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National parks are a national treasure

National parks are a national treasure

Rachael Grand, Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Student Life

It’s no secret that national parks are hands-down some of the most beautiful places on Earth, with approximately 275 million people visiting them each year. Whether visiting to go on a camping trip with friends, a hike along a river, or to capture the perfect picture of a sunset, there’s something...

Insight into full IB, the family it creates

Cheyenne LaRoque, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Going from underclassman to upperclassman is a challenge and terrifying in and of itself - shifting sides of the gym for rallies, getting closer to the end of high school. It’s a lot to handle. On top of that, I was about to embark on the most challenging academic endeavor of my entire life. Whether...

Mock Trial places 9th in competition

Irie Dimasuay, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Student Life

The Laguna Creek Mock Trial team concluded their season in late March, placing ninth out of 17 high school teams in their annual competition. Every year, Laguna Creek participates in the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Mock Trial Competition. This competition involves schools from the San Juan and...

Next year’s ASB presidents ready to make change

Next year’s ASB presidents ready to make change

Glennah Self, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Every year, the student body and members of ASB vote to elect new ASB co-presidents for the upcoming school year. The winners of the ASB election this year were Jared Husing and Sydney Barron, who have both been in ASB since they were freshmen. Barron says being ASB president is an important goal she’s...

Nike Air Max Shoe Project

Julia Page, Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

After receiving an invitation from the local Phenom athletic store to participate in the Nike Air Max Shoe Project, Laguna Creek High School art students jumped at the opportunity to participate. This project was devoted to bringing an awareness to the Bobby Jackson Foundation, an organization that...

ASB shares how members plan homecoming

ASB shares how members plan homecoming

Glennah Self, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Homecoming week is an important week in the world of high school, consisting of unique spirit days, fun activities, and of course, the big homecoming dance. The Associated Student Body (ASB) is the major contributor when it comes to getting ready for both annual homecomings and all of the activities...

Taking part in Challenge Day hard but helpful

Yasmine Krienke, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Student Life

In my junior year of high school, one of my teachers nominated me to be a candidate for the school’s first ever Challenge Day. At the time, I had no idea what Challenge Day was - I just automatically assumed I would hate it. I learned that Challenge Day is an event set up between school administration...

NHS spreads joy to local families

NHS spreads joy to local families

Nicolette Scardina, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Mohra Arsala, senior and National Honor Society (NHS) member, says her experience with the Adopt-a-Family project is positive. “It provides an opportunity for students to lead an effort and to give back to the community,” says Arsala. “In this project, an impoverished family in the Sacramento...

Secular Student Alliance shatters stereotypes

Secular Student Alliance shatters stereotypes

January 10, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Despite a turbulent start last year, members say our school’s Secular Student Alliance (SSA) is back and better than ever. Ian Garvie, the president, and Sicily Jacobs, the vice president of the club, are enthusiastic about the club’s events and aspirations. Last year was the time when SSA encountered...

LC students struggle with overwhelming stress

LC students struggle with overwhelming stress

January 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Senior Julia Green* has never been one to step down from challenges. Rather, she has always risen to them, taking the hardest classes available to her and tackling many extracurricular activities. “Ever since I was a child, I have always felt the need to beat everyone and always be the best,” she...

Social media dangers

Camryn Dadey, Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

After her son Deonte was murdered at the age of 17 in June, Nickey Whiteside-Alston, has a message for the community about being safe on social media, which she says played a role in her son’s death. Whiteside-Alston says the connection social media had to her son’s murder began as something small. “On...

Freshmen nervous for finals

David Nessipbekov, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Next week will be the first finals that freshmen will have to weather. Two such members of the freshmen family, Grace Bishop and Christian Johnson, are both apprehensive as the grade-determining exams draw near. When Johnson thinks of finals, it is a mix of nervousness and fatalism. “I don’t think...

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