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Baseball seniors honored as team drops close game

Zack Rosenblatt, Page Editor

May 5, 2016

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

  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

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

Elizabeth Eckford spoke at Sequoia High School on March 31 about her experiences with the Little Rock Nine.

Philip Tyson and Abigail Wang, Copy Editor and Opinion Editor

April 19, 2016

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

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

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...

Two seniors named National Merit Finalists

Alex Vick, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2016

   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

  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

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

Senior Deisy Lara receives a hug from senior Abbi Lopez after her speech at the Dream Club Dinner

Claire Bugos, Executive Editor

February 3, 2016

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

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

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...

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