Raven Report

Student-led group petitions to change ‘Cherokee’ name

Aviva Futornick, Online Editor

April 25, 2018


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A new student-led group, ‘Ready for Ravens,’ was recently created to petition the change of Sequoia’s team name from Cherokees to Ravens. The club, which meets once a week, is currently working to garner support from students, parents, alumni and community members. In a petition created online,...

Practice field re-opens after lengthy renovation process

Rio Popper and Christian Pardo

April 25, 2018


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After nine months of work, the field formerly known as Nicotine Field has finally been finished, and is now open to athletes and will soon open to the public. “We started construction at the beginning of last summer,” Administrative Vice Principal Garry Gooch said. “It was supposed to be done...

Cape Town drought foresees future weather issues

Sarah Fazio, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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Cape Town, South Africa, a major metropolis of nearly 4 million people, is running of of water. Historically dry rain seasons in the past few years have left reservoirs completely dry. City officials have pushed “Day Zero” to 2019 -- the point at which all taps would be cut off, but earlier this...

Cape Town drought foreshadows future weather isssues

Sarah Fazio, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2018


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Cape Town, South Africa, a major metropolis of nearly 4 million people, is running of of water. Historically dry rain seasons in the past few years have left reservoirs completely dry. City officials have pushed “Day Zero” to 2019 -- the point at which all taps would be cut off, but earlier this ye...

Students stage show of solidarity for school shooting victims

March 19, 2018


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Enough. Nunca más violencia. Never Again. We call BS. Nosotros somos el cambio. These are the words and posters that filled the air as students and staff walked out to protest gun laws and honor the victims of school shootings March 14. This national walkout was planned in response to the Ma...

Extraordinary flu season is deadliest in years

Taylor Gayner and Sione Tuiaki

February 5, 2018


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Due to failed tests by vaccine manufacturers, the rate of reported hospitalized flu cases in California has drastically increased compared to past flu seasons. These manufacturers have been using a process created decades ago, which has since become outdated. There has been a failure in the labs:...

‘Rocky’ start to Nicotine renovations

Sarah Fazio, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


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The construction on the new Nicotine turf field next to the football field was delayed recently after its initial start earlier this year due to a mishap in the type of rock used by the contracting company. The rock was installed as the material to go underneath the turf. Workers soon discovered that...

Net neutrality laws under fire, putting equal access at risk

Jay Tiperneni, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


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A monumental vote on whether net neutrality laws will be kept or repealed occurred Dec. 14. Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, have to treat all data and users on the internet equally. Without net neutrality, internet service providers...

From violinists to drummers, musicians orchestrate success

From violinists to drummers, musicians orchestrate success

Hannah Kloninger-Stever, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


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Sequoia’s Bands and Orchestra have put themselves out there to showcase their musical and performing skills. The groups have been rehearsing since the start of the school year and wrapped up the season with winter concerts Dec. 6 and 7. This semester, each group welcomed about 20 incoming freshman...

Percussionists band together in formation of Sequoia drumline

Sarah Fazio and Ysabelle Punzal

November 15, 2017


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After roughly eight years, percussionists at Sequoia came together to form a drumline and made their first appearance at the homecoming rally. The drumline is a student led organization directed by Band teacher Jane Woodman and allows members to improve both their their leadership and organizational...

Ravens’ scores soar well above SBAC test average

Beatrice Bugos, News Editor

November 15, 2017


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Last spring, 11.5 percent more students than last year met or exceeded in the English portion of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests, according to test results released Sept. 26. Not only at Sequoia, but across the San Mateo County, students did 11 percent better in English and 15 percent better in mat...

Voting assembly brings politicians to Sequoia

Voting assembly brings politicians to Sequoia

Nick Abraham, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2017


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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Assembly member Kevin Mullin visited Carrington Hall Sept. 26 to celebrate Voter Registration Day. The main goal of the assembly was to encourage 16 and 17-year-old students to pre-register to vote, allowing them to be automatically registered once t...

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