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Junior photographer tops 17,000 contestants to win prestigious photography contest

Junior photographer tops 17,000 contestants to win prestigious photography contest

Claire Bugos, Managing Editor

June 30, 2015


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A single click of the camera landed her with $2000, a brand new Nikon DSLR camera and the title of one of two high school students out of 17,000 to win the Photographer’s Forum 35th annual Best of High School Photography contest. In the moment, however, junior Kate Heller was thinking only of getting...

Small district staff serves fresh meals daily

Claire Bugos and Dalia Jude

June 30, 2015


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Among the long lunch lines lie common misconceptions about the origins of the food that serves an average of 700 students every day at Sequoia. It takes approximately eight hours for the food students eat at lunch to be prepared, transported and distributed at the lunch windows at Sequoia. That is...

Coping with the challenges of homelessness gives student strength

Lily Hartzell, Managing Editor

February 27, 2014


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Like many students at Sequoia, Rose prefers English over math. She grew up watching Disney movies and she loves her pet turtle. Unlike most of her peers, however, she is homeless. “It's funny because some people think, '20 bucks to go to the movies, that's nothing.' I get five bucks and I'm lik...

Undocumented students face daunting application process

Simon Greenhill and Emma Peyton

December 4, 2013


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Every student’s life is stressful. From challenging classes to a looming breakup, there’s always something to be worried about. Yet for as many as 600 Sequoia students, such concerns pale in the face of a much greater challenge: being undocumented. Undocumented immigrants—people who live in...

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