Raven Report

Conversing with conservatives

Marissa Svec-Burdick, Page Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features

With so many fireworks this election cycle among the Dems and the GOP, we forget that they aren’t the only candidates on the table. This is a quick brief on some of the smaller political parties, and what they bring to the ballot.

Students aim for success at local clubhouses

Aviva Futornick, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features

Junior Jaynar de la Cruz spends every day after school at the clubhouse in Redwood City. De la Cruz is a student and teen staff member at the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP), a club that provides programming ranging from college-prep to cooking and gives students of any background a safe ...

I went vegetarian so you don’t have to

Maddie Reynolds, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features

Day 1: I went into my month with lots of determination and vegetarian recipes on hand. I woke up very early to wait in line for tickets for a music festival, and while waiting in line, my friends and I were blessed with a grilled cheese food truck. I remember thinking, as I was eating my fried mashed potat...

Food for thought: reviewing Redwood City’s best eateries

Food for thought: reviewing Redwood City’s best eateries

Claire Bugos and Abigail Wang, Executive Editor and Opinion Editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Food is a quintessential part of the American lifestyle. And here in the heart of Redwood City we have all the resources to satisfy our growing teenage bodies and make snapchat stories enviable. From tacos to dumplings, downtown provides the perfect place to tantilize our tastebuds with a host of delectable...

Contour enhances both cheekbones and business skills

Maddie Reynolds, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

To stay on top of makeup trends, students often turn to tutorials on YouTube, Pinterest boards, Instagram pages and businesses like junior Alexis Razon’s. Razon has been making money with her makeup skills since last year and uses her Instagram page @__straightglam to promote her business.“Somet...

Energy and sports drinks have disputed benefits

Energy and sports drinks have disputed benefits

Beatrice Bugos, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Walking around campus, you might see athletes sipping Gatorade or gulping down protein shakes. Sport drinks are hugely advertised and sold, but contain high levels of sugar. An eight-ounce Gatorade D has 26.8 grams of sugar. Coaches often offer advice to athletes on what to consume. “You [can] get...

Natural food products not always a healthy option

Brighid Bugos

February 8, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

It’s right before practice and you need some quick energy, so you grab a PowerBar. Then, you open the refrigerator to grab a bottled smoothie. These might not be the healthiest options. According to The Guardian, fruit juices and smoothies are risky to good health because of the amount of sugar they cont...

Planned Parenthood plans more than parenthood

Mars Svec-Burdick and Carmen Vescia

February 3, 2016


Filed under Features

A short two miles away from campus, Planned Parenthood is larger than the Teen Wellness Center (TWC), and so is the scale of its resources. Planned Parenthood might be the TWC’s go-to reference for a patient who wants to terminate a pregnancy, but contrary to recent rumors, abortions are only 3 percent...

Teen Talk stimulates open conversation about sex

Mars Svec-Burdick and Carmen Vescia

February 3, 2016


Filed under Features

Back in his day, Human Biology teacher and Science Department Chair Mitch Weathers received 50 minutes of sex education in Driver’s Ed. “There were two main topics I recall [the instructor] teaching. The boys were generally asking: what’s it like to wear a tampon? The girls were generally asking:...

Peace out America: Teachers find themselves at core of spreading global awareness

Trevor Crowell, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016


Filed under Features

From saving a pig trapped in the bars of its pen only to kill it for its meat later on, to throwing a party that drew hundreds of locals or asking students to bring their machetes to class to work in the garden, the years spent in the Peace Corps for David Weyant, Lisa Gleaton and Joshua Yezerski proved...

Teen Wellness Center provides counseling, condoms and confidentiality

Maddie Pei, Mars Svec-Burdick, and Carmen Vescia

February 3, 2016


Filed under Features

Windows are tinted, voices are low, and complimentary condoms are available upon request. Welcome to the Teen Wellness Center, where teens can come in for safe, secret sexual health services. As we stepped inside the warm atmosphere of the clinic, we were greeted by a waiting room like any other: magazines,...

Presence of weapons in classrooms debated for school safety

Presence of weapons in classrooms debated for school safety

Mackenzie Clarke, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

On the teacher’s desk, there is a pile of homework to grade, a week-old cup of coffee, a framed picture of a family member, and a box of ammunition for the handgun in the holster around his or her waist. “I don’t think that we as a society should drive ourselves towards the point of having 20 to ...

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