Hope Weathers Tragic Times

Sarah Orders, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2012

In the past two months, major tragedy has struck the US, first with Hurricane Sandy and more recently with the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut. Tragic events like this open the eyes of the...

Adjusting Semester Schedule Mixed Bag

Cat Kolm, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

While many are excited for the approaching winter break and the holidays, some students are also gearing up for the less eagerly anticipated winter finals. This stressful week starts the 14th of January and ends on the 17th,...

Santa Discovery Trauma Worth Holiday Memories

Colleen OBrien, Lifestyle Editor

December 11, 2012

Remember when you were five years old, and you could hardly sleep on Christmas Eve for straining your ears to hear the tinkle of jingle bells or the light tap of reindeer hooves on the roof? Do you remember the joy of believing...

Crushed by Pandora’s Box

Kevin Fong, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2012

What’s it like to have your dreams crushed? With recent personal experience, I can report it’s even more terrible than it sounds. Of all the emotions of which humans are capable, none are as powerful as hope. Hatred...

Winter Holidays Should Take Turn

Cat Kolm, Staff Writer

November 9, 2012

As November wraps its cool arms around Lamorinda, I expect to see jack-o-lanterns still on every porch and Halloween decorations on every front lawn- not Christmas decorations in store windows and holiday deals in the newspaper. ...

Guilt Unfair for Pop Pleasures

Emily Fong, Staff Writer

November 7, 2012

For some absurd reason, today's definition of music is often brushed aside as generic or lacking creativity. Every self-absorbed nouveau-hipster seems to have an opinion on Top 40 radio, and how terrible it is compared to the...

Financial Straights Shouldn’t Deter Giant Celebration

Casey Miller, Sports Editor

November 7, 2012

For the second time in three years, the San Francisco Giants have won the coveted World Series trophy.  Numerous celebrations have been held since the team defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the tenth inning of the deciding game...

What I Wish I Had Known about High School

Hannah Lefcourt, Staff Writer

November 6, 2012

Every high school career consists of a freshman year, although each experience is vastly different. Some students arrive prepared and ready for high school, while others scramble to adjust to the new settings. In middle school,...

Senior Year Not Cake Walk

Kevin Fong, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2012

Stress is an awful thing. Of the many emotions that a human can feel, I believe stress is the worst. Stress is something unavoidable. In any sort of case stress will always be there. Stress haunts, lurking behind and following...

Tangelo Melts in Yogurt Challenge

Brooke Presten, Staff Writer

October 18, 2012

As a frozen yogurt fanatic I am obligated to say that Lafayette's Yogurt Shack is better than Moraga's newly opened Tangelo. I have been to Tangelo once, and will only go back if I’m desperate. Tangelo yogurt is 45 cents...

Sophomore Wisdom Motivates Academic Efforts

Casey Miller, Sports Editor

October 16, 2012

I’d guess that about 87% of sophomores don’t know the origins of the word "sophomore."  According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, "sophomore" comes from the Greek term "wise fool." Contradictory, yes, but in many ways...

School Loop Features Foster Organization, Communication

Lindsay Wilson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2012

After coming back to school from a long summer, it may seem as if campus hasn’t been changed much, but don’t be fooled. Last May the District switched from Blackboard to School Loop. Although the transition from Blackboard...