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Read beyond the headline

Shannon Coan, Copy Editor

May 29, 2019

Wrestler pins her way to spot at state championships

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

March 19, 2018

On Feb. 23-24th, senior Iris Guizar competed at the CIF Wrestling State Championships in Visalia, California, becoming the first athlete to represent Sequoia at the meet in six years. Wrestling coach and history teacher Bradely...

Students stage show of solidarity for school shooting victims

March 19, 2018

Enough. Nunca más violencia. Never Again. We call BS. Nosotros somos el cambio. These are the words and posters that filled the air as students and staff walked out to protest gun laws and honor the victims of school shootin...

Speier promotes anti-harassment bill

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

December 17, 2017

Following the wave of #MeToo stories that overwhelmed social media last month, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who represents California’s 14th district, which houses around half of Sequoia’s student population, shared her ow...

Profiles: Andres Alas, Junior

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

November 15, 2017

Sitting in the corner by himself, contemplating suicide and whether or not to come to school the next day. This was the reality for current junior Andres Alas, who has depression and anxiety, as an elementary schooler. ...

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...

Lighting the way through tradition

Shannon Coan, Feature Editor

September 13, 2017

Every year at graduation, Helio, an ancient Chinese lantern symbolizing wisdom, is passed down from the senior class president to the incoming senior class president. Helio was first introduced at Sequoia in 1900; it started...

Sequoia groups seclude despite statistical diversity

Shannon Coan, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2017

Sequoia’s motto is “a place of friends”; however, its many different populations do not seem to get to know one another. “Diversity is an amazing thing—it gives an understanding of another background. Diversity le...

Adaptive hockey team scores Sharks donation

Shannon Coan, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017

Sequoia’s Adaptive Physical Education Class received a $30,000 donation from the San Jose Sharks as part of the Shark Foundation’s Big Give Program, Dec. 22, to fund their ice hockey team. Special Education teacher Rebeca...

Potential presidential policies hit home to many students

Shannon Coan and Isabel Sanchez-Foster

November 2, 2016

Last November, Dream Club members shared personal stories during a fundraising dinner. Debt free college and a wall along the Mexican border are potential outcomes of the presidential election Nov. 8. Depending on whether Republican nominee Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins, these potential policies could hit home for some Sequoia students and their families. IMMIGRATION “America is the land of opportunity—you watch movies and America looks so amazing—you come here for bigger opportunities,” said sophomore Alyanna Belong, a Filipino emigree. America is home to many immigrants who will be vulnerable if certain policies are adopted,...

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