The student news site of Sequoia High School

Raven Report

Sequoia groups seclude despite statistical diversity

Shannon Coan, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017
Filed under Features

Sequoia’s motto is “a place of friends”; however, its many different populations do not seem to get to know one another. “Diversity is an amazing thing—it gives an understanding of another background. Diversity lets people know that you don’t need to be the same race, age, color, whatever...

Q&A with past and present IB Diploma students

Beatrice Bugos, Feature Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Sequoia Says

Jared Peterson, senior Q: What was hard about the Diploma? A:“In my first semester of senior year getting all the [Internal Assessments] for every class together alongside college essays and applications stressed me out to the extent that I might have started developing depression of some sort. Althou...

Players tackle spring football

Isabel Sanchez-Foster and Krista Weaver
May 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Sports

Most sports have optional conditioning periods; however, football has mandatory training nearly year round. Starting in January, players train towards Spring Ball, a period in spring that starts after spring sports end. Rob Polous, the head coach of Sequoia’s football team, says the integration of S...

‘178 Blank Pages’ fills theater with tears on and offstage

‘178 Blank Pages’ fills theater with tears on and offstage

Rio Popper, Online Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Features, News, Showcase

The soundtrack to senior Bryce Stephens’s play, “178 Blank Pages,” was a chorus of “awwws” from the 244 audience members in Carrington May 19. Whether it was a scene featuring the play’s subtle hilarity or its tear-wrenching conflicts, actors junior Nic Sanon and sophomore Lex Navarra breat...

Middle College provides alternative to high school

Lauren Stevens, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017
Filed under Features

College is on the horizon for many high school students; some tackle this challenge early through Middle College. This program is designed for high school students craving the flexibility and opportunity found in college settings. Students take three classes with their Middle College peers: English, History a...

See where Sequoia Seniors have gone

May 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

.MANUALmap { margin-top: 2%; margin-left: 1%; transform: scale(1.5); margin-bottom: 500px; } .MANUALmap a { height: 300px; width: 18%; border: 1px solid black; margin-left: 2%; transition-duration: 0.25s; text-align: center; float: left; background-positi...

Sequoia groups seclude, despite statistical diversity

Sequoia groups seclude, despite statistical diversity

May 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Sequioa’s motto is “a place of friends,” yet its many different populations do not seem to get to know one another. “Diversity is an amazing thing. It gives an understanding of another background. Diversity lets people know that you don’t need to be the same race, age, color, whatever, it...

Senioritis strikes Class of 2017

Dario McCarty, Staff Reporter
May 15, 2017
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“Senioritis is the acceptance of moving on with your life. It’s the acceptance that you’re done with high school,” Senior Chris Hagenau said. In other words, it’s just a total lack of motivation to go to class, get your work done or just do anything school related. Just how widespread is Senioritis? Well, sen...

Presidential promises stir fears for undocumented

Nick Abraham and Liam Menendez-Brennan
April 26, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

It is estimated that 12 percent of Sequoia’s student population is undocumented. Amid the recent executive orders signed by President Donald Trump and the promises made in his campaign, many of these students have an increasing fear of being deported. The main question surrounding this is: will Sequoia...

With dual nationality, multiple cultures collide

With dual nationality, multiple cultures collide

Shannon Coan, Staff Reporter
March 17, 2017
Filed under Features

Two languages. Two sides of the world. Two nationalities. Multicitizens aplenty study their own cultures here at Sequoia. “I’m pretty proud to have these different aspects to my culture,” said junior Karen Dooley, a French, Swiss and Irish citizen with an American green card. “I really lik...

Adaptive hockey team scores Sharks donation

Shannon Coan, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features, News, Sports

Sequoia’s Adaptive Physical Education Class received a $30,000 donation from the San Jose Sharks as part of the Shark Foundation’s Big Give Program, Dec. 22, to fund their ice hockey team. Special Education teacher Rebeca Goodwin created Sequoia’s adaptive hockey team three years ago after discovering...

The student news site of Sequoia High School
Features