams, clubs, religions, political parties. I would argue that school community is the single most important example for high-school-age...

Laguna Welcomes Alumna as School Counselor

Laguna Welcomes Alumna as School Counselor

December 18, 2014

Laguna alumna Megan Brown ’99 has begun working on a part-time basis as a counselor on the Hope Ranch campus. She is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a B.A. from Davidson College, a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from USC and a M.S. in Health Communication from Chapman University....

Kate Bergstrom Honored by Alumna

Kate Bergstrom Honored by Alumna

December 11, 2014

Laguna grad and University of Chicago freshman Margaret Lazarovits ‘14 recently nominated Theater Arts instructor Kate Bergstrom for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator award. Incoming university freshmen can nominate past educators who have changed, challenged and helped them in...

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