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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?

High stress, lack of time pose challenge to potential IB students

Andrew Mancini and Mia Padilla

November 18, 2018


Filed under Features

From the #WeAreIB posters in the hallways to the conversations about various acronyms under known to underclassmen, the International Baccalaureate (IB) program is undeniably a major part of our school’s identity. In fact, approximately 64 percent of juniors and 61 percent of seniors are involved...

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...

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