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Social media plugs into teen relationships

Madeline Carpinelli and Laniah Dickinson

December 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

IB program distinguishes Sequoia’s curriculum

Soana Afu and Sarah Fazio

April 23, 2018

Since 2002, Sequoia has been accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. Like IB’s more-common counterpart, Advanced Placement (AP), IB courses are college-level classes meant to prepare students for post-secondary success. “I think taking challenging classes is beneficial because...

Recent, diverse moves shine on the silver screen

Hannah Kloninger-Stever and Lauren Stevens

April 23, 2018

“The more diverse [a movie] is, the more relatable it is, and the more people will want to watch it. You don’t have to resort back to white, straight, cis people. It will be successful anyway.” -Amy Abad, Sophomore

Textbook bias bleeds through to students

Rio Popper, Copy Editor

April 20, 2018

Any textbook is vastly different from any other textbook–even when the books are about the same topic. The books used in California are different than the books used in New York, which are different from the books use din Virginia. Each books tells the story of history with a different slant. "Here...

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