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Robotics tournament held at Sequoia

Robotics tournament held at Sequoia

Ray Evans, Opinion Editor

November 19, 2019

A Robotics tournament, hosted by the Sequoia robotics team, took place at Sequoia on Nov 17, drawing 17 teams from across the Bay Area. First Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics league for 7th through 12th graders. In it, robots built by the teams compete to complete various tasks on a mat. There i...

Backpacks prohibited from sports games

Madeline Carpinelli and Oscar Nolf

November 19, 2019

After issues at Sequoia’s first football game of the season arose on Sept. 5, the administration implemented a new policy prohibiting backpacks and bags at football and basketball games. During the first football game against Sequoia’s rival school, Woodside, a massive turnout led to problems with al...

Sequoia Shows Out On Senior Night

Sequoia Shows Out On Senior Night

Gus Kirkpatrick, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Coming into Friday night’s game, Sequoia was 3-5 and in dire need of a win to get back on their feet. They were matched up against Menlo High School who had the same record of 3-5 and had lost their starting quarterback for the remainder of the season due to injury.  “We were really confident going into the g...

Sequoia Falls to Half Moon Bay in Blowout Fashion

Sequoia Falls to Half Moon Bay in Blowout Fashion

Gus Kirkpatrick, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Following a loss to San Mateo, Sequoia was 3-4 and looking to bounce back to remain .500. Though to do this, they would have to beat 7-0 Half Moon Bay, who is ranked in the top 100 in California.  “If we went out there and played hard, not worrying about making mistakes or being the hero, but just p...

Teen Advisory Board plans for new teen hangout spot

Teen Advisory Board plans for new teen hangout spot

Kelsie Garay and David Ramirez

April 24, 2019

Redwood City’s Teen Advisory Board is planning to create a teen hang-out spot for high schoolers to study, chill out and chat with friends. Even though this plan is still in its early stages, the center is planned to be opened in Redwood City within the next few years. The Teen Advisory Board is a committee of yo...

Health Careers Academy wins award for providing challenging curriculum, real-world opportunities

Madeline Carpinelli and Caitlin Sorensen

April 24, 2019

Sequoia’s Health Careers Academy (HCA) became one of the seven California Partnership Academies (CPA) distinguished academies in California, beating almost 400 other institutions for the award on March 4 at the CPA conference in Sacramento.  After three years of being observed by the CPA organiz...

Girls just wanna have fundamental change

Shannon Coan, Copy Editor

April 24, 2019

Filled with nerves and excitement she walks through the doors of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City. World leaders sit before her as she listens to a conversation about advancing the rights of women in their respective countries. As junior Sophie Cattalini attended the U.N. Commission on the...

Town Hall addresses teacher housing as development grows in Peninsula

Nick Abraham, Opinion Editor

March 15, 2019

With boarded up windows downtown, vacant buildings and empty streets, Redwood City earned the nickname “Deadwood City” for years. Today, the city has taken a 180-degree turn. The development of the Downtown Precise Plan in 2016 brought the construction of more apartment complexes, the addition...

Ravens delve into faith with trip to Panama to see Pope

Ravens delve into faith with trip to Panama to see Pope

Shannon Coan, Copy Editor

March 15, 2019

In celebration of World Youth Day, four Sequoia students traveled to Panama City Jan. 22 to Jan. 27 with their youth group in order to hear from Pope Francis. “What encouraged me to go was knowing that just by contributing and having this experience, I could make a change like the millions of...

New electives, math courses unveiled for next school year

Andrew Mancini, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

Elective offerings are broadening next school year, giving students an even greater opportunity to explore their passions, whether in the areas of child development, learning about leadership through athletics, or something else. Three new electives will be added next year―another Digital Photo 2 class ...

MUR remodeling speeds up lunch lines, introduces new food options

MUR remodeling speeds up lunch lines, introduces new food options

Nick Abraham and Jay Tipirneni

February 27, 2019

A new and remodeled lunch line in the Multi-Use Room’s (MUR) opened on Tuesday, Jan. 15, featuring a salad bar, cashless payment, and the elimination of pre-portioned entrees. The new line, called the Pit Stop, will be a departure from Sequoia’s past process of serving lunch and brunch where students...

Ready 4 Ravens pushes campaign to School Board, awaits recommendation

Ready 4 Ravens pushes campaign to School Board, awaits recommendation

Aviva Futornick, Multimedia Editor

February 13, 2019

As the decision to change the mascot from Cherokee to Raven marks 17 years, the renewed push from the Ready 4 Ravens club to change the team name to Ravens has returned this issue and its discussion to the school board. In a Ready 4 Ravens poll sent to students and staff in December 2018, 57 percent...

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