The Paw Print

Derogatory Language in the Liberal Bay Area
Advice and Trends from the College Applicants of 2019

Advice and Trends from the College Applicants of 2019

May 5, 2019

In an especially competetive year of college applications, Woodside students are still getting accepted to prestigious and ivy league universities. Despite how low acceptance rates have dropped compared to the previous years, Woodside has maintained high numbers for the district.

Finishing Line in Sight

Finishing Line in Sight

May 2, 2019

As the Woodside High School track season is coming to an end, the school celebrated its seniors' last Wednesday with a night dedicated to them, while runners and jumpers are heading off to the Pacific Athletic League (PAL) championship and varsity trials.

Looking Back: Woodside 50 Years Ago

Looking Back: Woodside 50 Years Ago

May 2, 2019

With the 50th anniversary of the graduating class of 1969 happening this year, it’s time to look back.

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Forty Days Of Controversy
Derogatory Language in the Liberal Bay Area

Derogatory Language in the Liberal Bay Area

Derogatory language is common in teens' lives, and though its use has decreased, especially in liberal areas such as the Bay Area, high schoolers still face slurs and offensive language in their communities. Students at Woodside are aware of the negative effects of demeaning language and have a plan to stop it.

Woodside Prepares for AP Tests

Woodside Prepares for AP Tests

Woodside High School students are in the midst of preparing for advanced placement (AP) tests which will take place throughout the month of May, raising discussions about the purpose, as well as the impact, of these classes.

Woodside vs. Sequoia: Who Had The Better Prom?

Woodside vs. Sequoia: Who Had The Better Prom?

Both Woodside High School and Sequoia High School held their prom at the same venue this year. Students from Sequoia attended their prom on April 12, whereas Woodside students attended their prom April 13. Even though both proms were at The Bently Reserve in San Francisco, each prom gave a different experience.

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Prince William’s Cheating Allegations
Michael Jackson Documentary Shocks Fans

Michael Jackson Documentary Shocks Fans

May 13, 2019

Home Box Office (HBO)'s new documentary Leaving Neverland details allegations that pop icon Michael Jackson sexually assaulted multiple young boys during the '80s and '90s, raising a new controversy in the #MeToo movement.

Remembering the Life of Nipsey Hussle

Remembering the Life of Nipsey Hussle

May 10, 2019

Ermias Davidson Asghedom, better known as Nipsey Hussle, was shot and killed on March 31, 2019 in front of his clothing store in South Los Angeles.

Representation: More Than Just People on a Screen

Representation: More Than Just People on a Screen

May 10, 2019

A study by GLAAD reports that roughly 12.8 percent of characters in media are LGBT+. Fewer than half of them aren’t stereotypes and cliches. Not just who is represented on TV but also how they are represented matters, and when it comes to the queer community, we have a long way to go.

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Derogatory Language in the Liberal Bay Area
2019’s First Major Queerbait, in “Wish You Were Gay”

2019’s First Major Queerbait, in “Wish You Were Gay”

May 1, 2019

“Wish You Were Gay” by Billie Eilish has sparked controversy based on lyrics that some have interpreted as offensive to LGBTQ+ persons. The song has been seen as rude to the LGBTQ+ community, and some have accused it of queerbaiting: a process where one intentionally titles something to insinuate an LGBTQ+ involvement, yet it never comes to fruition.

Stories of Immigrants

Stories of Immigrants

April 20, 2019

Growing up, I always wondered what is was like for other families, considering I was part of a Hispanic family. My parents are immigrants who came from Mexico and I’ve always admired hearing people’s stories about how they came to the United States.

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Forty Days Of Controversy
Ceasefire in Gaza after deadly weekend clashes

Ceasefire in Gaza after deadly weekend clashes

May 6, 2019

Israel and several Palestinian terror groups agreed to a ceasefire on Monday after a bloody weekend of military clashes across the Gazan border

Putin Talks Nukes With Kim After U.S. Negotiations Falter

Putin Talks Nukes With Kim After U.S. Negotiations Falter

May 1, 2019

President Putin met with Kim Jong-Un to discuss North Korea's nuclear program for the first time on April 25th.

Bernie Sanders Leads in 2020 Fundraising

Bernie Sanders Leads in 2020 Fundraising

May 1, 2019

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders leads the field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in fundraising, raising more than $18 million, $6 million more than the next candidate, California senator Kamala Harris.

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NFL Draft Gives a Preview of the Upcoming Season
Finishing Line in Sight

Finishing Line in Sight

May 2, 2019

As the Woodside High School track season is coming to an end, the school celebrated its seniors' last Wednesday with a night dedicated to them, while runners and jumpers are heading off to the Pacific Athletic League (PAL) championship and varsity trials.

Tiger Woods: The Master’s Comeback

Tiger Woods: The Master’s Comeback

April 25, 2019

Tiger Woods beat all odds to come back and win the Masters on Sunday after being sidelined for multiple years with injuries and bad luck.

Woodside Girls Lacrosse in the Bay Area

Woodside Girls Lacrosse in the Bay Area

April 9, 2019

Lacrosse is making a name for itself in the Bay Area, especially at Woodside High School. Primarily thought of as a preppy rich kid sport, lacrosse is becoming mainstream as it continues to gain popularity in public high schools. Personally, I have just started my fourth year playing for my high school’s team.

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Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty
First Image of a Black Hole Released

First Image of a Black Hole Released

April 29, 2019

The first ever photograph of a black hole was released on April 10, 2019, breaking new ground in understanding the spacetime phenomenons.

Off The Hook

Off The Hook

April 24, 2019

A North Carolina man was charged for misdemeanor animal cruelty and abandonment charges is off the hook after prosecutors dropped charges.

High School Mental Health

High School Mental Health

April 19, 2019

Anxiety rates among middle and high school students have increased by two percent since 2012. As of 2011, one in 20 teens in the United States suffers from mental health issues. There are many high school students that go through their day to day lives with anxiety and depression that goes unnoticed. A Palo Alto High School (PALY) freshman, who prefers to remain unnamed and, starting at young age, has struggled with her mental health, shares her story.

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Representation: More Than Just People on a Screen
Is the Spotlight Shone on the Right People?

Is the Spotlight Shone on the Right People?

May 3, 2019

When you think of a musical, play, movie, television show, or some form of visual entertainment that tells a form of a story, what roles do you think of? The lead actor with a crisp jaw line, handsome complexion, and stunning talent? The gorgeous actress whose stunning beauty matches their talent? The brilliant director who managed to pull it all together in incredible accuracy?

Beyoncé’s “Homecoming”: The Beauty of Black Culture, Education, and Motherhood

Beyoncé’s “Homecoming”: The Beauty of Black Culture, Education, and Motherhood

April 24, 2019

Two hours and 17 minutes of Beyoncé. What more could the world want?Netflix released Homecoming: A film by Beyoncé on April 17, 2019. This documentary detailed renowned pop singer Beyoncé’s phenomenal concert at the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival in April 2018. Reported as a deal worth about $60 million, Homecoming is one of Beyoncé’s three upcoming projects with Netflix.

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The Voice of the Wildcats
The Voice of the Wildcats