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Students Suffer School Stigma

Students Suffer School Stigma

Chloe Postlewaite, Local News

November 2, 2017


Filed under Local News

Following a recent teen suicide, a new Woodside club, Bring Change 2 Mind, aims to promote awareness of mental health issues in an effort to proactively prevent deaths within the Woodside community. Holly Spalletta, a freshman at Sequoia High School, took her own life last month. Despite the grow...

Poor Air Quality and its Effect on Our Health

Jessica O'Neill, Local News Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Local News

SONOMA, CA -- Wildfires struck Northern California with unstoppable force last month. Due to these fires, the air quality in the Bay Area has depleted and affects residents’ health. Air quality is important for good health, whether one has a chronic illness or is completely healthy. The air people bre...

A Postponed Game: Air Quality to Blame

A Postponed Game: Air Quality to Blame

Taila Lee, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Local News, Uncategorized

Due to poor air quality, Woodside postponed this year’s October homecoming football game to Thursday, November 9, disappointing students and interrupting the week’s schedule. Woodside’s lively homecoming week involves a variety of spirit days, a school-wide homecoming rally, a home football game, ...

Community Mourns the Loss of Sequoia Freshman to Suicide

Isabella Williams, Online Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Local News

On September 26, another tragic high school suicide occurred in the Silicon Valley area. Holly Spalletta, a 14-year-old freshman at Sequoia High School, was struck by Caltrain in Redwood City after deciding to take her own life. The loss of high school students to suicide has become all too ordinary. A...

Do I Need a Date to Woodside Dances?

Do I Need a Date to Woodside Dances?

Sara Raubvogel, Outreach Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Local News

Woodside High School dances can be very stressful, and some of that stress is partially due to whether a student has a date. “I always try to have a date to school dances, but sometimes finding dates is hard,” Freshman Lizzy Hinshaw commented. Hinshaw understands that a major worry arou...

What Career Development Opportunities Do ILS Students Have Access to?

Joe Balsama, Photo Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Local News

Students in the Independent Living Skills (ILS) program at Woodside High School take career development practices as part of their curriculum. ILS students work closely with Jason Llantero, an ILS teacher, and their aid as to gain career and work experience so they will be able to find entry-level po...

Could an APMEH Boot-Camp help students?

Could an APMEH Boot-Camp help students?

Chloe Postlewaite, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Local News

AP Modern European History does not have a boot camp because of a lack in student interest, but this might change in the future. Some AS and AP courses have “boot camps” a few days before school in which teachers give the students a crash course on elements they deem useful to the class. For instance...

Hurricane Relief Donations

Hurricane Relief Donations

Jess O'Neill, Local News Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Local News

Recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have caused huge distress in and off the East Coast. In response, Woodside’s Caroline Daniher has decided to help the cause. Hurricanes began to wreak havoc in August starting with Hurricane Harvey in Texas. In September, Irma and Maria hit  Puerto Rico, Flori...

Do Clubs Really Matter on College Apps?

Do Clubs Really Matter on College Apps?

Kenna Beban, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Local News

As college admissions become more competitive, students all over the country try to make themselves the most unique candidate possible. At Woodside, this means joining clubs. Extracurricular activities are becoming increasingly important as universities look for a diverse range of applicants. This...

Closing of a Redwood City Essential

Closing of a Redwood City Essential

Chloe Postlewaite, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Local News

Redwood Roller Rink, one of the last roller skating rinks in the Bay Area, is closing September 30th after sixty years of serving the community. Redwood Roller Rink has been a place full of fond memories for children and adults alike. From roller derbies to middle school parties, the roller rink h...

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