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College applicants weigh decision on whether or not to apply early

Rio Popper, Copy Editor

March 20, 2018

While some college-bound seniors haven’t yet heard back from any colleges and have no idea where they’ll be attending next year, a few have heard back and know precisely where they’ll be come September. Many of these seniors who know where they will be going submitted their application to early...

Logan Paul video presses play on content controversy

Hannah Kloninger-Stever, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018

  22-year-old Logan Paul’s Youtube channel, ‘Logan Paul Vlogs’ has 487 videos uploads, totaling over three billion combined views. Uploading shocking or unexpected videos has always been a way for YouTubers to captivate potential audiences, but a recent controversial video begged the...

Perfection spurred by expectations

Ysabelle Punzal, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018

All A’s, varsity captain of the soccer team, student council president, and lead in the school play. This seemingly perfect life has its ups and downs. From dealing with mental stresses to feeling pressured to be the best, these [so-called overachievers/high achievers] have a lot on their plate. Feeling...

Ravens soar through the open skies

Aviva Futornick, Online Editor

January 24, 2018

The engine roaring, speed picking up, hands grip the controls and suddenly you’re 100 feet in the air. For most, this is a rare experience, but for seniors Alex Strehlow and Alexander Berkaloff, it’s a common and welcoming experience. Strehlow and Berkaloff are student pilots­­­­­—in train...

How to ‘sleigh’ this holiday season

Ysabelle Punzal, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018

Whether celebrating the holidays with a big green tree or a ‘lit’ menorah, basking in the 70-degree California “winter,” dealing with stress pimples, sleep deprivation and the countdown to winter break ticking through our minds, this holiday season is just what we need to wind down and de-stress. Traditions...

Multifaceted musician makes meaningful music

Michaël Dooley has been playing guitar for almost ten years and teaches himself to play piano so he can accompany himself in his tracks which he publishes to Spotify.
Photo Courtesy of Karen Dooley

Sam Brook, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018

As sophomore Michaël Dooley sits in front of his computer, he sees all of the different tracks in his newest song lined up in front of him: drums, bass, synthesizers, guitar and vocals. He puts his headphones on, presses play, and hears every instrument and sound he has made come together as one. He’s...

Silence is the speech of suppression

Staff Editorial

January 24, 2018

Sequoia is a sea of diversity: our campus hosts one of the greatest distributions of races, socioeconomic backgrounds and geographic origins in the district. Yet, within days of commencing our own journey through this diverse landscape, an obvious barrier materializes from the sea of indistinguishable...

Tale of two schools: Division amongst diversity

Jonathan Guzman, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018

Diversity is prominent in the hallways of Sequoia, but upon entering a classroom, the Sequoia experience is dramatically different. Many diverse schools experience achievement gaps—a common pattern in America’s education system of underachieving low-income, African American and Latino students. The...

Separate but not equal: Barriers cut through Sequoia’s halls

Soana Afu and Sarah Fazio

January 24, 2018

It can occur during the simplest interactions; a glance in the hallway to a brief conversation in class: implicit racism can take many forms, and it does. Unconsciously, individual possess biases and judgements of people from different racial and ethnic groups. People that are implicitly racist often...

Goals unite students of varying backgrounds

Taylor Gayner and Rio Popper

January 24, 2018

Junior Yasemin Agi’s parents both immigrated here from Turkey—her father when he was seven and her mother when she was in her twenties; today, Agi’s family emphasizes cooking dishes inspired by Turkish and Muslim culture. Agi and her older brother, Kubilay, who currently attends UCLA, can both...

Speech policies govern classroom conversations

Christian Pardo Villa and Rio Popper

January 24, 2018

Though Sequoia is primarily liberal, it also hosts a conservative minority—a minority whose right to voice opinions is an issue more controversial than it would appear. “The constitution doesn’t disappear when you walk into school,” Principal Sean Priest said. “But it isn’t that simple....

Businesses bring new careers, drive up rent

Jay Tipirneni, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2018

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

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