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Administrative, guidance offices gain experienced new staff

Mackenzie Clarke, Managing Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Sequoia’s new additions to the administrative and counseling offices in this school year include Kristin Stout as Instructional Vice Principal and Patty Vlahakos as guidance counselor. The administrative position opened up following the departure of Mike Kuliga as Administrative Vice Principal and...

Trump administration moves in to end DACA, puts Dreamers’ program to sleep

Trump administration moves in to end DACA, puts Dreamers’ program to sleep

Rio Popper, Copy Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

President Donald Trump decided to roll back Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) September 5. Started with an Executive Order by president Barack Obama in 2012, DACA allows certain young, undocumented immigrants to lawfully stay in the United States, get jobs and obtain other benefits of...

Cherokees glimpse at the Class of 1917’s past

Cherokees glimpse at the Class of 1917’s past

Benjy Jude, News Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A time capsule from the Class of 1917 was opened by Sequoia’s administration and the Class of 2017 June 8. After students asked to open it, they found it in the bomb shelter under the library. “Mr. Priest was very excited,” said Administrative Vice Principal Gary Gooch, who is in char...

Science-loving students travel to see total solar eclipse

Rio Popper, Online Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features, News

As most Sequoia students sat in their second and third-period classes, several other students watched day become night in Oregon during the total solar eclipse. One such student was senior Layne Stanley, who finds science, and space in particular, interesting. He decided to travel with his family to...

Varsity Boys Track and Field score league title

Krista Weaver, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

For the first time in many years, Varsity Boys  Track and Field won the League Title. They are currently in the Ocean division—the highest division. They have not won this title (in this division) since 1998. With a total of four wins and only one loss, Varsity Boys were able to pull ahead of the oth...

‘178 Blank Pages’ fills theater with tears on and offstage

‘178 Blank Pages’ fills theater with tears on and offstage

Rio Popper, Online Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News, Showcase

The soundtrack to senior Bryce Stephens’s play, “178 Blank Pages,” was a chorus of “awwws” from the 244 audience members in Carrington May 19. Whether it was a scene featuring the play’s subtle hilarity or its tear-wrenching conflicts, actors junior Nic Sanon and sophomore Lex Navarra breat...

In Memorial

Mackenzie Clarke, News Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under News

Junior Crystal Moreno, a student in Nick Boldrey and Britt Broome’s ILS program, passed away Jan. 14. Her infectious smile and joy are greatly missed by her classmates and teachers. Sequoia Union High School District bus driver Teqnika Moultrie, who began working in the district February of 2016,...

Senioritis strikes Class of 2017

Dario McCarty, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“Senioritis is the acceptance of moving on with your life. It’s the acceptance that you’re done with high school,” Senior Chris Hagenau said. In other words, it’s just a total lack of motivation to go to class, get your work done or just do anything school related. Just how widespread is Senioritis? Well, sen...

Sequoia campus grows to fit growing student body

Sequoia campus grows to fit growing student body

Nick Abraham, Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under News

The new A-wing opened Feb. 1, despite classes starting two weeks prior. Several English and science classes are hosted in the complex near Elwood lot. It is also a temporary location for classes previously located in the M-wing, which is currently under construction, itself. Students are seeming to...

Superintendent bids farewell after 39 years

Maddie Pei, Managing Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under News

After 39 years in education and 7 years as Sequoia Union High School District’s superintendent, Jim Lianides will retire at the end of the school year. Lianides’ most impactful actions in office include expansion of school facilities and redrawing school district lines—all in efforts to give everyone an eq...

Adaptive hockey team scores Sharks donation

Shannon Coan, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Sports

Sequoia’s Adaptive Physical Education Class received a $30,000 donation from the San Jose Sharks as part of the Shark Foundation’s Big Give Program, Dec. 22, to fund their ice hockey team. Special Education teacher Rebeca Goodwin created Sequoia’s adaptive hockey team three years ago after discovering...

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