Raven Report

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?...

Textbook bias bleeds through to students

Rio Popper, Copy Editor

April 20, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed, Special Feature

Any textbook is vastly different from any other textbook–even when the books are about the same topic. The books used in California are different than the books used in New York, which are different from the books use din Virginia....

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...

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 w...

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...

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...

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...

Separate but not equal: Barriers cut through Sequoia’s halls

Soana Afu and Sarah Fazio

January 24, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed, Special Feature

It can occur during the simplest interactions; a glance in the hallway to a brief conversation in class: implicit racism can take many forms, and it does. Unconsciously, individual possess biases and judgements of people from...

Policing bathroom passes puts pressure on students with periods

Hannah Klonninger-Stever, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2018

Filed under Op/Ed

Everyone with a period has had that “oh no” moment in class, realizing it’s that time of the month, and having to choose whether to sneak a pad or tampon up a sleeve or in a “discreet” pencil case, or wait it out and...

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