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Constraints of helicopter parenting causes kids to catastrophically crash

Simon Clarke, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018

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...

One size fits small

Sam Brook, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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