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FBI director James Comey fired

Camryn Dadey, Editor

May 12, 2017


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On May 9, President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey while Comey was in the middle of the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. This news was a shock to many - including Comey, who reportedly heard the news of his firing on television while at the Los Angeles...

March for Science held on Earth Day

Camryn Dadey, Editor

May 12, 2017


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On Earth Day last April 22, over 600 cities around the country held a March for Science, supporting government policies based on scientific evidence and advocating for the public - and political - acceptance of established scientific facts, including facts regarding the environment and climate change. One...

Paper cranes to honor a WWII victim

Paper cranes to honor a WWII victim

Rachael Grand, Editor

May 12, 2017


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This past semester, sophomores Monique Huang, Travis Shibata-Bardaro, and Isabella Tsue led three clubs on Laguna Creek’s campus - Key Club, Japanese Culture Club, and National Honor Society - to work on a service project that honors World War II atomic bomb victim Sadako Sasaki. According to Tsue,...

LCHS receives high diversity ranking

Irie Dimasuay, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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Recently, Laguna Creek High School was ranked as the second most diverse in the Sacramento area, third in the state of California, and 14th in the nation. According to the U.S. News and World Report, Laguna Creek High School’s racial breakdown shows no significant differences between the amounts of...

School Loop is leaving LCHS

Yasmine Krienke, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, students and staff alike will find themselves using a new program in place of School Loop called Synergy. While Synergy’s concept is similar to School Loop, it is a new platform entirely, and one that not many at Laguna Creek seem to know about. Joel Gruwell,...

Society desensitized to acts of terror

Society desensitized to acts of terror

Rachael Grand, Editor

May 12, 2017


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Like the millions of people that watched in horror as the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001, Aneka McKean will never forget what she saw. “I was in the fifth grade when 9/11 happened, and I remember seeing it on the news that morning but not truly understanding what the impact of the event was,”...

Students invited to visit Sacramento capitol

Students invited to visit Sacramento capitol

Camryn Dadey, Editor

May 11, 2017


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On May 2, students from leadership and Ms. Browne's class were invited to visit the capitol building and the Assembly Chamber. They met with Jim Cooper, a member of the Assembly, and Senator Richard Pan.

Secretary DeVos is voted in

Rachael Grand, Editor

March 15, 2017


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On February 7, Republican Elizabeth “Betsy” DeVos was confirmed as the United States’ Secretary of Education. She received this confirmation after a 50-50 vote in the Senate, where Vice President Mike Pence was the tiebreaking 51st vote. This marks the first time in history that a vice president...

New fashion class debuts on course selection

New fashion class debuts on course selection

Camryn Dadey, Editor

March 15, 2017


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A new elective made its debut on February’s course selection - Fashion I. Valerie Napiewocki, one of the school’s French teachers, is the club adviser for Fashion Club and created the course and curriculum. She says this new class will be part of a Fashion Career Pathway coming to our school as...

Boy Scouts to allow transgender members

Boy Scouts to allow transgender members

Camryn Dadey, Editor

March 15, 2017


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On January 30, the Boy Scouts of America’s Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh announced that the organization would be allowing transgender boys into their programs, altering a policy that stood for over 100 years. “We and others have recently been challenged by a complex topic - the issue of...

Teens react to presidential election outcome

Jessica Greely, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017


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On the morning of November 9, 2016, Republican Donald J. Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States. During the primary election cycle, Trump faced over 17 opponents in the fight for the GOP’s nomination for president. However, Hillary Clinton had a far less complex road to...

Mom shares grief over murdered son

Mom shares grief over murdered son

Camryn Dadey, Editor

January 10, 2017


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In the early morning hours of June 23, Nickey Whiteside-Alston woke up to the sound of gunshots. She got up and saw the light in her son Deonte’s room was on and assumed he was in his room, so she went back to sleep. She woke again to the sound of police officers and paramedics outside her home. “I...

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