Should political beliefs affect friendships?

Holly Rusch, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Politics

In the age of Trump, political tensions across the country have reached new highs, begging the question: should our political views affect our friendships? Even at Woodside High School, nestled in liberal Silicon Valley, students feel the impact of the nation’s political turmoil on their relations...

We Can Hear the Gunshots: Wildcats Fear for their Welfare

We Can Hear the Gunshots: Wildcats Fear for their Welfare

Camille Lagunera, Local News Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Politics

LAS VEGAS, NV– Almost sixty people were left dead and hundreds were injured after the horrific massacre at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Festival on the night of October 1st.   Stephen Paddock, 64, poured down fire on the country festival from the 32nd floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and was found dead ov...

Should We Be Worried?

Should We Be Worried?

Aaron Raubvogel, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2017


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Rising tensions between the United States and North Korea have left many Bay Area citizens worried about a potential missile strike. Although animosity has always been high, the standoff between the two nations began after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un conducted several missile tests in April of ...

President Trump removes DACA

Noelia Arteaga, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Politics

On Tuesday, September 6, Donald Trump announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) which protected illegal immigrant children from deportation. Before it was cancelled, DACA was created by former President Barack Obama. This executive decision affects the students o...

WHS Dreamers’ Club forms amidst DACA uncertainty

WHS Dreamers’ Club forms amidst DACA uncertainty

Holly Rusch, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Politics

The country has been in a state of turmoil over the fate of the newly rescinded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program- and the decisions surrounding it will drastically and directly affect the students and staff of Woodside High School. On September 5th, the Trump administration a...

Local Institutions Respond to D.A.C.A. Developments

Local Institutions Respond to D.A.C.A. Developments

Stefan Sujansky, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2017


Filed under Politics

WOODSIDE, CA- President Donald Trump’s decision on September 5th to issue an end-date for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has caused an uproar in California, as officials in all levels of government race to condemn him. Established by executive order under President Obama in 2012, DA...

Hurricane Irma: The Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

Hurricane Irma: The Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

Christian Touhey, Politics Editor

September 26, 2017


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The Southwest coast of Florida was struck last week by devastating Hurricane Irma, which arrived after rampaging the Caribbean Islands. Detected only days after Hurricane Harvey damaged numerous parts of Texas, Hurricane Irma is the second major storm during hurricane season in America that has res...

Continued Controversy over CA Single Payer Healthcare

Continued Controversy over CA Single Payer Healthcare

Sean Moriarty, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Politics

Healthcare is often a controversial issue, caught in the debate on the role of government in Americans’ day-to-day lives. Currently, the Trump Administration is occupied in the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act, which the previous Obama administration introduced. More recently, a healthcare bil...

Free Speech Week’s Right-Wing Speakers in Berkeley Create Controversy

Free Speech Week’s Right-Wing Speakers in Berkeley Create Controversy

Holly Rusch, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Politics

The University of California, Berkeley's ‘Free Speech Week’, featuring controversial Republican and Alt- right speakers, is facing contention, but is nevertheless still set to happen on September 24 through 27th. Some right wing groups recently cancelled a variety of demonstrations in San Fran...

Rallies Across America Increase Political Tension

Rallies Across America Increase Political Tension

Christian Touhey, Politics Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Politics

Counter protests against discrimination, drawing hundreds of activists, grew violent in Berkeley last weekend after a far-right supremacist rally was cancelled.. These commotions occurred only days after white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia resulted in three  deaths and dozens of ...