Raven Report

Believe it or not, California electorate votes for propositions and POTUS

Beatrice Bugos, Feature Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Proposition 51 Public School Facility Bond A proposed $9 billion bond will fund construction, modernization and renovation of buildings for schools and community colleges. This bond will be $17.6 billion, costing the state approximately $500 million a year. Most of the money goes to construction for...

Varsity football team kneels in silent protest of police brutality

Darien Daly, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Inspired by Colin Kaepernick, several varsity football players knelt to raise awareness of police brutality and unfair treatment of African Americans. A dozen members of the Sequoia varsity football team knelt during the Star Spangled Banner Sept. 28 in an act of solidarity with the fight against police brutality towards Af...

New year, new curriculum: two IB classes undergo changes

Aviva Futornick, Photo Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under News

Two International Baccalaureate (IB) classes have undergone makeovers during the summer; IB History of the Americas (HOA) and IB Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) began the year with changes in their curriculum, hoping to further engage students and expand on topics that were not taught as in-depth...

SEQ Life app rewards student participation

Maddie Reynolds, Online Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under News

Facebook? Check. Instagram? Check. Snapchat? Check. SEQ Life? You bet. In the latest addition to Sequoia students’ library of essential apps, the “SEQ Life” app strives to win your attention and—hopefully—your participation. The new app was made specifically to track and reward student participation...

He said, she said: Presidential candidates talk in flip flops

Benjy Jude, Feature Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Abortion, women’s rights DJT: In 1999, when politicians were still scared of the abortion taboo, Trump said he was completely for it. However, since the announcement of his candidacy, he has been adamantly against, and, in an infamous interview with MSNBC journalist Chris Matthews, he said he would puni...

ASB convention showcases political spirit

Mackenzie Clarke, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2016


Filed under News

The second annual ASB convention, held April 28, served to elect junior Leah King as ASB vice-president and juniors Caitlyn Gilbert and MacKenzie Utley as student activities/dance commissioners. Four delegates from each 5th period class were chosen to represent a given state in the Union, mirroring th...

Baseball seniors honored as team drops close game

Zack Rosenblatt, Page Editor

May 5, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

Sequoia baseball celebrated their seniors Wednesday, May 4 before losing a contested 2-1 game against the Carlmont Scots. Seniors Babak Amerian, Justin Blau, Blake Carbonneau, Blake DeTata,  Jonathan Kelly,  Max Michelini, Mike Michelini and Renic Sloan were recognized before the game in a senior cer...

Spring sports battle with El Niño

Spring sports battle with El Niño

Brighid Bugos, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

  Flooded fields, ruined equipment and announcements of cancelled games and practices are what many spring athletes associate with El Niño. Many teams have had to cancel practices or games due to weather in the past  season. Tennis has been the hardest hit with three matches rescheduled. ...

Students face lost cause after valuables stolen

Students face lost cause after valuables stolen

Beatrice Bugos and Benjy Jude

April 22, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

You finish sports practice and walk into the locker room to grab your bag. You see wide open pockets and start running. You frantically search for a prized possession. But your phone is gone. “I was freaking out because you’re always so used to your phone being there,” said freshman Mary Grace ...

‘Shy but made of steel’: Eckford breaks barriers

‘Shy but made of steel’: Eckford breaks barriers

Philip Tyson and Abigail Wang, Copy Editor and Opinion Editor

April 19, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Civil Rights leader Elizabeth Eckford spoke of her experiences in the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to integrate an all-white high school, during third period March 31 in Carrington Hall. About 800 students heard Eckford talk in her only California speaking appearance. She condemned bullying...

Course offerings expand to include IB Business and Management

Mackenzie Clarke, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Beginning next year, IB Business and Management will be offered as a one-year course open to juniors and seniors. The class, led by AVID and Psychology teacher David Weyant, will be a part of the Social Studies Department and cover topics ranging from finance to marketing. “It gives students another...

Sequoia competes equally with help of Title IX

Benjy Jude, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

The Williams sisters, Mia Hamm, Flo-Jo, Skylar Diggins, Alex Morgan, Gabby Douglas, other great American athletes and even coaches at Sequoia owe Title IX for giving them an equal chance to play the sports they love. At Sequoia, there are a few questions about equality between boys and girls sports...

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