Raven Report

Huerta meets with, inspires students

Christian Pardo Villa and Rio Popper

February 22, 2018


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Students and teachers met American labor leader Dolores Huerta at the 13th Annual Anne & Loren Kieve Distinguished Lecture at Stanford Jan. 11. Huerta was originally an activist working towards greater equality for latinos. Recently, she has continued this goal while also focusing on gender equality. “I...

Extraordinary flu season is deadliest in years

Taylor Gayner and Sione Tuiaki

February 5, 2018


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Due to failed tests by vaccine manufacturers, the rate of reported hospitalized flu cases in California has drastically increased compared to past flu seasons. These manufacturers have been using a process created decades ago, which has since become outdated. There has been a failure in the labs:...

‘Rocky’ start to Nicotine renovations

Sarah Fazio, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


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The construction on the new Nicotine turf field next to the football field was delayed recently after its initial start earlier this year due to a mishap in the type of rock used by the contracting company. The rock was installed as the material to go underneath the turf. Workers soon discovered that...

Net neutrality laws under fire, putting equal access at risk

Jay Tiperneni, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


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A monumental vote on whether net neutrality laws will be kept or repealed occurred Dec. 14. Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, have to treat all data and users on the internet equally. Without net neutrality, internet service providers...

From violinists to drummers, musicians orchestrate success

From violinists to drummers, musicians orchestrate success

Hannah Kloninger-Stever, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


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Sequoia’s Bands and Orchestra have put themselves out there to showcase their musical and performing skills. The groups have been rehearsing since the start of the school year and wrapped up the season with winter concerts Dec. 6 and 7. This semester, each group welcomed about 20 incoming freshman...

Speier promotes anti-harassment bill

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

December 17, 2017


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Following the wave of #MeToo stories that overwhelmed social media last month, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who represents California’s 14th district, which houses around half of Sequoia’s student population, shared her own #MeToo story and started the corresponding hashtag, #MeTooCongress, to enco...

Percussionists band together in formation of Sequoia drumline

Sarah Fazio and Ysabelle Punzal

November 15, 2017


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After roughly eight years, percussionists at Sequoia came together to form a drumline and made their first appearance at the homecoming rally. The drumline is a student led organization directed by Band teacher Jane Woodman and allows members to improve both their their leadership and organizational...

Ravens’ scores soar well above SBAC test average

Beatrice Bugos, News Editor

November 15, 2017


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Last spring, 11.5 percent more students than last year met or exceeded in the English portion of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests, according to test results released Sept. 26. Not only at Sequoia, but across the San Mateo County, students did 11 percent better in English and 15 percent better in mat...

Voting assembly brings politicians to Sequoia

Voting assembly brings politicians to Sequoia

Nick Abraham, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2017


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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Assembly member Kevin Mullin visited Carrington Hall Sept. 26 to celebrate Voter Registration Day. The main goal of the assembly was to encourage 16 and 17-year-old students to pre-register to vote, allowing them to be automatically registered once t...

New legislation keeps California pedestrians focused on the road

Mackenzie Clarke, Managing Editor

October 18, 2017


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At a meeting on Sept. 12,  San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa and other Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to ask state lawmakers to pass the requisite legislation necessary for the enactment of a distracted walking law to mitigate distracted pedestrian street-crossing and...

Wi-fi block disconnects students

Rio Popper and Lauren Stevens

October 18, 2017


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  “The wi-fi block allowed me to accidentally come across pornography, but stopped me from looking at Pinterest for art,” senior Ellis Spickermann said. Wi-fi is a centralizing force in most students’ lives. It makes sense, then, that many students would be bitter about the district...

Wine Country fires wreak havoc on bay air quality

Mackenzie Clarke, Managing Editor

October 18, 2017


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Fires which ignited due to high winds and dry conditions throughout Wine Country Oct. 8 have spread to consume around 160,000 acres of homes, nature, and vineyards. As of Thurs Oct 12, 400 people in the region have been reported missing, and 31 are confirmed dead. The Air District, an air quality...

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