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Grant money loss slims down SAFE

Beatrice Bugos, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 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 11, 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,...

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


Filed under Features, News

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...

Mass shooting serves as catalyst for corporate change against NRA

Mackenzie Clarke, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018


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Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Feb. 14, a movement protesting the National Rifle Association (NRA) has gained momentum in the business world. As of March 12, more than 20 major companies and conglomerates severed ties with the NRA, including Delta Airlines,...

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...

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