Raven Report

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Why is it being repealed?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What is being repealed and why are people upset?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...

Shadow Program illuminates introductions to Sequoia life

Shadow Program illuminates introductions to Sequoia life

Jay Tipirneni, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features

Hundreds of eighth graders shadow at Sequoia every year, but some are prepared by siblings or friends. Others come with nothing. Many of the shadows that eventually attend Sequoia see a completely different setting than what they initially saw from their shadow experience the previous year. Because...

Vaulters spring into new year with Stahler

Zack Rosenblatt, Executive Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Sports

Sequoia’s Pole Vault team played its first matches during the 2017 spring season for the first time after Resources Officer David Stahler decided to lead the team. Though students could still compete in Pole Vault before last spring, it was reserved for students already participating on the track...

New teachers quickly find love for Sequoia

Sam Brook, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Vicki Barone Department: English Prior School: Gilroy High School Barone has moved around within the Bay Area for several years with her husband, two dogs, and one cat. Right now she commutes from Half Moon Bay to come teach several levels of English classes at Sequoia. Before teaching, she got her B...

Lighting the way through tradition

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features

Every year at graduation, Helio, an ancient Chinese lantern symbolizing wisdom, is passed down from the senior class president to the incoming senior class president. Helio was first introduced at Sequoia in 1900; it started out as a football trophy. The lamp was said to be from the gardens of a Chinese...

Science-loving students travel to see total solar eclipse

Rio Popper, Online Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features, News

As most Sequoia students sat in their second and third-period classes, several other students watched day become night in Oregon during the total solar eclipse. One such student was senior Layne Stanley, who finds science, and space in particular, interesting. He decided to travel with his family to...

The 2017 College & Career Map

The 2017 College & Career Map

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Compare this year's class against those from past years.

Sequoia groups seclude despite statistical diversity

Shannon Coan, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features

Sequoia’s motto is “a place of friends”; however, its many different populations do not seem to get to know one another. “Diversity is an amazing thing—it gives an understanding of another background. Diversity lets people know that you don’t need to be the same race, age, color, whatever...

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