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Over-involved parents undermine good Intentions

Rio Popper, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2015

Having supportive parents is all well and good; but when parents become emotionally codependent and lower their child’s self-esteem, they have crossed the line into a non-supportive zone known as ‘Helicopter Parenting’ a...

Haters gonna hate … but they really shouldn’t

Philip Tyson, Copy Editor

October 16, 2015

To all chronic complainers, hardcore haters and bitter blamers (you know who you are): You hate him or her. You absolutely despise that person. Also, you hate every single one of your teachers. Apparently, they never teach you anyt...

Staff Editorial: “Joking” sexual harassment is a serious problem

October 16, 2015

When 71.9 percent of surveyed Sequoia students say that they have been sexually harassed “jokingly,” it stops being funny. As a school and as a society, we are no longer conscious of the words we use and the meanings that...

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

Mars Svec-Burdick, Page Editor

October 16, 2015

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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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