Raven Report

  • March 26March Issue Out Now!

Net neutrality laws under fire, putting equal access at risk

Jay Tiperneni, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018

A monumental vote on whether net neutrality laws will be kept or repealed occurred Dec. 14.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

Orchestra plays during the winter concert Dec. 6. Both Advanced Band and Band II held their Winter Concert the following night.

Hannah Kloninger-Stever, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

  “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

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...

Vaulters spring into new year with Stahler

Zack Rosenblatt, Executive Editor

September 20, 2017

Sequoia’s Pole Vault team played its first matches during the 2017 spring season for the first time after Resources Officer David Stahler decided to lead the team. Though students could still compete in Pole Vault before last spring, it was reserved for students already participating on the track...

New teachers quickly find love for Sequoia

Sam Brook, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2017

Vicki Barone Department: English Prior School: Gilroy High School Barone has moved around within the Bay Area for several years with her husband, two dogs, and one cat. Right now she commutes from Half Moon Bay to come teach several levels of English classes at Sequoia. Before teaching, she got her B...

Administrative, guidance offices gain experienced new staff

Mackenzie Clarke, Managing Editor

September 20, 2017

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...

The student news site of Sequoia High School
News