Raven Report

Service programs may do more good for volunteers than the community

Trevor Crowell, Sports Editor

December 28, 2015


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While some Sequoia students relax on weekends, those involved in the Young Men’s Service League or the National Charity League devote time to working in soup kitchens, hospitals and many other philanthropies. “Some projects changed my mentality and perspective on the world,” senior and Young...

Student mediators help peers build confidence

Zack Rosenblatt, Page Editor

December 28, 2015


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Student conflict happens all around campus everyday. From friend to friend conflict all the way to boyfriend and girlfriend drama, the Peer Mediator program may be the most peaceful and effective way to settle the argument once and for all. The Peer Mediator program helps students peacefully solve a mult...

Students don’t get a lot of sleep…

Maddie Pei, Staff Reporter

December 28, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Fourth-year seniors lead through experience

Brighid Bugos, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

Correction: In the December issue of the Raven Report, it was stated uncorrectly that Sopie Walton was the first person in 35 years to go to states. She is in fact the first person ever from Sequoia to go to states. Sophie Walton It’s her freshman year and her first varsity Cross Country race. Officials yelling “take all your jewelry off”. Tall, intimidating, fast looking g...

Foreign students and staff discover a whole new world

Beatrice Bugos, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2015


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“American people are used to immigrants, so they are more tolerant of people who speak other languages and [have] different colors of skin,” said senior Victor Frutose, who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Gender out of balance in high pressure classes

Philip Tyson, Copy Editor

December 15, 2015


Filed under Features

During a major discussion in IB English class, the hands of 5 girls and 1 boy shoot up. Ten minutes later, another 5 girls and 1 boy share their ideas. By the end of the block period, 15 girls and only 3 boys have contributed to the conversation. Is this because all males hate talking in class discussio...

All I want for Christmas is a date: Pick up lines to warm any heart

Claire Bugos and Abigail Wang

December 14, 2015


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Call me Rudolph, because you just sleighed me. Do you live in an igloo? Because you seem like a pretty cool person. “I didn’t think I was a snowman, but you just made my heart melt. Call me snowflake ‘cause I’ve fallen for you Shouldn’t you be at the top of the christmas tree, angel? Ca...

Senior uses words, imagination to change the world

Rio Popper, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2015


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Senior Ilana Slavit, a student in Creative Writing, wants to use her writing to make a difference. “I really want to make a change in terms of women and minorities being represented in film,” Slavit said. “I definitely want to major in it in college, and I’m actually really interested i...

Sequoia speaks out– in more than one language

Sequoia speaks out– in more than one language

Aviva Futornick, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2015


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Eighty-one percent of Sequoia students speak a second language, and 40 percent cite English as a second or third language, according to a recent 81-person survey. Some of these students and teachers sat down to describe their experience of learning another language. Scroll down to read ab...

The jargon: what you need to know for election season

Maddie Pei, Staff Reporter

November 23, 2015


Filed under Features

  Republican party:  Characterized by the color red and an elephant, republicans roam on the “right” end of the political spectrum. Commonly known as the GOP (Grand Old Party), Republicans are labeled as “conservative”, often identifying as pro-religion, pro-business and pro-military....

Housing situations challenge but don’t define students

Carmen Vescia, Executive Editor

November 13, 2015


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Some nights she finishes her homework in the bathroom—the only room with a door to separate it from the studio where she lives with her family of six. Some mornings she wakes up at 6 a.m. to study before the long bus ride to school. She works anywhere from 16 to 30 hours a week and gives all but around...

Fantasy Sports: road to fame, glory and bragging rights

Trevor Crowell & Zack Rosenblatt, Sports Editor & Page Editor

November 13, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

The commencement of the fantasy sports season draws groups of people together to have their draft. It leads to hours of trash talking. Online leagues provide fans a medium to manage a team and potentially lead that team to the splendor of winning a championship. “If you are in a league with some...

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