Raven Report

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


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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


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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


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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

Andrew Mancini, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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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


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  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...

Grant money loss slims down SAFE

Beatrice Bugos, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018


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The $250,000 grant from the 21st Century ASSETs Program will no longer fund the next five years of the SAFE Program, which offered afternoon tutorials and enrichment activities to Sequoia for the past 10 years. The Sequoia High School Education Foundation (SHSEF) is now funding the four essential SAFE...

A Dramatic Victory: ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ wakes up confidence, teamwork

A Dramatic Victory: ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ wakes up confidence, teamwork

Zoe Dufner, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018


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The Sequoia Players fall production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical about American musical comedy in the 1920s, opened Saturday, Nov. 10 in Carrington Hall giving students vital and beneficial experience in the many aspects of show production. “I’ve improved my public speaking skills,...

Media Center renovations aim to maximize space, improve efficiency

Media Center renovations aim to maximize space, improve efficiency

Beatrice Bugos, News Editor

August 2, 2018


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Starting June 1, the Media Center will be being remodeled to better meet the student body’s needs. The project is a part of Measure A, a bond passed in 2014 to fund construction projects across the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) and will cost about $4.5 million in total. The project is...

Students stage show of solidarity for school shooting victims

Students stage show of solidarity for school shooting victims

Sam Brook and Shannon Coan

June 2, 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 Marjory Sto...

Political unrest puts Global Glimpse trips to rest

Nick Abraham and Mackenzie Clarke

May 30, 2018


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The annual Global Glimpse trips to Nicaragua have been rerouted to different countries because of growing political and social unrest in the country. After Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced higher taxes and cuts to social security, massive protests ensued. These protests quickly turned...

Weddings unite students in celebration of marriage equality

Weddings unite students in celebration of marriage equality

Lauren Stevens, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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The Sequoia Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) held their annual marriage fundraiser Feb. 16 in the quad. About 100 students gathered to be married or have their vows renewed from earlier marriages. Students from Sequoia’s orchestra played live music and streamers were hung in the trees to decorate the...

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,...

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