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Bair Island Aquatic Center Hosts the California Coastal Cleanup Day

Bair Island Aquatic Center Hosts the California Coastal Cleanup Day

October 11, 2019

Thirty-eight volunteers picked up 2,000 pounds of debris on Saturday, September 21 for the California Coastal Cleanup Day at Redwood City's Bair Island Aquatic Center (BIAC).

Police Visit Results in Discomfort for Skeptical Students

Police Visit Results in Discomfort for Skeptical Students

October 4, 2019

Four San Mateo County Sheriffs came to visit Woodside high school with cookies and donuts for students arriving to their first and second period classes; the interaction though, has left some students with unsure feelings about having Police officers on campus. Two or more of the Sheriff's cars were parked next to the Performing Arts Center from the time before first period though the start of second period on September 4th. The officers handed out cookies and donut holes while students walked into school.

Advanced Placement Classes Challenge Wildcats

Advanced Placement Classes Challenge Wildcats

October 4, 2019

Some Woodside High School students take three to five advanced placement (AP) classes to increase their grade point averages (GPA) and challenge themselves. 

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Dodie’s Enchanting Performance Lights Up The Fox Theater
“Mario Kart” Mania

“Mario Kart” Mania

October 15, 2019

The new "Mario Kart" mobile game, "Mario Kart Tour" - released by Nintendo on September 25 - has gained a large following at Woodside High School.

Why is “Friends” Still Popular After 25 Years?

Why is “Friends” Still Popular After 25 Years?

October 15, 2019

After 25 years, the television show "Friends" is still at the top of Netflix’s popular shows. We ask ourselves, "Why?"

Charli XCX Finds Her Voice

Charli XCX Finds Her Voice

October 11, 2019

The release of Charli XCX's third studio album, “Charli,” has been marked by nonstop turmoil. Since 2014's “Sucker,” the pop singer has seen hundreds of her songs leak online (including practically the entirety of what was originally planned to be her third studio album, referred to by fans as “XCX 3” or “XCX World”), worked closely with British experimental pop group PC Music, and released two full mixtapes and an EP.

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Netflix’s “Tall Girl” Fails to Reach New Heights
Norman F***ing Rockwell is Lana Del Rey’s Best Yet

Norman F***ing Rockwell is Lana Del Rey’s Best Yet

September 17, 2019

Lana Del Rey’s angelic vocals and melancholic lyrics combine with her new politically active stance to bring her best album yet, Norman F***ing Rockwell.

Taylor Swift’s “Lover” Is Easy to Fall in Love With

Taylor Swift’s “Lover” Is Easy to Fall in Love With

September 11, 2019

Taylor Swift’s seventh album Lover soared to the top of the charts in dozens of countries quickly after its release on August 22, 2019, with the album crowning the Billboard Top 200 Albums and all 18 songs landing spots on Billboard Hot 100 and Spotify Top 20.

The College Board’s Environmental Context Dashboard Was Not Made for the Greater Good

The College Board’s Environmental Context Dashboard Was Not Made for the Greater Good

June 6, 2019

The College Board's Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Adversity Index is a terrible idea.

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The Impeachment Inquiry
The Future of the U.S. in Afghanistan

The Future of the U.S. in Afghanistan

October 1, 2019

The United States scrapped talks with the Taliban, an insurgency fighting for control of Afghanistan, leaving the U.S. without a clear path forward in its war in Afghanistan.

Woodside Weighs in on California’s Ongoing Battle to Regulate Vehicle Emissions

Woodside Weighs in on California’s Ongoing Battle to Regulate Vehicle Emissions

September 30, 2019

California is trying to maintain their environmentally-conscious vehicle emissions standards by circumventing the national government and making deals directly with car companies.

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Thank You, Bruce Bochy
Boys Water Polo Beats Menlo-Atherton for First Time in Ten Years

Boys Water Polo Beats Menlo-Atherton for First Time in Ten Years

October 11, 2019

The Woodside High School boys varsity water polo team remains undefeated after beating Menlo-Atherton High School (MA) for the first time in over 10 years. 

NCAA Threatens to Ban California Schools from Competition Following Senate Bill

NCAA Threatens to Ban California Schools from Competition Following Senate Bill

September 27, 2019

California’s state Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 206 on September 12. This bill would collegiate athletes to earn money from their likenesses.

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Netflix Will Remove “The Office” From Its Platforms in 2020
Forever 21 Bankrupt

Forever 21 Bankrupt

October 16, 2019

Forever 21 plans to close up to 350 stores globally, 178 of which are in the United States, following its bankruptcy announcement on September 29.

Cancer-Causing Chemicals Are Found in Heartburn Drug

Cancer-Causing Chemicals Are Found in Heartburn Drug

October 4, 2019

Some chemicals found in household items are now being proved to have caused multiple types of deadly cancers.

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The Voice of the Wildcats
The Voice of the Wildcats