Raven Report

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...

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

Soana Afu and Sarah Fazio

January 24, 2018

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

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...

Body shape dictates sports performance

Soana Afu, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017

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

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

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

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...

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