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ASB brings land of Oz to Sequoia

Maddie Pei, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2015


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Black and white to bursts of color. Yellow brick roads and witches’ castles. Flying monkeys and great wizards and the Emerald City. Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Associated Student Body (ASB) envisions the land of Oz to come to Gym 1 on Oct. 24 for one night for this year’s theme “N...

Record high room temperatures not cool, pose health hazard

Mackenzie Clarke, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2015


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Record high temperatures in August and September made classroom environments unbearable. Because the majority of classrooms at Sequoia lack air conditioning, many students are forced to spend afternoon block-periods in uncomfortably hot rooms learning as usual without disruption. “It makes teaching difficult because ther...

National teacher shortage impacts English Department

National teacher shortage impacts English Department

Carmen Vescia, Executive Editor

September 14, 2015


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Squinting at his schedule, the freshman thinks there must be a mistake: there’s a blank space where his English teacher’s name should be. But it’s not a mistake, it’s simply a symptom of the regional, statewide and even nationwide teacher shortage. The English Department is still trying to fi...

Global Glimpse travelers gain new perspective

Carmen Vescia, Executive Editor

September 14, 2015


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Fifteen seniors. Two teachers. Three countries. Over 113,240 miles travelled in total. One summer. These 15 seniors, as well as English teachers Jose Rosario and Justine Rutigliano, travelled to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic and each spent between two and three weeks in a foreign count...

App-solutely modern mobile design class just a tap away

App-solutely modern mobile design class just a tap away

Philip Tyson, Copy Editor

September 10, 2015


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Sequoia’s latest update in technology this year has been the implementation of a mobile app designing class, created for students of all grade levels with any level of prior coding knowledge. The class is taught in two different periods, one by tech teacher Cameron Dodge and the other by history teache...

Sequoia Awards honor dedication to community

Sequoia Awards honor dedication to community

Claire Bugos, Managing Editor

June 30, 2015


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The 2015 Sequoia Awards, presented to X students from the Sequoia Union High School District for outstanding volunteer efforts in the community, honored Sequoia students Cara Green, Dalia Jude, others? ask dalia. After a series of applications and interviews, winners are chosen from any SUHSD student...

Rutigliano named California IB Teacher of the Year

Claire Bugos, Managing Editor

June 30, 2015


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On a day like any other, IB English and Theory of Knowledge (ToK) teacher Justine Rutigliano woke up, ate an oatmeal breakfast, and became the California IB teacher of the year. After a secret nomination by IB Coordinator Lisa McCahon, Rutigliano was selected from all nominated IB educators in California...

Local event celebrates 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Claire Bugos and Carmen Vescia, Managing Editors

June 3, 2015


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Carlmont High School hosted Civil Rights activist and member of the Little Rock Nine Minnijean Brown Trickey, local Congresswomen Jackie Speier and Barbara Lee and Stanford professor Gavin Wright, to discuss the 50 year anniversary of the Civil Rights Act Oct. 29. Speier moderated the panel of speakers,...

$265 million bond prompts vast changes on Sequoia campus

Claire Bugos, Managing Editor

June 3, 2015


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Schools in the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) will divide the funding of $265 million from the Measure A bond, which was passed June 3, using the money to construct new facilities and maintain existing ones. Aaron Jobson, one of the key architects working on the project gave a presentation...

Senior surprised with $10,000 scholarship

Senior surprised with $10,000 scholarship

Claire Bugos, Managing Editor

October 24, 2014


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Senior Maddy McKee was surprised in class Friday, Oct. 24 when she was presented with a Nordstrom Scholarship, a $10,000 award. “This is surreal,” McKee said. “I’d have to use a whole dictionary to describe my reaction.” McKee was greeted by four representatives from Nordstrom, Principal...

Dancers delight in Nutcracker ballet

Carmen Vescia, Managing Editor

August 28, 2014


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The holidays came early for six Sequoia performers who danced their way through the Nutcracker ballet Sunday Dec. 6 at the Fox Theater. Freshman Ellis Spickermann, sophomores Harper Goulden and Lauren Chamberlain and juniors Wyatt Gilman, Nate Bartoshuk and Sadie Rhen performed in Ballet America’s...

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