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OPINION: Passed Over Passover

OPINION: Passed Over Passover

Aaron Raubvogel, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2018


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, Opinion, Top Stories

This coming Monday, on April 2nd, I will be travelling to Toronto, Canada to visit my family, like I do every year. At least that is what I tell my teachers as they grumble about me missing school so close to Spring Break. Except what I tell my teachers is not the full story. Although I actually do ...

Teens Do Need a LGBTQ+ Movie Like “Love Simon”

Teens Do Need a LGBTQ+ Movie Like “Love Simon”

Kianna Koeppen, LETH Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Top Stories

I live in a pretty liberal and LGBTQ+ accepting area. But, besides that, I always feel scared whenever I come out to someone. It is not that everyone is homophobic, but it is still a question of “what if?” Someone could find out and ruin my life. I could tell just one wrong person whom I thought...

Catcalls vs. Compliments

Catcalls vs. Compliments

Taila Lee, Copy Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, Opinion

I didn’t realize they were talking about me. I strode to class from lunch, walking in my favorite lace skirt.  Behind me, I heard two male voices laughing.  As their voices grew closer, I caught a fragment of their conversation: “I knew I saw a fresh piece of ***.  Come here, cutie… ” I s...

The Civil Rights Movement Only Swept Our Problems Under The Rug

The Civil Rights Movement Only Swept Our Problems Under The Rug

Sara Raubvogel, Outreach Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The purpose of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s was to eliminate racial discrimination and to officially institutionalize equal rights under federal law for all Americans. Aside from the impact in the legal and federal official documents, the Civil Rights Movement has only led to a modified form o...

Editorial: Seeing Things Differently

Stefan Sujansky, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that most of Woodside High School, buried deep in one of the most liberal areas of a liberal state, holds the same political beliefs. Everyone generally accepted our area’s unwavering allegiance to the Democratic Party and saw no issue in everyone getting along until last year’s p...

Subtly Sabotaging Stereotypes

Subtly Sabotaging Stereotypes

Emma Chiu, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“You’re a freshman, right?  Where were you born?” asked the calculus substitute, peering at me over the top of his attendance sheet.  “You must have some brains.”  Although the substitute probably no longer recalls this incident, it stuck with me as the first time someone openly connected...

Overcoming Female Stereotypes on the Silver Screen

Overcoming Female Stereotypes on the Silver Screen

Camille Lagunera, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the age of more liberty and options for women than ever before, I would like to think that we have a say in the stories the mainstream media tells.  Multifaceted, complex female characters are rare in Hollywood, as women’s femininity and masculinity are overemphasized simply to create more “appealing”...

Mainstream News Needs to Branch Out

Kenna Beban, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Deadly bombings in Somalia caused over 600 casualties less than two weeks ago, but, chances are, you didn’t hear much about it. In the era of the 24-hour news cycle and vicious competition between media sources, news stories involving humanitarian, political or economic crises abroad are often ...

#MeToo Campaign Shows Just How Common Sexual Assault Is

#MeToo Campaign Shows Just How Common Sexual Assault Is

Holly Rusch, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s been easy, in the past, to control the narrative of sexual assault by portraying assault as shocking, as isolated, as an accident. The viral social media campaign #MeToo is having none of it. With over 1.7 million tweets, #MeToo gives a voice to victims of sexual assault and harassment. The hashtag, cre...

Satire: Real Reason Behind recent Natural Disasters Revealed

Satire: Real Reason Behind recent Natural Disasters Revealed

Aaron Raubvogel, Co-Editor in Chief

September 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A 2016 Yale Climate Communication survey revealed that most Americans do not believe climate change will affect them personally. However, in an exclusive Woodside World interview with a spokeswoman for Mother Nature, the Earth says it wants that belief to change. “We think that more people, espec...