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California overdue for disaster: a matter of when, not if

Jonathan Guzman, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under Features

As the after shock continues to loom in Mexico City, Californians have reason to fear a 7.0 or greater magnitude earthquake. In fact, one is set to shake California within 30 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The statistical phenomenon has been named the “Big One.” The San...

Serious concerns kick start mental health programs across Sequoia and distrcit

Rio Popper and Taylor Gayner

January 22, 2018


Filed under Features

Few students are aware of Sequoia's newer and lesser known services and initiatives. Meant to help students dealing with mental-health issues, these programs teach lessons that can be brought into day-to-day life, and are part of an ongoing conversation about reoccurring tragedies and continuing strugg...

Businesses bring new careers, drive up rent

Jay Tipirneni, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Features

With the emergence of startups and other larger companies in Redwood City, our area is changing drastically. There are more than 700 companies now in Redwood City, many being part of the technology industry, like Oracle and Box that are changing the Bay Area in the eyes of many. But with the influx...

Speier promotes anti-harassment bill

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Following the wave of #MeToo stories that overwhelmed social media last month, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who represents California’s 14th district, which houses around half of Sequoia’s student population, shared her own #MeToo story and started the corresponding hashtag, #MeTooCongress, to enco...

California overdue for disaster: a matter of when, not if

Jonathan Guzman, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Features

As the after shock continues to loom in Mexico City, fear of a 7.0 or greater magnitude earthquake is set to shake California within 30 years, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This statistical phenomenon has been given the name the “Big One” by scientists. The San Andreas fault stretches 750 miles th...

Profiles: Andres Alas, Junior

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Special Feature

Sitting in the corner by himself, contemplating suicide and whether or not to come to school the next day. This was the reality for current junior Andres Alas, who has depression and anxiety, as an elementary schooler. “I was always playing a character or some type of role in a life that I didn’...

It’s OK to not be OK—Vulnerability is a medium for connection

Mackenzie Clarke, Managing Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Special Feature

Eyes scanning a test, filling with tears threatening to spill over. Crying in the bathroom, not knowing why and not being able to stop. Strapping on a stoic, cold and unfeeling mask as you’re sitting at a funeral. These are all examples of vulnerability, or rather, how I cover it. I’ve never taken...

Murder and mayhem mix in “Chicago”

Murder and mayhem mix in “Chicago”

Lauren Stevens, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

"'Chicago’ is far superior to anything that Sequoia has done before,” said junior Nicky Dovydaitis, who plays fast-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in this year’s fall musical, “Chicago,” which plays Nov. 17-19. With a reputation that proceeds the show from its previous lives as a Broadway s...

Note to self: when it comes to academics, nobody is perfect

Trevor Crowell and Rio Popper

November 15, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Special Feature

Poet, philosopher and motivational speaker Miley Cyrus once said, “Nobody’s perfect, I gotta work it, again and again, ‘till I get it right.” Great point, Miley! Seriously, though, she’s right. In 2006, when this song was released, we believed her. After all, we were in elementary school;...

DACA Repeal: Facts and Figures

Aviva Futornick, Online Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Special Feature

Why is it being repealed? The Trump administration’s decision came after a group of Republican state officials threatened to sue the administration if they did not begin taking steps to end it. Although DACA was originally largely unopposed, it changed in 2014 when Obama proposed loosening DACA...

Alternate transportation reroutes students’, teachers’ schedules

Hannah Kloninger-Stever, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features

Even though Sequoia is a public school, many students and teachers commute long distances or take public transportation to school, which can affect their work, sleep and even social life. One problem for those who have a long commute is attendance—missing a train or bus can be detrimental to getting...

DeVos wages war on campus sexual assault policy

Mackenzie Clarke, Managing Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Special Feature

What is being repealed and why are people upset? In 2011 the Obama Administration proposed a plan on how to carry out sexual assault investigations and allegations on college campuses. A lower standard of evidence was introduced, meaning that universities had the option of using a “preponderance...

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