Raven Report

Teen Talk stimulates open conversation about sex

Mars Svec-Burdick and Carmen Vescia

February 3, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

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


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Fourth-year seniors lead through experience

Brighid Bugos, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2015


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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


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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...

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