Raven Report

Body shape dictates sports performance

Soana Afu, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed, Sports

We all remember the awkward years of middle school. Raging emotions, growth pains, weird smells, sweaty palms and an overall feeling of confusion and anxiety. We are told that this happens to everyone, just at different times...

It’s OK to not be OK—Vulnerability is a medium for connection

Mackenzie Clarke, Managing Editor

November 15, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed, Special Feature

Eyes scanning a test, filling with tears threatening to spill over. Crying in the bathroom, not knowing why and not being able to stop. Strapping on a stoic, cold and unfeeling mask as you’re sitting at a funeral. These are...

Standardized tests deviate students from progressive path

Nick Abraham, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed

As early as middle school, students are told how important standardized test scores are for their futures. Whether it be the SAT or ACT, these scores are an immense factor in the admissions process. Despite the weight these tests...

Note to self: when it comes to academics, nobody is perfect

Trevor Crowell and Rio Popper

November 15, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed, Special Feature

Poet, philosopher and motivational speaker Miley Cyrus once said, “Nobody’s perfect, I gotta work it, again and again, ‘till I get it right.” Great point, Miley! Seriously, though, she’s right. In 2006, when this...

Ego should not trump facts when talking politics

Staff Editorial

October 18, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed

Divisiveness and polarization have grabbed this country by the you-know-what. There is no middle ground, no chill and no standard. Everyone hates half the country. The west is out of touch with the south, the south is out of touch...

Knowing new events will foster new views

Beatrice Bugos

October 18, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed

Every day since fifth grade, I’ve come home to the San Francisco Chronicle to fuel my procrastination of homework. As the years go on, I’ve gotten further into the depths beyond just the first page captions. Maybe it’s just...

Don’t let science draw you from art

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

October 18, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed

We live in a tech bubble. Within a quick drive are the campuses of Google, Facebook, Apple, and so many other tech giants, creating an abundance of Computer Science and engineering jobs, which seem to be the only paths anyone...

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...

Let’s repect the opposite sex

September 13, 2017

Filed under Op/Ed

         

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...

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