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Varsity Boys Track and Field score league title

Krista Weaver, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

For the first time in many years, Varsity Boys  Track and Field won the League Title. They are currently in the Ocean division—the highest division. They have not won this title (in this division) since 1998. With a total of four wins and only one loss, Varsity Boys were able to pull ahead of the oth...

‘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...

In Memory Of…

Mackenzie Clarke, News Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under News

Junior Crystal Moreno, a student in Nick Boldrey and Britt Broome’s ILS program, passed away Jan. 14. Her infectious smile and joy are greatly missed by her classmates and teachers. Sequoia Union High School District bus driver Teqnika Moultrie, who began working in the district February of 2016,...

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...

Sequoia campus grows to fit growing student body

Sequoia campus grows to fit growing student body

Nick Abraham, Entertainment Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under News

The new A-wing opened Feb. 1, despite classes starting two weeks prior. Several English and science classes are hosted in the complex near Elwood lot. It is also a temporary location for classes previously located in the M-wing, which is currently under construction, itself. Students are seeming to...

Superintendent bids farewell after 39 years

Maddie Pei, Managing Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under News

After 39 years in education and 7 years as Sequoia Union High School District’s superintendent, Jim Lianides will retire at the end of the school year. Lianides’ most impactful actions in office include expansion of school facilities and redrawing school district lines—all in efforts to give everyone an eq...

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...

Sequoia crawling with rats

Darien Daly, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features, News

Rats have emerged from the depths of school ceilings and walls over winter break, resulting in issues of rat infestation. The signs are everywhere. Sequoia Librarian Elizabeth Snow was displeased to find droppings in the library. History teacher Teresa Yeager was cleaning her desk and screamed when she...

Standard based grading passes with E’s—not A’s

Standard based grading passes with E’s—not A’s

Shannon Coan and Benjy Jude
December 14, 2016
Filed under Features, News

The standard-based grading system has developed mixed feelings. “It’s shifted our conversation about grades to talking about students’ performance,” Physics teacher Ben Canning said. Standard based grading is a growing trend across schools that focuses on how well students understand and apply...

Teacher teams cause change, work to equalize education

Teacher teams cause change, work to equalize education

Beatrice Bugos, Feature Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Have you been wondering why the bell rings one minute later before lunch? This year, the schedule has changed to add one minute to every third and fourth period class. This schedule change allows for the same number of Collaboration Mondays as past years. Early release Mondays allow staff to work...

GSA hosts LGBT-based teacher discussion

Isabel Sanchez-Foster, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under News

The Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) hosted a panel of Sequoia teachers who shared their advice with students, parents and other Sequoia administration members on how to create a welcoming environment for LGBT students. The discussion took place in the MPR on Nov. 9, and the panel consisted of Danny Bl...

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