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California overdue for disaster: a matter of when, not if

Jonathan Guzman, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Features

As the after shock continues to loom in Mexico City, fear of a 7.0 or greater magnitude earthquake is set to shake California within 30 years, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This statistical phenomenon has been given the name the “Big One” by scientists. The San Andreas fault stretches 750 miles th...

Profiles: Andres Alas, Junior

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Special Feature

Sitting in the corner by himself, contemplating suicide and whether or not to come to school the next day. This was the reality for current junior Andres Alas, who has depression and anxiety, as an elementary schooler. “I was always playing a character or some type of role in a life that I didn’...

DACA Repeal: Facts and Figures

Aviva Futornick, Online Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Special Feature

Why is it being repealed? The Trump administration’s decision came after a group of Republican state officials threatened to sue the administration if they did not begin taking steps to end it. Although DACA was originally largely unopposed, it changed in 2014 when Obama proposed loosening DACA...

Alternate transportation reroutes students’, teachers’ schedules

Hannah Kloninger-Stever, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features

Even though Sequoia is a public school, many students and teachers commute long distances or take public transportation to school, which can affect their work, sleep and even social life. One problem for those who have a long commute is attendance—missing a train or bus can be detrimental to getting...

DeVos wages war on campus sexual assault policy

Mackenzie Clarke, Managing Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Special Feature

What is being repealed and why are people upset? In 2011 the Obama Administration proposed a plan on how to carry out sexual assault investigations and allegations on college campuses. A lower standard of evidence was introduced, meaning that universities had the option of using a “preponderance...

Shadow Program illuminates introductions to Sequoia life

Shadow Program illuminates introductions to Sequoia life

Jay Tipirneni, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features

Hundreds of eighth graders shadow at Sequoia every year, but some are prepared by siblings or friends. Others come with nothing. Many of the shadows that eventually attend Sequoia see a completely different setting than what they initially saw from their shadow experience the previous year. Because...

Vaulters spring into new year with Stahler

Zack Rosenblatt, Executive Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Sports

Sequoia’s Pole Vault team played its first matches during the 2017 spring season for the first time after Resources Officer David Stahler decided to lead the team. Though students could still compete in Pole Vault before last spring, it was reserved for students already participating on the track...

New teachers quickly find love for Sequoia

Sam Brook, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Vicki Barone Department: English Prior School: Gilroy High School Barone has moved around within the Bay Area for several years with her husband, two dogs, and one cat. Right now she commutes from Half Moon Bay to come teach several levels of English classes at Sequoia. Before teaching, she got her B...

Lighting the way through tradition

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features

Every year at graduation, Helio, an ancient Chinese lantern symbolizing wisdom, is passed down from the senior class president to the incoming senior class president. Helio was first introduced at Sequoia in 1900; it started out as a football trophy. The lamp was said to be from the gardens of a Chinese...

Sequoia student summers spread worldwide

Sequoia student summers spread worldwide

Lauren Stevens, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Graphics

Science-loving students travel to see total solar eclipse

Rio Popper, Online Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features, News

As most Sequoia students sat in their second and third-period classes, several other students watched day become night in Oregon during the total solar eclipse. One such student was senior Layne Stanley, who finds science, and space in particular, interesting. He decided to travel with his family to...

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