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Healthier Students or Heavier Traffic?

Healthier Students or Heavier Traffic?

Emma Chiu, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle

Nearly eighty-three percent of high schools nationwide, Woodside included, offer classes beginning earlier than eight thirty in the morning.  Although later start times may improve teens’ overall health, the California State Assembly recently shot down a bill to push start times later. To add to the ...

Woodside’s Preparedness for Disaster, Ready or Not?

Woodside’s Preparedness for Disaster, Ready or Not?

Joe Balsama, Photo Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle

At Woodside, students are often fooling around and not taking emergency drills seriously, leaving some worried about the preparedness in case of a real life situation. Danny Avina, a Woodside student, does not believe that students would follow the guidelines: “Since we have so many kids, and it’s...

What Does LGBTQIA+ Mean to Members?

What Does LGBTQIA+ Mean to Members?

Kianna Koeppen, Health & Lifestyle Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle

The acronym LGBTQIA+ means different things to different people, especially to people within the LGBTQIA+ community. LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, Intersex, asexual, aromantic or all, and the + represents the other sexualities and genders that exist. A person ...

Brazilian Rainbow Rights Regress

Brazilian Rainbow Rights Regress

Taila Lee, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle

Brazilian judge Waldemar de Carvalho legalized conversion therapy in early September 2017, causing indignation among the LGBTQ+ community. In 1999, Brazil’s Federal Council of Psychology banned psychologists from “curing” sexuality, but Carvalho recently overturned this ban by supporting psycholog...

How to Manage Senior Stress

How to Manage Senior Stress

Grace Newby, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle

Most seniors are stressed at Woodside High School. The Senior Thesis and the added stress of college applications weigh down their spirits and affect their moods. These new assignments, combined with the average coursework given by teachers, make a toxic environment full of dissatisfaction and exha...

Should non-Woodside sports count for PE credit?

Should non-Woodside sports count for PE credit?

Emma Chiu, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle

After completing one year of physical education, Woodside students can opt out of a second— provided they take three seasons of a Woodside sport and pass the state-mandated fitness test. However, non-Woodside sports no longer count for PE credit.  According to Woodside physical education teache...

Apple launches New iPhone X

Apple launches New iPhone X

Isabella Williams, Online/Social Media Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle

At its annual event on Tuesday, September 12, Apple announced the new iPhone X, which features a wider display of updated quality, a dual lens camera with increased lighting abilities, wireless charging, and facial recognition never before seen in a smartphone. Apple has changed the iPhone’s physical ap...

Will the iPhone 8 Be Worth the Wait?

Will the iPhone 8 Be Worth the Wait?

Grace Newby, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle

The design and release date of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced by Apple at their special event in Cupertino on September 12. The release had been long-awaited and Apple buyers were surprised to see the 8 instead of a 7s. The new model was announced alongside the iPhone X, a phone with major...

Hola or 你好?

Hola or 你好?

Emma Chiu, Local News Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle

With only about 45 students enrolled, fewer people take Mandarin than Woodside’s other foreign languages― yet over one billion people speak Mandarin fluently, making it the world’s most spoken language. Jing Xu, Woodside’s sole Mandarin teacher, teaches a mere three classes: Mandarin 1, Mandarin 2, and a combined class of Mandarin 3, Mandarin 4,...

Students Know Stress, But Do Teachers Know It Too?

Students Know Stress, But Do Teachers Know It Too?

Sara Raubvogel, Outreach Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle

Students are stressed at Woodside High School, and, with the new school year starting, some worry that their teachers may not understand the stress they feel in their classes.   In the Bay Area, stress is a large issue among students, stemming largely from an overload on school, homework,...

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