Raven Report

In the game of politics, don’t let bigotry be the Trump card

Mars Svec-Burdick, Page Editor

October 16, 2015

Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

“I don’t like what I see happening to America,” says Donald J. Trump in a campaign video, over a background track of nationalistic classical music. “The infrastructure of our country is a laughingstock all over the world. Ou...

Day in the life: Sinking, not swimming

Carmen Vescia, Managing Editor

August 28, 2015

Filed under Op/Ed, Sports

As I stepped on the pool deck with goggles in hand, wearing a suffocating one-piece and a swim cap so tight I already had a headache, two thoughts popped into my head. 1. Wow, I’m pale. 2. Wow, I’m weak. I surveyed...

Starting the conversation: it’s time to talk about pressing issues

August 26, 2015

Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

By CLAIRE BUGOS and ABIGAIL WANG, Managing Editor and Feature Editor Recently, the media has blown up with images and articles surrounding the deaths of two unarmed black men, Michael Brown Jr. and Eric Garner, and the nation...

Embrace, don’t fight public displays of affection

August 26, 2015

Filed under Op/Ed

Halfway through the year, in lieu of better things to do, many Sequoia high school students resort to each other.

Conversations about money should not alienate students

Sabrina Villanueva Avalos, Opinion Editor

August 26, 2015

Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

“I’m getting $100 for every A I get.” “Oh, don’t worry about it, I’ll just use my mom’s credit card.” “Ew. Why can’t my parents take me to the Bahamas instead of Europe.” Yes, these are actual sentences spoken by actual people who walk these hallways. Some people are extremely fortunate financially, and that is fantastic. What isn’t fantastic, however, is how statements like these alienate those who might not be as fortunate.

Repeat to self: I am fab, I am enough.

August 26, 2015

Filed under Op/Ed

By ABIGAIL WANG, Feature Editor Why take the challenge? This year, one of the most stressful years of my life, the amount of self-hate I thought and expressed was increasing. I was getting the lowest grades I ever have and de...

Appreciate every school, prestigious or not

Matvari Maharaj, Opinion Editor

February 25, 2014

Filed under Op/Ed

Every assignment I did, every test I took, every class I signed up for, every grade I worked for, they’re all for that one acceptance. For that one envelope in the mail. I come from a family that immigrated from Fiji. Both of my pare...

Don’t cower from reality: Intruder drill needs improvement

Staff Editorial

February 23, 2014

Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

We have grown up learning to stop, drop and roll; hide under tables or doorframes; get out of the building as fast as possible. In light of recent school shootings we now have to prepare for another kind of emergency: a campus int...

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