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Dancing in the Spotlight: Student dancers twirl, whirl and impress at the 50th Sequoia Dance Show

Andrew Mancini, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2019

From Advanced Dance students rocking out to the 1985 hit “Conga” to senior Sonja Frazer’s self-choreographed act about positive body image, Sequoia’s 50th annual Dance Show dazzled audiences with its wide variety of dance styles and performances. This year’s Dance Show, which was held in Carrington Hall April 25...

Cherokees to Ravens name change sparks conversation

Caitlin Sorensen and David Ramirez

May 29, 2019

Sequoia officially changed the name of the mascot from Cherokees to Ravens after a unanimous vote from the Sequoia Union High School District School Board on April 17. The announcement led to an uproar from Sequoia’s alumni community on social media. Responses differed within current students as some...

What have you heard?

Mia Padilla, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019

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

On Dec. 10 Bradley and Greg Parmer-Lohan swore in their mother Laura to San Carlos’ City Council before she participated in her first City Council meeting as a councilwoman.

Shannon Coan, Copy Editor

April 24, 2019

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

Jonas Brothers released

David Ramirez, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

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

Madeline Carpinelli and Caitlin Sorensen

March 20, 2019

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

Teachers must balance between their responsibilities as a teacher and their responsibilities as a new parent when considering when to go on Maternity Leave or Parental Leave. Parents, including spouses not giving birth, adoptive parents and foster parents, are only given two days of full paid leave.

Beatrice Bugos, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

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

The stereotypical Bay Area look remains unaffordable for many, typifying the stark divides between groups.

Ysabelle Punzal, Feature Editor

March 15, 2019

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

A quick request on Snapchat fro pictures of e-cigarettes resulted in a flurry of responses from teenagers.

Laniah Dickinson, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2019

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

Dream Club Seniors hold butterflies depicting their country of origin, which they later flipped to become the American flag.

Shannon Coan, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019

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

Kelsie Garay, Sophie Harris, and Caitlin Sorensen

December 17, 2018

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...

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