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Work Like a Senior

Work Like a Senior

Shannon Coan and Benjy Jude

November 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Special Feature

There is no doubt that seniors have work. The question is: how much?

Transgender students navigate school, family life

Aviva Futornick, Online Editor

August 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Special Feature

One in 137 high school students in America identify as transgender. For 150,000 American teenagers, their sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex. “I was really excited because I had finally figured out what it was that I had felt was in a way the part of me ...

Summer programs diversify student learning opportunities

Sarah Fazio, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features

Summer offers an opportunity for students to rest and take a break from the daily grind of high school, and it also offers the chance to try something new. Numerous colleges offer pre-college programs that give high school students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a field of their choice,...

Buildings names tell the story of Sequoia’s movers and shakers

Beatrice Bugos, Sports Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Features

Otis Carrington (Faculty 1907-1950): Carrington was a music and art teacher and later became the head of the music department he developed. He’s most famous for his children operettas because he found there were no operettas that suited his students’ voices. He also composed the Sequoia Hymn. He...

Cape Town drought foresees future weather issues

Sarah Fazio, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Features, News

Cape Town, South Africa, a major metropolis of nearly 4 million people, is running of of water. Historically dry rain seasons in the past few years have left reservoirs completely dry. City officials have pushed “Day Zero” to 2019 -- the point at which all taps would be cut off, but earlier this...

IB program distinguishes Sequoia’s curriculum

Soana Afu and Sarah Fazio

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features

Since 2002, Sequoia has been accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. Like IB’s more-common counterpart, Advanced Placement (AP), IB courses are college-level classes meant to prepare students for post-secondary success. “I think taking challenging classes is beneficial because...

Recent, diverse moves shine on the silver screen

Hannah Kloninger-Stever and Lauren Stevens

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features

“The more diverse [a movie] is, the more relatable it is, and the more people will want to watch it. You don’t have to resort back to white, straight, cis people. It will be successful anyway.” -Amy Abad, Sophomore

Textbook bias bleeds through to students

Rio Popper, Copy Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Special Feature

Any textbook is vastly different from any other textbook–even when the books are about the same topic. The books used in California are different than the books used in New York, which are different from the books use din Virginia. Each books tells the story of history with a different slant. "Here...

College applicants weigh decision on whether or not to apply early

Rio Popper, Copy Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features

While some college-bound seniors haven’t yet heard back from any colleges and have no idea where they’ll be attending next year, a few have heard back and know precisely where they’ll be come September. Many of these seniors who know where they will be going submitted their application to early...

Logan Paul video presses play on content controversy

Hannah Kloninger-Stever, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Features

  22-year-old Logan Paul’s Youtube channel, ‘Logan Paul Vlogs’ has 487 videos uploads, totaling over three billion combined views. Uploading shocking or unexpected videos has always been a way for YouTubers to captivate potential audiences, but a recent controversial video begged the...

Perfection spurred by expectations

Ysabelle Punzal, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Features

All A’s, varsity captain of the soccer team, student council president, and lead in the school play. This seemingly perfect life has its ups and downs. From dealing with mental stresses to feeling pressured to be the best, these [so-called overachievers/high achievers] have a lot on their plate. Feeling...

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