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New teachers quickly find love for Sequoia

Sam Brook, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

Sequoia groups seclude despite statistical diversity

Shannon Coan, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2017


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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


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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

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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...

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