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Two seniors named National Merit Finalists

Alex Vick, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2016


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   Seniors Ariele Ladabaum and Carmen Vescia were named National Merit finalists Feb. 17 by mail at their homes and are 1 percent of all U.S. students who entered the competition.    The National Merit Scholarship Program is designed to recognize the United States’ academically talented stu...

Upcoming primary elections: what you need to know

Nick Abraham, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2016


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  The presidential primaries for the are in full swing so far, but to many high school students who may not follow politics closely, it is unknown why they are so important. The primaries determine the nominees of the Republican and Democratic parties, who will face off in the general election to...

Six senior girl soccer players say farewell with a 3-0 win over El Camino

Six senior girl soccer players say farewell with a 3-0 win over El Camino

Beatrice Bugos, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016


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Sequoia triumphed over El Camino in a 3-0 win. The game was a celebratory match for the six seniors fighting in their last game for a Sequoia soccer team. The win concluded a special season for the team and a cap to the four years of spirited soccer for the seniors. The game started off with all of the seniors (on b...

Undocumented students reach for college dreams at dinner

Undocumented students reach for college dreams at dinner

Claire Bugos, Executive Editor

February 3, 2016


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Members of the Dream Club shared their stories, gratitude and messages of hope during the sixth annual “Making Dreams Come True” dinner held in the MPR Nov. 20. Former councilwoman Barbara Pierce spoke and presented a certificate of recognition from the city of Redwood City for their efforts....

Disruptive construction continues

Matt Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2016


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Ominous chemical smells and loud noises have been infiltrating classrooms since the beginning of this year as construction workers have been renovating and updating the Sequoia campus. While the building of new classrooms is necessary, current students and teachers are being forced to suffer thro...

Teachers, rather than students, often absent

Leigh Alley and Glenn Billman

February 3, 2016


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English teacher Jose Rosario often finds himself subbing for the class next door, not because the teacher is sick, but because there isn’t one. An English 1 ICAP class has lacked a permanent teacher all year. Sub after sub has flowed through the classroom, with six teachers thus far going in and...

Stratospheric explorer pushes students to fly to new heights

Aviva Futornick, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2016


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Twenty-six miles, 15 minutes, 821 miles per hour and another layer of the Earth’s atmosphere: Alan Eustace made history on Oct. 24, 2014 after making the world’s highest freefall. Eustace spoke at Sequoia Jan. 29 to talk to students about his journey out of this world. “[I thought] what would it be like to han...

Love conquers time in Scottish musical Brigadoon

Mars Svec-Burdick, Page Editor

December 28, 2015


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The curtain rose on a tree-bordered stage and Scottish accents emerged from beyond the fog machine as Carrington Hall was transported back 200 years for the opening night of “Brigadoon” Friday Nov. 20. Scene one: a pair of well dressed contemporary New Yorkers wandered through the forests of ...

Undocumented students reach for college dreams at dinner

Claire Bugos, Executive Editor

December 28, 2015


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Members of the Dream Club shared their stories, gratitude and messages of hope during the sixth annual “Making Dreams Come True” dinner held in the MPR Nov. 20. Former councilwoman Barbara Pierce spoke and presented  a certificate of recognition from the city of Redwood City for their efforts. A repr...

Students scroll past work on Chromebooks

Nicholas Abraham and Alex Vick

December 14, 2015


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Chromebooks are used for everything from surveys to testing to turning in assignments. But these gadgets can be distractions from the very thing they were designed to help with: schoolwork. A recent study done by Stanford demonstrated that students with open laptops remembered less of what was said dur...

Academic programs support school in stepping over achievement gap

Academic programs support school in stepping over achievement gap

Benjy Jude, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015


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Why does one student go to a community college when another goes to UCLA? The achievement gap is one reason. For the first time this year, Sequoia is working with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), an organization that advocates for better representation of non-white students of low socio-economic...

Test-optional trend relieves seniors and SAT’s significance

Maddie Pei and Philip Tyson

November 13, 2015


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SAT and ACT are among the scariest letters in a high schooler’s vocabulary. This year, however, some Sequoia seniors applying to college can breathe sighs of relief. Over 800 accredited colleges, including the recent addition of George Washington University, have eliminated their requirement for standardi...

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