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Climbing Boulders and Getting Bolder

Maddie Reynolds, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015


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Arms and legs clutching the rock wall, sweat forming along his brow, senior Philip Matena and juniors Xavi Boluña and Thomas Greenhill all know the exhilarating physical and mental thrill of indoor and outdoor rock climbing. “It’s one of the best feelings in the world,” Matena said. “That feeli...

The blunt truth: even overachievers smoke

The blunt truth: even overachievers smoke

Mars Svec-Burdick, Page Editor

November 13, 2015


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Inhale, exhale, close your reddening eyes and feel the world spin. You look down at your hands and the world is moving in frame-by frame snapshots. Twenty minutes pass and you look at a clock and it’s only been five. You doze off in a warm, sleepy haze, right next to the half-finished chow mein you ordered to fulfill munchies cravings. Tomorrow, you take the IB history exam.

From racing through halls to racing up mountains

From racing through halls to racing up mountains

Mackenzie Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015


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The thought of running 14 miles up a mountain while freezing and holding a 35 pound bucket of rocks, crawling around in the mud, and pushing the human body to its limits probably sounds hellish to most, but to multiple members of Sequoia staff these are tasks they are willing to tackle. “I l...

Cinco minutos con Wilmer Valderrama

Emily Ducker, Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2015


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Wilmer Valderrama es un actor mejor conocido por su papel como Fez en That 70’s Show. También, él es co-presidente de la Coalición Artista de Voto Latino. Hablamos de la importancia de Voto Latino, su pasión del proceso político y su mensaje para los jóvenes.   En su opinión, qu...

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Lea Blix, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2015


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Fashion is really all about who you are and what you like. Here you will find out which trends are in and get some inspiration for your new look. Read on to see Sequoia’s trendiest students’ advice on how to branch out and what makes them feel confident.      ...

Harassment in our hallways

Abigail Wang, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2015


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For our "Harassment in our Hallways" spread, we interviewed a student who experienced  sexual harassment at Sequoia and shared her story “He was in one of my classes the year before, and we were just friends. He would say something in Spanish that he would think that I wouldn’t understand, and I wo...

Photographer zooms in, focuses on professional career

Trevor Crowell, Sports Editor

October 16, 2015


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The rider gets the “Okay” to begin his run. As he comes into view, he is followed by sharp eyes peering through the viewfinder of a Canon 70D. The mountain biker reaches the steepest point of the hill and charges down the mountain. The shutter clicks rapidly, and the image is captured. After the...

Teachers flash back to their high school years

Beatrice Bugos, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2015


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While walking through familiar hallways and seeing unfamiliar faces, many teachers flash back to their high school years at Sequoia. “I just remember being kind of nervous and trying to find all my classes, and also trying to find my friends I already knew in the hallways,” said Dustin Waters...

Roundtable on sexual harassment: male students share their perspectives

Glenn Billman, Claire Bugos and Carmen Vescia, Executive Editors

October 16, 2015


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To gain male student perspectives on sexual harassment, we held a round table with five students from different grades and asked them to speak candidly. All names are pseudonyms.  This is what they had to say: Where do you think the line is drawn between flirting and sexual harassment? Brian: it depen...

School calendar passes over non-Christian holidays

Benjy Jude, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2015


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Carlmont’s prom was originally scheduled on the first night of Passover, but after a student-initiated petition gained over 1,500 supporters, principal Ralph Crame agreed to change it to May 27, according to Alyssa Feigelson, the sophomore who started the campaign. This brought up the questions of...

Grey’s Anatomy: Sequoia Edition

Aviva Futornick, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2015


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Immunizations, CPR, medical histories, medical terminology and anatomy—a typical day for any medical professional—is also a typical day for a student enrolled in Medical Clinical, an elective taken by students enrolled in the Health Careers Academy (HCA). The HCA provides students with the tools and...

Dishing it out over acai bowls: Vitality vs. Bare

Rio Popper, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2015


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  Acai (a-sigh-ee) bowls seem to have captured the minds, mouths, and wallets of Sequoia students. But which of the two nearby restaurants is better—Vitality Bowls or Bare Bowls? Acai bowls are somewhere between a smoothie and ice-cream. The base is a thick blend of frozen fruit, ...

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