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Jean and belt culture

Dario McCarty and Matthew Eisenberg

December 12, 2016


Filed under Features

Recently, many students have been spending exorbitant amounts of money on premium designer brand jeans. Jeans have long been a staple of high school fashion, but, as of late, many students seem to be making the choice to spend an extra $200 on pricier brands of jeans. These premium denim brands, which...

Football players keep their head in the game despite risks

Football players keep their head in the game despite risks

Simon Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

When sophomore Emily Knopf was asked if football was safe, her attitude was one widely shared by fans across the country. “It’s not safe, but that’s why people like it,” Knopf said. Students like Knopf feel that watching football is unpredictable and exciting to watch. Similarly, it is fa...

Potential presidential policies hit home to many students

Shannon Coan and Isabel Sanchez-Foster

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features

Last November, Dream Club members shared personal stories during a fundraising dinner. Debt free college and a wall along the Mexican border are potential outcomes of the presidential election Nov. 8. Depending on whether Republican nominee Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins, these potential policies could hit home for some Sequoia students and their families. IMMIGRATION “America is the land of opportunity—you watch movies and America looks so amazing—you come here for bigger opportunities,” said sophomore Alyanna Belong, a Filipino emigree. America is home to many immigrants who will be vulnerable if certain policies are adopted,...

Believe it or not, California electorate votes for propositions and POTUS

Beatrice Bugos, Feature Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Proposition 51 Public School Facility Bond A proposed $9 billion bond will fund construction, modernization and renovation of buildings for schools and community colleges. This bond will be $17.6 billion, costing the state approximately $500 million a year. Most of the money goes to construction for...

Freshman Guide to the Galaxy: Tips for navigating freshman year

Liam Menendez Brendan and Maddie Reynolds

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features

Ah, freshman year, that time of social flailing where you’re trying to work out your place in the social hierarchy (hint: you’re at the bottom). Thankfully, not all the upperclassmen are out to destroy your social life, despite what Sequoia’s own Kenny Ortega wants you to believe. Here...

Young Republicans Club is Stronger Together

Mars Svec-Burdick, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features

“We appreciate that we have the rights to hold this club,” Acevedo said. “It’s fantastic. In other countries, we could be arrested for gathering like this.”

Vegans at Sequoia plant diet in morals and health

Vegans at Sequoia plant diet in morals and health

Nick Abraham and Matthew Eisenberg

October 31, 2016


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There are many reasons people decide to go vegan: disagreement with the treatment of animals by the meat and dairy industry, the processing of their goods and even reasons pertaining to personal health. The latter has been the rationale for many high-profile proponents of alternative diets, includin...

The science of focus

The science of focus

Aviva Futornick, Photo Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features

He said, she said: Presidential candidates talk in flip flops

Benjy Jude, Feature Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Abortion, women’s rights DJT: In 1999, when politicians were still scared of the abortion taboo, Trump said he was completely for it. However, since the announcement of his candidacy, he has been adamantly against, and, in an infamous interview with MSNBC journalist Chris Matthews, he said he would puni...

Making prom a fairytale, regardless of economic need

Making prom a fairytale, regardless of economic need

Mackenzie Clarke, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2016


Filed under Features

The girl’s eyes light up at the sight of her dream dress; her hair is perfectly curled, nails manicured and painstakingly-chosen jewelry catches the light of the room, sparkling brilliantly. For many, prom is a momentous night that symbolizes elegance and a step towards adulthood. However, in recent y...

Peruvian Student Adjusts to Life in the United States

Matt Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2016


Filed under Features

Eleven months ago, Sophomore Ricki Cam del Solar was living in Peru, a South American country known for its delectable foods and the Machu Picchu ruins. A month later, he boarded a plane and left Peru for the United States, with hopes that his parents could find stable jobs and he could gain access ...

Besides homework and high school drama, teens cope with chronic health conditions

Philip Tyson, Copy Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Features

Chronic pain affects junior’s schoolwork Junior Andrea Marquez spends three to four days a week at the doctor’s to deal with chronic pain. Added to her full plate of schoolwork, she manages serious wrist, elbow and shoulder issues. “I can only write maybe a paragraph—two at most—before my...

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