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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

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

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

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

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...

Sequoia students win Youth of the Year award

Sequoia students win Youth of the Year award

Kelsie Garay, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Two Sequoia students won the Youth of the Year Award on Jan. 15 at the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula. Out of the four Sequoia students nominated, senior Ximena Sanchez Martinez was one of the winners of this award, allowing her to represent the local club in the next level of the event. “I...

RCSD bids farewell to four schools after declining enrollment threatens the district

RCSD bids farewell to four schools after declining enrollment threatens the district

Mia Padilla and Ysabelle Punzal

December 24, 2018

Due to budget cuts, a loss of funding and a decrease in enrollments, Fair Oaks Community School and Taft Elementary School will be combined into one campus, and Adelante and Selby Lane Spanish Immersion programs will become one starting the next school year. At the new combined Adelante and Selby Lane...

STEM-focused TIDE Academy to open, engage students next school year

STEM-focused TIDE Academy to open, engage students next school year

Andrew Mancini, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018

Enrollment has begun at the District’s newest, specialty school, TIDE Academy, set to open next year with a founding Freshman class. TIDE, short for Technology, Innovation, Design, and Engineering, will feature a unique hands-on curriculum designed to prepare students for college and career readines...

New Hillsdale Dining Terrace caters to San Mateo community

New Hillsdale Dining Terrace caters to San Mateo community

Madeline Carpinelli, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2018

  As the holiday season approaches, Hillsdale Mall’s long-awaited new food court, as a piece of a larger project with a movie theater and bowling alley, has finally opened its doors to the public Nov. 17. After many complaints about the extended amount of time the construction and rem...

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