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Sequoia speaks out– in more than one language

Sequoia speaks out– in more than one language

Aviva Futornick, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2015


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Eighty-one percent of Sequoia students speak a second language, and 40 percent cite English as a second or third language, according to a recent 81-person survey. Some of these students and teachers sat down to describe their experience of learning another language. Scroll down to read ab...

The jargon: what you need to know for election season

Maddie Pei, Staff Reporter

November 23, 2015


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  Republican party:  Characterized by the color red and an elephant, republicans roam on the “right” end of the political spectrum. Commonly known as the GOP (Grand Old Party), Republicans are labeled as “conservative”, often identifying as pro-religion, pro-business and pro-military....

Housing situations challenge but don’t define students

Carmen Vescia, Executive Editor

November 13, 2015


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Some nights she finishes her homework in the bathroom—the only room with a door to separate it from the studio where she lives with her family of six. Some mornings she wakes up at 6 a.m. to study before the long bus ride to school. She works anywhere from 16 to 30 hours a week and gives all but around...

Fantasy Sports: road to fame, glory and bragging rights

Trevor Crowell & Zack Rosenblatt, Sports Editor & Page Editor

November 13, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

The commencement of the fantasy sports season draws groups of people together to have their draft. It leads to hours of trash talking. Online leagues provide fans a medium to manage a team and potentially lead that team to the splendor of winning a championship. “If you are in a league with some...

Climbing Boulders and Getting Bolder

Maddie Reynolds, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015


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Arms and legs clutching the rock wall, sweat forming along his brow, senior Philip Matena and juniors Xavi Boluña and Thomas Greenhill all know the exhilarating physical and mental thrill of indoor and outdoor rock climbing. “It’s one of the best feelings in the world,” Matena said. “That feeli...

The blunt truth: even overachievers smoke

The blunt truth: even overachievers smoke

Mars Svec-Burdick, Page Editor

November 13, 2015


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Inhale, exhale, close your reddening eyes and feel the world spin. You look down at your hands and the world is moving in frame-by frame snapshots. Twenty minutes pass and you look at a clock and it’s only been five. You doze off in a warm, sleepy haze, right next to the half-finished chow mein you ordered to fulfill munchies cravings. Tomorrow, you take the IB history exam.

From racing through halls to racing up mountains

From racing through halls to racing up mountains

Mackenzie Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015


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The thought of running 14 miles up a mountain while freezing and holding a 35 pound bucket of rocks, crawling around in the mud, and pushing the human body to its limits probably sounds hellish to most, but to multiple members of Sequoia staff these are tasks they are willing to tackle. “I l...

Cinco minutos con Wilmer Valderrama

Emily Ducker, Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2015


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Wilmer Valderrama es un actor mejor conocido por su papel como Fez en That 70’s Show. También, él es co-presidente de la Coalición Artista de Voto Latino. Hablamos de la importancia de Voto Latino, su pasión del proceso político y su mensaje para los jóvenes.   En su opinión, qu...

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Lea Blix, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Fashion is really all about who you are and what you like. Here you will find out which trends are in and get some inspiration for your new look. Read on to see Sequoia’s trendiest students’ advice on how to branch out and what makes them feel confident.      ...

Harassment in our hallways

Abigail Wang, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2015


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For our "Harassment in our Hallways" spread, we interviewed a student who experienced  sexual harassment at Sequoia and shared her story “He was in one of my classes the year before, and we were just friends. He would say something in Spanish that he would think that I wouldn’t understand, and I wo...

Photographer zooms in, focuses on professional career

Trevor Crowell, Sports Editor

October 16, 2015


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The rider gets the “Okay” to begin his run. As he comes into view, he is followed by sharp eyes peering through the viewfinder of a Canon 70D. The mountain biker reaches the steepest point of the hill and charges down the mountain. The shutter clicks rapidly, and the image is captured. After the...

Teachers flash back to their high school years

Beatrice Bugos, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

While walking through familiar hallways and seeing unfamiliar faces, many teachers flash back to their high school years at Sequoia. “I just remember being kind of nervous and trying to find all my classes, and also trying to find my friends I already knew in the hallways,” said Dustin Waters...

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