Woodside Improves the Formal Experience

Article by: Holly Rusch and Photos by: Grace Newby

February 16, 2018


Filed under Local News

Students and teachers alike deemed last weekend’s Woodside High School’s 2018 winter formal generally successful. Students regard last year’s winter dance as a failure for a variety of reasons—  something that did not go unnoticed by the planners of this year’s formal. Leslie With,...

As the Winter Olympics begin, California starts to Heat Up

Aaron Raubvogel, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under Local News

California’s winters are famously known to be relatively mild. However, the recent heat wave, which sent temperatures into the mid-to-high 70’s (Fahrenheit), is unusually severe for the Bay Area this time of year. Temperatures in the area during the month of February do not generally go above 60 ...

Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula Needs Volunteers

Leila Taherian, Staff Wirter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Local News

The Boys and Girls Club of America continues to help communities across the country bridge the opportunity gap. In Northern California’s Bay area, the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP) works with several schools throughout the area. Stretching from East Palo Alto to Redwood City, t...

About the Drought:

About the Drought:

Stefan Sujansky (article) and Taila Lee (photos)

February 15, 2018


Filed under Local News, Uncategorized

WOODSIDE,CA - Students’ days of long showers and green lawns may be coming to an end, as new reports point towards the return of drought conditions in the state. According to the California Department of Water Resources, snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a major source of water in the state, i...

Academic Tutorials Could be the New SSR

Academic Tutorials Could be the New SSR

Emma Chiu, Local News Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Local News

A recent proposal may disappoint fans of Woodside’s early dismissal days: Woodside hopes to implement a revised schedule next fall, one that involves giving Wednesdays a late start and regular dismissal. In essence, this schedule change would push Wednesday school hours later by removing first perio...

Off the List

Off the List

Aaron Raubvogel, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2018


Filed under Local News

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California -- Online retail giant Amazon conspicuously left off all Bay Area cities from the shortlist for their five billion dollar Second Headquarters (HQ2). Amazon’s announcement, made in a January 18th press release, came after four months of deliberation among Amazon exec...

Formal Finalized

Formal Finalized

Stefan Sujansky, Co-Editor in Chief

February 5, 2018


Filed under Local News, Student Life

WOODSIDE, CA- Woodside High School is set to put on its Winter Formal dance, hoping to rekindle student interest in the event after a disappointing turnout last year. The Winter Formal dance, a staple of school-wide social gatherings in previous years, upended a trend of increased attendance at school dances last year when most of the student body snubbed the event. Staff and students widely believe that the student body’s lack of interest was largely due to the fact that the dance was scheduled in early December, shortly after the Homecoming dance. “Not a lot of people went,” Karina Bridgeman, a senior who attended the dance last year, admitted. “Once a few people said that they weren’t going, it kind of backfired over everybody.” This year, the student leadership Winter Dance committee, the sophomore class, and the Board of Student Affairs are working hard to revive the event to win back the trust of the students and recreate the excitement that once surrounded the dance. However, for the sophomore class, there is much more than an exciting dance at stake.

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Freshman Opinions on Clubs at Woodside

Freshman Opinions on Clubs at Woodside

Sara Raubvogel, Outreach Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Local News

Woodside’s large, thriving community of clubs serves a wide variety of student interests and can be a resource for freshmen to ease their transition to high school. While some freshmen see clubs as a way to  bond with their peers and gain access to  different opportunities, others have a contrasting v...

Protest Progress

Protest Progress

Chloe Postlewaite, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Local News

A Women’s March took place in San Francisco on Saturday, January 20 as a follow-up to last year’s march, encouraging women to vote in the 2018 midterms. Hundreds of thousands of people marched throughout the country, and even Europeans held marches. Cities throughout California, including Sa...

Thanksgiving Plans of Woodside Students and Staff

Thanksgiving Plans of Woodside Students and Staff

Chloe Postlewaite, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Local News

Woodside students and staff celebrate Thanksgiving in many different ways, but most people are excited for the holiday and the break that comes with it. Seven out of eight people celebrate Thanksgiving, ranking it as America’s second favorite holiday, just after Christmas. In addition, the total amount of money the U.S. spends on food for Thanksgiving day reaches alm...