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Make history, not war

Mackenzie Clarke and Benjy Jude

September 13, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

In the shadow of the march and countermarch in Charlottesville, as well as the White House’s decision to roll back DACA, how do we, as Sequoia, want to be remembered? What does one of the most diverse student bodies in our neighboring districts want to say in response to the legal restrictions of our...

Let’s repect the opposite sex

Sam Brook and Simon Clarke

September 13, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

What’s up guys?  It’s the girls, and we think there are some things about us that you need to understand. First of all, we are not all basic. We know many of you think of us as b*tches who spend our mornings covering ourselves in makeup and weekend nights drinking. However, there is much mo...

Studying abroad shouldn’t be foreign to students

Aviva Futornick, Online Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

Just after the clock struck midnight and we dove into 2017, I stuffed my over-sized bag, hopped on a plane and left Sequoia, my family and my life for a 5-month adventure in France. Four days later I was back in school, but in a new classroom, surrounded by new people and in a new language. I decided...

Settling the score: senior grades the school’s performance

Tyson Fraley, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

Social: The sense of community that the administration takes pride in is essentially surface-level. There’s a type of de-facto segregation—both in race and academic pathways—evident at lunch, where the MPR divides our campus in two. On the ‘El Camino’ side, you see white students; on the...

Editor Farewell: So long, Sequoia

Editor Farewell: So long, Sequoia

Xavier Boluna, Editor in Chief

May 31, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

Okay Seniors, this is it. By my count, we’ve been at Sequoia for exactly 715 days; in other words, about ¼ the study time realistically needed to earn the IB Diploma. We have (unlike our gel pens) survived hundreds of tests, sleepless nights and a small forest’s-worth of B-pages. We’ve contended...

“13 Reasons Why”misses mark on high school suicide reality

“13 Reasons Why”misses mark on high school suicide reality

Sam Brook and Nick Abraham

May 31, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Op/Ed, Showcase

“13 Reasons Why” has drawn much attention from high school students in the past few months and has been in the center of many classroom discussions between students and teachers. This show, an adaption of the book by Jay Asher, centers around the thirteen tapes left behind by a fictional 17-year-o...

Opt to oppose opinions, not people

Opt to oppose opinions, not people

Rio Popper, Online Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

We can be forgiven for ignoring the meaning of the word democrat without the capitalized ‘D’ and the word republican without the capitalized ‘R’. Most of us studied the lower-case words in our eighth-grade history classes and promptly forgot them. These words, as infrequently spoken as they are,...

For One Week, I got the right amount of sleep

For One Week, I got the right amount of sleep

Sam Brook, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

Going into this challenge, I am prepared for the worst. I do not think I will be able to get a full nine hours of sleep every night with the amount of homework and time I put into track practice. I am willing to try, though, because maybe my efforts will lead to fewer yawns and smaller eye bags. Day On...

For One Week, I gave up self-deprecation

For One Week, I gave up self-deprecation

Darien Daly, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

This week, I plan to give up self deprecation in hopes of becoming a more positive person. One of my biggest flaws is that I can be really hard on myself. One of the main reasons teens are self destructive is because of the fear of not being good enough. Day One I have started the day positively and have n...

For One Week, I stopped drinking soda & juice

For One Week, I stopped drinking soda & juice

Carolina Michel, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

I plan on spending one week without soda or juice. I drink soda and juice on a daily basis—about six to eight times a week, maybe even more. I can practically hear my body crying out in agony, hating me. I drink water less than I do soda. I’ve heard that water extremely helps your body. Soda and...

For One Week, I drank a full 2 liters of water per day

Zack Rosenblatt, Copy Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

Similar to pretty much every teen on the face of the earth, I feel myself wishing that tomorrow will bring clearer skin to my face. Though I do feel fortunate that I have clearer skin than some of my peers, there is always that nagging annoyance when a small red spot shows up.   I do make it ...

For One Week, I stopped using my phone

For One Week, I stopped using my phone

Maddie Reynolds, Online Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

If I’m not using my phone to listen to music, I’m checking my Snapchat. If not that, I’m scrolling through Instagram. If still not that, I’m texting my parents, taking advantage of the modern miracle that is instant messaging. Teens in the United States spend an average of nine hours a day usin...

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