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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...

Ego should not trump facts when talking politics

Staff Editorial

October 18, 2017

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

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

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...

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