Raven Report

Q&A with past and present IB Diploma students

Beatrice Bugos, Feature Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Sequoia Says

Jared Peterson, senior Q: What was hard about the Diploma? A:“In my first semester of senior year getting all the [Internal Assessments] for every class together alongside college essays and applications stressed me out to the extent that I might have started developing depression of some sort. Althou...

Players tackle spring football

Isabel Sanchez-Foster and Krista Weaver

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Most sports have optional conditioning periods; however, football has mandatory training nearly year round. Starting in January, players train towards Spring Ball, a period in spring that starts after spring sports end. Rob Polous, the head coach of Sequoia’s football team, says the integration of S...

‘178 Blank Pages’ fills theater with tears on and offstage

‘178 Blank Pages’ fills theater with tears on and offstage

Rio Popper, Online Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News, Showcase

The soundtrack to senior Bryce Stephens’s play, “178 Blank Pages,” was a chorus of “awwws” from the 244 audience members in Carrington May 19. Whether it was a scene featuring the play’s subtle hilarity or its tear-wrenching conflicts, actors junior Nic Sanon and sophomore Lex Navarra breat...

Middle College provides alternative to high school

Lauren Stevens, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features

College is on the horizon for many high school students; some tackle this challenge early through Middle College. This program is designed for high school students craving the flexibility and opportunity found in college settings. Students take three classes with their Middle College peers: English, History a...

Sequoia groups seclude, despite statistical diversity

Sequoia groups seclude, despite statistical diversity

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Sequioa’s motto is “a place of friends,” yet 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, it...

Senioritis strikes Class of 2017

Dario McCarty, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“Senioritis is the acceptance of moving on with your life. It’s the acceptance that you’re done with high school,” Senior Chris Hagenau said. In other words, it’s just a total lack of motivation to go to class, get your work done or just do anything school related. Just how widespread is Senioritis? Well, sen...

Presidential promises stir fears for undocumented

Nick Abraham and Liam Menendez-Brennan

April 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

It is estimated that 12 percent of Sequoia’s student population is undocumented. Amid the recent executive orders signed by President Donald Trump and the promises made in his campaign, many of these students have an increasing fear of being deported. The main question surrounding this is: will Sequoia...

With dual nationality, multiple cultures collide

With dual nationality, multiple cultures collide

Shannon Coan, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2017


Filed under Features

Two languages. Two sides of the world. Two nationalities. Multicitizens aplenty study their own cultures here at Sequoia. “I’m pretty proud to have these different aspects to my culture,” said junior Karen Dooley, a French, Swiss and Irish citizen with an American green card. “I really lik...

Raven’s Review:“Best Picture” hopefuls contend for Oscar

Sam Brook and Isabel Sanchez-Foster

February 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

“La La Land” Outstanding cinematography makes La La Land  a compelling musical. The vivid hues add to the impact of each event, allowing the viewer to understand the plot. Mia dresses in vibrant colors while Sebastian in muted tonevs. Later, he becomes cheerier and dresses in bright cloth...

Smell of smoke and booze fill the air

Mackenzie Clarke and Zack Rosenblatt

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features

...the music blared; the bass was turned up high. Scattered red Solo cups painted the landscape of a stranger’s home filled with dozens of tipsy teenagers. Bottles passed around as chants escalated: “CHUG CHUG CHUG!” A Hollywood fiction or the average Sequoia party? Both. While scenes like these...

Laying down the law with drugs and alcohol

Nick Abraham and Trevor Crowell

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Consumption of drugs and alcohol by at least some of Sequoia’s diverse population is not uncommon‒but what happens when students get caught? Consequences are determined by the California Ed Code (CEC), a standard set of policies set by the state government to aid school administrators in addressing...

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