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Middle-school English teacher Lauren LaMay died on the night of July 19. She was cooking in her kitchen and collapsed. CPR was performed, but she was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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By consolidating two databases, elective classes change to semesters

By consolidating two databases, elective classes change to semesters

Briana Davies, Reporter

During the 2017-18 school year, high-school students will have to brush up on adding fractions with different denominators. Currently, students choose three electives each year that run on a trimester schedule,...

June 14, 2017

School adds new humanities, law electives

School adds new humanities, law electives

June 10, 2017

School scores seven-year WASC accreditation, recommendations for change

School scores seven-year WASC accreditation, recommendations for change

June 8, 2017

Bands earn silver in Music Forum Festival after playing two contrasting pieces

Bands earn silver in Music Forum Festival after playing two contrasting pieces

June 7, 2017

Pre-K to receive mud kitchen in honor of former teaching assistant Ariyana Jones

Pre-K to receive mud kitchen in honor of former teaching assistant Ariyana Jones

June 6, 2017

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WHEN ART IMITATES LIFE: English teacher’s novel gets real as he’s ‘going to the desert after this’

WHEN ART IMITATES LIFE: English teacher’s novel gets real as he’s ‘going to the desert after this’

Quin LaComb, Print Copy Editor

"Going to the desert after this.” This six-word autobiography may have been written for a fictional character, but English teacher Ron Bell seems to be living up to what he wrote five year...

July 2, 2017

Art teacher Patricia Kelly retiring to pursue art, travel after 13 years of laughter, innovation, inspiration

Art teacher Patricia Kelly retiring to pursue art, travel after 13 years of laughter, innovation, inspiration

June 21, 2017

Checkoway’s ‘Three-Year Swim Club’ will be a major motion picture following attention from New York Times, NBC

Checkoway’s ‘Three-Year Swim Club’ will be a major motion picture following attention from New York Times, NBC

June 20, 2017

‘Uncle Dan’ says goodbye after 44 years

‘Uncle Dan’ says goodbye after 44 years

June 17, 2017

Zoë Bowlus, ’16, discovers new passion for dance, changes majors at UC Santa Barbara

Zoë Bowlus, ’16, discovers new passion for dance, changes majors at UC Santa Barbara

June 16, 2017

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‘Wonder Woman”s detail, realism impress sophomore wary of superhero movies (trailer included)

‘Wonder Woman”s detail, realism impress sophomore wary of superhero movies (trailer included)

Héloïse Schep, Page Editor

There is only one word that can describe “Wonder Woman”: awesome. From the epic battlefield scene...

June 30, 2017

One room, one hour, a battle against the clock: will you get out in time?

One room, one hour, a battle against the clock: will you get out in time?

Jake Longoria, Media/Broadcast Editor

When I first heard of escape rooms, what came to mind was a room with the walls slowly closing ...

June 28, 2017

CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Crowded warmup pools a fierce battle for swimmers before competition begins

CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Crowded warmup pools a fierce battle for swimmers before competition begins

Rebecca Waterson, Blogger

Meet warmups. Also known as the battlefield, a place to show your dominance. As swimmers pour i...

June 26, 2017

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