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Middle College provides alternative to high school

May 31, 2017

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...

Sequoia groups seclude, despite statistical diversity

Sequoia groups seclude, despite statistical diversity
May 31, 2017

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....

Senioritis strikes Class of 2017

May 15, 2017

“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...

Presidential promises stir fears for undocumented

April 26, 2017

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...

With dual nationality, multiple cultures collide

With dual nationality, multiple cultures collide
March 17, 2017

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...

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

February 15, 2017

“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...

Sequoia around the clock

Sequoia around the clock
February 15, 2017

Smell of smoke and booze fill the air

February 15, 2017

...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:...

Laying down the law with drugs and alcohol

February 15, 2017

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),...

Sequoia crawling with rats

February 15, 2017

Rats have emerged from the depths of school ceilings and walls over winter break, resulting in issues of rat infestation. The signs are everywhere. Sequoia Librarian Elizabeth Snow was displeased to find...

Standard based grading passes with E’s—not A’s

Standard based grading passes with E’s—not A’s
December 14, 2016

The standard-based grading system has developed mixed feelings. “It’s shifted our conversation about grades to talking about students’ performance,” Physics teacher Ben Canning said. Standard...

Teacher teams cause change, work to equalize education

Teacher teams cause change, work to equalize education
December 14, 2016

Have you been wondering why the bell rings one minute later before lunch? This year, the schedule has changed to add one minute to every third and fourth period class. This schedule change allows for...

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