Raven Report

Getting raw and real with healthy food trends

Ysabelle Punzal, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Op/Ed

Mints & Honey Avocado and Egg Toast $6.00 Famous for its artsy pictures, this simple dish is quite the talk of the day. Its well seasoned hard boiled egg, thick slice of fluffy Acme bread, and creamy layer of mashed avocado makes for a delicious bite. Unfortunately, its phenomenal taste is not i...

False fire alarms fuel confusion, disrupt class functionality

Sam Brook, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

The alarm is pulled, the fire station is alerted immediately, a light illuminates on the panel next to the gym location, a radio message is sent to all staff with a walkie talkie on campus, teachers start to shuffle their students out of their classrooms, firefighters at the station suit up and prep...

Constraints of helicopter parenting causes kids to catastrophically crash

Simon Clarke, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

Making mistakes is universal, especially among teens. A teen’s acknowledgement of a false step to their guardian is no easy task. When parents make their children more comfortable admitting their mistakes, they will progressively ease into making better subsequent decisions. In a perfect world,...

America’s prison system: a perversion of justice

America’s prison system: a perversion of justice

Dario McCarty, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

Navigating the woes of poverty is one thing; avoiding ensnarement by the tangled web of ideologies that defines our criminal justice system is quite another. America, the Land of the Free, accounts for a little less than 5 percent of the world’s population — and 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated...

One size fits small

Sam Brook, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

On the quest for a new spring outfit, you search the shelves for something cute. You finally come across the perfect pink shirt and look for your size in the stack. You flip the tag to see what size it is but all you see is ‘ONE SIZE FITS ALL.’ Hmm, ok maybe it will fit, right? You are part of “ALL,” right? You hold up the shirt to find that it would fit you perfectly… if you were the same size as your 6-year-old cousin. One of the first decisions kids get to start making is what they wear. From a young age, girls in particular think about how they look and look at what other girls are wearing. As girls get older, they move on from the  glittery pre-teen stores like Justice a...

Misgendering tears down trans identities

Hannah Kloninger-Stever, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

Using someone’s correct pronouns and labels isn’t about how well you like that person; it’s a matter of basic human decency.

Teachers’ absences more beneficial than student’s

Taylor Gayner, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

When you walk into class and you see a substitute teacher sitting in the place of your regular teacher, what do you think? That the class period is going to suck because you’re not going to get anything productive done? That you should just go home now? If so, me too. We all understand the strug...

Young pets adopted more than underrated, older counterparts

Sarah Fazio, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

Receiving a brand-new, fluffy puppy or kitten is a dream many people have, but few realize the advantages of having a older pet. My family and I welcomed our current dog, Freddy, into the family at age 11, and although she has several issues including anxiety, which causes her whole body to shake, she lives up to her species’ reputation: everyone’s best friend. She makes sure she is with someone at all times (even in the bathroom), enjoys resting her chin on your lap to get your attention, and is known to lovingly invade personal space in the back seat during the soccer carpool. As dogs and cats enter their senior years, they generally become more calm and require less exercise. This means they are generally easier to manage than young pets, which are often compared to newborn babies. In addition, many senior dogs in shelters a...

Sexual harassment happens here too

Sam Brook, Staff Profile

February 1, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

Freshman year of high school I did not know what sexual harassment was. A year and a half later, I look back at my experiences and realize how serious they were. If I could tell my first day of high school self anything, it would be ‘don’t deal with it, it is not your fault, you are wonderful.’  ...

Let’s uncover history textbooks’ omissions

Lauren Stevens, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

Even the heroes of history have their flaws. We tend to forget—or ignore—this fact. Take Martin Luther King, Jr, hero of the Civil Rights Movement. He furthered equality and preached non-violent protest. But he also once asked an abused wife if something about her justified this treatment. Benjamin...

Fitness testing sets unrealistic standards for students

Taylor Gayner, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

Once a year, our so called “fitness levels” are measured by the extremely flawed President’s Physical Fitness Assesment program which determines if you pass or fail physical education (P.E). Students are measured in their ability to complete physical activities such as running, pullups, pushups...

Silence is the speech of suppression

Staff Editorial

January 24, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Special Feature

Sequoia is a sea of diversity: our campus hosts one of the greatest distributions of races, socioeconomic backgrounds and geographic origins in the district. Yet, within days of commencing our own journey through this diverse landscape, an obvious barrier materializes from the sea of indistinguishable...

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