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What have you heard?

Mia Padilla, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Teachers always hear more than they let on, so what is the weirdest thing they have heard?

Politics hits home for students with parents in office

Politics hits home for students with parents in office

Shannon Coan, Copy Editor

April 24, 2019


Filed under Features

Pride, stress, excitement and a sense of responsibility filled the air Dec. 10 as Bradley and Greg Parmer-Lohan swore in the newest member of San Carlos’ City Council: their mother Laura.  Laura Parmer-Lohan, the mom of both Bradley, junior, and Greg, freshmen, was elected to the San Carlos Ci...

Suckers for the Jonas Brothers

Suckers for the Jonas Brothers

David Ramirez, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Blast from the past: Jonas Brothers return with show-stealing song After a six year hiatus, the sibling trio of our dreams, the Jonas Brothers have made their comeback to the public eye in the release of their new song and music video, “Sucker,” which premiered on YouTube March 1. It garnered a staggering 68 million views in under two weeks, al...

Special sports showcased by Sequoia students

Special sports showcased by Sequoia students

Madeline Carpinelli and Caitlin Sorensen

March 20, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

Camogie   Balancing a sliotar on a racket and lunging it into a goal sounds like something out of Harry Potter. But in fact it’s real, and freshman twins Colleen and Bridget Diether play Irish game camogie competitively. “[Camogie] is not like any other sport. It’s kind of like a mixture...

Planning maternity leave with school policy pains teachers

Planning maternity leave with school policy pains teachers

Beatrice Bugos, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year, there are a handful of teachers who go on maternity or parental leave for months on end. Many students don’t know what it fully entails. Months before the leave takes place, the teachers must consider the options available to them in terms of their pay, timing and plans for their class and f...

Stereotypical Silicon Valley look caters to the rich

Stereotypical Silicon Valley look caters to the rich

Ysabelle Punzal, Feature Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features

From Airpods and Hydroflasks to North Face and Patagonia, the Silicon Valley lifestyle is evident in the halls and in the classroom. Many students in the Bay Area are seen sporting this look, flexing their $400 Apple watches and $100 North Face backpacks. This lifestyle is known for being fun and...

The good and the bad of e-cigarettes

The good and the bad of e-cigarettes

Laniah Dickinson, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features

E-cigarettes are starting to take over teens’ lives outside and during school. At Sequoia, students have been seen smoking in the bathrooms, during class, at lunch and while waiting for the bus. E-cigarettes have become a new trend since 2017 when they became popular, and it may or may not be the healthiest...

Alum advocates for change with art installation on US border

Alum advocates for change with art installation on US border

Shannon Coan, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Two eyes stare unblinkingly up at the sky. People gather around them, sharing food and drinks at a giant picnic, ignoring the fact that half the attendees are on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border. “I didn’t understand how art can change someone’s perspective of someone or about an issue,”...

Holiday cheer lights up Peninsula with snow many lively activities

Holiday cheer lights up Peninsula with snow many lively activities

Kelsie Garay, Sophie Harris, and Caitlin Sorensen

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Twinkling lights. Festive decorations. Sparkling trees.  With so many options on the Peninsula, it can be a challenge to decide what to do during the most wonderful time of the year. In San Carlos, Eucalyptus Street celebrates Christmas by decorating all of the houses with an array of Christmas lights and d...

Social media plugs into teen relationships

Madeline Carpinelli and Laniah Dickinson

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features

Teens are connected to their phones at the hip, whether it’s Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat. When teen relationships begin to depend on it, then it becomes more of a topic of discussion. Text is a favorite way for teens to communicate, romantically or friendly. According to the Pew Research Center, 7...

How people with indigenous roots celebrate Thanksgiving

Caitlin Sorensen, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features

The story told about pilgrims and Native Americans celebrating together in the first Thanksgiving has much more to the story for people with indigenous roots. “Pretty much all the Native Americans had was taken from them,” said Rubyette Olivas a paraprofessional who lived on the Yaqui tribe r...

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?

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